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Are there any dev shops or 'startup consultant' firms with 'accelerators' that aren't scams?

Anonymous

Last updated on August 17th, 2017

In the process of seeking seed funding, I've come across a number of companies that claim to offer both services (app development, bookkeeping, business plan development, etc.) and funding. Yet, in the handful of conversations I've had, the funding part seems very questionable. It seems like they only fund projects with folks they've done work with in the past, or, they'll only consider offering funding AFTER you hire them for their services. Has anyone found something like this that isn't a scam?

Peter akash Sah CEO

August 17th, 2017

First search investor who would invest money in your ideas. Make good team having more ideas about your project. Describe about your ideas to them show that your team can visualize some concept on that project. I am studying software engineer .if u need help then u can email me.

Paul Benedetto Many time entrepreneur, advisor and financial guy

August 17th, 2017

If someone offers funding (1) sight unseen or (2) with hiring/contracting caveats, RUN. These folks are only concerned about themselves, not you.


There are never any guarantees for financing a project/idea/business. The first steps are developing a sound business model and demonstrating that you can fulfill a market need. There ARE folks out there who can assist your team in moving down this path, providing insight, value-add advisory and funding assistance. Most likely you will need to compensate such individuals for their time.


I recently started a consulting firm that focuses on these issues, appropriately named "Acceleration Practices Group." I am always happy to invest a few hours with folks such as yourself, getting to know them, and providing a pro-bono review and set of suggestions for their business based on their current status. If this would be of interest to you, please shoot me a message here, or at paul@weapg.com and we can coordinate a chat. Cheers! -Paul Benedetto

Adam Thompson CEO @Codingbrains- Amazing Product Development Company

August 17th, 2017

As much I know, short answer is No!

Paul Garcia President at TABLE

August 18th, 2017

You may not be aware that you're currently on a platform that does all those things. Although CFL doesn't advertise their other services very well, they offer direct advice, software support, administrative support, and even funding support. Generally you get what you pay for. If a company is in the service business, it's unlikely that they are in the funding business. If you're interested in funding support from CFL, look at the separately marketed company 1000 Angels, which is operated by the same people as CFL.


If your ultimate goal is funding, look for those specialists, not service providers. Service providers are a dime-a-dozen (broad generalization), and it shouldn't matter to your funding resource who your service providers are so long as they deliver on time and on budget.


Suretek Infosoft Business Development Manager

August 21st, 2017

It happens manier Times the best idea would first seek a investor and mentor after having budget business plan ready then start searching for the services or hire some full time developers.


There are scam happening Its Just you have to be aware and do the work in more format way. Its very necessary for any startup to grow and for grow the initial steps should be right.


Hope you found this helpfull

Anonymous

August 17th, 2017

Pls start at Square #1. Contact your local SCORE.org and get a mentor. This is a FREE service. Ask for the background of the available mentors and pick one that sounds like a good fit. If 1st mentor is not a good fit (regardless of reason), select another. Get on the SCORE mailing list and you will be invited to all things start-up in your area. Be selective... you don't need everything NOW... you want to work ON your business and not necessarily LEARN everything about all business matters. All the Best.

Peter akash Sah CEO

August 18th, 2017

Be sure

ghanisth golchha Manager Airocorp, Explorer, Thinker and Inquisitive

August 21st, 2017

Like any other organization a startup is a business and these requisite task don't sustain a start up for long. In order to obtain funding your company must generate revenue and show growth as a proof of concept. Otherwise you'd be hitting the wall with nothing but a rubber ball in an attempt to make it stick.