SaaSBOOMi is a vibrant community by Founders and for Founders. It is an inclusive space meant to support and help SaaS Founders and Startups.
Community Founder Ethos
Community Volunteer Ethos
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.
They share freely and generously their experiences, knowledge, mistakes, lessons and time. They understand that giving is at the heart of the community.
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.
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.
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.
They are respectful of different approaches and opinions and will, in fact, seek them out, so the work helps a larger section of people.
They take full responsibility for initiatives that they volunteer for and this includes accountability of outcomes and accepting responsibility for any mistakes.
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.
Code of Conduct for the SaaSBOOMi Volunteer
Help foster a safe, inclusive and healthy work environment for all Volunteers and members.
We know circumstances change and if you are unable to fulfil your Volunteer commitments, inform at the earliest. Err on the side of stepping aside if you are unsure of whether you can contribute.
Be deliberate and offer to volunteer your time and effort only if you are sure of fulfilling the commitment.
If you feel someone is not contributing, approach the situation from a place of kindness. Offer help or support if you can. Pushiness tends to not be effective in a Volunteer community.
Check your bias. Your way of doing things may not be the only way or even the right way. Think before sharing feedback.
Document the work you do, so the Volunteers who come after do not have to start from scratch.
Actively seek a variety of views and opinions when taking on a new initiative. Seek diversity and be radically inclusive.
Start from a place of trust. Volunteers are altruistically offering time and effort. If work is not getting done or if tasks are being handled incorrectly, focus on the work and not the person when offering feedback. Share feedback respectfully.
Be an enthusiastic problem solver and search for long-term, effective and sustainable solutions.
Be an enabler and avoid the spotlight. The Founders are at the core of the Community and Volunteers contribute by creating an environment where Founders are supported.
Protect the privacy of data and information that has been shared confidentially by Founders and members.
Our Culture and 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.