Headstart Network Foundation is a Sec 25 company, established in the year 2008 with the vision to‘Change the World through Entrepreneurship’. It has been among the first few, to have driven informal and formal meets of aspiring and inspiring entrepreneurs in India ‐ as early as 2005‐06.
Today, Headstart Network Foundation is the largest network of early stage startups in India. It facilitates entrepreneurial learning, hiring, marketing insights and peer mentoring amongst the startups through initiatives such as Startup Saturdays, Headstart Higher, Headstart Club and through its online channels.
Headstart is also committed towards strengthening the tech community of India through Headstart Hackerspaces (comprising of Hackathons, Tech talks and Labathons) a platform for building a community of world class technologists in India.
Headstart Network Foundation works with a strong network of stakeholders: startups, government,investors, and industry and tech community.
Headstart Network Foundation presently, has its network spread across Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai,Hyderabad, Pune, Gurgaon, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Jaipur, Kochi, Trivandrum and Kolkata.
1. Headstart Startup Saturdays: Startups Saturday is a monthly meet held on second Saturday of every month across 15 cities. It is a sharing and discussion platform and facilitates networking. It is attended by aspiring entrepreneurs, early stage startups and entrepreneurial community of a particular city. Thus, the attendees get an opportunity to demo/launch their services /products and also learn from successful and seasoned startups. Startup Saturday has witnessed many participants transition into entrepreneurs and has facilitated cofounders and investors for many startups. Startup Saturdays reaches to over 1,000 people every month.
2. Headstart Higher: A startup is defined by its early employees and hence these are very crucial. Headstart Higher gets together the Startups looking at expanding their team and the professionals looking at a career with Startups.
3. Headstart Cofounder Search Program: facilitates Startups who are looking for a partner/co-founder to compliment his or her skill sets and bring the same passion and commitment in driving the venture into a successful enterprise.
4. Headstart Clubs: has evolved out of the need for a close knit informal session of entrepreneursfrom across the sectors to share insights on strengthening each other’s venture. A small set ofentrepreneurs meet to discuss their own challenges and to offer their knowledge and resourcesto others. Such meetings allow entrepreneurs to learn through the experience of others.