How To Start a Business?

We are a zero-equity-demanding boot camp and accelerator program brand aiming to nurture entrepreneurial dreams globally.

The creation of YoStartups was to enable entrepreneurial dreamers to find the right platform to launch their startups with the help of startup experts. Whether it is a business idea that you need to set off on your entrepreneurial journey or guidance for translating ideas into full-fledged startups, we can aid you to find the right resources to thrive.

Our core mission is to take the message of entrepreneurship to 1 billion people globally by 2020, as of date YoStartups has reached out to over 100 million people around the world through its direct and indirect channels.

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You will love working with us!

  • Thank you for helping us achieve our goals! YoStartups has astounding communication skills, great leads, they are always travelling and meeting new people in various trades and industries and this really is quite the well-rounded organisation…to say the least! Thanks

    Shauna Young
    Shauna Young Founder & CEO - Aquaxi
  • Jappreet and I have worked together on strategy and his input helped us amass mega gains on the business front. One of his biggest strengths is the ability to spot talent and readily assimilate them in companies’ culture.

    Aprameya Radhakrishna
    Aprameya Radhakrishna Founder - Taxi For Sure
  • The team has delivered exceptional value to us in a short period of time, it’s been great working with Yostartups and we would highly recommend them for FinTech startups. Wish you guys a great future ahead!

    Brian Powell
    Brian Powell i1p2p
  • It was so great meeting the YoStartups team at RISE! Thanks for showcasing our startups at Collision, RISE and Surge across social media channels through awesome graphics

    Allison Reilly
    Allison Reilly Websummit
  • Both YoStartups and CH9 have core values that profess, paying it forward and giving it to society. By giving youth the access to world-class scalable ideas we are seeding their minds with innovative thoughts, the entrepreneurs with strong support from our ecosystem partners will build world class startups from Bahrain.

    Mohamed Altawash
    Mohamed Altawash Co-Founder & MD of CH9, Bahrain
  • By bringing the Excelrate program from YoStartups to Bahrain, we are empowering the entrepreneurs to build next generation of startups by embracing challenges and failures; the Excelrate program will be a game-changer for budding entrepreneurs from the region.

    Dr Nazar Albaharna
    Dr Nazar Albaharna Founder & Chairman CH9 Bahrain
  • The Excelrate program from YoStartups is divided into multiple sessions, these ten subjects are the essence of startup business activities and every entrepreneur must know them before he or she ventures out to make a difference in a particular business vertical.

    Associate Professor Dr. Natcha Thawesaengskulthai
    Associate Professor Dr. Natcha Thawesaengskulthai Assistant to the President for Strategy and Innovation at Chulalongkorn University,
  • We are all aware how to flow with the wind when the time is by your side, but the real test of entrepreneurship comes when you face difficult and contrary market conditions. The addition of modules on how to be Optimistic and managing tough situations  in the Excelrate program by YoStartups has helped the future Thai entrepreneurs to be better equipped in dealing with the challenges of entrepreneurship.

    Sorapop Kiatpongsan, M.D., PhD
    Sorapop Kiatpongsan, M.D., PhD Assistant to the President for Research and Innovation at Chulalongkorn University
  • “Yostartups have added greatly to Bahrain’s Startup ecosystem. Their workshops in partnership with CH9 have proved to be of tremendous value to our startups. Challenging them to ask the hard questions at the appropriate time. Validation is an important step in the process of starting a new venture and Yostartup’s excels at this aspect. Given their plans we expect Yostartups to also contribute in other ways to our StartupBahrain initiative going forward”

    John Kilmartin
    John Kilmartin Executive Director - ICT, The Economic Development Board of Bahrain

How To Make Your Business Ideas Successful?

The research found that companies that follow startup thought leaders are 80% more likely to raise money.

Almost all companies that raised money had helpful mentors and those without them mostly failed to raise funding. The most successful companies follow a four step process to grow their business ideas into viable and scalable startup ventures.

Join our startup Pre Accelerator program to learn how to start your business the right way.

1- Discovery Phase of Startups

Startups are focused on validating whether they are solving a meaningful problem and whether anybody would hypothetically be interested in their solution. Time 5 ~ 7 months.

Events: Founding team is formed, many customer interviews are conducted, a value proposition is found, MVP is created, the team joins a pre accelerator>. Friends and Family financing round, first mentors & advisors come on board.

2 - Validation Phase of Startups

In this phase, startups are looking to get early validation that people are interested in their product through the exchange of money or attention. Time 3 ~ 5 months.

Events: The key events are, refinement of core features, initial user growth, metrics and analytics implementation, seed funding, first key hires, pivots (if necessary), first paying customers, product market fit.

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3 - Efficiency Phase of Startups

Startups refine their business model & improve the efficiency of their customer acquisition process. Startups should aviod scaling with a leaky bucket. Time 5 ~ 6 months.

Events: value proposition refined, the user experienced overhauled, conversion funnel optimised, viral growth achieved, repeatable sales process and/or scalable customer acquisition channels found.

4 - Scaling up Phase of Startups

Step on the gas pedal and try to drive growth aggressively. It’s about multiplying & repeating a business model for which customers are happy to pay. Time 7 ~ 9 months.

Events: This stage witnesses, large series A round, massive customer acquisition, back-end scalability improvements, first executive hires, process implementation and establishment of departments.

Startup Funding in Nov’ 2018

As per research from Yostartups team, in November, Fintech, Software & SaaS, Media & Entertainment, Health & Wellness, E-Commerce and MedTech topped the chart in terms of the number of deals, accounting for 57.27% of the deals.

Some of our Clients and Partners

Startup With YoStartups

Our pre acceleration program delivers twenty-four workshops over six months. The aim is to ensure that the participant’s learning pace is driven by the level of effort and determination put in. The program entails one module being delivered every fortnight via a focused 90-minute online session with experts from YoStartups. Participants of the program have found it highly impactful as the experts work with you to deep dive into the topics and help you in surfacing the relevant information.

Startups that pivot once or twice raise 2.5x more money have 3.6x better user growth and are 52% less likely to scale prematurely.

Startup Funding Last Week

In comparison to the previous week, in the 2018 week 48 startup funding update, the number of deals in the US rose by 23.68%, while the investment amount increased by 85.26%. China saw an increase in the number of deals by 10.87%, while the investment amount fell by 12.11%.

1001 Startup Ideas

You want to start a business and have been actively looking for online startup ideas that can shake up the market? Our expert’s pen down tech startup ideas every week to help entrepreneurs like you. You can pick any of our startup ideas and build upon it. The aim is to trigger thoughts and debate amongst budding entrepreneurs and thereby bridge the knowledge gap between startup ecosystems globally. In case you need support taking any business idea, you can apply for our Startup Pre Accelerator Program that has helped startups in over 20 countries grow and flourish.

Top Startup Cities Globally

Starting a business or launching your startup idea in a top-rated start-up ecosystem globally will help you in faster validation of  your startup business idea. Explore the top 50 Startup cities globally to find a new startup job, launch your startup venture or getting  an investor for funding your startup. While Silicon Valley is the first name that pops up when one thinks of the top startup ecosystems, several other cities have risen to the same level as Silicon Valley and even outdone it in some aspects.

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