If you don't know about Headstart Higher, here is a quick brief.
How is this different from other job fairs?
It is different on two counts. One, only startups (young companies) 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 the relevant details. If we like your profile, we will tell you how to buy a Candidate Ticket to confirm your seat. We collect a fee of 300 INR to ensure the seriousness and commitment of applicants.
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. (However we have a few funded startups as well, who are able to offer very competitive salary packages).
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 organisation 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:
Why you may join a startup
There are some people who have natural inclination towards startups:
All said and done, working in startups is a rewarding experience. The learning curve is 3x compared to roles in big companies. If your startup does well, you grow very fast. If it tanks, you would still have many job options (given your learning curve). Chances are you'll get some equity or at least, excellent stock options and this may translate into a good deal of cash if your company makes a handsome exit (probability less than 2% though).