Headstart Higher

HS Higher

Headstart Higher Mumbai – Bigger & Better!!

Headstart Higher promises a vibrant platform for Startups seeking meritorious and committed professionals with entrepreneurial drive and willing to become a team in taking forward the startup dreams. Likewise, Higher provides an amazing platform for many young and experienced professionals keen for an enterprising career in Startups.

Headstart Higher Mumbai

When: Saturday, 5th September 2015

Where: Indian School of Design & Innovation

Address: 4th Floor, Tower 2A One Indiabulls Centre, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400012. Phone:088798 81691



We know hiring is one of the biggest concern areas for Startups, likewise for Candidates seeking challenging and unconventional career paths. HeadStart Higher aims to connect both Startups and Candidates.

If you are looking to recruit rock star talent in Mumbai or around, HeadStart Higher is just the right platform for you!

Startups – Register - http://higher.headstart.in/mumbai/

Hurry!! There are limited tickets for this one !

If you are a Job Seeker looking to work for a Startup, apply as a Candidate.

Candidates – Apply here: http://higher.headstart.in/mumbai/

Participation Fees:

For Startups: Early Bird  Registrations – Rs 4,000/-  (Last Date – 15th August).  
                     Registrations after 15th August – Rs 6,000/-  

For Candidates:  Rs. 500/-

The flow of the event is as follows:


REGISTER: Startups and Candidates register above
SCREENING: Headstart shortlists prospective startups/ candidates
INVITE: Shortlisted Startups/ Candidates to buy event tickets


PITCH: Startups pitch themselves for 60 seconds
SPEED DATE: Startups and candidates interact with each other
SHORTLIST: Startups shortlist the candidates they want to hire


INTERVIEWS: Shortlisted candidates are interviewed
OFFERS: Offers made/ accepted
FEEDBACK: Startups/ Candidates provide their feedback

For more information, Contact:

Romil Shah  – romil.shah@headstart.in

Rahul Gulati - rahul.gulati@headstart.in

 Other team members: Rahul Shah, Milita Datta

Headstart Higher -  Startup Jobs Speed Dating

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.

How it works:

Watch video to understand - How HeadStart Higher Works? 


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.

Startup Participated at Previous HeadStart Higher Mumbai and Delhi Editions:


Startups HeadStart Higher Mumbai

Testimonials from past participating startups

“Romil, you guys are stars! Awesome effort!!” – Startup Founder – Paydome – Puneet.

“Good initiative. Need more of this to build talent pool for startups in Mumbai.” – Startup Founder – Mircedia Lavin Mirchandani  - Merc  Merc

“Thank you for organizing a very useful event on Sunday. We met some great people there.” - Startup Founder – Drishtant - Ruchi Kumar“Thank you for the wonderful setup yesterday” – Startup Founder – LogiNext-  Dhruvil

“Thanks for organising this event. I’m sure a lot of hard-work went into it.” – Startup Founder – Fly by Knight – Neha Jain

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)

“Hearty congratulations for the success of Headstart Higher event organized last Sunday! 
It was insightful and inspiring to be among young start-up entrepreneurs with a disruptive mindset and enthusiasm to make a difference in the society.”  - Forum Shah (Candidate)

“Was a good event. I havnt been on any such startup event before, so it was a nice experience and enjoyed networking. Hope some companies come out with job-offers in few days.”  - Vishal Ramrakhyani (Candidate)“The event was organized and managed very nicely. It was good to see such an out-of-the-box approach being executed so properly. Also, it was amazing experience to meet so many startups having such great ideas.” – Surbhi Sehgal (Candidate)