Ginny Kohli identifies five key expectations any start-up would have from Govt’s ‘Twitter Seva’, the helpline to get instant and timely support from the Govt on any issue pertaining to their start-ups.
The Seva will provide people with timely response from the Government on questions about funding, regulation for start-up companies, rules and so on. It’ll equip start-ups with the ability to solve their business set-up problems with a structured and analytical approach. The key expectations any start-up would have from ‘Twitter Seva’ would be:
1. The Seva should be able to identify if there is a need of a VC for the business at all. Everyone wants to get funding, but the Seva should be able to mentor the start-up in a way to help realise its true potential;
2. It should be able to help companies identity the right stage for raising funds from VCs.;
3. The Seva should be able to provide free consultation, not just for raising funds but also for setting teams and market positioning;
4. As a hub for support, it should organise networking events for start-ups that seek not just VCs but also co-founders and co-working teams for their firms;
5. It should help start-ups safeguard their ideas for longer survival by providing complete support and guidance of government policies and tax benefits.
Author: Ginny Kohli, Founder and CEO, Wedwise – India’s largest online wedding