Experts decode 4W1H of Networking for Startups with StartupNewsfyi

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How pertinent is it for a startup to Network in order to grow? With the ever-increasing competition and number of startups, it has become increasingly important to employ methods that can help founders understand this changing ecosystem and become a leader in the market.

If Idea, Execution, and Marketing are three pillars of a startup the fourth one would be ‘Networking’. It requires a founder and their team to venture in and out of the ecosystem, find appropriate resources and build the business. At the 323rd Founders’ Meet organised by StartupNews.fyi, India’s leading news & technology media company that focuses on everything that happens in the Startup World, industry experts iterated on the topic of networking.

In front of 90 aspiring founders, Dhyanu Das, Agility Director; Mehraj Duey, DGM Marketing ABP Network; and Munish Bhatia, Co-Founder, India Accelerator discussed and decoded the 4W1H of Networking for startups (What, Where, When, Who and How of Networking).

Beyond simply knowing the right people in the right places networking demands a set of social skills, where entrepreneurs can connect with people on their own and even those outside their circle of interest. Going up to a stranger at a conference, event, or forum and breaking the ice to start an interesting conversation, can be a major mental block.

The When and Where of networking can happen anywhere, but founders need to ready themselves for the What and How.

Mehraj highlighted the ‘How’ of networking. “It begins with learning to deliver your idea when the opportunity strikes since sometimes great ideas fail because their stories are not told properly,” he said. “The most powerful person in the world is a storyteller,” Dhainu told startups noting that every founder has close to 30 seconds to grab attention and get their startup idea across a potential investor in and outside of an event.

In the close-knit event organised by StartupNews.fyi, founders were able to sit one-on-one with investors and advisors to take a deep dive into their ventures and explore future possibilities. The participants exhorted the significance of small group meet-ups that are better for personal, meaningful networking.

Many startups may find first success through the network connections and referrals that they’ve built, which has allowed them to minimize the risk of failure.

But networking is a process of give and take, says Munish Bhatia. “You can’t expect to go looking for funds or guidance and not have anything to offer in return. “Ask yourself, What are you networking for?” Munish asked participants. “It is important to know ‘your ask’ to crack the block of networking – ready a pitch, deliver it but most importantly don’t forget to follow up,” Bhatia remarked.

An important aspect of it is the understanding of what to do after. The guests on the panel suggested being observant while you network. The focus must be on creating and sustaining connections that are reliable and accessible whenever needed.

About Founder’s Meet

Founders Meet is a call to action bringing together startup founders who are committed to BEING and CREATING the spark of change. It is not just an event or a gathering. It’s a movement for actionable change. Organised in partnership with Agility Ventures – India’s leading angel network, Headatart – one of India’s top startup communities, India Accelerator – the country’s top startup accelerator awarded by govt of India, and Mediaby – a media commerce platform – the 323rd Founder’s Meet gave way to expansive networking and mentorship platform to budding entrepreneurs and their brands.

It opens up partnership opportunities not just for the seeking entrepreneurs but angel groups, investors and accelerators who get to know brand stories and their respective scaling visions. After the latest meet-up, many startups have already begun round two of interaction with investors and several even secured partnerships.

It is also a great event to expand teams since the founder’s meet is attended by a diverse group of enthusiasts including Software/App developers; Ideation stage startups; Early stage startups; Founders; Co-Founders; Investors; People who are or who want to get associated with “Startups”; Those looking for co-founders; Those in Digital Marketing or looking for Digital Marketers. It provides a  chance for Networking with like-minded people and provides opportunities for branding with reputation experts.

About StartupNews.fyi

StartupNews.fyi is India’s leading news & technology media company that focuses on Startups in India and top stories across the globe. From the latest news to the unicorns, it covers everything that happens in Startup World. Within a short span of time, the organisation has built great trust with the startups & reached over 2 million enthusiasts. Whether it is the in-person meetups and international delegations SNFYI has served the ecosystem and helped several startups and investors to connect & spread the word through a single channel.

Disclaimer

We strive to uphold the highest ethical standards in all of our reporting and coverage. We StartupNews.fyi want to be transparent with our readers about any potential conflicts of interest that may arise in our work. It’s possible that some of the investors we feature may have connections to other businesses, including competitors or companies we write about. However, we want to assure our readers that this will not have any impact on the integrity or impartiality of our reporting. We are committed to delivering accurate, unbiased news and information to our audience, and we will continue to uphold our ethics and principles in all of our work. Thank you for your trust and support.

