Quite easily the most impressive travel blogging application we have seen, Entrip was showcased at HeadStart and Compute 2009 earlier this year. Entrip from Headstart Network Foundation on Vimeo. Alertpedia is a very interesting alerting service that works on structured queries and could be a very useful tool for both online visitors and publishers. Alertpedia… Continue reading Two very useful and well executed online applications
Tag: HeadStart 2009
HeadStart 2009 [Summer Edition] on 20th June @Mumbai
The HeadStart Foundation’s annual conference has now become bi-annual with the announcement of the Summer edition of HeadStart 2009 in Mumbai on the 20th of June. The Summer edition of HeadStart 2009 further experiments with a new format of the event where the focus is entirely on startups and companies with new products. Instead of… Continue reading HeadStart 2009 [Summer Edition] on 20th June @Mumbai
The Art of doing Demos, are you doing one at HeadStart 2009 ?
Headstart is a tremendous opportunity to connect with early users who can give you feedback and also buy. In order to make the most of this opportunity, its important to be ready with a very good demo. Also, the way of doing the demo differs when you’re in a presentation mode vs a stall talk… Continue reading The Art of doing Demos, are you doing one at HeadStart 2009 ?
Final batch of companies for the Demopit @HeadStart 2009
Today we have announced the final list of companies that qualified for booths in the demo pit at HeadStart 2009. We have a total of around 30 startups showcasing products at the event coming up on the 9th and 10th. Entry to the demo pit and the stalls is free for all, so do come… Continue reading Final batch of companies for the Demopit @HeadStart 2009
Enterprise products in the Demo pit @HeadStart 2009
We were surprised at the quality and the variety in nominations to the Enterprise product category. The following is the first batch of companies and products to make it to the Demo pit in this category. Netprice is a award winning startup (Red Herring Asia 100 Winner, Red Herring Global 100 Finalist 2008). Their product… Continue reading Enterprise products in the Demo pit @HeadStart 2009
First batch of consumer products selected for the Demo-pit @ HeadStart 2009
We had a lot of nominations for the demo pit and on stage demos at HeadStart and Compute 2009 and it was tough to narrow down the field to 20 participants for the demo-pit. Here is the first batch of finalists in the consumer products and services segment. We will announce more companies today and… Continue reading First batch of consumer products selected for the Demo-pit @ HeadStart 2009
Scheduling one-on-one meetings with Investors @ HeadStart 2009
The HeadStart Foundation associates with several leading investors in India. The following investors have confirmed attendance on panel discussions and one-on-one meetings with startups at the HeadStart and Compute 2009 conference. Please contact Vinayak Hegde at email@example.com to schedule a meeting if you want to present a product or discuss an idea with anyone of… Continue reading Scheduling one-on-one meetings with Investors @ HeadStart 2009
Experiences with fund raising, growing business without VCs and exits
The Entrepreneurship panel at HeadStart and Compute 2009 will have entrepreneurs talk about their experiences. Sloka Telecom‘s Sujai Karampuri will talk about his experience with raising angel and VC funds for his venture. Being in a segment that can not really be called a VC favourite makes Sujai’s talk more relevant. VCs in India invested… Continue reading Experiences with fund raising, growing business without VCs and exits
Business models to counter tough economic climate : High growth or Higher margins ?
VCs in the last three years of strong economic growth have invested in a few application segments – search and local search (eg, Guruji, AskLaila), payment systems (eg, Obopay, MChek, Paymate), ad networks (eg, Ozone, MKhoj, Komli), social networks and communities (eg, Minglebox, techTribe), consumer services (eg, Cleartrip, Seventymm, Carwale) and mobile VAS (eg, mGinger,… Continue reading Business models to counter tough economic climate : High growth or Higher margins ?
Talking about what affects us entrepreneurs : Entrepreneurship panel at HeadStart 2009
The time now is challenging to most entrepreneurs, whether they are just starting out, raised funding and running operations or have a stably running business for some time. Customer delays, drying up credit and investor sentiment is affecting most of us entrepreneurs. Added to that, there are market forces and general issues which we wanted… Continue reading Talking about what affects us entrepreneurs : Entrepreneurship panel at HeadStart 2009
Honeywell initiates collaboration with Startups; confirms participation at HeadStart 2009
The HeadStart Foundation is in discussions with several large corporates to involve them in a collaborative effort aimed at identifying and executing new business opportunities in partnership with startups and companies with new products. Honeywell is one of them and we expect to have an announcement made in December during the Startup Saturday at Bangalore.… Continue reading Honeywell initiates collaboration with Startups; confirms participation at HeadStart 2009
The Demo-pit and the Innovation panel at HeadStart 2009
We have a very interesting format for presentations by startups and companies with new products at HeadStart and Compute 2009 this year. At the live product demonstrations in HeadStart 2008, we noticed a couple of things. First, presenters were so engrossed with pitching products that they did not actually find any time or get an… Continue reading The Demo-pit and the Innovation panel at HeadStart 2009