Rashmi Padhy

Open Discussion :

What are the possible ways in which Quora can monetize their platform?

Shivanand Pattanshetti

Hello people. We’re thinking of bringing our startup online.

1) Is there a free payment gateway for receiving payments online through a website?
2) Is there an easy-to-set-up free tool to build a website for small businesses?

Thank you in advance for your help. :)

Lekha Deshmukh

I want a suggestion from you all – Actually i want to start craft and jewelry supplies business and it will not be possible for me to handle the customers, their payment and delivery of products due to some personal reason. But i want to carry forward the business.Also i cant spend more money to hire a salaried person for that. So what are the ways to handle it in this situation?

Rashmi Padhy

Over a discussion, I was asked this question: What are some way in which WhatsApp can monetize?

Here are my thoughts:

WhatsApp founder is very much against an ads in WhatsApp. So that rules out any form of ad based model.

My suggestion is starting their Apis and making it paid only. Here are a few details it could have:

1. Find if the user is on WhatsApp or not.
2. Have a business name based identity – not just phone number
3. Can send message and get response when the message is delivered, and read.
4. Users can reply to these messages just like a normal chat
5. Businesses can have a support kind of system, where they can delegate it to different support exec similar to support tickets or support chat.

Use Cases:-
1. Transactional SMS:- ecommerce (sends about 3-4 sms per trans), Banks, etc – WhatsApp can replace transactional sms as we know it. It comes with more features, and can serve the same purpose.

2. Support system – Rather than having a web chat plugin, or support number, businesses can take support requests via WhatsApp.

Pricing: Price per active user per month
0 – 500 – Free
500 – 5000 – some price – e.g. $10
5000 – 50000 – some price – e.g. $75
and so on.

A big e-commerce company like Flipkart would be spending a lot on just sending SMSs to their customers, which is just a one side messaging.

With this, they would be able to save, 1/3rd their monthly SMS cost, easily.

The potential can easily be more than $3 billion/annum and grow over the years.

What do you think about this? What are the pros and cons of this model?

Vikram Kapoor

hey guyz,
we are running a online grocery store in lucknow. here i am seeking for some advice about the marketing policies, we should follow for our business.
Note: we can maximize our efforts but in terms of money we can not spend too much. so advice us some cheap and best ways for city(Lucknow) level marketing.

Adal Arasu

Is there any app to remind us domain expire, I lost few of good domains because of email from domain registrar lands in spam / other folders? For android.

Nimesh Mathur

Based on requests from many group members, we are starting a thread dedicated to co-founder hiring.

[a] If you’re looking for a co-founder, post it here as comments.
[b] Do NOT comment here for any non co-founder job post. PLEASE. respect time of fellow group members. The ones not adhering to rules will be banned.

Sujan Deswal

You’ll be interested in this conversation if you’re about to launch a product @ producthunt

Rashmi Padhy

Who is hiring? (January 2015)

Job related posts needs to added to this thread only.

Go to http://community.blrstartups.com/ and do a job post. It will automatically reflect in this thread, and in the website as well.

The website ensures search traffic, and this group post gives visibility in this group.

Any job posts, not done in the right structure will be deleted without notice. The OP will also be removed from the group as a warning. (they can join again and their request will be accepted.)

Amit Gupta

How TDS works in Case of Snapdeal or Amazon Sellers? Do Snapdeal/Amazon has to Deduct TDS while making payment above 30K through Neft also? Urgent help required in the same. TIA

Amrith Shanbhag

I’m in Goa for a few days :D
Seeing a lot of potential in Bike Hiring/Rentals Markets..
Everyone riding them…
How about create a ZoomCar for bikes through a marketplace that connects these shops/services? Will it work?

Anbarasu Kumaraswamy

Can anyone pls advice me on the below query:
I am looking for barcodes for new products(FMCG). Since we are a start-up will not be able to spend much to buy it from GS1 India, where the min.cost is around 36,000 INR(Need to buy min. 100 barcodes – need to pay yearly renewal fee). Is it worth to buy it from Online Barcode Resellers – like Barcode1.in, which costs around 9500 INR for 5 nos.(With no annual renewal fee). Plz advice?

Kasturi Shrivastava

Any spectacular example of reward/ loyalty / credits mechanism for #gamification (to ensure engagement on the platform/product)?

