Headstart Mentor - Registration Form
About Headstart Network Foundation:

Headstart is one of India's oldest and largest startup communities. It is a non-profit, run largely by passionate volunteers.
Since 2007, Headstart has helped numerous startups showcase their offerings and get feedback on their products. It has facilitated tens of thousands of connections to potential co-founders, customers, vendors, mentors, investors and employees. Companies that have demoed at Headstart have collectively been valued at over 1,36,000 Crore INR and have created over 4 Lakh jobs. Headstart is committed towards building a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country through its initiatives like Startup Saturday, Higher, Women Entrepreneurship (WE), Mentor and Kickstart.


About Headstart Mentor:

Headstart Mentor is a hands off mentoring session for entrepreneurs, facilitated by Headstart. Our intention is to get qualifying startups coached by the industry’s best and to build a pay-it-forward culture in the startup circuit.
It is an invite-only meetup which aims to provide a structure to 5 qualifying startups to find solutions to their problems by interacting with brilliant peers and experts in their industry. A Mentor session lasts for 4 hours and is organised on specific domains (like Healthcare, EdTech etc.) or horizontals (like sales, fund raising etc.).

Participating startups need to meet the qualifying criteria specified by the mentor (like Revenue, stage of company etc.) and they must each come prepared with their single biggest challenge in that area. Example in a Mentor session on the theme 'Growth Hacking', the startup could come up with a specific problem statement like - 'We have 750 DAUs, how do we take it to 5000 DAUs without spending a bomb on paid user acquisition". A problem like this will require the mentor to understand your offering, your product and then recommend a strategy that you could run with.

There is nothing you have to pay to get mentored, but you have to make a promise - to pay it forward by mentoring younger startups when you are ready and have an opportunity.

Application shortlisting is COMPLETELY AT HEADSTART'S DISCRETION and on a best effort basis. Please give us at least 2 weeks to revert on your application!

If you have any questions, please reach us at mentor@headstart.in

Email address *
Startup Name *
There's a lot in a name.
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What does your startup do? *
Details on what problem you are trying to solve, for whom, your product, your vision and team.
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What is your vision? *
Where do you want to take your startup in the next 5-7 years?
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How old is your startup? *
When was your company founded.
Stage of your Startup *
How much revenue has your startup generated in the last 12 months? Extrapolate linearly if you are less than 1 year old. *
This is the single biggest qualifier we use. Typically your annual revenue should be 1/10th to 1/20th of the annual revenue of the company your mentor has built. Please don't lie here. Trust us, we'll find you a great mentor when you are ready for it . And if we can accommodate you, we absolutely would.
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Website *
Your website URL
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Name of one founder who will be the main point of contact (POC) *
Only one co-founder is permitted to participate in HS Mentor
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Contact Number *
Contact of one founding member who will be the POC. Mentor allows only one startup co-founder per mentor session.
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Email Id *
Email id of the founding team who will be the POC
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LinkedIn Profiles of all co-founders *
LinkedIn profiles of all founding members.
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What topics do you need mentoring on? *
Eg : User Acquisition, Sales, Healthcare, FinTech, Fund Raising etc. You can participate in more than one. And we'll invite you when you meet the qualifying criteria specified by the Mentor.
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Are you applying for specific mentor that we have announced? If yes, please mention the theme or mentor's name.
If you are not applying for a specific mentor, please mention," Not applying for a Specific mentor"
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City *
The city where your startup is based.
Number of full-time Employees *
The size of your company
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I'm willing to pay it forward by mentoring younger startup founders when I am ready and have the opportunity! *
Every Headstarter you interact with, is a volunteer who is paying it forward too. Let's do this together!
How did you hear about Mentor? *
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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