Startup Lunch Delhi

Ever thought of being part of the next big business idea? If yes, this is for you!

Event Info

Host: Proto.in

Type: MeetingsBusiness Meeting

Network:Global

Time and Place

Date: Saturday, September 6, 2008

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Amity – Noida

City/Town: Delhi, India

A Startup is probably the best place to be at for a fresher or for a professional who is looking for a career boost or to experience rapid growth. But the issue is that most people are not aware as to where to find these startups, neither are these startups able to be part of campus recruitment processes because of their small size.

The Basic Questions:

What is a Startup? A Startup is a company which is in its early stage of growth. It is most probably the founder of the company with a small team of five to ten people (or maybe less) working hard at a fabulous problem and to grow. There are two ways a startup could go: a) Really really big, or b) Go nowhere. The option is that you learn a lot from being part of a small group of people since you learn everything related to running a company and everything that goes on, which is an experience you will never get working for a corporate, and also if the startup grows big, you make a lot of money along with the founders.

What does it mean to work for a Startup? It would mean:

1. A committed job which would be an amazing place for passionate people
2. Slightly long hours of work
3. A very tightly knit team which is dedicated, passionate and probably the smartest set of people you will meet.
4. Slightly lower salaries
5. High Payback options on success

Who all can be part of this Startup Lunch? If you believe you do possess the skills to contribute to a Startup, you are more than welcome to put-in your name. Some of the verticals you might be coming from are:
* Programmers
* Marketers
* Visual Communication
* Animators
* Etc.

How Does this work?

The principle is roughly the same as the SpeedDating concept. The startup founders are seated on one side and the candidates get to say hello and have a quick conversation to talk about what the background of the founder is, why he started the company and what sort of person he is looking for, while asking questions to the candidate about the reason to join a startup and what his/her passions are and ten minutes later the same process continues with the next founder. Within an hour, you would have met/spoken to most of the startups, and by the end of the day would know whom to get in touch with for your first/next job.

So, what’s Cooking? Delhi Startup Lunch 3 is!
The Delhi Startup Lunch 3 is ready to be served on 6th September 2008.
We invite new & young businesses (Startups) and Candidates from Delhi + NCR region to participate.

More details about the event and the online registration process is available on the wiki page. If you decide to be a part of the event, you contact me or either of these guys to get any information you wish to have.

Abhishek (abhishekb@zoomtra.com)
Avinash (avinash@routeguru.com)
Vishal (vishalg76@gmail.com)
Praval (catchme@praval.com)

Praval is a web evangelist and marketer with Uswaretech.com, a Django web application development shop.

 

Praval

 

4 thoughts on “Startup Lunch Delhi

  1. Thats a “very” biased write up – of all the goody goody things startups can offer.

    Lets talk about risks in a startup – so people out there can make a unbiased knowledgeable decision.

  2. Risks are something which adhere to one’s living. People from big multinational organizations are getting fired up too! So how about risks with them.

    It’s all about the zeal within oneself to work for a startup and learn those entrepreneurial measures which no other organizations will ever teach you. It’s definitely not for one who wants a smooth life with no adventure and challenges.

    I am sure people who know what startups are and how do they function will get my point. Do you know twitter too was a startup once? Just as google was!

  3. VIRUS —

    I would like to know your opinion about Lehman Brothers and Merill Lynch. collapse/downfall — Risk it is.

    I would like to update the word RISK – in business it is now called “calculated risk”.

    A startup has a clearly defined vision – a Clear B Plan

    To support this B Plan – there is Market Intellgence, Competitive Intelligence, and a CLEAR EXIT STRATEGY for the investors.

    No doubt Risk is there and the topic above does not comment about being an ENTREPRENEUR who takes the REAL risk, it just says about working with a start up.

    No one from HP, Sapient, Satyam etc…would have ever thought they will loose their jobs! This is a closely knit interdependent market.

    So working with a start up can be good or bad — DECISION is yours — sometimes we join job because we have no option, but if we have choices – TRUST THE DECISION YOU MAKE…..whether a start up or a full fledged company.

    Evaluate the opportunity…….in terms of long term and short term benefits……even if a start up discuss the growth path and revenue plans where possible……..in a large company, look at long term career prospoectives

    Evaluate what can you offer SWOT and find the right fit……….again, if u have “choices”

    any investor evaluates his risk. —- even if start uo closes — things u learn will always remain with u. —- n u will not loose any money….its the owner…
    Cheers!

  4. Risks are something which adhere to one's living. People from big multinational organizations are getting fired up too! So how about risks with them.

    It's all about the zeal within oneself to work for a startup and learn those entrepreneurial measures which no other organizations will ever teach you. It's definitely not for one who wants a smooth life with no adventure and challenges.

    I am sure people who know what startups are and how do they function will get my point. Do you know twitter too was a startup once? Just as google was!

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