I’ve been planning for a July 1 launch of the nonprofit that will build startup city. However, it’s occurred to me that there isn’t a lot that needs to be done before launch so why wait?
get employer’s approval (could be slow) target late January
update hareeshjayanthi.com to include a whole bunch of information on startup city. Accept PayPal, credit cards
Finish stage 1 part of business plan at a granular level (target 3/01/19)
have a BOD finish first meeting (end of March)
create donation levels for nonprofit. Identify rewards.
Welcome packet for each donation level
Bottom line is that the new target date is 4/01/19. That date seems awfully close for the size of this project but got to start sometime. Keep in mind, launching means raising money using a legal entity. When enough money is raised, we will start hiring R&D staff in India.
I will discuss the purpose of that staff and cost estimates, projects and more in a future post.