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Basics Of Starting Up-Startup Saturday Ahmedabad March Edition


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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 Ahmedabad on 11th March, 2017.

Panel Discussions: 

Panel 1 : Accelerators & Incubators 


Mr. Sri Sunder Subramaniam, CEO, VentureStudio 

Mr. Sri Sunder Subramaniam is an MBA from Booth School Of Business, University of Chicago, Doctorate of Philosophy in BioPhysics from Ohio State University & Masters Of Science in Physics Honors, Bachelor of Pharmacy Honors from Birla Institute Of Technology.

Mr. Subramaniam is a seasoned professional having a diversified and rich experience in Pharmaceutics, Bio Technology, Cancer Diagnostic Company & Venture Capitalist Company.

Mr. Hiranmay Mahanta, Hon. Director, GTU Innovation Council 

Mr. Hiranmay Mahanta is a honorary director of GTU Innovation Council and Student Start-up Support System which caters the needs and support process of innovation and start-up efforts of half a million youth across GTU covering more than 500 professional colleges. For unique honorary contribution in last 5 years in building student innovation and start-up ecosystem in the state of Gujarat, GTU awarded him a special Gold Medal for his contribution to the State of Gujarat during GTU Innovation Sankul day.

He is also a Member, University Start-up policy committee, Govt. of Gujarat. As a member of AICTE start-up policy implementation committee; he is making national strategy to take the innovation and student start-up movement across 10,000 plus colleges affiliated with AICTE across all states to harness creative potential of students across disciplines. He has been nominated to contribute to a dozen Technology Business Incubators to support young start-ups. He is a graduate of SVNIT Surat in Electronics & Communication Engineering class of 2010.

Mr. Vikas Agarwal, Co-Founder at Innovify - Product Evangelist, Seed Investor, Mentor

Mr. Vikas Agarwal is Co-founder at Innovify. Vikas facilitates startups with incubation and fund raising activities. He also acts as a product owner to develop product strategies, define product backlogs and roadmaps for clients and as a scrum master to facilitate the entire product development process. Validating product ideas based on market conditions, sustainability parameters, scalability and other important aspects.

Panel 2 : Legal & Compliance, Equity and Esops 

Mr. Naman Pipara, Co-founder, LegalWiz

Mr. Naman Pipara is co-founder at LegalWiz and partner of Pipara & Company, Chartered Accountants and is ASSOCIATE member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and completed CA in 2011. With an experience of eight years in the field of Audit, Accounts & Taxation an expert at Conducting Operation, Management System Audit & IT Audit, he has actively assists the Commissioner of Police, CID Economic Offence wing in a Cases of Financial Fraud and provides Forensic Audit for them. He has carried out vast research in the Demographics of India and also has superior knowledge about the Indian Vis-à-vis Global economic scenario.

Mr. Aayush Modi, Partner, Universal Legal

Mr. Ayush heads the Ahmedabad Office of Universal Legal. He assists clients with their legal needs related to civil litigation and various Intellectual Property protection and prosecution, amongst other requirements. Aayush handles various IPR activities including filing Applications; Registration & Prosecution. He also handles various Civil Litigation cases before the Hon’ble High Court of Gujarat and Electricity related disputes which are adjudicated by the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission, Gandhinagar (GERC). Aayush counsels clients and handles drafting & executing Agreements for protection of Intellectual Property including but not restricted to Non Disclosure Agreements; Confidentiality Agreements; Franchising and Licensing Agreement.

Mr. Jatin Trivedi, Intellectual Property Attorney & Advocate, Y.J. Trivedi & Co.

Mr. Jatin Trivedi has been practicing both as an advocate and as a patent and trademark attorney. Mr. Trivedi, heads the trademark division and is consulted by corporate organizations nationally and internationally especially for issues pertaining to IP Management and Valuation. He is one of the Founder members of Gujarat Innovation Society (AIGIS). He has also been empanelled as the Patent Attorney of the Gujarat Council on Science & Technology (GUJCOST) and is also an Advisory to “iCreate” – an initiative of the Government of Gujarat.

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