StartupWind Launches iPhone and Android App to connect 20,000 entrepreneurs, investors and mentors on the go! 1
StartupWind’s mobile app enables entrepreneurs from North America, India and beyond to stay connected to their entrepreneurship network anytime and anywhere.

StartupWind Launches iPhone and Android App to connect 20,000 entrepreneurs, investors and mentors on the go! 2

Santa Clara – July 25, 2018 – StartupWind™, the social network for university entrepreneurship; announced the launch of their iPhone and Android apps to help entrepreneurs, investors, mentors and entrepreneurship departments to stay connected anytime and anywhere.

StartupWind network has been growing rapidly to about 20,000 users, 2,000 business idea and 1,500 business model canvases and thousands of network interactions. StartupWind aims to translate the platform’s seamless interaction on mobile devices to help entrepreneurs request feedback from mentors and peers, respond to the feedback and stay committed to their entrepreneurial ventures even when they are not in front of a computer. The mobile app is even more powerful in markets such as India where the mobile device may be the only computing device some entrepreneurs have access to. The mobile app is available on both Android and iOS platform to cater to users across the globe.

StartupWind’s mobile app helps entrepreneurs and investors by:

• Providing a social networking platform that helps entrepreneurs in connecting with a network of about 20,000 entrepreneurs, experts, investors and mentors.

• Enabling high quality, rapid mentor feedback on ideas and business plans that entrepreneurs can use to develop their ideas into viable business plans

• Checking the feedback they get from their trusted group of peers in their private groups to bring their ideas to life

• Accessing the business plan and idea competitions that are hosted on StartupWind so that they can get alerts and respond to the competition deadlines while on the go

• Providing feedback and low-touch mentoring to entrepreneurs and to be part of the next big thing

The entrepreneurs, mentors and investors on StartupWind want an ability to check key updates on the ideas and business plans as well as respond to them in a timely manner – anytime and anywhere. In markets such as India, many entrepreneurs are using their mobile devices as the primary mechanism to access internet and stay connected to the updates on their business ideas, business plans, teams and mentors. We are excited about the ability for users to continue to stay engaged with their entrepreneurship network while on the go,” said Naren Patil, Founder of StartupWind.

Nik Rokop, Coleman Foundation Clinical Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology, a user of StartupWind quoted, “We have been using StartupWind for entrepreneurship classes at Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech) since the beginning of the year. The step by step guided process of ideation and design thinking frameworks has helped our students to develop their ideas in a structured way. The business model canvas feature is very intuitive and helps track progress with weekly snapshots instead of cumbersome paper and email-based feedback system.

My experience working with the StartupWind team has been excellent. Their support is near real time and very helpful during onboarding and with user inquiries.

I am eagerly awaiting the launch of StartupWind mobile apps. Both iPhone and Android apps are going to be available soon to satisfy our students’ preferences for mobile devices. It will be useful to get notifications of activities in our cohort and connect on the go.

Abhilash Roy a student entrepreneur from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies said, “As a hustling entrepreneur, being able to access feedback on the go is important for me. With StartupWind mobile app I think the turnaround time would be much quicker. I am eagerly looking forward to explore the app, as the platform itself has immensely helped me in networking, getting mentored and perfecting my pitch.

Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, StartupWind unveils a new way to connect, ideate, fund and grow startups.

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