8 Tips on Getting Funding for Your Startup


by: Joni Bolkvadze
Published on 28 / 01 / 2016
In Marketing

 If you have an interesting idea and a good plan, but you don’t have a starting capital to realize this idea, here are some tips that will help you to get your idea, project or startup to find funding for your Startup.

  1. Check out organizations, government institutions and business incubators offering investment.
    • US: Y Combinator, TechStars, AngelPad, LaunchPad La, Muckerlab, 500 Startups;
    • Europe: SeedCamp, Springboard, Startupbootcamp, NDCR Launchpad, Openfund;
    • Asia: StartupsHK, China Accelerator, Beijing Tech Five, Haxlr8r, AngelVest etc.
  2. Find Angel Investors. Connect to them through social networks. (Linkedin, Facebook)
  3. Run a campaign in Crowdfunding websites ( Indiegogo,  Kickstarter, Gofundme )
  4. Check out websites connecting startups and investors (Crunchbase.com, itjuzi.com )
  5. Meet more people. Expand your professional network.
  6. Connect with successful startups and ask them to share their experiences with you.
  7. Attend events, exhibitions, every kind of meet-ups providing an opportunity for networking and gaining experience in your industry. If there is none in your city, organize some by yourself.
  8. Ask your uncle or other people to help you; maybe they know someone who is ready to make an investment.

Sub – Recommendations:

  1. Build up your team, find some like-minded people. Business can’t be always be done by only one person.
  2. Be always ready for the meetings with potential investors, because one day you will really meet them.
  3. Use every opportunity and never give up!

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