Date: 14th Jan, 2016
Venue: SAP Labs India, Whitefield, Bangalore
Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/ybggp9zdsDn
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Note: You could also register at the venue, but on spot registrations are priced at Rs. 300/- while our online tickets are priced at Rs. 250/-
“Validating Your Startup Idea”
Everyone has an idea, but are ideas really worth anything? They may or may not be.
The difference is made when they are validated. So how do you go about validating it?
Many frameworks and models have been proposed that claim to help you in validating your idea, but which one do you choose?
How can one claim to have a validated idea? Is it when you get your first customer or is it when you get 10, 100, or 1000 signups on your landing page about the product yet to be released?
How do you know if your idea is good enough for you to quit your job? Should you startup right when your idea just exists?
Before you jump the gun and spend your time and money building your product, get the answers to all of these questions and learn from entrepreneurs who have validated their ideas by attending the next edition of Startup Saturday.
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Registration & Networking
Introduction to Headstart and Startup Saturday
Talk 1: Keynote Speaker - Sumit Jain, Co-founder & CEO, Common Floor
Startup Demo 1
Startup Demo 2
Talk 2 : Rammohan Reddy, Founder, Lean Mantra
Ajith Mohan K, Founder a& CEO, Furlenco
Sanjeeth R, Chief of Marketing, Exotel
Founder of LeanMantra, a Product Consulting and Training firm
Rammohan is the founder of LeanMantra, a Product Consulting and Training firm, He works along side product development teams and helps to create product strategies that satisfy users and drive business goals.
He provides training on validated approach of developing an idea. He provided training to Startups and fortune 500 companies and apart from India he has done training in Kazakhstan, Singapore, Indonesia etc
He has recently invested in a workspace + Training space called NextSpace (www.TheNextSpace.co)
Chief of Marketing at Exotel
Currently the Chief of Marketing at Exotel, Sanjeeth passed out of IIIT-B and landed in CISCO where he worked in the Operating Systems Team for around 9 years. A techie for most of his life, he is experienced in field of Strategic Planning, Inbound Marketing, Market Strategy and building high performance distributed systems. He identified and created multiple inbound marketing channels at Exotel with strategic planning and efficient implementation. As his email signature aptly summaries it "Heads marketing, tails engineering @ExotelCurrently the Chief of Marketing at Exotel, Sanjeeth passed out of IIIT-B and landed in CISCO where he worked in the Operating Systems Team for around 9 years. A techie for most of his life, he is experienced in field of Strategic Planning, Inbound Marketing, Market Strategy and building high performance distributed systems. He identified and created multiple inbound marketing channels at Exotel with strategic planning and efficient implementation. As his email signature aptly summaries it "Heads marketing, tails engineering at Exotel
Co-founder and CEO CommonFloor.com
Sumit Jain, Co-founder and CEO CommonFloor.com
Sumit worked with Oracle India before starting CommonFloor.com along with two of his friends. CommonFloor became the largest real estate portal dedicated to apartments and gated communities. Post acquisition of CommonFloor by Quikr, Sumit has been driving growth at Quikr. Sumit holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from IIT Roorkee.
Ajith Mohan Karimpana
Founder & CEO, Furlenco
Ajith Mohan Karimpana, Founder and CEO of Furlenco, India's first online home furniture rental company is an entrepreneur who wishes to turn this novel concept into a successful global category and his vision in life is - No one should ever buy furniture. He shoulders the responsibility of the organization’s strategic growth and business development.
An engineering graduate from the National Institute of Technology Jalandhar, Ajith has also done his masters in Computer and Information Science from Temple University, Philadelphia, besides a fellowship program on entrepreneurship from Startup Leadership Program. Prior to founding Furlenco, Ajith donned numerous hats; as Software Engineer with Infosys Technologies, Senior Consultant with Morgan Stanley, Senior Analyst with Goldman Sachs and went on to become the Vice President in the same organization. Having developed an expertise in Business Strategy, Analytics and Team management during his professional stint of 11 years, Ajith came up with his own enterprise, Rent Ur Duniya in 2011, witnessing tremendous opportunity in the home rental furniture market. It was later re-branded as Furlenco in 2013. He wishes to make a social impact by using only plantation wood for its furniture and creating an eco-friendly brand through Furlenco. Ajith also won The Smart CEO-Startup50 Awards 2015.
With a strong team of 184 members in just 4 years of inception, Ajith envisions elevating the living standards of urban Indian consumers who seek affordable and convenient solutions for a good-looking home. Being an entrepreneur doesn’t stop him from indulging his passion for reading, besides watching TV and spending quality time with his family.