Headstart Network Foundation hosted a phenomenal ode for International Women’s day. Headstart has been the ecosystem enabler for the startup ecosystem for more than a decade and strongly believes it can be truly enabled by doing it equally. The event was celebrated on 7th March in Coimbatore, Mumbai, Pune, Patna & Raipur by hosting meetups in their… Continue reading International Women’s Day 2020 #TalkingTruths
Priyanka Gupta, 29 from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh is the founder of Rezovate Constructions. Rezovate has served big names like LG, P&G, and Vardhman Textiles in the first year of operation. The bug of entrepreneurship bit me when I was working in a corporate job in Bangalore – like most other “MBA after Engineering” people in… Continue reading Meet the Woman Entrepreneur who is disrupting the Industry Maintenance Market from a Tier 2 City
Read through some of the interesting short-term tactics that Ravi shared to help SaaS startups get their first 100 customers.
Ravi Trivedi, Founder of PushEngage – a platform enables website owners to send push notifications to its customers, was a speaker at Startup Saturday, Bangalore, where he took us through the journey of getting from 0 to 100 customers.
With hands-on experience running different companies in India and the US, over the past few years, he has been working closely with early-stage startups to help them with customer acquisitions, growth and analytics.
After building a product, the biggest challenge a startup face is finding the first few customers who are willing to try their product when no one has even heard of them. To overcome this challenge, a startup needs to be focused, have perseverance and sometimes, have a bit of luck.
Healthcare, is and remains, one of the most pressing challenges for our nation. We have come a long way but still, this space demands extensive advancement. Research says, “The Indian Healthcare Industry is expected to touch $260 billion in 2020”. With government’s latest intrusion in this sector, startups are identifying real problems in this space by taking a second look on things which made us accustomed in the past by addressing issues like early detection of disease, prevention, accessibility, affordability etc.
Headstart, with its Startup Saturday Bangalore initiative, organized an event for April 2018 edition, by bringing experts to share their perspective regarding the growth and challenges in Healthcare Industry. The session started with a very informative Panel Discussion on topic “Opportunities and Challenges in forming Healthcare Startup”
When we started working on SahiGST in late 2016, GST was a huge buzzword in business & political circles. In the months to come, some startups started to show up who were focused on this opportunity. Some of them got angel funded while some have much larger VC backed war-chest. As we started SahiGST, we… Continue reading Planning to raise funds for your startup? Read why we didn’t!
The founding members at Headstart were passionate organisers of unconferences called Barcamps in Bangalore, India. We observed that almost every startup that demoed at a Barcamp (some of them very promising) folded within a year. So we decided to do something about it. We brainstormed, debated, fantasised and ended up with a list of things that needed to be done. It looked something like 1. Connect different stake holders of the ecosystem together 2. Get senior entrepreneurs to mentor the next generation 3. Make startups cool to work in 4. Make funding accessible to early stage entrepreneurs and a few more points in descending order of priority.
The June edition of Startup Saturday saw multiple cities embracing the theme ‘Hacking Sales’. We had stellar speakers from all across the country, talking on how to boost sales. For the benefit of the ecosystem, we have compiled key takeaways from different cities here:
“Volunteering at Headstart is a training in leadership” Two years ago, a good friend of mine introduced me to Headstart Network Foundation, a volunteer-driven organisation that’s India’s largest early stage startup community. Back then, Headstart was present in 9 cities. As of today, we are 20 cities strong, and in the process of launching a… Continue reading Takeaways from Headstart Retreat 2017
(a.k.a. the one where this blogger got away with a few hundred Ocean’s 11 jokes) Blog by Aishwarya Meenakshi So, you have validated your idea, and are finally ready to build your dream team. Now what? To answer this question, and more, we were joined on 11th February by: Nikhil Pandey: Serial entrepreneur, Product Manager,… Continue reading Startup Saturday Navi Mumbai: Building the ‘A’ team
What better way to start the New Year? Blog by Aishwarya Meenakshi The January edition marks the first in a series of 6 months of synchronized nationwide themes. The upcoming 6 months shall be based on ‘How to start-up‘ series. The coming themes shall be based around team building, product development, legal essentials, fundraising and… Continue reading Startup Saturday Navi Mumbai: Idea Validation
(aka the one where this blogger turns into a Timekeeper and is baffled by Steve Jobs.) Blog by Aishwarya Meenakshi Heya! “Dearly beloved, we be gathered here today, to celebrate and exclaim growth this Startup Saturday!” I wish I had opened with that – alas, I am trapped in an endless cycle of embarrassing myself… Continue reading Startup Saturday Navi Mumbai : Growth Hacking