Venture Services startup inField Clipboard Inc. is heading to New York City from November 6-10, 2017 as part of the CDMN Get There program. One of the great perks about working with ventureLAB is hearing about exclusive opportunities, curated for your business right away, so when our Venture Services team heard about this opportunity they connected Rakesh right away. We sat down with the founder of inField Clipboard, Rakesh Tiku, to ask him what he’s hoping to get out of the program.
vL: What are you hoping to get out of the Get There program?
R: We’re excited to leverage the program to meet clients and further establish sales channels. The opportunity to meet some of the other entrepreneurs in the program is something I’m looking forward to. CDMN is also organizing an investor dinner which will be a great place to meet potential partners and investors.
vL: What are you going to do on your trip?
R: Since we already have some established sales channels in that region, I’ve reached out to set up appointments with the five existing prospects we’re working with. In the future, I’d like to set up an office in New York so I’ll be scouting for locations while I’m there.
vL: What are you most excited to visit?
R: I really love food, so I’m definitely looking forward to the diverse cuisine in New York. There’s a restaurant, Nobu I love to eat at when I have the chance.
Aside from offering pre-landing support, on-site mentorship and a few programming perks, “the CDMN Get There program offers Canadian tech startups up to $2000 CAD towards navigating a global market, making connections and planning for future growth.”
Companies applying for this program must be pre-revenue or very early revenue, have some users or early investment and must have a fully-built and validated product with a differentiated technology among other qualification criteria.
inField Clipboard is working with ventureLAB’s Venture Services program, and works out of the IBM Innovation Space – Markham Convergence Centre as perk of the program. “inField Clipboard is an easy to use and flexible Field Service Management (FSM) software that enables clients to manage their field resources (people, assets, vehicles) from inquiry to invoice.”
ventureLAB exists to support innovative entrepreneurs building scalable tech businesses. With tailored programming focused on Capital, Talent, Technology, ventureLAB is advancing York Region’s innovation economy on a local, national and global scale. Acting as Creative Directors for the IBM Innovation Space – Markham Convergence Centre inside the IBM Canada Headquarters, ventureLAB manages 30,000 square feet, housing over 30 tech companies and 200 tenants.