What’s buzzing about Bangalore (Bangaluru)? You need to logon to GoBangalore and explore–the information and details are aplenty. You want tourist places, you have it. You want events, you have it. You name it, they have it. They provide boost the local business through activeness, visibility and reach.
GoBangalore– Bangalore 2.0!
Bangalore city portal providing news, stories, latest happenings, events and entertainment with a Social networking and Social welfare touch. Catering to people in all age groups, it is aimed at becoming a one stop portal for all Bangalore related information. For NGO’s and Social Reformers, GoBangalore comes as a free platform to create awareness and have their voice heard.
Genesis of your startup: How you started?
Searching the web for One common hyper local platform, we found many small static websites with out dated content and no user engagement in to share issues, common problems, find information, we though to have a niche portal for Bangalore. After interacting with Business owners about how offline media (Newspapers, radio etc., ) and most reputed Classifieds charge around 10 to 20 k for getting listed on them. We intend to help them with a cost effective solution, with the effective usage of Social Media.
It is for small and medium businesses who cannot afford the luxury of spending huge amount of money on online and offline advertising. GoBangalore is a platform for businesses to promote themselves and educate local customers about products, services, offers, deals and latest updates. Also serves as a common platform to discuss city issues, showcase your talent, talk and promote yourself and your surroundings for common man.
Business model of your idea?
Showcasing business, content as a platform to reach and educate end customers, helping business to gain visibility and reach, Creating ad free easy access pages to small businesses who cant afford a website. We are still in beta stage and yet to see the exponential growth in revenues.
What can you do on GoBangalore.com?
You can Search and find Local Businesses using innovative Mapzone. Ask Questions and Find Answers, Post or Search for Classified of Product and Service Providers, Find Press Releases, Network with People, Find News Articles and more. Places to Visit in and Around Bangalore, Send Free SMS, Listen to Music, Play Games and Find Traffic Updates.
Launching a new Product/Service, promoting an upcoming Event, or simply want to boost your visibility and on-line presence, Submit a Press Release or Post a Job on this portal to get instantly noticed and reach thousands of Bangaloreans. Explore Startups & Business with interesting products and services.
What is the USP of your venture?
“Innovative ways to Search, Find and Promote Local Businesses with effective usage of Technology applications, Mashups and Web Apps. Driven by social media, SEO and web marketing experts to help every business to grow.”
What are the future plans?
Six Months: To ensure the completeness of the portal in every respect and launch killer mobile apps for android, iPhone and Java Mobiles.
18 Months: Launch Entire Gamut of Web, Mobile Applications and add more unique ways to promote Local Businesses.
We are looking for funding to transfer our learning from GoBangalore to other metros in India. Funding would be effectively utilized to identify teams in various cities and also to develop Mobile applications to tap the next generation.
We are six month old and have already getting 50K readers month on month and half a million hits every month. We have been featured on Alltop India Section and also got selected among Top 30 Young Entrepreneur Startups in Soaring Spirits (YESSS) at bangaloreit.biz 2010. And also we have Active Footprints on social media sites like facebook, twitter, digg, technorati and many more
About the Founders:
Ali did his engineering degree in Electronics and Communication from Anna University and then an MBA in Information Systems from ECU, Australia. He worked with IDenizen Smartware Pvt. Ltd. as a Business analyst for two years before embarking on his journey with GoBangalore. Ali is also a certified Inbound Marketing professional from Inbound Marketing University.
After completing his BSc (CS) from Calcutta University, Nilendu got himself an MBA in Information System from ECU, Australia. He worked briefly for two years as an Implementation Analyst with IDenizen Smartware Pvt. Ltd. before starting GoBangalore. He has proficiency in Drupal development, SEO and Inbound Marketing.