A Startup Ecosystem comprises entrepreneurs, different kinds of financial and non-financial support such as debt finance, equity investments and grants, and non-financial support including incubation, acceleration support, mentoring and technical experts. It also includes the government policies and programmes relevant to startups, academia and other organisations and firms that in different ways interact with or support startups.
In May 2016 edition of Startup Saturday, we will bring to you some of the organisations which provide support to early stage startups.
Introduction to Headstart
Financial Support Available for Startups by Prajakt Raut
Role of a mentor or advisor in setting or scaling your business by Siddhant Bhansali
Nakul Kumar, Founder and COO at cashify.in
Networking with Tea
Financial Support Available for Startups
Prajakt is an entrepreneur and entrepreneurship evangelist. Prajakt's personal goal in life is to encourage and assist a 100,000 people to become entrepreneurs. Prajakt is the founder of The Hub for Startups and Applyifi. Prajakt advices startups and early-stage companies on building meaningful business plans and investor pitch decks. Prajakt was previously a part of the founding team of The Hatch for Startups, co-founder of Orange Cross, Asia Director for TiE (The IndusEntrepreneurs), and head of operations of Indian Angel Network.
Role of a mentor or advisor in setting or scaling your business
Siddhant Bhansali has an MBA from the Indian School of Business (ISB) and a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois. He has been working with technology companies for about 12 years and have mentored over 80-90 startups across multiple domains (not just tech). He has previously worked with Microsoft and was part of the Outlook Express, Windows Core, and Internet Explorer teams.
Co-Founder and COO @ www.Cashify.in (Formerly ReGlobe)
Nakul, bitten by entrepreneurial bug early in life, took the plunge right after B-school in 2009 by starting ReGlobe building innovative solutions around end of life product disposal & recycling. He has worked with most of the leading electronics brands and helped them with end of life product strategies, reverse logistics, consumer connect and marketing green initiatives.