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Job Description:Purpose of the position

This position will be responsible for driving Hackerspace and Headstart higher in the selected cities in co-ordination with the respective city leads.


Drive Headstart Higher and Hackerspaces in selected cities
Support in event promotion (Emailers, Headstart Website, blog, social Media)
Update & Maintain Dashboard
Communicate with Event Sponsors Send Sponsors Report
Provide account related information to concerned lead
Maintain repository of pics / videos of the event
Online engagement with Community Blog post, FB, Twitter etc.
Track and control Database of Event participants
Facilitate Headstart Higher and Hackerspace offline event in co-ordination with the volunteers
Facilitate/participate in team meetings and calls
Any other tasks as may be required from time to time

Required skills and experience

A university degree in a related field
Passion for startups
Ability to write clearly and succinctly in various styles
Ability to maintain effective relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders
Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
Good computer skills; experienced and attentive to social media
Able to call, Skype and work collaboratively using Google docs.


Proficiency with content creation tools such as Photoshop, WordPress and powerpoint
Proficiency with Facebook, Twitter, Slideshare and YouTube
Industry : Internet / Ecommerce
Functional Area : Marketing, Advertising, MR, PR, Media Planning
Role Category : Advertising
Role : Events/Promotion Manager
Keyskills : Online Marketing, Email Marketing, Website Marketing, Event Management, Event Marketing, Operations Planning

Desired Candidate Profile:

Education : (UG – Any Graduate – Any Specialization)An ideal candidate would have demonstrated a strong interest in the Indian startup ecosystem by volunteering for Headstart or other such organizations.Your references can apply to this job by clicking the link below.


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What happens when Superman meets Batman?

But in real life you know you can only do this much with you two hands and a brain. Why not drop your guard, open up your mind, make business partners and capture market, instead of just rowing your boat solo you could become and an Avenger.


Attend Co-founder search program an Initiative of Head start foundation, this is a place where you would meet your potential partner, ahem business partner. So mark your calendar 29th June 1 PM to 5 PM at Dadar. It’s a date 😉

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Special Startup Saturday – Part 2

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Promoting for Headstart, Startup Saturday.

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Co-founder Meet-up style

As a head starter I am exploring various options on how do we elevate the co-founder search program to the next level. It’s intuitive that co-founder search program has to factor-in both online play as well as offline play.

In offline play or offline meetups there are various kinds of meet-up which could be possible these are as below:

Long 1-on-1 meet-up

Long 1-on-1 style is where you or someone initiates a request for meeting , you meet for long hours, after couple of meeting you are in position to decide, to join as co-founder or not?

Pros – Private, personal meet, can take as much time as needed for meeting
Cons – Time consuming, might start to become attached, HeadStart can’t help much in 1-on-1 meeting

Co-founder speed dating

Co-founder speed dating could be arranged by HeadStart from time to time preferably once in a month or quarter where whole pool of co-founder seekers are invited from respective cities to have a 3 to 5 minutes speed dating style conversation.

Pros – Meeting potential people who wouldn’t have been in your radar, selection pool increased drastically, and healthy team with multiple co-founders could be formed.
Cons – Constrain on time, meeting undesired people, product or idea not understood properly

Tech v/s Biz group mash-up

Since it is observed that most co-founders seek techie, offline meet-up of techie group v/s business group can be arranged by HeadStart once a month or quarter, where techies are able to tell/sell their skills and business people are able to excite techies to join them in their start-up

Pros – Great place to scout techies, early talks or product development can happen.
Cons – Not all the co-founder seekers are seeking techie, there is shortage of techies who can join.

Expert/skill driven date

In real world for work and employment people having specific skill-set are searched, co-founder can search for those skill -set online through co-founder search platform and have 1-on-1 meeting with the potential seeker.

Pros – Private, personal meet, time saving
Cons – In case if the business is changed or another idea is taken, the co-founder with specific skill-set might not be right fit. Co-founder with specific skill-set might not be flexible or juggadu enough to carry out other entrepreneurial activity, apart from suggesting best match HeadStart can’t help in meeting.

Industry driven

Many start-up players seek to join someone from same industry because they understand the industry or business area very well; they are well connected with the people, and are able to sense what’s the pulse of industry? What will work and what will not work? Since they understand pain areas, they are able to work on solution with insights. (If the business has app as a product the team formed can anytime
have apps developed in-house or through freelancer) HeadStart can arrange Industry driven meet-up once in a month or quarter (this style is similar to SME Mixer)

Pros – Taking well informed decisions, getting leverage on business and connections
Cons – competitors might find difficult to work together, Participation across industry for seek co-founders not possible

If you were to search for co-founder which meet-up styles would be best suited to you such that you don’t have to look further. What prolongs the co-founder seeker’s final ‘Yes’ decision. In case if I have missed out any meet-up style kindly let me know.


Shoutbox at Startup Saturday August 2012

Shoutbox August 2012

Shoutbox August 2012



The “SHOUT BOX”, an initiative by Startup Saturday, is a platform for Startups to shout out their requirements to the entire innovation ecosystem. This  “SHOUT BOX” is for Startup Saturday Mumbai – 11th August , 2012.

All credit goes to the conceptualizer and creator

Romil Shah

Business Analyst


Romil Shah

Romil Shah