What would you want to know ?

Startups, Carnival, Australian, Technology TrendsIn our previous post, it has been outlined the reasons for the start of this new initiative. Now to set the ball rolling, the first thing we are doing is we are asking everyone to tell us what they would like to know and learn from the owners/ people behind startups/ventures. We have compiled a list of queries/questions that will be useful for everyone, esp aspiring entrepreneurs. These queries/questions are listed below; please let us know what you think of these queries. If you want to add or remove questions/queries or have suggestions then let us know by contacting us or drop in your comments here. All the information collected will be published here.
Questions/Queries we think will be useful to know :
  • Please tell us about your start-up/venture/company?
  • Who are the founders behind this and how it started?
  • How long it took before it was up and running?
  • What stage of your start-up is, stealth mode, beta mode or fully functional.
  • What is the main objective/mission behind your venture?
  • What services does it provide for consumers or customers?
  • What is unique about your venture?
  • What market segment verticals you are targeting?
  • What type of customers you are targeting?
  • The age group of people who will benefit the most?
  • How many users are using your services?
  • What sort of marketing strategy you are using to spread the word?
  • How are you measuring the success of your venture? Are there any special mechanisms/tools in place to monitor the progress?
  • What is the monetizing/revenue model? Is there any new model that is being tried?
  • Which are the main competitors or major players in this market segment?
  • What are the main technologies used behind this start-up?
  • What has been the easiest to use, out of the box and most helpful technology?
  • Are you using a lot of open-source tool sets for this?
  • What is your operating environment (operating system) and what type of database you are using?
  • How often do you catch up with others trying similar things and where do you catch up. Do you have dedicated communities in your city?
  • How much money is needed upfront to start a venture?
  • What are the main barriers for people to start a venture in Australia?
  • What are your thoughts on the future trends of your service and the market segment you are in?
  • Do you have any advice for people who want to flourish in the dream of starting a new venture?