Raipur is one of the shining cities of Indian Startup ecosystems. The city has notedly seen the rise of 90+ startups in the past two years. For a city where business families have ruled, the city is now setting eyes on startup culture.
Travelling back in time to understand where the future of travel startups in India is headed… Chandramouli Gopalakrishnan, VP of Special Projects at ixigo, explains the evolving trends in the travel industry — past & present, in this conversation with Malini Gowrishankar, founder of F5 Escapes, at the September 2018 edition of Startup Saturday, held in… Continue reading How Technology Has Disrupted the Online Travel Industry in India
How can a new-age travel startup take on the likes of MMT-Goibibo, Oyo Rooms in the hotel booking space… Started in 2016 along with his college mate from IIT Madras, Pranav Prabhakar co-founder of MiStay, started this two-year-old hotel booking platform in response to a deep-rooted problem faced by travellers. It was a given that you… Continue reading The Story of MiStay — A Travel Startup Taking On the Indian Travel Giants
Having raised over $12 million in Series A funding from Sequoia & Accel, Bounce is up for the ride… Nishchay’s story has all the vital components of an action-packed Hollywood movie; complete with fast bikes, government officials and thieves. The story starts off with Nishchay and a couple of his friends starting a premium motorcycle renting… Continue reading Bounce — The Story of a Startup Taking Over Cities One Bike at a Time
It’s not easy building for a billion users, especially when at least half of them are just getting introduced to the internet… Kapil Raizada, Co-founder of RailYatri — India’s № 1 mass market, long-distance travel consumer platform that serves over 12 million travellers every day, was one of the speakers at the September edition of… Continue reading 9 Crucial Lessons for Startups from RailYatri’s Journey So Far
Vikalp Sahni, co-founder & CTO, shares how Goibibo, a small startup took over the Indian travel market… How do you go about competing with an organisation that has been around for over 8 years before you, and then beating them at it by becoming one of the front-runners in the travel industry? Started in 2007, Goibibo… Continue reading Building a Multi-Billion Dollar Travel Startup: The Story of Goibibo
Headstart Network Foundation and Axilor Ventures have been working together to help accelerate startups in India. Here’s a blog post from Ganapathy Venugopal, CEO and Co-founder, Axilor Ventures. In this first blog on a 2 part series on Seed Funding, I share learnings from helping startups successfully raise funding as part of Axilor’s Accelerator program,… Continue reading Are you Seed Funding ready?
‘One small step for man, a giant leap……’ echoes the mood at Navi Mumbai’s 50th Startup Saturday. It was one giant leap towards building the entrepreneurs ecosystem in the new Mumbai’s upcoming area.
Along with startups many large corporates are also moving to co-working space even as they build their new campuses, to lower the overhead costs by limiting the amount of separate, dedicated space, which a business needs to lease. From large information technology, banking, financial services to insurance companies are increasingly opting for co-working spaces to cope-up with the rising rentals while getting the flexibility to move in a grade A offices in a prime property market across the country with complete facility.
A modern Entrepreneurship definition is all about transforming the world by solving big problems like initiating social change, creating an innovative product or presenting a new life-changing solution. What the entrepreneurship definition doesn’t tell you is that entrepreneurship is what people do to take their career and dreams into their hands and lead it in the direction of their own choice. It’s about building a life on your own terms.
Since its commencement in Raipur, Headstart has been playing an active role in making the start-up ecosystem in Raipur more vibrant with its various initiatives. By organizing Headstart Higher, a ‘speed dating’ format based hiring event which was first of its kind in Raipur, team of Headstart Raipur showed their diligence towards enabling a well-groomed… Continue reading Hiring through speed dating | Headstart Higher
A startup isn’t just about the product, it is also about those using the product – ‘Consumer’!Startup Saturday, July 2018 was about “Understanding Consumer behaviour for start-ups”. As veterans threw light on the topic, here are some key insights: Anand Saboo Founder, Sahyog Design Way Pvt.Ltd. Design the right research questions Surveys could be taken… Continue reading Understanding Consumer behaviour for start-ups