Wondering who would work on your marketing, social media or even your logo if you spent your time coding away working on a great new idea? Offering the answer to your problem, SolutionsForStartup aims to be a one-stop shop for startups. With new startups coming up every other day the need to cater to their requirements has also grown. Various startups have great products but not the ace of the cards when it comes to developing their brands to the customers. Solutions For StartUp (SFS) devotes itself to serving these startups with services like web development, social media profile management, graphic content development, content writing and application development.
The motto behind SFS is that they let the startups concentrate on their business while SFS takes care of things like giving them a great web presence with a good website and social media presence. "If you are great coder and love coding but hate graphic designing – why do something that you don’t like? Give coding a hundred percent while we take care of your graphic designing and web presence’" says GauravPrakash – the co-founder at SolutionsForStartup. SFS was formed mid-January 2012 and has had international clients since its inception. They have been serving clients for various areas ranging from web development to social media to brand management.
Jitesh Luthra, the co-founder says ‘ Having a highly dedicated and motivated team for a startup is what makes a startup successful – recruiting the right people was our priority and we did a lot of head hunting in our peer groups and picked up the crème de la crème of the lot and told them what we were doing – they loved the idea and have been with us ever since’. With a seven member team, SFS consists of a good mix of people from various colleges around the university - Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) and Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC) and will be soon recruiting from Manipal Institute of Management (MIM) to cater to their marketing and management requirements.What makes SFS so unique is their workforce – they use highly talented college students for providing professional-like services to startups. ‘As a startup – you want to have a good logo , a good website and a decent social media presence – at the same time a startup cannot afford a full time graphic designing agency. At SFS we strive to give the startup professional-like services at lower than market price’ adds Gaurav. ‘Not only do we serve startups – we also recognize students who have the talent to do something different and give them financial independence at the same time’.
SFS is currently incubated at Manipal University’s Technology and Business Incubator (MUTBI) at Manipal University under the guidance of Dr.ManoharaPai. SFS has also been mentored by Nandini Vaidyanathan at CARMa Connect. SFS is currently not funded and the founders have no plans for funding in the near future.‘ We are looking at catering to SMEs as well in the near future, we are a young team and we have been learning a lot over time and we have been self-teaching ourselves a lot of things as well. With different clients from different parts of the world and different requirements, our client handling strategies have changed as well. We are ever learning.’ adds Jitesh.
Want help starting up? Reach out to SFS