HeadStart, HealthCare, Think

Adoption Rate

Aviation and Health Care. Let us take two industries to compare a simple aspect – Adoption Rate. Both industries are part of each and everyone’s lives. There are people who might fly or have never flown, but there is no person who has never visited a Doctor / Hospital. In case of emergency, in aviation, the Pilot who is responsible for…

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HeadStart, Innovation, Technology, Think, Thoughts

Where do Ideas come from?

Most of the complex problems in the world are already solved in the past; Problems which are not on priority are being solved now and the boring problems have been left for this generation to solve. From Computing to Search to Facebook to LinkedIn to Twitter, all these are not new innovations/inventions, but problems which were solved previously and are…

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HeadStart, Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship is Sexy

On 12 March 2010, we concluded our Annual Startup Showcase Event – HeadStart, this time at Hyderabad. One of the panel discussion topic was “Challenges in Social Entrepreneurship” and we had an amazing panel for this. This blog post is a summary of the discussion. Members of the Panel were – Ms Lindsay Clinton, Director of Beyond Profit Magazine; Ms…

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Entrepreneurship, HeadStart, IdeaForward, Incubation, Innovation, Startup Saturday, Strategy, Thoughts

HeadStart – Compute 2009

HeadStart has been our annual event for showcasing Startup Talents in the country. We started organizing the annual event since 2008, along with ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Bangalore Chapter. Why HeadStart and ACM? HeadStart is a community of Entrepreneurs, Investors, Industry Professionals and Evangelists. We came together to contribute back to the community which has brought us to this…

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Entrepreneurship, HeadStart, KickStart

HeadStart 2009

HeadStart 2009 is going to be organized on the 9 / 10 /11 January 2009.  Details will be published at the earliest to provide you with ample time for the preparation. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, entrepreneur, student, industry leader or an academician, you need to be there. Please visit HeadStart for more updates and join Friends of KickStart…

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HeadStart, KickStart

HeadStart – Testimonials

During the closing session of HeadStart, there were loads of comments which came in from participants present there. I am not going to write them here, but will consolidate and get them at a later stage. Also, we have received few emails personally. This is the first time we organized this and these feedbacks motivate us to do more. If…

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HeadStart, KickStart

HeadStart Day 3 – Afternoon Session

Afternoon session started with Mr Deepak Srinivasan‘s thoughts on Product Management. Role of a Product Manager: Owns the business plan of the product. Has a 360 degree view of the prodcut THE go to resource for all questions, decisions Directs Life cycle, Engagements Is the “CEO Jr.” of the prodcut. Creates Spots the opportunity Sells the plan Manages Life Cycle…

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HeadStart, KickStart

HeadStart Day 3 – Morning Session

Here we are; the last day of HeadStart 2008. The morning session started with key note presentation by Dr Peter Hofstee, Chief Scientist, IBM Research at Almaden Research Center, USA on Cell Broadband Engine. Srini Vudayagiri – LightSpeed VenturePartners The largest Venture Capital is Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) with $1.2 Trillion in portfolio Create a value for Stakeholders is the…

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HeadStart, KickStart

HeadStart Day 2 – Afternoon Session

Afternoon session of HeadStart kicked off with Embedded & Silicon systems segment presentations / demo’s and concluded with a fantastic panel discussion for which Dr S Ramesh of General Motors, Giri Krishna of Texas Instruments, Ganapathy Subramaniam of Cosmic Circuits and Devesh Garg of Bessemer Venture Partners providing key insights into technology and VC presence in this segment. Vayavya Labs…

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