Not sure how, what, where or even if you should start your startup? Let’s chat!
Many mistakes were made when I began my startup! These mistakes costed me time, money and opportunity. I did not know what I did not know. At that time, Clarity did not exist, so I asked questions and put myself out there the old fashion way.
I applied, was accepted, packed my bags and moved across accelerators in San Francisco, New York City and Toronto. Being emerged in Silicon Valley, Silicon Alley and Toronto’s startup scene taught me powerful lessons! The lessons were invaluable and they brought me here, to Vancouver - the HQ of Picatic.com.
I am happy to share my knowledge on how we raise seed capital, attracted co-founders, and built a strong foundational structure plus much more. Moreover, I am happy to chat about signaling. How and what you do signals to others that you are either "clueless", or “on point” and ready for investment.
Here are a few low-level tips that signal that you are clueless:
You ask investors to sign an NDA
You have a business plan
You don't know the difference between a priced round vs notes
Vesting, cliff or ESOP are foreign words to you...
If you have no clue what I am talking about above, that's ok. Honestly, I was clueless when I first started.
What excites me is that I can pass on what took me years to discover in a fraction of the time.
Jayesh Parmar is Picatic’s CEO/Cofounder. Picatic is an event management and ticketing platform. Create an event. Sell tickets online. Picatic is free for free and paid events.
Jayesh is listed as one of the world's top 10 Tech Entrepreneurs Disrupting The Event Industry. A serial entrepreneur with over 2 decades of business experience, public speaking and he is a featured personality in the startup documentary DayJob.
Cultivating an environment that focuses on cross-pollination, a pay it forward "how can I help you" attitude and a culture that invites the new, changes the “status quo” and pushes his edge are what Jayesh strives for.
He doesn’t separate his personal life from his professional life as the two go hand in hand. He started his first company in 1998 and has been building companies ever since. Jayesh’s job is to oversee product, strategy and overall company vision and then to stay out of the proverbial kitchen and let his team get the job done.