NEW DELHI: The Delhi Chapter of Headstart Network Foundation last week celebrated 125th edition of Startup Saturday, their flagship initiative, that happens across multiple Indian cities on the 2nd Saturday of every month, on a particular theme which typically includes expert talks on a focused subject, panel discussions, startup pitches and demos.
While Delhi Chapter has been in existence for more than a decade now fostering entrepreneurship, but there was a different energy at India Islamic Cultural Center last Saturday.
Over 20 volunteers of Headstart Delhi and Headstart Gurgaon worked tirelessly to bring the best of startup ecosystem in Delhi/NCR under one roof with 400+ young aspiring and existing entrepreneurs.
The speakers and investors included Dinesh Agarwal (Founder and CEO, IndiaMART), Abhiraj Bahl (Co-Founder, UrbanClap), Sairee Chahal (Founder, and CEO, SHEROES), Upasana Taku (Co-Founder, MobiKwik), Syna Dehnugara (Features Editor at CNBC-TV18 & Co-author of Young Turks), Padmaja Ruparel (Co-Founder at Indian Angel Network & Founding Partner of IAN Fund) and others who shared their entrepreneurial journey.
And this is not all, top 10 startups from Delhi/NCR battled to find the spot among top 3 startups at Kickstart – a closed-door pitching session where pre-selected start-ups selected from 200+ applications were invited to pitch in front of a panel of investors.
Top Kickstart finalists include – Asha Didi, Funnearn, Gigzo, Secondhandkart.com (in no particular order).
Journey for Headstart continues, with the grand success of their Delhi Chapter the entire organization is now getting themselves ready for Headstart X – a celebration of the spirit of #PayingItForward as NATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONCLAVE happening on 8th June at IIIT Hyderabad.
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