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Startup Lunch Delhi – 3

Posted by vishalsinghal on August 11, 2008

Hello World!

Etruevalue is going to organise an event “Startup Lunch” in Delhi in first week of September. Etruevalue is organising this event on behalf of CellStrat, a US based Management & Technology Consulting Company. We are their strategic partners and market their services in Asia Pacific region.

Hearing the name “Startup Lunch“, one always wonders as to what is it all about? what will happen there? who will be the participants? Etc. etc. etc. In the following paragraphs, I will try to give answers to all these 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
  • Management Grads
  • Marketers
  • Visual Communication
  • Animators
  • Etc.

If you are a Startup, You must:

  • Should atleast be a year old and less than five years old
  • Should be an Indian company, based out of an Indian City
  • Should have a logo and website done which is complete with information on what you do.
  • Provide reference and contact number for that employee on your payroll that the candidates can talk to.


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.

If there are more questions…revert with queries/ comments and we will elaborate on them…


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