About Us

Startups Club is the widest community of entrepreneurs; where entrepreneurs come together to learn, share and grow. The objective of the Club is to ensure that startups and those who support the startup ecosystem can converge and engage with one another resulting in the benefit of both. Startups Club is present in 20 cities across India, including Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai. We organise meetings in all of these cities every month. Our meetups are focussed on early stage startups and help them learn the essentials for building and growing their businesses.

How We Started ?

Startups Club didn't start as a company, but as a hobby. In early 2013, Salma Moosa and Vivek Srinivasan, the founders decided to create a meetup group with the mission to encourage and enable early stage startups. While, we started out of Bangalore, we quickly expanded to 4 cities. During the first couple of years, Startups Club conducted monthly meetings in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Coimbatore. Startups Club grew to over 5000 members during these two years and assisted over a 100 startups, on an ongoing basis through one-on-one mentoring support, connecting them with potential investors and supporting them in structuring marketing and sales strategy. Startups Club has a strong association with its members, as well as alliance with Angels such as Nagaraja Prakasam, Naru Narayanan and entities such as Indian Angel Networks, Technology Business Incubator – Vellore and many others.

Today, many entrepreneurs use Startups Club as a growth hacking platform for their startups. Startups Club uses Meetups to engage with these entrepreneurs and continue to have meetups in various cities to enable engagement and growth.



We provide in-depth mentoring, as a service to early stage startups to help them achieve clarity of vision and direction. We also help them understand the intricacies of various business models and act as their sounding board. We support them to go from idea stage to a business that is ready to grow.



Innovation is the key to success for both startups and corporates. Startups Club engages with corporates and Startups since working with large corporations can be an important step for startups to gain validation and to scale their operations. We bring together startups, universities and enterprises to empower startups for mutually beneficial growth.



We give wings to aspiring & innovating ideas. We connect investors and help startups accelerate their growth. Startups Club INcurator (SCIN) aims to hand hold early stage entrepreneurs by offering incubation and acceleration program along with investments



Meet, Engage, Interact and Collaborate with an ecosystem of entrepreneurs, investors, partners throughout the country. This helps nurture, nourish and empower emerging startups. The monthly meetings give our members an opportunity to meet other entrepreneurs who are part of the community and learn. A perfect place to test your networking skills and build connections.



The Community is designed to educate, empower, inspire and connect entrepreneurs. A community isn't just a set of email IDs and phone numbers, a community is about having trusted and loyal co-members, who would be ready to collaborate, adopt and explore each other's offerings making the early stage customer acquisition a much easier process.



We bring the 5 types of focussed consultancy services, connectivity and we share the responsibility of securing a small portion of accidental insurance and security of your family. Entrepreneurs choose to take a challenging life for themselves, but, why must their families not be secured? Startups Club thinks ahead for all its entrepreneurs, as we are a FAMILY for them....

Registered Members

Meet Our Team

  • Salma Moosa


  • Vivek Srinivasan


  • Mahesh Bhalla

    Chief Mentor

  • Michael Marks

    Board Advisor

Our Team
  • Mohammed Faraz

    Business Head

  • Jyothi

    Head of Operations

  • Sahanara Begum

    VP-Corporate Relations

  • Saniya Sarvat

    Pioneer Wing Head

  • Sreejit Patnaik

    Head of Alliance Managers

  • Durgesh Nandini Pani

    VP Corporate Communications

  • Ayushi Agarwal

    Investment Officer

  • Ashritha S V

    Social Media Associate

  • Vinod Krishna

    Graphic Designer

  • Logeswari V

    Back-End developer

  • Pranu Rai

    Growth Officer

  • Avinash Maddala

    Front-End Developer

  • Suhruth G. Ujjni

    Head of Department, E-Residency

  • Varun Ajmera

    Back-End Developer

  • Rahil Sardar

    Alliance Manager

  • Mohammed Faizan

    Growth Officer

  • Namrata Khanal

    Growth Officer

  • Chandrika Raghu

    Alliance Manager

  • Anusha Hosad

    Human Resource Executive

  • Meena Beere

    Front-End Developer

  • Manuvijay N

    Corporate Account Manager

  • Vahid Akhtar

    Mobile-App Developer

  • Sameena Sabir

    Growth Officer

  • Isha Gajera

    Growth Officer

  • Dominic Palit Bull

    Business Sales Associate

  • Juilee Joshi

    Content Writer

  • Praveen Karoshi

    VP - Technology

  • Sagarika Khanna

    E-Residency Co-ordinator

  • Sharan Raj

    Data Operations Executive

  • Anshul Pagariya

    Alliance Manager - Demo Day