StartupWind Launches Business Model Canvas to Help Entrepreneurs Build a Compelling Business Plan and Get Ready for Funding

Business Model Canvas coupled with social feedback drives fundability of equity crowd-funding campaigns

Santa Clara – February 16, 2017 – StartupWind™, the Social Network for entrepreneurs, investors, advisors, entrepreneurship professors, incubators and accelerators from premier schools, announced today that it is delivering Business Model Canvas (BMC) to help entrepreneurs get ready for funding. StartupWind’s Social Network and Social Ideation platform are used in premier schools in the US and India – Northwestern University, University of California Berkeley, Washington University St Louis, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay among others.

StartupWind network has been growing rapidly with over 2,000 users, 150 business ideas and tens of thousands of network interactions.

“Getting seed funding is hard but getting ready for funding is even harder! We are pleased to deliver Business Model Canvas to augment our Social Ideation platform. It allows entrepreneurs to quickly create each component of their business plan while getting rapid network feedback from expert mentors at each step. This solidifies their plan into a compelling pitch that is essential for securing seed funding,” said Naren Patil, Founder of StartupWind.

StartupWind’s BMC helps build a compelling business plan by:

• Providing simple tools to create the entire business plan – customer segments, value proposition, channels, revenues and costs

• Providing high quality, rapid mentor feedback that entrepreneurs use to iterate quickly

• Giving control to get feedback from only trusted private groups or from the entire network

• Allowing mentors to provide frictionless, low-touch feedback to help entrepreneurs from their alma mater succeed

• Engaging crowd-funding investors early so they can closely see the evolution from idea to a funding-ready pitch

“I have been using StartupWind since the last academic quarter. StartupWind is a great way for students to get quick feedback and engage mentors in real time. There is very little learning curve. Feedback from a variety of perspectives facilitates multiple cycles of learning in a single academic quarter. We look forward to using upcoming enhancements and features,”
said Professor Mark Werwath, Director of Farley Center of Entrepreneurship, Northwestern University.

“We have been using StartupWind for the ‘Entrepreneurship in Action class’ for social ideation. StartupWind provides a frictionless way to create and share ideas with their peers and expert mentors. The students appreciated the speed and quality of the feedback. We are excited about the upcoming capabilities Business Model Canvas and Equity Crowdfunding which will help our students get ready for and secure seed funding.” said Professor Suresh Bhagavatula, Chairperson, Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development, IIM Bangalore.

StartupWind is available for immediate access for entrepreneurs, investors and advisors from premier schools:

About StartupWind

StartupWind™ is the Social Network for entrepreneurs, investors and advisors from premier schools. It helps entrepreneurs from ideas to funding and beyond by connecting them to like-minded co-founders, advisors and mentors.

Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, StartupWind unveils a new way to connect, ideate and fund startups. 

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