HeadStart Higher, a search programme for start-ups, will be conducted at the Indian School of Business (ISB) here on Saturday, December 15. The one-day hiring event is expected to see representatives of over 50 top start-up companies looking to recruit talent.

The event, which will start at 1.30 p.m., is an initiative of the HeadStart Network Foundation, in partnership with TiE-Hyderabad, ISB Wadwani Center for Entrepreneurship Development and IIIT-Hyderabad (International Institute for Information Technology).

Amit Singh, co-founder, HeadStart Network Foundation said hiring was a challenging task for any company and more so for start-ups. HeadStart Higher involved screening and connecting brilliant candidates who wanted to work with start-ups he said, a task for which the companies themselves would have to invest a couple of months and 100 times more money to achieve the same result with any recruitment firm, he added.

Ramesh Loganathan, Vice-President & Center Head, Progress Software, who is also Co-Founder, HeadStart said, “One hand, in Hyderabad, we have bright and promising engineering graduates and on the other, there are start-ups with innovative ideas looking for talent. HeadStart Higher will be an ideal platform to bring together both sides.”