Aakash Gupta

Does the words like founded/cofounded by IITians/IIMians really sell? I am not an entrepreneur by profession but an ardent follower of startups world. I happened to read a lot. But I can’t ignore to notice everytime the writer accentuating the founder’s Alma Mater (only if it is IIT/IIM).

Manu Bhadoria

Without giving away too much, imagine the breadth of humor that we are used to in India. We are creating a humor sharing community. We have thoroughly researched the business idea and we think its a perfect timing for a platform like this, and would like to discuss more with genuinely interested candidates. We just don’t want to hire someone on a contractual basis, but we are looking for a team player who will be as active a stakeholder in this venture as us.

Talking about the team, we are 2 guys, well-educated and highly motivated. We have backgrounds in engineering, finance and marketing.

Suresh G

HI , I just want to build a simple landing pages. Is there any drag and drop system to build it? Preferably Bootstrap, foundation etc.

Thanks in advance.

Rubina Guleria

Rahan Khan advices an entrepreneur to send the intro email to a vc by citing the subject as :*revenue,… IIT Team, xyz….* that shows the extreme bias to the network of IIT, IIM, BITS in the vc circle.
If i ever raise money, i am going to hire one of these pedigree folks to just show up!
and thats a good take away from todays ET.

Srinivas Shiv

How many of you want to be Weekend Entrepreneurs here.

Im sure many of us who worked 10-15 years in IT are saturated with their same boring work and looking for some additional earning , also make your weekend more fun ( make new friends, explore the new business etc)

What is it ?

You can work part time during weekends as Advisor , Product Managers , Domain experts , Finance experts to help in strategy , building technology solutions etc

What you get ?

You can work as Freelancer , Co-Founder , Share Holder etc.

Travel,Tourism & Food are hot sectors which we are investing and expanding.

Vivek Agarwal

Dear Friends,

I am working on an unconventional idea to make Ice-cream. I am conducting a small survey to study consumer behavior and it would be great if you could spare 2 minutes to fill it. Also, any suggestions or idea is appreciated.


Anurag Aggarwal

Looking for 2 full stack developers, 1 android developer and 1 front end developer for my company LetsDoc. LetsDoc is a healthcare technology company with a fast growing revenue base and user base. Individuals who are confident of creating and scaling things from scratch are the ones who will grow rapidly at LetsDoc.

If you or any of your friends are interested in this opportunity please comment and I will personally take things ahead. Thanks for reading :)

Aswin Develop

2+ year experienced Android geek for a cool, funded Sports-software startup in Bangalore
Should be very good with basic java and android. Crystal clear on android system mechanisms, layouts, networking, libraries etc. Would prefer to see own apps when applying for the job. Lots of oppurtunity to learn and code and build great stuff.

Kanderia Brijesh

Guys, recently made our project www.commonadda.com live. This is an online platform which gives you the option to create facebook like private social network for anything you want. like Apartment, Office, School, College, Interest etc…I haven’t started the promotional activities yet as I am thinking for getting mobile app first and for that I will need more funds.

I am posting here to check if anyone out there who believes in this idea and would like to be part of it as co-founder or investor?

Kshitiz Agarwal

WHich is the best place for online marketing of education based startups? Social or Google?

Parul Gupta

Hi all – Any recommendations for the best banks to do corporate banking with, esp for US parent-Indian subsidiary structure when you have to do many USD inward remittances?

Devashish Singh

For all product based startups – what is the one machine/equipment you would love to have easy and frequent access to?

Ajay Agrawal

About Us
Startup based in Bangalore, developing android applications. Our flagship product has received more than 5 million downloads in Play Store and growing. We are self funded, profitable and growing.

Required SkillSet
Expertise in Java and Object Oriented Programming
Basic Data Structures and Algorithms
Familiar with Android development using Eclipse/Android Studio
Familiar with Java Servlets and Tomcat is plus
Good Communication and analytical skills
Willing to work and thrive in startup culture

You will be responsible for delivering across the entire life cycle of publishing application to Play Store – concept, design, develop, test, release and support
Ensure product meets benchmarks of reliability and speed

Flair for getting things done
Craft prototypes quickly and efficiently
Keeps an eye on latest industry trends in mobile technology
Independent and can work as part of team
Flexible, creative and able to meet deadlines
Passionate about mobile technology

Minimum Experience – 1-2 Years developing Java or Android applications
Preferably from IIT/NIT

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