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Idea to seed funding - journey of 3 startups | BYS Webinar

BYS takes immense pleasure in bringing three founders, who are key members of the BYS community and are now well on the road to success to share their respective journeys.

About The Session

Kunal, Naren and Hemant will share how they actually arrived at the decision to start, what were the uncertainties they faced, especially in funding, and how did they address them; how did they close in on the problem to solve and decide on MVP? the product road map?

One of the biggest challenges for startups is getting the initial set of customers.  Startups have been especially hit by the COVID pandemic. They will share how they addressed these and other challenges. They will share tips on acquiring customers at an early stage, especially growth hacking strategies they adopted.

They will also share how have they leveraged coaching and used help from mentors and advisors.




Our Panel

Kunal Banthia


A 4 years’ old funded startup working on disrupting the property fencing market.
Kunal is an Alumnus of S P Jain and Cass Business School, London. Earlier he was  Executive Director of Evershine Dynacorp Ltd. for 3 years.


Co-Founder & CEO, I Am Here

A 3 years’ old angel funded startup solving the problem of hyper-local discovery and collaboration.
Naren is Bits Pilani and ISB Alumni who gave in to the startup bug after 14 years’ with the corporate world.

Hemantkumar Mathad

Co-Founder & CMO, Kotumb

A 4 years’ old angel funded startup that has built a Professional Network to assist non-metro youths to get a digital presence and network professionally.

They will share their stories, their trials, the highs, and the lows and how they dealt with different challenges in early stages and kept going on to reach where they are today.


Listen to the journey of these 3 founders who have successfully crossed the early stage and are in the process of discovering growth mantras now.  They will share the tactics and strategies they employed and will answer your questions and queries.

About The Host

Ravi Challu

Founder, Bulletproof Your Startup

Startup Coach, Coached 3000+ startups, 42+ years industry experience; Serial entrepreneur; 7+ years deep SME and Startup Coaching; Founder, Bulletproof Your Startup; IIT Kanpur alumnus.

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