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Headstart’s Startup Saturday happening in 15 places across the country

Headstart has been growing strong in numbers thanks to the effort of all the volunteers of headstart who has help it grow big.

Below are the links for the Startup Saturday happening across pan India, in various cities same day almost same time.

 

One can mark their calendar “2nd Saturday of the Month” a branding synonymous to Startup Saturday a must attend grass root level event for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Themes for these events keeps changing every month check the links to find out themes for this month.

 

Sr. No

City

Registration Link

1

Banglore

http://startupsaturday.headstart.in/event/513

2

Mumbai

http://startupsaturday.headstart.in/event/514

3

Hyderabad

http://startupsaturday.headstart.in/event/515

4

Delhi

http://startupsaturday.headstart.in/event/516

5

Kolkata

http://startupsaturday.headstart.in/event/517

6

Pune

http://startupsaturday.headstart.in/event/518

7

Chennai

http://startupsaturday.headstart.in/event/519

8

Ahmedabad

http://startupsaturday.headstart.in/event/520

9

Gurgaon

http://startupsaturday.headstart.in/event/521

10

Goa

http://startupsaturday.headstart.in/event/522

11

Kochi

http://startupsaturday.headstart.in/event/523

12

Navi Mumbai

http://startupsaturday.headstart.in/event/524

13

Jaipur

http://startupsaturday.headstart.in/event/525

14

Bhopal

http://startupsaturday.headstart.in/event/526

15

Vijayawada

http://startupsaturday.headstart.in/event/527


Launching of video for accident prevention in BEST bus

RADHEE Foundation, nonprofit organization which is working on cause of accident prevention has done tie up with the BEST to show video on the LCD panel of the BEST Buses for the Railway accident prevention.

Educating the common man during their leisure time of BEST bus travel will help them to take safety precaution thus reduce the number of accidents

Program is on 16th June, Monday at 10.00 am at Conference Hall, Electric House, Colaba.

Share this invitation to friends, NGO, activist, family of accident victim keeping me in CC so they confirm their participation for logistic arrangement.

 

Answering questions on – Seeking advice on co-founder

In February I received a LinkedIn message on various questions regarding co-founder, for long time I had parked that message to be answered later. Finally I am answering it today. I have changed the questions and I am keeping anonymity of the person who had asked these questions so that the questions and answers becomes generic and can be applicable to many co-founders who are seeking partners.

  1. I have an idea (a web portal) & funds to develop/ hire the best of talent/ market it etc, but no technical knowledge. Do I need a co-founder for the same or I should hire a CTO?

Answer

In case if your web portal that you have thought to develop is a static website (i.e. build it once and no need of major haul year after year) then it is better to develop it using an outsourcing IT company or from a freelancers. And then pay a small AMC for maintenance year after year.

But incase if your website would be dynamic (i.e. you have business of buy and sell happening on the website, and website needs to get changed majorly year after year to keep itself on top) then it is better to look either for

  1. A tech co-founder or
  2. have a your own internal team or
  3. Hire IT professional as an employee

To manage the website. When you hire an IT professional or an internal team it is not necessary that they will always provide the best solutions for the website and think in your best interest. They might drain big time with cash out flow in terms of salary, rental computers and office space. Hence to plug-in these lacunas it might be better to have a tech co-founder. Tech co-founder will bring the best on the table and keep himself update to provide best of technology in present and future. More over investors feel more confident when there is a tech co-founder in the team.

  1. If I join hands with a co-founder, who just brings tech expertise & may b a little or no capital. How should the equity % be split?

Answer

It is advised that all the co-founders should bring capital on the table but not necessary in the same ratio. This will lock in all the co-founders and compel everyone to perform at the best and work in right direction without out being a pillion partner.

Ideally the capital should be split equally; keeping mind that time and talent are heavier as compared to capital investment. Prof Nandani Vidyanathan author of entrepedia suggests the co-founder who has an idea should take 51% equity and his other partner should take 49% one percentage extra is for the germination of million idea. There is a website which provides tool to split equity among the co-founders http://foundrs.com/ but in my personal recommendation it is better not to use those tool as it might incept unrest and resentment in the heart of co-founders, hence simple 50%-50% is any day better.

  1. When u say equity % be given. It is % of shareholding in the constitution of the company or profit %?

Answer

It is % of shareholding in the company or business.


  1. Suppose I give shareholding in the constitution & the person (then co-founder) does not perform. Or does not perform the way we had expected. Or becomes un-interested, or loses the patience needed in a start-up, then? Or even stops coming to office?

Answer

You can have a concept where shares of the shareholding will mature only after completion of say 3 years or certain milestone say 100th paying customer. Till that time co-founders can have soft allocation of shares and that allocation needs to be earned simultaneously as the venture progress happens.

[Training Event] How to use smartphone smartly?

Event Details:

Only for Android Mobile Phones,
Bring your own devices – At the desk coaching.
Wi-fi will be provided at the venue.
Live usage of productive and smart Android Apps on mobile phone.
These workshop were conducted at Welingkar last month.


Registration URL from Townscript

Get this event on Android :

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