In a country where almost 60 per cent population has no access to banking services, financial-technology firms can play a critical role. Indeed, fin-tech startups are gaining traction in India. This comes at a time when the government also has renewed its efforts to drive financial inclusion.
The Mumbai edition of Techcircle Startup will take note of the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for fin-tech startups. During a special session, participants will also delve into innovative approaches that can transform the landscape of the financial and banking sector in India. They can also gain perspective on how investors are lining up for this fast-emerging segment.
The rapid growth in the use of smartphones and internet in India opens a window of opportunity for these ventures. A focus on mobile-based financial services, therefore, would not only help these startups expand but would also augur well for financial inclusion. These ventures can also tap into other opportunities such as wealth management, peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding.
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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