Hello everyone, Some of you may find this subject interesting... Please do not ask what my startup is or what my product does, i will not be sharing any details about my business. For this very first post I will provide a brief introduction to who I am and what my mission is. Fist and foremost, building a business is much more than money. My mission here is to create a product and a new market which people will love. In the process of doing this create a company valued at over a billion dollars. What is venture capital? If you do not yet know, i suggest spending some time browsing www.crunchbase.com to get an idea of the power behind "startups". I am an entrepreneur, like most people on bhw. I am embarking on one of the greatest journeys of my life through pursuing my startup as a full time job. As often as possible, i will try to provide updates to my progress of raising multiple venture capital funding rounds. My ultimate goal is to eventually raise a 1 billion dollar funding round starting from the ground floor. With any venture, first there is an idea and then a product is created. As most of you here are aware, The process of getting from idea to finished product is very difficult. With the product i have created, i am currently in the process of raising my fist round of finding known In the industry as a seed round. This thread will follow my journey through each and every funding round. I am deciding to share my journey to help inspire others to follow their dreams, to help keep myself motivated when things get tough, and to be a resource In this community to those with bright ideas. Month 1 completing tasks) Minimum viable product is ready. Significant market research and gathering customer feedback. Finalizing business strategies, plans, investor pitch presentations, product showcase, product pricing, staffing budget, milestones. Setting up meetings with local investors and angels. Apply for various incubator programs I will try to help answer questions as best as i can but do not foresee checking this post on a daily basis. If you have an idea which you would like to share please feel free to pm me.