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!

Power of Influencer Marketing

With the advent of social media, having an ID on Facebook, Instagram and other sites are common today. As of 2019, there are 3.484 billion social media users who keep logging in and out of media sites, staying in an interactive group and being social in the virtual world. With the increased use of social… Continue reading Power of Influencer Marketing

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

Headstart Mumbai – A Journey From 0 to 100

  The 20th of August 2016 marks a milestone for the Mumbai chapter of Headstart Network Foundation as it hosts its 100th Startup Saturday. It is the greatest moment for a parent to see their child succeed, I feel the same for my child, Headstart Mumbai, for having reached such a key milestone. I joined Headstart as a Volunteer… Continue reading Headstart Mumbai – A Journey From 0 to 100