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.
We knew startups have finally carved a niche for themselves, the moment our Indian Government decided to roll out the StartUpIndia Initiative. This initiative that claims to redefine and restructure the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem of India, has been well-received amongst much fanfare. In the February 2016 Edition of Startup Saturday Delhi, we decided to dwell… Continue reading Startup Saturday Delhi examines NaMo’s StartupIndia Initiative