SaaSBoomi is a vibrant community by Founders and for Founders. It is an inclusive space meant to support and help SaaS Founders and Startups.

Values that SaaSBoomi will live by

  • We are committed to making India’s SaaS ecosystem stronger by supporting Founders, especially those who are in the early stage of their startup journey.
  • We are committed to being an organisation run by Founders, for Founders, where every Founder regardless of the stage of their company is equal.
  • We are committed to be a safe space for all SaaS entrepreneurs, irrespective of their gender, background, religion, caste, sexual orientation or any other such differences.
  • We are committed to being zealous in our endeavour to be inclusive and to actively offer a platform for diverse voices.
  • We are committed to be an organisation where no single commercial entity, individual or group will wield disproportionate influence.
  • We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our members, including all data and information shared with us confidentially.

Community Founder Ethos

SaaSBoomi’s community of founders, volunteers and others, like event participants, are expected to abide by such basic values like honesty, being respectful, and showing kindness.

The values and behaviours that SaaSBoomi founders, volunteers and others associated with the organisation are expected to personify goes beyond these basic human values.

Gives First

They share freely and generously their experiences, knowledge, mistakes, lessons and time. They understand that giving is at the heart of the community.

Creates Space

They realise the needs of other Founders may be greater and actively make space for those who need it more.

Observes Radical Transparency

They proactively disclose any information that can create a conflict of interest when they participate in any activity of the organisation.

Celebrates Diversity

They foster, nurture and support plurality and diversity of opinions, views, experiences, voices and people.

Places Cause Ahead of Self

They always keep the big picture in mind and put the community ahead of personal interests.

Moves the Needle

They provide leadership on finding solutions to challenges that face the Community and usher in innovations that push India’s SaaS ecosystem forward.

Rejects Othering

They are inclusive and step up to support people of all backgrounds and identities, including but not limited to members of any sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, social and economic class, educational level, color, immigration status, sex, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability.

Believes There are No Villains

They work on the assumption that all Founders who are part of the Community come from a place of trust and goodwill and are not here to do harm. They separate the person from the actions and offer feedback on actions. They realise and accept that a different way of doing things might be valuable.

Ensures Information Integrity

They respect the confidentiality based on which Playbooks, experiences, data and other such information are shared by other Founders, either during sessions and events or in any other forum.

Community Volunteer Ethos

SaaSBoomi Volunteers offer invaluable support and service to the community with their time and effort. They also play a unique role, different from the rest of the community in that they have operational responsibilities and duties. To reflect this, we have created specific guidelines for volunteers for better transparency and clarity.

Puts Founder First

They enable the ‘For the Founders, By the Founders’ motto of the Community and support in amplifying the voices and opinions of Founders who are part of the Community.

Embraces Differences

They are respectful of different approaches and opinions and will, in fact, seek them out, so the work helps a larger section of people.

Takes Ownership

They take full responsibility for initiatives that they volunteer for and this includes accountability of outcomes and accepting responsibility for any mistakes.

Practices Self-regulation

They take decisions that are in the best interest of the Community. If they are unable to give an initiative the attention it deserves, they step aside in time so another Volunteer can get the task done well. They proactively disclose conflict of interest and ensure personal or professional considerations do not impact their Volunteering.

A Role Model

They understand they are a representative of the Organisation and the Community and that their behaviour within and outside the Community reflects upon the Organisation and so they do not indulge in any behaviour that shows the Organisation or Community in bad light.

An Innovative Problem Solver

They work towards innovative and sustainable solutions that help the Organisation work better and can also help the larger SaaS industry.

Our Culture & Values source document captures the ethos that bind our diverse group of SaaS-minded individuals together. This is a living document that will be updated as SaaSBoomi grows, scales, and evolves.