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Experts decode 4W1H of Networking for Startups with StartupNewsfyi

How pertinent is it for a startup to Network in order to grow? With the ever-increasing competition and number of startups, it has become increasingly important to employ methods that can help founders understand this changing ecosystem and become a leader in the market.

If Idea, Execution, and Marketing are three pillars of a startup the fourth one would be ‘Networking’. It requires a founder and their team to venture in and out of the ecosystem, find appropriate resources and build the business. At the 323rd Founders’ Meet organised by StartupNews.fyi, India’s leading news & technology media company that focuses on everything that happens in the Startup World, industry experts iterated on the topic of networking.

In front of 90 aspiring founders, Dhyanu Das, Agility Director; Mehraj Duey, DGM Marketing ABP Network; and Munish Bhatia, Co-Founder, India Accelerator discussed and decoded the 4W1H of Networking for startups (What, Where, When, Who and How of Networking).

Beyond simply knowing the right people in the right places networking demands a set of social skills, where entrepreneurs can connect with people on their own and even those outside their circle of interest. Going up to a stranger at a conference, event, or forum and breaking the ice to start an interesting conversation, can be a major mental block.

The When and Where of networking can happen anywhere, but founders need to ready themselves for the What and How.

Mehraj highlighted the ‘How’ of networking. “It begins with learning to deliver your idea when the opportunity strikes since sometimes great ideas fail because their stories are not told properly,” he said. “The most powerful person in the world is a storyteller,” Dhainu told startups noting that every founder has close to 30 seconds to grab attention and get their startup idea across a potential investor in and outside of an event.

In the close-knit event organised by StartupNews.fyi, founders were able to sit one-on-one with investors and advisors to take a deep dive into their ventures and explore future possibilities. The participants exhorted the significance of small group meet-ups that are better for personal, meaningful networking.

Many startups may find first success through the network connections and referrals that they’ve built, which has allowed them to minimize the risk of failure.

But networking is a process of give and take, says Munish Bhatia. “You can’t expect to go looking for funds or guidance and not have anything to offer in return. “Ask yourself, What are you networking for?” Munish asked participants. “It is important to know ‘your ask’ to crack the block of networking – ready a pitch, deliver it but most importantly don’t forget to follow up,” Bhatia remarked.

An important aspect of it is the understanding of what to do after. The guests on the panel suggested being observant while you network. The focus must be on creating and sustaining connections that are reliable and accessible whenever needed.

About Founder’s Meet

Founders Meet is a call to action bringing together startup founders who are committed to BEING and CREATING the spark of change. It is not just an event or a gathering. It’s a movement for actionable change. Organised in partnership with Agility Ventures – India’s leading angel network, Headatart – one of India’s top startup communities, India Accelerator – the country’s top startup accelerator awarded by govt of India, and Mediaby – a media commerce platform – the 323rd Founder’s Meet gave way to expansive networking and mentorship platform to budding entrepreneurs and their brands.

It opens up partnership opportunities not just for the seeking entrepreneurs but angel groups, investors and accelerators who get to know brand stories and their respective scaling visions. After the latest meet-up, many startups have already begun round two of interaction with investors and several even secured partnerships.

It is also a great event to expand teams since the founder’s meet is attended by a diverse group of enthusiasts including Software/App developers; Ideation stage startups; Early stage startups; Founders; Co-Founders; Investors; People who are or who want to get associated with “Startups”; Those looking for co-founders; Those in Digital Marketing or looking for Digital Marketers. It provides a  chance for Networking with like-minded people and provides opportunities for branding with reputation experts.

About StartupNews.fyi

StartupNews.fyi is India’s leading news & technology media company that focuses on Startups in India and top stories across the globe. From the latest news to the unicorns, it covers everything that happens in Startup World. Within a short span of time, the organisation has built great trust with the startups & reached over 2 million enthusiasts. Whether it is the in-person meetups and international delegations SNFYI has served the ecosystem and helped several startups and investors to connect & spread the word through a single channel.

Disclaimer

We strive to uphold the highest ethical standards in all of our reporting and coverage. We StartupNews.fyi want to be transparent with our readers about any potential conflicts of interest that may arise in our work. It’s possible that some of the investors we feature may have connections to other businesses, including competitors or companies we write about. However, we want to assure our readers that this will not have any impact on the integrity or impartiality of our reporting. We are committed to delivering accurate, unbiased news and information to our audience, and we will continue to uphold our ethics and principles in all of our work. Thank you for your trust and support.

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