My Experience at StartUp Saturday 13th March 2010 [Mumbai]

For those who don’t know: Startup Saturday is a small meet-up organized by Headstart Foundation as a monthly networking hub for entrepreneurs across five cities namely Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Kolkata.

It is a platform where local entrepreneurs, professionals and students can get together around engaging talks from veterans in the StartUp industry. Each event has a loose theme and relevant speakers from the chosen theme are invited. The audience plays an active role in shaping the discussions be it suggestions, criticism or anything else!

This time i.e on 13th March, I attended my first StartUp Saturday and I was so very impressed and inspired by the people there that I am actually writing a brief Round-Up of the entire session. Just don’t fume at me if I miss out any important point because I remember only those points which interested me..

Its a website that lets you to Download and Upload Question Papers of various Exams. You can upload your Question papers for helping others and you can download the question papers which are already uploaded by others. This will help you understand and guess which Questions may be asked in the Exam.

Even though this website is under-construction, its concept is pretty unique to Indian users. Frankly speaking, it is the First “Gift Registry” type of website in India. For those who don’t know what a Gift Registry is, Its a Wish-list which your friends can see and then decide what to gift you rather than getting confused about this fact.

This basically eases your Tendering work. There is no need to waste paper as well as your Valuable time in creating Tenders. You can do it online with this Website! Also, there are no Brokers in between so you don’t have to pay any commission to them. The tendering process is totally secure and it also offers SMS and MMS support.

DP’s Fast Food

It is among the most popular Fast Food corners in Matunga, Mumbai. Well known for its Pav Bhaji’s and Dosa’s, its a boon for students of Ruia and Podar Colleges. A new Chinese/Thai restaurant named “Wok Hei” has been inaugurated lately in Lower Parel which is also a part of DP group.

Doolally Craft Beers

India’s First Handcrafted Beer! Handcrafted in small batches the traditional way, the beers are made from the best stuff selected from around the world. Beers that actually have taste, aroma, body etc! [Note for Mr. Suketu : I am NOT going to forget the free Pitcher from your side when I am in Pune]

Mithai Mate

If you want to send or receive any Mithai in any part of India, this is the service for you. [Currently available in 150+ cities in India] has the widest choice of Mithai varieties on the Internet and is one of the best and the biggest ‘Indian Gifting’ Portal. Order any Indian Delicacy and you will receive it within 48 working hours!

Mobile 4 Mumbai

It is a java application for mobile phones which enables us to know the BEST Buses routes in Mumbai. As, more than 4.2 million people commute in Mumbai BEST buses everyday, it is a widely used application by many of them. You just need to enter your Start and the End point and you will be shown the Route Numbers of Best buses which travel on that route. The best part about his application is that it is completely free and does not require GPRS or SMS facility on your phone.

After having said enough about the StartUps which were discussed in the meet, let me share my experience during the Networking session at the extreme end of the day. Let me tell you about some interesting people whom I met!

Trusha Shah: The owner of “”, Founder and CEO of “Erupt Ideas Co.”

Shachii Manik: The Speaker about “”. She is the Chief Information Officer in “Flexidea Softwares Ltd.”

Raxit Sheth: The Co-Founder of “Mobile 4 Mumbai” and a Software Designer by profession.

Anand Mathuria: Founder and CEO of “” Currently working as a Software consultant.

Tomu Francis: A Lawyer by profession [also has an MBA degree]. Currently working as a Capital Market Advocate.

Rahul Soni: Owner of “Innowia Web Solutions”. He is totally into Web Designing, Online Marketing, Social Media, SEO, etc.

To conclude, I only have to say, I finally used my brains and left my Table Tennis tournament half-way to attend this fabulous Meet and get together with some really cool people in Mumbai.

  • megha

    hey Rohit you have shared some valuable information here. thanks for that.

    I am happy to know that even though you are a geek you do get time to attend seminars and stuffs. i gotta learn that from you.

  • Saif is so useful , i wasnt aware of this “Startup Saturday”

  • Agent Deepak

    Rohit, its good that you visited the event. You can learn a lot from the people out there.

    And thanks for telling about this event. When and where will it take place next?

  • Rohit Sane

    @Deepak: It happens on Second Saturday or Every month in 5 cities namely: Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Kolkata

  • sudharsan @ technoskillonline

    Any tips about SEo discussed there ??

  • Rohit Sane

    Dude..No tips on SEO were discussed! It was Entrepreneur’s meet.

  • S.Pradeep Kumar

    That was a nice share Rohit. Being an entrepreneur cum blogger.. will try my level best to attend it! 😉

  • Arafat Hossain Piyada

    I never know there is such thing happen in my city Kolkata. Thanks for sharing this info. May be I will able to sit there someday. :)

  • Saptarshi Chatterjee


    it happens in Kolkata too at Globsyn biz school..

  • jesus

    can you give the list of that 150 city’s that deliver mithai