Basics of Starting Up

Basics of Starting Up

Paul Graham(Co-Founder, YCombinator) once said: “You need three things to create a successful startup: to start with good people, to make something customers actually want, and to spend as little money as possible. Most startups that fail do it because they fail at one of these. A startup that does all three will probably succeed.” 

With 2 editions of Headstart’s How to Start a Startup? behind us covering 2 of the crucial pain-points of founders; Idea Validation and Building an A-Team, we turn our attention to another vital issue, that majority of the founders face, actually starting up. 

To combat this and guide our fellow entrepreneurs, the theme for the March edition of the 6-month long series is, Basics of Starting Up. The edition where the nitty-gritty's of starting up, from the legal compliances to a 101 on Incorporation, from understanding your equity and ESOP arrangements to Employee and Vendor contracts, the initiative will have it all. 

Ignorance is often touted to be a bliss, but for founders, not being aware of the extensive business regulations in India can be an expensive business later on, and one they would like to avoid. To understand the nuances of the law and the multiple threads of it, join Headstart Kochi at Athulya Hall, Infopark Kochi  on 11th March, 2017 from  9am to 1pm.



Sujas Ali

CEO - Aabasoft

Aabasoft technologies India Private Limited is a global End-to-End IT/ITES services and solutions provider. Founded in Kerala, India by Sujas Ali with an intention to develop small desktop applications for local customers and providing software development training and academic projects to students.

Vijay V Paul

PCS Partners

Vijay V Paul is a graduate of National Law School of India University, Bangalore. He started out his career with Trilegal in the Mergers and Acquisitions team and now advices clients on private equity investments, corporate structuring and mergers and acquisitions. He is enrolled with the Bar Council of Karnataka.

Chummar A C

PCS Partners

Chummar A.C. is a Partner at PCS Partners, heading the corporate law practice group. He is both a lawyer and an electronics and communication engineer having completed his LL.B. from Jindal Global Law School and his electronics and communication engineering from Government Engineering College, Thrissur. He completed his LL.M. from New York University in International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration and is enrolled with the Bar Council of Karnataka and the New York State Bar Council.

Rajiv Warrier

Practicing Company Secretary

Rajiv Warrier is a practicing Company Secretary and also the Founder of WAUM Team which deals in legal consulting for startups as well as corporates. Rajiv is passionate about sharing his experience with the young startups in the state and is actively involved in supporting the Startup Ecosystem.

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Event Details

11 Mar, 2017
08:30 AM to 01:00 PM
Athulya Auditorium
Kochi - 683511

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