Often you know that your plan is not to run the company in the long term, but to build it to the point where it can run itself as a self-sustaining profitable business. After this point, you may want to be acquired and ‘cash out’. The startup entrepreneurs and the venture capitalists refer to this… Continue reading Building an acquisition alluring startup – Things to keep in mind
For all the startup enthusiasts reading the Headstart blog, here is an interesting post about “ The Joys and Sorrows of a Startup” by Shubhra, Alicia and Darth – the founders of a Bangalore based startup Chumbak, that sells innovative souvenir products like fridge magnets, keychains, bags, pens, t- shirts and books, all based on… Continue reading The Joys and Sorrows of a Startup
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.
Widom Tap is in the area of Product search. There is a problem that most online retailers face. To get people to write reviews is a big challenge. The only people who have solved this process is Amazon. What should everyone else do? Most solutions do not have a clean integration of all the sources… Continue reading Enterprise demos at Headstart 2009
A successful venture needs three things in equal measure. Its products must address a clear market need; this should be exemplified by use cases and ideally should not require a whole lot of educating target users. A new product must be innovative in the sense it can deliver greater benefits to its target user base.… Continue reading Apppoint : driven by market need, innovation and enterprise