If you are an entrepreneur, you have probably heard of Startup Saturdays. The entrepreneurial meetups that happen on the second Saturday of every month across 6 Indian cities. The team behind them, a non-profit called HeadStart Foundation now presents their National Showcase Conference- HeadStart at Hyderabad, organised in partnership with ITsAP (The Information Technology and Services Industry Association of Andhra Pradesh).
Those who have taken the plunge, know that there is nothing glamorous about entrepreneurship. There is however, a strong sense of responsibilty and power that stems from meaningful action. It is the result of this meaningful effort that will be showcased and celebrated at HeadStart Hyderabad.
Headstart will have two exciting parts. In the first part, 15 early stage companies chosen through a national selection process by an independent panel of investors and entrepreneurs will take the stage. They will demo their products live in front of an audience that comprises of investors, potential customers, media and fellow entrepreneurs.
In the second part, there would be panel discussions and unconferences between successful entrepreneurs to derive insights into topics relevant for entrepreneurs today. These panels / unconferences are themed on following subjects:
- Indian growth as a driver of Entrepreneurship,
- Unconventional Sources of funding,
- Challenges in social entrepreneurship,
- Indian Products Going Global, and other interesting topics.
Date: March 12, 2010
Venue: Hyderabad International Convention Center
Event Fee: Rs. 500
Registration: [Register here]. If you are a regular Startup Saturday attendee, please ask your city admin for a special 30% discount code.
List of speakers: [Link]
You can expect the event to be filled with
- Entrepreneurs to chat and learn from.
- Investors and angels to pitch to.
- Media to network with and possibly get yourself covered.
- Corporate customers, technologists, early adopters and representatives of various members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Startups always want branding and if we think that your offering is noteworthy, we would like offer you a demo booth for a nominal fee. Please write to harinath[@]headstart[.]in to learn more.
Amit Singh is the co-founder of Headstart – India’s largest early stage startup community. He has a keen interest in startups, technology and design. He runs an award winning product engineering firm called Wow Labz in Bangalore, India. He has invested in multiple startups via Wow Labz as well. He has also cofounded Design Day – a pan India design community