Powering Prosperity for startups through Intuit Circles & Headstart

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In the short span of 37 years, Intuit has built a credible name for itself. An unattainable feat for many, Intuit has gone on to show the world that life doesn’t need to be that difficult. They are a mission-driven, global financial platform company with products like TurboTax, QuickBooks, and Mint designed to empower consumers, self-employed and small businesses to improve their financial lives.

Their innovative ecosystem of financial management solutions serves more than 50 million customers around the world to get more money with the least amount of work while giving them complete confidence in their actions and decisions. They’ve branched out to start offices in Canada, Brazil, Mexico, France, Australia, the United Kingdom, and India. The latter of which has been supremely successful in helping the country’s startup ecosystem blossom- through Intuit Circles.

Intuit Circles

Through Intuit Circles, Intuit wants to enable growth and increase the survival rate for startups. They want to give back to startups, having been one. Their primary focus is to give startups, opportunities to grow by creating a community of founders, giving them the right connections and knowledge they need to succeed, help them leverage Intuit’s smart technology and expertise of over 35 years serving small businesses globally and the power of various stakeholders like investors, co-working spaces, incubators, accountants etc.

The community is brought to life via a virtual platform that startups can join for free. You can check out the startup community portal by signing up here.

In a conversation with YourStory in 2018, Sanket Atal, MD, Intuit India explained how every entrepreneur should be a part of Intuit Circles. He talked about how their primary focus is to help the Indian startup ecosystem prosper. Through Intuit Circles, they want to build a community of entrepreneurs, investors, co-working spaces, incubators, accountants, and more to help startups reach their full potential.

Headstart Network Foundation & Intuit Circles

This September, Headstart Network Foundation and Intuit Circles have come together for Powering Prosperity for startups. Headstart Network Foundation is India’s largest grassroots level organization that supports entrepreneurship and startups. They’re active in 30+ cities and actively contribute to the Indian startup ecosystem.

Intuit has always believed very strongly in helping people achieve their dreams. They understand that ‘Prosperity’ means different things to different people. With the current state of the world, one where the future is uncertain, achieving prosperity for many is difficult if not impossible. Through this program along with Headstart, they’re working towards enabling startups in the Indian ecosystem to survive and thrive and achieve their version of prosperity.

COVID-19 has shaken us to our very core causing many of us to forget others and focus on ourselves. Through a platform like Intuit Circles, we want the community to immerse themselves and continue the ripple effect, that everyone generally partakes in, to power not only the communities and people in need but also ourselves in the process. Slowly, community by community, city by city; all we know is that the only way out of this is together.

That having been said, watch this space every Thursday over the next few months, we’ll talk about how we can all truly prosper. See you next week!

Contributed by:
Sanskriti Bhatnagar
Headstart Network Foundation