Basics of Starting Up

We are happy to announce the March 2017 edition of Startup Saturday Bangalore themed:

“Basics of Starting Up”.

Date: 11th March, 2017

Venue: SAP Labs India, Whitefield, Bangalore, #138, EPIP Zone, Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066

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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 a great 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 Bangalore at SAP Labs  on 11th March, 2017. 


Grab your pass now for the March edition of #StartupSaturday to be a part of these discussions and avoid the rush later on here:


If you are looking to pitch, demo or have any other event related query do connect with initiative leads -

Ojasvi Bhatia:

Aravindh Kumar: aravindh.k@headstart.


Alok Patnia

Founder and CEO, Tax Mantra

An industry stereotype breaker, he has been actively involved with the business sector in India- handholding, mentoring and consulting businesses. He has deep insights in intrinsic issues of starting and scaling businesses like entity structuring, tax and regulatory compliances, funding, working capital management and allied management consultancy. He has been actively involved in spreading awareness about the compliance health of businesses on various platforms PAN India through events, workshops, StartUp India program and Tax Clinics

Aseemm Marwaha

Director, eLitmus Evaluation

A graduate of IIT Delhi, Aseem started his career with a brief stint in the paper industry, and then worked with Infosys and iFlex, where he developed custom software for the banking and enterprise domains. Post Infosys, he worked as an adviser in recruitment strategy to companies like Synectics (now Logica), eCredit and Quidnunc. He was also the founder of Browse Consulting, a highly successful recruitment firm in the software industry. His interests lie in anything and everything under the ambit of finance.

Madhurima Agarwal

Head-Programs & Sourcing, Kyron Global

Madhurima is an active member of the start-up ecosystem in India. In her current role as Head - programs and sourcing, at Kyron Global, she is leading the start-up led corporate innovation from the front. Her role involves working with enterprises and helping them identify and work with high-quality, relevant start-ups. In her previous role, she was leading the strategy function Madhurima is an alumnae of IIM, Ahmedabad and has spent the earlier part of her career as an investment analyst with global investment banks in London.An entrepreneur in letter and spirit, she successfully exited her first startup at the age of 21. She is passionate about helping first generation entrepreneurs succeed in her various roles as a mentor, advisor and angel investor.

Nikesh Garera

Co-Founder and CEO, Eventshigh

Nikesh Garera is the Co-Founder & CEO of Events High - a platform for events & activities that recently crossed more than a million monthly unique visits organically. He was also part of the early Kosmix team in the Bay Area that was acquired and became WalmartLabs. Nikesh is an alumnus from Carnegie Mellon and Johns Hopkins where he completed his MS and Ph.D respectively in the areas of language technologies and machine learning.

Parag Dhol

Managing Director, Inventus Capital Partners

Parag is a Managing Director at Inventus Capital Partners, a venture firm that invests in entrepreneurs building global tech-focussed companies in India & US. At Inventus, Parag is/was a Board Director at redBus (acquired), FundsIndia, Vizury, eTechies, Power2SME, PolicyBazaar, Avaz, peel-works and Tricog. He is based out of Bangalore.
Parag made a foray into venture capital after his MBA in 1993. He started off with ICICI Venture (in Bangalore) and followed that up with stints at GE Equity (in Gurgaon) and Intel Capital (in Bangalore). Parag also worked, for two years, with Genpact in a commercial role.
Parag has a B. Tech. (Mech. Engg.) from IIT, Delhi and is an MBA from IIM, Bangalore.

Ravindra MK

Co-Founder, BHIVE Workspace

Ravindra is an alumnus of SJCE Mysore and has done MBA from SDM, Mysore. He started his career in general insurance brokerage and moved towards consulting in SAP. He is the go to marketing guy at BHIVE and has been driving huge number of startup events at BHIVE.

