Hiring great talent is the fast becoming the #1 challenge for the growth of startups in India. Headstart has come up with an initiative to bridge the gap between startups and candidates called Headstart Higher, a startup-job speed-dating event. In a Higher event, startups get to see several high potential candidates and good candidates get… Continue reading Headstart Higher, now in Bangalore!
New initiatives at Headstart are always the most fascinating ones. I still remember being on my toes during first few editions of Startup Saturday Mumbai when our community was drawn largely from the Barcamp junta and we still used a MediaWiki for registration. Fortunately, our community in all cities has loved us more than we… Continue reading Hackerspace hackathon Delhi – Aug 2012 winners
Headstart Network Foundation (www.headstart.in), the organization behind this blog, is a non-profit organization focused on creation of a startup ecosystem in India. We trust that many of you have benefited through our initiatives, the most notable of them being Startup Saturdays, which are monthly meeting places for entrepreneurs in 9 cities and Headstart events, 4 of which have taken place across Bangalore, Mumbai and Hyderabad.
Sensing lack of credible data on the trends of entrepreneurship, we have taken on this ambitious project to research about the trends of entrepreneurship in India. The report which, inter alia, will cover top needs of a startup in India and the region-wise trends on technology startups, will be shared freely with participants of this research. It will also be used to
It gives us immense pleasure to announce that Headstart has set the ball rolling for hiring its first employee – an intern to start with. If you wish to apply, please send an email with your resume to arpit with “Internship” in the subject line. Here are more details of the internship: Project: Research into… Continue reading Research intern required for Headstart Network
Headstart Nework’s shareholders have decided to remove Kallol as a director.
This Startup Saturday was turned out to be very interesting for the theme was the clean tech. So prior to this meet my notion of clean tech was constrained to something like cleaning up Gobar and converting it into clean, odorless and colourless biogas, or harnessing some electricity for street lamps from the scorching heat… Continue reading Startup Saturday Pune in April 2010 on CleanTech
Pune, Mar 13. The theme for today’s meet was adventure sports. The speakers for the meet were Commodore V. G. Praveen from Inland windsurfing and sailing academy. Anita from Templepilots (A paragliding club) Rohan More from Japalouppe (A horse riding academy) One common thing evident about all the speakers was the passion with which all… Continue reading Adventure sports in SS Pune in March ’10
Headstart Summer 2009 will take place at Nehru Centre in Mumbai on June 20th, 2009 (Saturday). A lot of our learning over past three years in supporting grassroot entrepreneurial ecosystem has gone into designing this event to be of maximum value to all the participating startups, whether they get a chance to demo their product… Continue reading Why should you nominate your startup for Headstart Summer 2009?
Having started in Bangalore, a lot of people have often asked us when are we going national. Having successfully run more than 50 Startup Saturdays across 5 cities, a Startup Job Fair and a first-of-its-kind ecosystem collaboration portal, we believe the time is right for us to play a bigger role in making India of… Continue reading Headstart Goes National: In Mumbai on June 20th!
SPJIMR has been a hotbed of entrepreneurship activity in Mumbai. It has been successfully running a unique short-term course “Start Your Business” for aspiring entrepreneurs to get the groundings in business and be up and running in just 17 weekends flat. This course has been successfully running over past two years and 6 batches have… Continue reading SPJIMR Mumbai announces its next batch of “Start Your Business” program
Today morning Ashish Gupta from Helion Ventures talked about the Golden Thumb rules of building a company. If you do not know about him, then please note that this is the founder of Junglee.com and Tavant Technologies. This was perhaps the best talk I have heard at HeadStart 2009. Here are bits of what he… Continue reading Day 2, Keynote 1: Ashish Gupta of Helion Ventures