Public Relations for startups: a key to growing visibility.

A detailed guide to deciding and creating your very own Public Relations startup strategy. The key is to bring value to your target audience and make sure that your story hooks the media from the very beginning. Dive into various tips and techniques to get your PR right!

Launching your product during challenging times.

A dive into tips and techniques that may be helpful while launching your product during times of crisis. The speaker, Founder of CherryPeachPlum, Vani Gupta Dandiya gives practical insights into existing market conditions and answers all personal startup related queries of the budding entrepreneurs in the audience.

Go-To-Market Strategy: The right message for the right people at the right time.

An interesting dive into go-to marketing strategies for startups and businesses. An insight into growth hacks, tips, and techniques that can be used during the tough times like today. The speakers not only talks about one social media channel but about all the social media tools that may be important. Hear from them their own personal experiences of marketing and its strategies.

How Business should go Digital

“We went from being the Flintstones to the Jetsons in 9 months.” — ​Dan Schulman​, PayPal Covid-19 has paralyzed businesses across the globe and will continue to suppress growth for the foreseeable future. But while the rate of growth has been definitely hampered, it does not mean that businesses cannot make money. Making money hasn’t… Continue reading How Business should go Digital

Work from home demystified

Startups often pride themselves with small and efficient teams, focused working and having a cool culture at work. Coworking and working in Cafe is the trend, music in the background, post its, whiteboards and productivity tools in the backdrop of the culture shining bright.  Over the last 10 days, we have been moving from the… Continue reading Work from home demystified

How to Get from 0 to 100 Customers for your SaaS startup

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.

Startup Saturday Bangalore – April 2018

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”

The birth of Headstart Network Foundation

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.

Takeaways from Headstart Retreat 2017

“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

Startup Saturday Navi Mumbai : Legal compliance and accounting

Remember, remember the Eight of November…. Blog by Aishwarya Meenakshi Riding on the echoes of the demonetization wave, the theme for our December edition was a no-brainer. Joining us on December 10 on our very own edition of Law and Order were: Abhinay Singh Mitesh Katira We also had product demos by: CSN 15H… Continue reading Startup Saturday Navi Mumbai : Legal compliance and accounting

WE Mentoring Session @HSblr on 3rd Sept, 2016

A bright Saturday morning dedicated to WE – super enthusiastic ladies. WE Mentoring Session, organized on 3rd Sep, 2016 by WE at Headstart was a unique opportunity for 14 women led startups to be mentored by the most creative and seasoned experts. The format was simple. 14 startups got shortlisted to talk to the industry… Continue reading WE Mentoring Session @HSblr on 3rd Sept, 2016

All about Startup Funding – Startup Saturday Delhi August 2016 Edition

Come second Saturday and the Headstart Delhi volunteers pack all essentials in anticipation of the exciting day ahead. And why would they not? It is one thing to make a Saturday interesting for yourself; a completely different thing if you’re shouldering the responsibility of making a lazy Saturday afternoon interesting for a diverse bunch of… Continue reading All about Startup Funding – Startup Saturday Delhi August 2016 Edition