Whooping thrill and excitement among the startup ecosystem in India has witnessed euphoria among angel & venture capital investors, pool of local talent, scores of mentors, incubators & accelerators. To capture the latest and lasting excitement in the Indian tech ecosystem, Techcircle presents Techcircle Startup 2014 in Mumbai, which comes across as a breeding ground for entrepreneurs, early stage adopters and investors coming from diversified industry background & geographies.
After witnessing the phenomenal success of the startup shows in Bengaluru & Delhi this year, Techcircle Startup in Mumbai will host a mix of insightful presentations; interrogation round, walkabout sessions, thought provoking panel discussions, showcase, product & elevator pitches, parallel running angel & VC lounges and much more.
The summit will gather score of fellow entrepreneurs, passionate young blood in and around the tech & non tech industry, investors and experts thriving confidence in promising Indian startup ecosystem.
Day I - 16th December
TC Startup - Walkabouts (Applications closed)
Here we invite Techcircle Startup 2014 participants to the offices of West India’s best venture capital funds and established companies in Mumbai for an interactive workshop delivering insights on some of the most pertinent areas driving growth. Here participants will get to meet the business leaders, teams, see how the best companies function, interact and learn more about best entrepreneurship stories and much more. A unique opportunity to walk through venture capital investor’s office & understand their investment strategies
16th December (09:30am - 11:00am)
16th December (01:30pm - 03:00pm)
I. FreeCharge.in (Closed)
I. Blume Venture Advisors Pvt. Ltd (Closed)
|II. Orios Venture Partners (Closed)
1st Floor Poddar Chambers, Mathuradas Mill Compound, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013
|II. Lightbox (Closed)
36th floor at Palladium Hotel, 462, Senapti Bapat Marg, Next to Phoenix Mill, Lower Parel, Mumbai
III. Sequoia Capital India (Closed)
Day II - 17th December
8:15am - 9:30am
Tea, Networking & Registration
9:30am - 10:00am
Special Session on: Startups that win have product strategy. Startups that lose have Ad budgets
By Mahesh Murthy - Partner, Seedfund
10:00am - 10:45am
Panel I: "Are Valuations in bubble territory? Perspectives from Early to Late stage investors"
Bharat Banka - Senior President, Aditya Birla Group
Ravi Kiran - Co-founder, Venture Nursery
Rishi Khiani - CEO & MD, AntFarm
Niren Shah - MD, Norwest Venture Partners (Moderator)
10:45am - 11:10am
Entrepreneur Interview: "Building service ecommerce companies in India"
Adivitya Sharma - Co-Founder, Housing.com
Shrija Agrawal- Managing Editor, VCCircle, Techcircle.in (Interviewer)
11:10am - 11:30am
Tea & Networking Break
11:30am - 12:15pm
Panel II: Spate of startups joining the merger race - What is dragging startups towards the acquisition, acqui-hire & consolidation route?
Atul Phadnis - Founder, CEO, Whats on India
Aakrit Vaish - Co-Founder & CEO, Haptik
Brij Bhushan - VP, Nexus India Capital Advisors Pvt Ltd
Rohit Chaddha - Co-founder & CEO, Food Panda
Rajan Mehra - Co-founder & Managing Director, Nirvana Venture Advisors (Moderator)
12:15pm - 1:00pm
Panel III: How to start investing as an angel investor
Meet emerging angel investors to know how they started investing, learnings from their first investment, how to go about angel investing & the initial steps
Zishaan Hayath - Founder, CEO, Toppr.com
Rehan Yar Khan - General Partner & Founder , Orios Venture Partners
Anand Ladsariya - MD, Everest Flavours Ltd
Sasha Mirchandani - Founder & Managing Director, Kae Capital
John Kuruvilla - MD, GenNext Ventures (Moderator)
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Lunch & Networking
Investors Talk: Some mistakes made by our portfolio companies: What difference can they make if given a chance to rectify?
Vikram Vaidyanathan - MD, Matrix Partners
Karthik Reddy - Managing Partner, Blume Venture Advisors
Vikram Gupta - Founder & Managing Partner, IvyCap Ventures
Pradeep Tagare, Investment Director, Intel Capital (Moderator)
2:45pm - 3:30pm
Panel IV: Once angel funded, how do you get to VC round?
Angel funding brings the initial boost after bootstrapping times, however it brings in a lot more than just the much needed dollars. Once angel funded, how do you manage to scale up, set up teams, enhance valuation and finally approach a VC. Meet the young stars who’ve successfully raised angel & VC rounds sharing their strategies.
Sunil Udupa - CMD, Securens System
Karan Behal - Founder & CEO, PrettySecrets.com
Ankur Panchbudhe - Co-founder and CTO, Vaultize
Sampad Swain - Co-founder & CEO, Instamojo
Vinay Nathan, Co-founder & CEO, Altizon System
Shailesh Lakhani - Principal, Sequioa Capital (Moderator)
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Tea & Networking
3:30pm - 4:15pm
Be ready to bounce of your next “Billion Dollar Idea” with leading angel investors while we bring them all under one roof at the Techcircle Startup, Mumbai. And yes, we would ensure your voice leads the race in many presenting to the “Guys with money” in the house.
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Panel V: Raising money through crowd funding: Is the trend picking up in India?
Having said that, investors are here in bulk to feed cash starved startups, still we come across many such startups grappling to find funding, here we see the new concept of crowdfunding coming to the rescue. What kind of groundwork requires to be done to catch the eyes of the desired mass scale in India and create strong traction? As evident, the west makes crowdfunding go mainstream with thier likes, can the same trend be replicated in India? What is holding back crowdfunding business models in India?
Ankit Oberoi - Co-founder and CEO, Adpushup
Satish Kataria - MD, Catapoolt
Mayukh Choudhury - Co-Founder & CEO, Milaap Social Ventures
Renu Dhar - Business Head, Intuit
Ajeet Khurana - CEO, SINE / IIT Bombay (Moderator)
4:45pm - 5:15pm
Techcircle Showcase - Powered by Nasscom 10,000 Startups
A curated platform that brings five handpicked emerging and innovative companies making an elevator pitch to an esteemed panel of jury & houseful of investors & fellow entrepreneurs.
Continue the energy and networking of the day with more social time with top entrepreneurs and leading investors over cocktails.
*Walkabout slots are available on first come first serve basis. Day I of the event is walkabout only. Delegates need to reach the offices of selected companies on their own, Techcircle team will not arrange any logistics.
Date: 17 Dec 2014
Address: The Lalit,
Sahar Airport Road, Mumbai
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Entrepreneurs/ Companies/ Startup etc: INR 7000 + Service Tax (12.36%) per attendee
Investors/ I-Bankers/ Consultants etc: INR 9000 + Service Tax (12.36%) per attendee
Cheque/DD to be made in favor of:
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Ph : +91 120-4171111
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There is no cash refund in case you cancel the registration from your end. We will issue a credit note for an equivalent amount which you can adjust/utilise against any of our future events (under the validity period) if the registration is cancelled at least 3 days before the event, post which NO credit note will be issued. Please talk to Sandeep/ Shikhil for further details.
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