While your startup idea may have strong business potential, if the pitch goes haywire, you could miss out on an opportunity to get the financial support and backing of established investors.
We got Sanjay Swamy, a founding member of venture capital firm, Prime Venture Partners to share some pitching tips to help startups have a better chance at getting funded.
As a SaaS startup, there are several questions regarding product development, sales, pricing, market growth and scalability that we face every day. Sivaramakrishnan Narayan, Director – Product Development at Worxogo shared some insights into Worxogo’s early days and how they scaled so quickly in a short span of 3 years
Strange are the ways in which life changing incidents happen. At the first instance they are too small to receive any attention and often go unnoticed. They pass off as just another day in our lives but only later do we realise their importance. The impact is felt when we sit down and introspect, in… Continue reading One year at the Startup Saturday Hyderabad – By Srikanth Soni
Headstart got into conversation with Mr. Abhishek Rungta, Founder & CEO, Indus Net Technologies. Here are some excerpts from the interview: Q. Tell us about “Indus Net Technologies” and why did you foray into the “Enterprise Technology” Space? A. We entered the Enterprise Technology space “by chance”. We used to work for SMEs and small agencies… Continue reading Interview with Abhishek Rungta, Founder & CEO, Indus Net Technologies
Keyur Shah, an Intern at @Pricebaba.com, candidly shared his experiences of how he managed Pricebaba.com during his internship, while the founders were away at 500 Startups! Here’s what Keyur says: I had 3 months of compulsory internship (graded in the college curriculum) and another two months of holidays which I could include in the above… Continue reading From Clerk To CEO, The Story Of A Startup Intern
With over 50 people arriving at the Yahoo Office in Bagmane Tech Park, Bangalore this Saturday morning, the fourth session of the “Boot-camp series” of Startup Saturday kicked off bang on time! With an interesting line-up of speakers, the aim of the Headstart’s Bangalore team today was to give all these aspiring/budding entrepreneurs, who were… Continue reading Startup Sales and Marketing @ Startup Saturday March 2013, Bangalore
Ola Cabs, one of the fastest growing startups in the Indian Internet and consumer space has sparked a new market opportunity . You might have met the man behind Ola Cabs at Startup Saturday Mumbai, if not, Headstart caught up with Bhavish Agarwal (Co-Founder & CEO, Ola Cabs) to talk about Starting up and the journey with… Continue reading Headstart Talks: Bhavish Agarwal, Co-Founder and CEO of Ola Cabs
What if a common man, earning less than Rs 100 per day could have an easy access to financial services like insurance policies, pension plans and loans? What if all he had to do was shell out a day’s income to enjoy the benefits of these services? If all this seems a little far-fetched, think again. With his startup D20 (Distribution 2.0), Mukut Deepak has now transformed this reverie into a tangible reality. Committed to spreading financial literacy in this world, Distribution 2.0 offers low cost, easy to use financial services through a nationwide distribution network of convenience stores. The Headstart team got in touch with Mukut Deepak and interviewed him about his journey down the entrepreneurial path and the challenges he faced while working on his startup Distribution 2.0.
Shortly after they presented at Startup Saturday Mumbai, we caught up with Kunal Shah Managing Director, Accelyst Solutions Pvt. Ltd and talked about their new venture Freecharge.in and the mobile VAS industry. What is Freecharge.in in one line? We want to make mobile recharge free by offering equal value back to the customer in the… Continue reading Headstart Talks: Kunal Shah, Founder & CEO – Freecharge
Mr Shetty of MT Educare spoke at Startup Saturday Mumbai and later we interviewed him about his journey, entrepreneurship and education sector. Valued at over Rs 100 crores (i.e. 3 years back when they raised funding), MT Educare has explored a nation wide market that is growing at a rapid pace. Q Can you tell… Continue reading Interview with Mr Mahesh Shetty of MT Educare
Web startup companies are synonymous with the Silicon Valley due to the trend that has been set over the past decade. This is understandably so, with companies like Google, Cisco, Intel, Sun and a lot other renowned multi-billion dollar companies emerging from the Valley. So, do all successful internet based product companies emerge out of… Continue reading The “InMobi” Story
FlipKart , a Bangalore-based online retail bookstore has been repeatedly referred to as “India’s answer to Amazon”. This very comparison was the reason that I chose to start the Headstart ‘Startup Stories’ section with this company. In March 2009, Business Today named Flipkart as one of India’s ten hottest startups. The company is currently growing… Continue reading FlipKart.com