Investor panel @ 42

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Entrepreneurs from India part of Z Nation Lab, Silicon Valley bootcamp were hosted at 42 for a 3 day extensive workshop to build on their investor pitch and go to market strategy. As part of the program students and startups at 42 along with mentors at Z Nation Lab, Silicon Valley worked together with Indian startups to build their elevator pitch, 90 seconds pitch, one line message, differentiator and value proposition.

Startups also got the opportunity to get valuable feedback from Investors on their startup Pitch during the panel discussion. Some of the important remarks made during the Investor panel are :

  1. One can’t build the startup in silo, you need to cross pollinate, entrepreneur can’t carry the burden on himself, it’s all about collaboration, exchange and networking.
  2. If you go to seek funding you will get an advice, if you will go to get an advice, often you might get funding.
  3. VC’s in Silicon Valley are more likely to fund startups having no revenue then anywhere else in the world. Key is to have the right team and problem that can be solved.
  4. If your startup falls under one of the below category, it is better to explore the US opportunities sooner than later
  • Enterprise startups having ultimate goal of having customers in USA
  • B to C startups having users across the globe.

At the end, focus is the key, make only what customers wants and regular feedback from customers at the early stage will help you build the right product which can be scaled big.
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42 Silicon Valley is an innovative engineering college in the San Francisco Bay Area. As the leading college for software engineering, coding, and programming, 42 is disrupting engineering education and tech talent pipelines in the Silicon Valley. Think tech is just for nerds? Think again.

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