News Corp VCCircle Startup Summit - Mumbai Edition
Shake-up for Startups – Investments, Business Trends and Demonetization!
The startup ecosystem has undergone much change in the past few months. It has swiftly moved from heavy inflow of investments to rationalized funding, “me-too” entrepreneurs to setting up unique prepositions, price wars to profit margins and starting-up to scaling up. Add to these the impact of macro level changes in the Indian economy and policies such as demonetization of currency and proposal of GST – one can say that yet another era for startups in India is just about beginning!
For sure, the coming months will see more variations as the market matures further, such as introduction of new start-up business models, varying investor sentiments, altered tax regimes, changing consumer preferences and technological advancements. The entrepreneurs who will emerge as winners will the ones who have foreseen and leveraged on the opportunities these changes will present.
Against this backdrop, News Corp VCCircle brings the visionaries of startup ecosystem together with leading investors and deal-makers to discuss upcoming trends and future outlook so that the community is ready for what’s-in-store. Themed aptly around “Shake up for startups - investments, business trends and demonetization”, this summit will discuss various topics like rationalization of funding, impact of demonetization, M&A etc.
The Mumbai edition is built on the massive success of Bangalore, Kochi and New Delhi editions which saw participation of more than 500 entrepreneurs, 50 investors and leaders from startup community.
Day 1: 15 February
A guided tour of India’s top venture capital funds, leading startups and corporates in Mumbai for an interactive session with the top management. Here participants will get to meet the team, see how the best companies function, interact and learn more about India’s best entrepreneurship stories and much more. Limited slots available on first come first serve basis. Each delegate can apply for one walkabout slot only.
|10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (No. of seats)||02:00 PM - 03:00 PM (No. of seats)|
|Ankur Capital (20 Slots)
Ankur Fincon Management Pvt Ltd
Unit 5 Jetha Compound Byculla (E)
|Lightbox (20 slots)
Brady Glady's Plaza, Unit No.4, 2nd Floor,
Before Kamala Mills Compound,
Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400013
|Sequoia Capital (20 Slots)
Piramal Towers, Peninsula Corporate Park,
Ganapatrao Kadam Marg,
Lower Parel West, Lower Parel,
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013
|Blume Venture Advisors Pvt. Ltd. (20 Slots)
Unit No 4, Jetha Compound, Opp Nirmal Park,
Byculla East, Mumbai,
|Kae Capital (15 Slots)
7th Floor, 74A&B, Jolly Maker Chambers II,
225, Nariman Point, Mumbai – 400021.
Day 2: 16 February
Registration & networking
Welcome Address by VCCircle
Inaugural Panel: Rationalization of investments: Quality over quantity/Big ticket vs small ticket?
Though the year 2016 did reveal in slowdown of funding, yet there were more than 1000 investment deals that were signed. Also, several new funds were launched in the year 2016 in the backdrop of funding crunch. Does this mean that though the investors are raring to go, it is with guarded steps? The question here is how real was the funding crunch of 2015-16? And will the tide change in 2017? This panel of leading investors will discuss what the investment pattern has been for year 2016 and what will it be like in the year 2017. Further, what are some trends startups can leverage on?
Fireside Chat – Is India startup story intact?
Despite the apparent slowdown in investments, we still come across Amazon announcing new investments for India, leading investors and companies from China finding routes to enter Indian market and few major GP’s opening up India branch. Considering that India is one of the countries with highest number of entrepreneurial ventures, does this continued interest from investor suggest that the India story is intact and investments will only increase in the future?
Special Address: The India vs. Bharat mix – what will drive the future markets?
The past years saw rapid increase in the middle class segment adopting apps like Ola/Uber and payment wallets. Further. Multiple players entered the market aligning with vernacular languages and cultural trends. So the current question that what will help startups tap the approx. 100 million people in Tier II and Tier III cities and huge chunk of middle class population?
Panel Discussion 2: Thriving the crunch - The Fintech way
Recently, the government of India withdrew higher denomination currency with an attempt to curb black money, fake currency etc. While the effort was largely appreciated, a major advantage also went to the Fintech companies. This however, is just that start as the Fintech sector is not limited to payment gateway space only but focuses on secure services, fraud detection, wealth management, and credit & lending space as well. Now that the advantages of such services are clearly visible to common man and entrepreneurs reaping in benefits, what are investors thinking?
Special Address: Demonetization: Creating new opportunities for startups
Demonetisation has pushed cashless and digital transaction almost as a necessity even for sections that would not have adopted online transactions before. Though this has been a boon for Fintech companies but has brought a lot of pain for ecommerce companies as their cash on delivery business suffered badly. All in the startup world, however, are confident that in the long run demonetization will bring in rich rewards.
Special Address: Journey from family business to new age entrepreneurs
Startups by nature are unconventional. However, the present trend suggests that the heirs or young members of iconic business families are starting out on their own and entering areas that seem to have no connection with their family businesses. Does their background make their "unconventional" journey easier?
Panel Discussion 3: Successful startups: What worked, what did not?
Right from ideation, floating the idea, securing investment, creation of robust teams, consumer engagement practices to scaling up; many things can go in favour of business as against. This set of entrepreneurs will share their stories on what worked for them and what were some of the learnings.
Entrepreneur-Investor Meet-up (Parallel Session)
A specially tailored session for startups to meet and greet the leading investors of India. The meetup will happen in a business area allowing adequate time to pitch, learn and form acquaintances. In order to nominate your startup for this session click here.
Panel Discussion 4: Is consolidation the way forward for startup ecosystem?
While the year 2015 saw huge rounds of funding by investors in start-up sector, the year 2016 saw a huge number in merger and acquisition (M&A) in start-up sector. The year 2016 kick-started with the acquisition of Common Floor by Quikr. Further the year saw other acquisition’s including Flipkart’s Myntra acquiring Rocket Internet’s Jabong. With Titan acquiring Caratlane and Yatra acquiring Mgaadi, a visible pattern is emerging here.
Motivational Talk: What is entrepreneurship all about?
Some say entrepreneurship is about finding your passion, others say it’s realizing your dream while few would say it’s all about trying till you win. What does it mean to you?
We bring our Showcase session, a curated platform that brings a set of handpicked innovative startups to make an elevator pitch to select jury of angel investors, houseful of VCs & fellow entrepreneurs. This is also an opportunity to early stage, pre-revenue, startups as well to grab investor attention. In order to nominate your startup for this session click here.
Date: 15th-16th February
Venue: The Lalit Mumbai, Sahar Airport Roadm,
Andheri East, Mumbai - 400059 India
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