Headstart Higher

Headstart Higher -  Startup Jobs Speed Dating

HeadStart Higher

Headstart Higher is a unique startup job search program facilitated by HeadStart Network Foundation. It is a job-speed-dating session with a startup you love to work with.

Headstart Higher is being organised in both Hyderabad and Bengaluru on the 26th April 2014. 

To know more about the Headstart Higher - Bengaluru please visit  http://higher.headstart.in/bengaluru/

  Below are the details for Headstart Higher - Hyderabad

 Venue: IIIT Hyderabad, Gachibowli, Hyderabad

(Events Room, 2nd Floor, Vindya  C4 Building)
Date and Time: Saturday, 26th April 2014, 1:00 pm onwards
Registration: For Candidates Rs 200- and For Startups Rs 1500/-
Candidates (Criteria to Apply): 
Technology Professionals ( 3-8 years exp);
Sales and Marketing Professionals (2-5 years exp)
(Candidate are requested to fill the Application forms in the given link below, which will be screened and only ratified candidates will be confirmed for participation. An intimation will be sent to all with respect to their application status on 23rd April 2014 . Post  the confirmation, the candidates are requested to Pay Rs 200 for being registered.)
How it works:

Headstart Higher works differently for a startup and a candidate. Every interested startup is allowed to participate, given that they’d bring at least one of the co-founders to participate at the event. Candidates, however, will have to go through a selection process and only selected candidates are allowed to participate in this event.


How is this different from other job fairs?

Headstart Higher is not your average job fair. It is different on two counts. One, only startups (very young companies, who may not even have a steady revenue streams) are allowed to hire in a Higher event. Two, you will undergo a selection before you are allowed to participate.

Working with a startup has its own challenges and opportunities. If you  don’t understand what it takes, read on further. If you do, move on to register yourself by giving in the relevant details. If we like your profile, we will tell you how to buy a Candidate Ticket to confirm your seat.

Risks and Rewards of joining a startup

Joining a startup is nothing like joining another job. It demands long working hours, responsibility, ownership and a lot of passion. In many cases, the startup may not pay you even half as much as your current salary and would perhaps demand double the amount of work.

What is on offer is your shot at changing the world by building a business that provides innovative products and services or does it more efficiently than most others in the world. The risk that you take on your salary is compensated either with some equity in the organization or simply the fast growth and learning if the company does well.

Why you shouldn’t join a startup

You should clearly not join a startup if any of the  following is true:

  1. You have a high commitment on the income you take home. For example, if you are servicing a huge home-loan.
  2. You have a family that demands loads of attention. For example, if you are expecting arrival of your first child in next few months.
  3. You are unable to get through other jobs and are looking at this as an option for time being. Joining a startup is a long-term commitment.
  4. You care a lot about the brand name of the company you join. It is quite likely that no one in your circle has heard about the startup you work for, or will hear about it in near future.

Why you may join a startup

There are some people who have natural inclination towards startups:

  1. You are known for taking initiatives among your friends. You happen to be the one person who organizes all get-togethers and you love it.
  2. You love the freedom at your workplace and would find it cool to come to office at 2 pm or whenever you like to and work late-hours. Startups usually don’t have a in-time out-time policy.
  3. You think you work best when you are left unsupervised. There are usually no enough people in a startup to monitor you.
  4. You are a programmer but love to try your hand at dabble online marketing, sales and making coffee, or any other way around.
Sounds good?

(IIT and IIIT Hyderabad applicants are requested to apply through your  incubators)


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For more write to us: higher.hyderabad@headstart.in

Supported by:



NASSCOM 10,000startups initiative facilitates early stage startups and aspiring entrepreneurs access to Accelerator / Angel Investor / Mentors. To know more about the program and be informed for the call of application, please fill in the form by clicking the link:  http://bit.ly/hs10k



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Testimonials from past participating startups

This event is really one of a kind and is a lot of fun too. We participated as a startup and were able to interact with a lot of like-minded and capable individuals. I would definitely recommend this as a must-do exercise for every budding startup. The experience alone was worth it :)  ” – Hardik, DialHealth (Startup)

The overall event was designed brilliantly. uniRow would like to thank HeadStart team for organizing and giving opportunity to participate. This kind of event really helps startups like us to meet the professionals and interact with like minded people. uniRow would like to participate in future and in other cities too. If physical presence wont possible for us, we would like to go with video conference. I hope you guys can help us to participate in other cities without having physical presence. Keep doing awesome work. Good Luck.” – Kunal, UniRow (Startup)

Never before have I met so many good candidates in three hours. This event is a fantastic concept and we wish there were more such events in Delhi-NCR” – Ankur Singla, Akosha (Startup)

Testimonials from past participating candidates

Wonderful concept, execution & the team behind it. I think this is the best platform for startups to hire & for people who are looking to join startups to get hired. Awesome stuff guys :) ” – Pulkit Somani (Candidate)

An amazing initiative taken up by the Headstart organization to come up with something like this so unique and so much more helpful for all. It was an amazing experience for me, someone looking to find that perfect job for him. Meeting so many prospective employers all under one roof was just unbelievable. Looking forward to more such amazing events and being a part of them. Thank you Headstart.” - Nirav Gangar (Candidate)

Startup Participating at HeadStart Higher Mumbai and Delhi:

Startups HeadStart Higher Mumbai