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125th Startup Saturday | Headstart Delhi

Startup Saturday Delhi is crossing its 125th milestone!

Startup Saturday is one of India's most popular startup events. It is organized on the 2nd Saturday of every month across 23+ cities in India by Headstart Network Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to transforming the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the country.

Headstart Delhi's Startup Saturday helps entrepreneurs in navigating obstacles and challenges of running a startup. The agenda of the SS is to allow for engaging networking events, informative presentations, enlightening panel discussions and didactic mentoring sessions by the savants of the industries.

Over the last 11 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 experiences on the #SSDEL platform. 

This May, We are crossing the 125th milestone and we are excited to invite you to be a part of the celebration.

We are celebrating, 

  • A Decade of Fostering Entrepreneurship.
  • A Decade of Startup Mentoring.
  • A Decade of Selfless Volunteership.
  • A Decade of Innovation and Collaboration.
  • And a Decade of Turning Entrepreneurial Dreams into Reality. 


The 125th edition puts together a brilliant panel discussion with startup veterans, and keynotes from one of the biggest names in the ecosystem, Fireside chats with some legendary entrepreneurs and startup pitches.
The event will bring together 25+ speakers from the cadre of marquee investors, serial entrepreneurs and domain experts from diverse backgrounds to share their views and opinions.

In the spirit of its 125th anniversary, Headstart Delhi is also you to its Kickstart event, where 15 startups will be shortlisted and given an opportunity to pitch in the front of a panel of 15+ Investors and esteemed judges from the Delhi-NCR ecosystem and battle it out to convince the jury of your fundability.

Venue -TBD
Date: 18th May 2019
Time: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Here are the names of few Speakers 125th SS :
1. Sairee Chahal, Founder, and CEO, SHEROES
2. Digbijoy Shukla, Head of Startup Ecosystem, India at Amazon Internet Services
3. Sajith Pai, Director, Blume Ventures
4. Abhishek Gupta, COO, Tlabs
5. Rajeev Talwar, Faster Capital
6. Soaib Grewal, TLabs
7. Jitendra Singh, Director, Tessellate ventures
8. Prajakt Raut, Founding Partner The Growth Labs
9. Arpit Agarwal, Principal, Blume Ventures
10. Rahul Narvekar, Founder Scale Ventures Fund
11. Sunil Kalra, Member, Indian Angel Network and Founder Partner, Managing Director BSLG Pvt Limited
12. Ridhish Talwar. Co-Founder
13. Sandro Stephen, IAN
14. Subhadeep Sanyal, Principal Omnivore Ventures
15. Amit Kumar Mishra, ID8 Ventures

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So join us for the momentous 125th Startup Saturday on 18th May to toast to 10 years of entrepreneurship for Headstart Delhi- A decade of Fostering Entrepreneurship!

Also, we are doing the KickStart Initiative and delighted to invite you there. Here you can register:



Sairee Chahal




Sairee Chahal founded SHEROES - mobile social network for women with over 15 million women as members. A safe and trusted, #takecharge space for women.
Earlier in 2006, She co-founded SAITA Consulting, a consulting firm working with SMBs. In her past, She worked with Heidrick and Struggles and CII. Started her career while at college taking up assignments, which included writing for a business magazine and assisting India-CIS Chambers of Commerce.

Digbijoy Shukla


Amazon Internet Services


Digbijoy has over a decade of wide-ranging experience across diverse sectors, initially started his career in education marketing with reputed educational institutes and then subsequently joined the advertising and events industry to execute several projects including a state election campaign for a national party, conceptualizing and running a restaurant chain in Delhi and several other projects.

He joined the Delhi chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE Delhi), where he worked for over three years and drove various key initiatives like mentoring, deal flow, marketing, sponsorship's, etc and left his last position as Associate Director of the chapter in 2008 to pursue his entrepreneurial ambitions. He subsequently joined techTribe- India's largest Career Networking platform where he served as director strategic relations and drove unique initiatives and partnerships for building and sustaining community engagement. Post techTribe he was part of the core team of an online supplemental education start-up TenMarks Education which was acquired by Amazon in early October 2013.

He then joined Ennovent a seed stage accelerator/fund and eventually managed the country office for Ennovent India which is a global innovation company that helps clients accelerate innovations for sustainability in low-income markets in developing countries. Since 2008, Ennovent has worked with around 60 clients to accelerate over 250 innovations in 15 countries. Ennovent envisions a sustainable future for low-income people in developing countries.

Currently, he leads the startup BD function at Amazon Internet Services to drive adoption of cloud infrastructure for VC/Angel/Accelerator backed companies in India.

Sajith Pai

Speaker & Investor

Blume Ventures


After a two-decade-long in Media & Entertainment, much of it in The Times of India Group, across Strategy & Corp Dev roles, Sajith Pai recently moved to Blume Ventures, one of India’s leading early-stage venture firms.

At Blume, he focuses on and supports their investments in the Media, EdTech, Commerce space, in addition to helping build up the Research function.

Abhishek Gupta

Speaker & Investor



Demonstrated success in Investing in early-stage startups with unparalleled results. Created India’s most successful startup accelerator TLabs. Invested in over 60+ startups with a healthy exit number and a high IRR, led multiple acquisitions over time. Fostered some of the iconic startups of India in the program since their inception.

Strong leadership with over 19 years of experience of managing team size 100+ with ownership of P&L. Management skills and experience in BD, product strategy, corporate strategy, and related HR/admin management as an entrepreneur.

Strong tech background and industry knowledge in the internet, media, e-commerce, payment, AI/ML and big data in the cross-cultural environment across India/APAC/US.


Event Details

18 May, 2019
11:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Delhi - 110011

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  • Early Bird Tickets : Triplet Pass 1500

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