Startup Saturday is the flagship initiative of the Headstart Network. It is one of the most popular startup events across India. The first Startup Saturday Mumbai (#SSMUM) took place on 10th May 2008 and has been organised on the second saturday of every month since then. 9th July 2016 marked the 99th edition of #SSMUM and on 20th August 2016, we will be celebrating the Centennial event in Mumbai.
Over the years, Startup Saturday has given early stage entrepreneurs a platform to showcase their ideas, network with fellow entrepreneurs, search for team members/co-founders and learn from entrepreneurs who share their expereiences on the #SSMUM platform.
#SSMUM100 will be about celebrating the success of entpreneurs who have been a part of the initiative since its inception as well as about renewing our commitment to continue being the premier platform for aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs to develop and launch their startups.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Centennial event.
Introductions and Welcome Note
Panel 1: Giving your Startup a Headstart
Aditya Mishra (Co-founder Switchme)
Kunal Shah (Founder Freecharge)
Vikram Vora (Founder MyDentist)
Dhruvil Sanghvi (CEO & Co-founder LogiNext)
Sanjay Mehta (Joint CEO Mirum India)
Introduction to the Entrepreneurship program by Welingkar Institute of Management
Panel 2 Fireside Chat with Women Entrepreneurs
Shraddha Patil (Co-founder The Mentorpreneurs)
Ritu Soni Srivastava (Founder Obino)
Naiyya Saggi (Founder BabyChakra)
Revathi Roy (Co-Founder Heydidi & Zaffiro)
Panel 3: 3rd Wave and Beyond
Navin Honagudi (Investment Director Kae Capital)
Sanjay Nath (Co-founder & Managing Partner Blume Venture Advisors)
Anil Joshi (Managing Partner Unicorn India Ventures)
Annkur Agarwal (Co-founder Pricebaba)
Thank you note
Networking and Snacks
Founder & CEO Switchme & Co-founder Headstart Network
Aditya is the co-founder of the Headstart Network. He is the Founder & CEO of Switchme, a web based service that helps you switch your service providers from the comfort of your home.
Founder & Chairman Freecharge
Freecharge is an online portal that recharges a customer of the desired value and gives him/her discount vouchers from various brands of same value, thereby making the recharge effectively free of cost.
Founder & CEO Mydentist
Mydentist is a chain of Dental Clinics in Mumbai providing high quality yet affordable dental services maintaining the best sterilization standards and operating with complete transparency for the patients.
Co-founder & Chief Mentor The Mentorpreneurs
TheMentorpreneurs was founded by Shraddha and Bhavesh with the sole purpose of bridging the gap between mentors and entrepreneurs. TheMentorpreneurs was all about building an eco-system for start-ups, to help them work with a trusted source to thrive.
BabyChakra is the largest platform in India to help parents discover and decide on care for moms and children. Naiyya is responsible for responsible for Product, Business Development & Outreach.
Ritu Soni Srivastava
Ritu is the founder of Obino, a health-tech startup whose vision is to become a global brand in personalised healthcare. Prior to starting Obino, Ritu was the DGM, Brand Marketing, Mobile Services Business for Bharti Airtel Ltd
Co-Founder & CEO Heydidi & Zaffiro
Revathi is the co-founder & CEO of Heydidi - First ever Instant parcel delivery service by women, Zaffiro Learning - A skilling for employment enterprise and Zaffiro Venturs - A mentoring and investment arm for student start ups and Angel Investment. Revathi is also a mentor at Venture Catalysts a seed investor & Innovation platform.
Investment Director Kae Capital
Navin is part of the investment team as an Investment Director. Prior to joining Kae, Navin was with Reliance Venture Asset Management (RVAM), and served as the Board of Directors of Tessolve Services and Dhama Innovations and as Board Observer on Reverse Logistics, Suvidhaa Infoserve and Wellspring.
Managing Partner Unicorn India Ventures
Anil is the Managing Partner at Unicorn India Ventures, an SEBI approved venture fund under AIF-I Category. Prior to setting up the Fund, he was heading operations at Mumbai Angels and Bangalore Angels, leading Angel Investment forums in India as President.
Co-founder & Managing Partner Blume Venture Advisors
Sanjay is a Co Founder & Managing Partner of Blume Ventures, one of India's leading early stage VC firms. Prior to Blume, Sanjay was also an active angel investor through Mumbai Angels. His angel investments include Inmobi (formerly Mkhoj), Appsdaily (formerly Onward Mobility), Little Eye Labs (acquired by Facebook), Tonbo Imaging, Atyourprice and Svasti Microfinance amongst others.
City Lead Headstart Network Foundation
Romil is the City Lead for Headstart Mumbai and has been part of the team since 2010. Romil is a startup evangelist and is passionate about and growing the startup ecosystem in Mumbai.
Joint CEO Mirum India
Sanjay co-founded Homeindia.com, one of Indias earliest ecommerce portals, selling ethnic Indian ware to global consumers. After exiting Homeindia, Sanjay spent about 1.5 years as COO of Compare Infobase Limited, before co-founding Social Wavelength.
CEO & Co-founder LogiNext
Recognized as one of the youngest and fastest growing startup CEOs in India, Dhruvil Sanghvi is an alumnus of Carnegie Mellon University. After acquiring a deep experience in logistics and Big Data space in the US market while working with Deloitte Consulting and Ernst & Young Technology Advisory, Dhruvil started LogiNext towards the beginning of 2014, which is backed by IAN and Paytm. He was on the core team of advising the largest logistics company in the US as a part of their last mile route optimization program.
Dhruvil strongly supports the idea of sustainable startup ecosystem and has incubated and mentored a gamut of startups in logistics, Big Data and analytics space.
Annkur P Agarwal is the co-founder of Pricebaba.com, a product research engine that has served over 100 million users in India. He has also been an active part of the startup community as an organizer for Startup Saturday, Startup Weekend & community events like Barcamps.