I am looking for ideas on how to fund a startup for the entertainment (movies/film/tv/modeling..etc) business. We are still working on © and ™'s.
I've been reading the forums and been loving what you guys have to say, but i noticed a lot of the info of course are all related to what the person's company is. Well now i guess it's my turn to ask.
My company is a web-based application/social-ish networking site, what we offer is a application (that is ND right now) that will provide a incredible alternative to casting/auditioning that is ready for the new 3.0 world.
The social side of the site is not for the user par say, it will be for the industry looking for users. So user's will not be able to search other user's NOR add them to a friends list and so on. The industry will be able to do all that, and contact each user they wish via the site and vise versa, the user will be able to contact the industry.
We are offering the site for free for the user's, we cannot discuss how the site's revenue comes from cause thats our bread & butter. We will also have donation "keep the project alive" buttons kinda thing on the site as well, so people can contribute if they wish.
I'm not seeking a whole bunch, somewhere around the lines of $10k-$20k mostly for marketing and getting server's and some other needs/wants. I understand the less your asking, the harder it is to find funding, but included in this is also % w/ the company which im sure is always a great thing.
We do have a huge following for this, and have support all the way. We have a incredible application. We have heard the worst from top people in this field that gives their takes on it, but the risk's are so low, this project is a go for launch.
So i know most of you are going to say get a small loan / use your own money / ask family...etc. Well we are a team of 3 w/ no families/friend support / and we do not want to get a bank loan for personal reasons. We are personally spending some funds from our own wallets on this project. We are seeking funding for the remainder of our expenses, if you have ideas / know some people in this type of industry, we would love to hear it.
Please PM for any reason, we welcome all thoughts / ideas.