get a headstart!

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Introducing HeadStart, a technology, innovation and product showcase for startups as well as biggies who have something to show off that meets the above conditions. Led by a passion bunch of folks who are behind the wildly successful BarcampBangalore as well the MoMos, Headstart promises to be a very promising affair.

What can you expect from HeadStart.in?

  1. Technology Buyers aka Customers
  2. Workshops
  3. Panel discussions

As an entrepreneur, my sole concentration would be on (1) and would be hoping to build:

  1. Something tangible that will contribute to my immediate need of kharcha pani – customers & investors. It wont do any harm to get some customers – your valuations will definitely get a boost just on account of that. Of course a first hand opportunity to get a feedback on your product is not a bad thing too.
  2. Long term and strategically – to build a varied and interesting network – of co-entrepreneurs, technology sellers and buyers and of course investors.

Headstart is concentrating on, where the companies get their next meal from – the customers, which is a great focus to have. Of course, VCs too will be there to grant a closed door meeting if your idea has much dough. With stalls for startups, it will be an interesting event, quite different in scale.

And of course with no charge [free as in free beer] for companies for demoing it will be an interesting watch to see the sort of startups wanting to demo there. Just because of this low barrier of entry, I guess the initial shortlisting of companies is going to be a nightmare – Proto had taken care of this by having a moderate fee for demoing startups and which would only get serious companies to come forward to demo.

The post follow-up [PRwise, etc] with the showcasing companies if done as well as promised is definitely going to make a notable difference to the life of the startups.

Its an ambitious plan definitely but considering the amount of sweat being put in, hopefully we will have a very well organized event. Its quite nice to see the amount of effort being put in to provide a pedestal for promising startups in India.

The question is: do we have enough interesting technology product startups?

Also of interest is to see how it fares compared to Proto.in in terms of % startups getting funded, prospects improved drastically. Definitely something to watch out for.

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