Shubha Ganesh

Founder, Moneyshiksha

An Entrepreneur- Founder of Moneyshiksha, a Financial Literacy venture for empowering retail investors to manage their investments. She has been a consultant with Blue Lotus Strategists advising entrepreneurs in finance domain, content development and capital market research.
Her experience ranges from being a Freelance Columnist at Economic Times with over 500 articles written on investing capital markets and financial planning, a Guest faculty-in premier institutes like IIM Bangalore, IIM Udaipur, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Institute of Company Secretaries of India in Finance domain like financial statement analysis, Working Capital management and Corporate finance, Capital market domain like Security Analysis and Portfolio Management, Valuation, Wealth management, Derivatives, Mutual funds and mergers and acquisitions to
providing Training and Seminars on Experience & skills in developing curriculum to accommodate different learning styles & maximizing students’ comprehension.

Sohini Mandal

Junior Partner, NovoJuris Legal

Sohini’s primary focus in NovoJuris Legal is on private equity and corporate law and she has handled more than 75 private equity transactions over the last couple of years, where she has represented both companies and investors, at various stages of seed, angel and institutional rounds of investment. She has also handled multiple legal and compliance related advisory projects, employee stock option/management stock option/advisory pool structuring, creation and execution related assignments. She has also worked on a number of acqui-hire, asset purchase, share swap and exit oriented transactions. In her earlier avatar as an in-house counsel, Sohini had been engaged in the fields of general corporate advisory, tax and contractual matters, risk assessment and dispute resolution.
With nearly a decade of its presence, NovoJuris Legal has worked with numerous high impact technology companies, large corporates, high growth startups and disruptive business models, supporting through various stages of growth, governance and exits, both in and outside India.

Rahul Gupta

Heads Innovation, Growth, and Partnerships, TLabs

Rahul Gupta currently heads partnerships and growth at TLabs, India's leading tech accelerator. He's responsible for forging partnerships with the ecosystem, corporate, government and industry bodies and fuel growth in portfolio companies and TLabs, besides this Rahul hosts multiple round tables, events and also scouts for fundable startups.

Prior to this Rahul has successfully sold his real estate venture NALD & has also failed a fashion rental startup Baya, he has been a Global Shaper with World Economic Forum and also led a Non-Profit Teach A Child foundation for 4 years and has deep interests in impact ventures.

Aakarsh Naidu

NSRCEL Strategic Initiatives

Aakarsh is in-charge of the Ecosystem Engagements for NSRCEL- IIMB's Startup Incubator; he interfaces with the internal and external stakeholders of the center. He is additionally responsible for strategic initiatives and is currently focused on the Atal Innovation Mission project in scaling up the initiatives of the center. Aakarsh is on the advisory panel of the SAARC region of the Global Startup Awards and has had the opportunity of participating in the unveiling of the Startup India Action plan in Delhi.

Sasikanth Chemalamudi

General Manager, The Hive

Currently GM at the Hive, VR Bengaluru (India's largest collaborative workspace, backed by Xander Funds), Sasikanth is a BITS Pilani alumnus, London Business School & IIM-A Exec. Alumnus, and award winning entrepreneur with 13 yrs. of experience.

M. Jayakumar

Co-Founder, Agrya Consulting Pvt Limited

ayakumar M is a Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary and PGDBA from Symbiosis. He has more than 15 years of experience managing large corporates and start-ups. He had worked with Deloitte for 5 years before venturing into professional practice. He has in-depth knowledge in various industries and has served large national and multinational clients.
In 2010 he had co-founded Agrya Consulting Private Limited which provides Book Keeping, tax consulting and vCFO Services. Currently he works with many start-ups and mid-sized PE funded companies as vCFO and as strategic advisor.
The firm has proven track record of managing companies from idea stage, seed fund raising and multiple stages of fund raise and helped organisations in strategizing and scaling up faster.


Event Details

11 Mar, 2017
09:00 AM to 02:00 PM
SAP Labs, Whitefield
SAP Labs, Whitefield
Bangalore - 560066

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