Headstart X - Paying it Forward

Headstart has successfully completed a decade of supporting and nurturing startups and fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship. This has resulted in tremendous opportunities for the young startup founders from as early as 2007 when starting up was not a fancy thing. To commemorate a decade of entrepreneurial excellence, Headstart proudly brings to you, Headstart X - a celebration of the spirit of paying it forward.

This has been a journey of 10 years, during which nearly 300 volunteers have contributed selflessly to create an accessible ecosystem for early stage entrepreneurs. Together they have organised 1000+ startup events/initiatives, impacting 15,000 startups/new ventures directly and enabling over a million connections. Companies that have pitched or made early stage demos at Headstart’s initiatives, have created over 4,00,000 direct jobs and added  INR 42,000 crore to the Indian economy. And yet - marching ahead at an incredible pace, growing to 23 cities with over 120 active volunteers. This is a story of grit, determination, passion and perseverance of 300 young men and women of this country working silently towards to changing India through entrepreneurship.

Headstart X is an opportunity for you to experience the most impact centric entrepreneurship conclave ever witnessed.

Headstart X will enable mentoring sessions for over 120 startup founders, bootcamp for over 500 aspiring entrepreneurs delivered by the who’s who of India’s startup story and closed door pitches by top startups from the country to over 30 investors from India and abroad.

All this and much more at Headstart X.
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Vaitheeswaran K

Speaker

Author - Failing to Succeed, The Story of India's first e-commerce company

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Vaithee is known as the father of e-commerce in India. He co-founded Fabmart. He is an entrepreneur and author of 'Failing to Succeed - the story of India’s first e-commerce company'

Pallav Nandhani

Speaker

Founder/CEO, Fusion Charts & Collabion

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Pallav is the co-founder and CEO of FusionCharts. He started FusionCharts at the age of 17 without any external funding. Today, FusionCharts has over 27,000 customers and 700,000 developers. His entrepreneurial journey has been covered by various magazines like Forbes, Entrepreneur, Business Today, Economic Times and numerous blogs & websites.
Pallav holds an MS in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh, UK. He has co-authored a book on combining the power of Flash and .NET called 'Flash.NET' in 2002 and has written several technical articles for international journals ever since.

Ravi Trivedi

Speaker

Founder, PushEngage

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Ravi is a digital marketer and an entrepreneur with hands-on experience in running E-commerce and Lead Gen companies in US and India. He is also an investor who is trying to better himself at it by building startups from scratch and work with the startups in early stage.



Sanjay Swamy

Speaker

Managing Partner & Co-Founder, PRIME Venture Partners

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Sanjay is a passionate marketing executive with strong desire to mentor and lead entrepreneurs in developing disruptive technologies and business models - and introducing these in emerging markets. His areas of specialization range from Mobile Content, Mobile Commerce, Billing and CRM and eProcurement.

Avlesh Singh

Speaker

Co-Founder, Web Engage

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Avlesh has over 11 years of rich startup experience in products and technology. Along with being an entrepreneur, Avlesh is also a salesman, designer, developer and marketer.

Kumar Rangarajan

Speaker

Co-Founder, Slang Labs

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Kumar Rangarajan built a successful startup, Little Eye Labs, which was acquired by Facebook. After which, Kumar also co-founded Slang Labs.



Ajith Mohan Karimpana

Speaker

Founder & CEO, Furlenco

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Ajith's passion for rental furniture has never wavered, neither in the first 4 years of business pre-funding, nor in the successful years after. His passion and vision ‘never own furniture’ has inspired Furlenco to take on this mantle and create brave new evangelists of the new economy.

Sumit Jain

Speaker

Co-founder, Common Floor

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Sumit is responsible for company strategy and business. His result-oriented approach ensures a constant and relentless focus on end-user satisfaction. As a party lover he has successfully incorporated several fun elements into the company's work culture. Prior to his present role, Sumit worked with Oracle India. Sumit holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from IIT Roorkee.

Phanindra Sama

Speaker

Co-Founder, redBus.in

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Phanindra Sama is the Founder and CEO of RedBus, India’s First Online Bus Ticket Booking Service. Started in 2005 , today Redbus is the largest online bus ticketing company in India.
Phanindra recieved his Electrical Engineering degree from BITS Pilani and Post- Graduation from Indian Institute of Science. Prior to Redbus, he worked at ST Electronics and Texas Instruments. He hails from Nizamabad, Andhra Pradesh.



Shradha Sharma

Speaker

Founder & CEO at YourStory Media

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Shradha Sharma is the Founder and Chief Editor of YourStory. Shradha lives her life in stories. And believes, every story is unique and every story matters. Prior to founding YourStory Shradha worked with Times of India and CNBC TV18. In 2015, she was selected in the list of 500 LinkedIn Influencers across the world. Also in 2015 (March) Sharma received the L’Oreal Paris Femina Award for Online Influence.

Isaac Wesley

Mentor

Founder & CEO - Inkmonk.com

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A perpetual builder and an all-round product guy (part designer, part developer)

Kunal Varma

Mentor

Co-founder, MoneyTap

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Kunal is an entrepreneur, engineer and a product guy. He built MoneyTap, India's first app-based credit line for consumers. After exiting from Tapstart.com, Kunal has explored everything from product development, engineering, growth hacking and inbound marketing to sales, business development and fund raising.



Girish Rowjee

Mentor

Co-founder & CEO, Greytip Software

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Girish Rowjee is a co-founder of Greytip Software and is the guiding beacon behind Greytip being the #1 HR & Payroll solutions provider in the country today. One of the early movers in the SaaS B2B space in India,

Girish has been instrumental in positioning Greytip as a market leader in the Online Payroll space. Girish has done his Engineering from SJCE Mysore. He is one of founding members of iSPIRT and is a Mentor at the Founders' Institute India.

Miten Mehta

Investor

Angel Investor, Co-founder and CIO at Spinta Global Accelerator

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Miten is client facing strategic Technology leader equipped with powerful communication, coordination and analytic skills, along with a proven track record of exceptional leadership ability. He enjoys being part of, as well as leading, a successful and productive teams. Miten is quick to grasp new ideas and concepts and is diligent in developing innovative and creative solutions to problems. He has a unique energy, creativity, drive and a talent to work at both at a micro and macro level. Miten is highly organized but flexible individual who is seen as trusted advisor with demonstrated solid judgment, who develops strong client relationships at all levels internally and externally.

Brent Zettel

Investor

Manager, Unitus Seed Fund

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Brent has a broad base of experience across finance, investing, and social enterprise, and his passion for seeing entrepreneurs reach their potential with social innovations for the masses.
Prior to joining Unitus, Brent advised US companies on acquisitions and strategic investments, and was part of the healthcare investment banking team at Nexus Health Capital.



Sarita Raichura

Investor

Regional Head- South India, Indian Angel Network

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Sarita heads the South Indian operations for Indian Angel Network. Prior to this, she worked in Intel Corporation as Retail Operations and Biz Intelligence Manager- Asia including Japan.

Nao Murakami

Investor

General Partner, Incubate Fund India

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Nah was consistently in charge of start-ups in the IT/Internet sector at the Tokyo and NY headquarters of Nomura Securities Group. He has lead many companies to IPO. He moved to India in 2014 and experienced starting a start-up on site.

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Event Details

10 Feb, 2018
09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
SAP Labs, Whitefield
SAP Labs, Whitefield
Bangalore - 560066

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