Food-tech startups in India started off with a bang, seeking to benefit from a growing trend of people ordering food from restaurants. The massive market and what looked like a promising business opportunity attracted investors toward these ventures initially.
But the amount of cash these startups are burning to lure customers has dented their appeal. Many have laid off employees or shut shop as they run out of funds and fail to raise more money. Given this backdrop, the Mumbai edition of Techcircle Startup will take a comprehensive view of the segment and its prospects. A dedicated panel discussion on the segment will seek to find out how food-tech firms can get their business right.
Many other topics will be discussed at the summit. The event will bring together early-stage startups, angels, incubators, mentors, and India’s most active VC and PE funds in and around Mumbai.
The conference will offer attractive platforms for investors and entrepreneurs to connect with each other. These include Startup Walkabouts, Startup Fair, Spot Hire, and Entrepreneur-Investor meet-up. There will also be a unique session for startups to pitch their ideas to investors.
The summit will discuss the following topics:
- Food-tech: Scale up or go under?
- E-groceries: Is there life beyond introductory discounts?
- Fin-Tech: Technology and the Unbanked.
- Hyperlocal services: Can hyperlocal go beyond groceries/food?
- Digital content: How to create sticky content.
- Budget stays: Mapping the sweet spot.
- Is angel/Series A investment the benchmark of success?
- Salaam Bombay: Why set up and stay in Mumbai, despite the likes of Quikr.
Surviving the funding slowdown
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