The Mumbai edition of Techcircle Startup, to be held on December 16-17 at ITC Maratha, is almost sold out as it gears up to enthrall stakeholders in India’s thriving startup ecosystem with an impressive line-up of speakers, pitching sessions and attractive opportunities for investors and entrepreneurs to connect.
India’s largest startup event will bring together disruptive early-stage ventures, current and potential investors, angels, seed funds, incubators, accelerators and mentors, as well as many of India’s most active VC/PE funds. The event will be your ultimate guide to the startup ecosystem in and around Mumbai.
If you have not registered yet, this is your last opportunity as seats are almost full. Register now or write to Kanika at email@example.com/ or call 0120-4171111.
Here is the final agenda and the list of speakers attending the conference:
Day I (December 16)
A guided tour of the offices of India’s top venture capital funds, leading startups and key companies in Mumbai for an interactive session with the top management. Participants will get to meet the team, see how the best companies function, interact and learn from some of India’s best entrepreneurs.
- Matrix Partners
- IvyCap Ventures Advisors Private Limited
- Nexus India Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd.
Day II (17 December)
8:30am – 9:30am
Tea, Networking & Registration
9:30am – 9:45am
9:45am – 10:30am
Panel I: Surving the funding slowdown – Is Angel/Series A the benchmark of success
Sairee Chahal – Founder, Sheroes.in
Varun Dua – CEO & Co founder, Coverfox Insurance Broking Pvt. Ltd
Krishnava Dutt – Managing Partner, Argus Partners
Sanjay Nath – Co-founder & Managing Partner, Blume Venture Advisors Pvt. Ltd. (Moderator)
10:30am – 10:55am
Special Address: By Kunal Kapoor, Co-founder, Ketto
Crowdfunding and the ability of the Internet to break barriers
10:55 am – 11:15 am
Tea & Networking
11:15am – 12:00pm
Panel II: FinTech: Technology & Unbanked
Alok Mittal – Co-founder & CEO, Indifi Technologies Pvt Ltd
C. R Chandrashekhar – Founder & CEO, FundsIndia.com
Manish Shah – Co-founder & CEO, Bigdecisions.com
Rajat Gandhi – Founder & CEO, Faircent
Karthik Vaidyanathan – Co-founder, Momoe
Akash Gupta – Executive Director – Head of Technology & Internet, Kotak Investment Banking
T.R Ramachandran – Group Country Manager -India & South Asia, VISA (Moderator)
12:00pm – 12:45pm
Panel III: Hyperlocal: Can we go beyond food/groceries
Neha Motwani – Founder, Fitternity.com
Debadatta Upadhyaya – Co-founder & CEO, Timesaverz.com
Rishika Chandran – Co-founder & CEO, The Home Salon
Srinivas Nidugondi – Senior VP & Mobile Financial Services, Mahindra Comviva
Surjendu Kuila – Co-founder, Zopper.com
Anand Daniel – Partner, Accel India (Moderator)
12:45pm – 1:35pm
Lunch & Networking
1:35pm – 2:15pm
Panel IV: Digital Media: Key behind creating sticky businesses & brands
Sameer Pitalwalla – CEO, Culture Machine
Namrata Bostrom – Co-founder & CEO, PoPxo.com
Neeraj Roy – Founder & CEO, Hungama Digital Media
Shuchi Pandya – CEO & Co-founder, Pippa+Bella
Kumar Shah – Head of Strategy and M&A, Micromax Informatics Ltd. (Moderator)
2:15pm – 2:35pm
Special Presentation: By Rahul Kothari, Business Head, PayUbiz
2:35pm – 3:20pm
Panel V: Food tech:Scale up or go under
Sonal Minhas – Co-founder, Twigly
Rahul Hari – Co-founder & CEO,Satvacart.com
Anshul Gupta – Co-founder, Box8
Milind Sharma – Co-founder, Peppertap
Rajesh Sawhney – Co-founder, InnerChef India (P) Ltd
Anand Lunia – Founder Partner, India Quotient (Moderator)
3:20pm – 3:40pm
Tea & Networking
3:20pm – 3:50pm
Entrepreneur-Investor Meet-up (Parallel Session)
If you feel you’ve captured your business idea well, got the basics right, have initial team in place to take the plunge and are now ready to bounce of your business idea with prospect anchor investors, do write to us along with a wish list of investors you would ideally like to pitch your idea to. If selected, you get a chance to pitch your business to a clutch of investors one-on-one. Apply now to get a chance to meet your ideal angel, investors or mentors. Selected entries get a chance to meet eminent speakers, access to speaker’s green room, one-to-one meeting opportunities & more. Limited slots available.
3:40pm – 4:05pm
Special Address: By Anupam Mittal, Founder & CEO, People Group
4:05pm – 4:45 pm
Panel VI: Budget Stays: Mapping the sweet spot
Keshav Balijee – Founder & CEO, ZiP Rooms
Ankita Sheth – Co-founder & Head of Partnerships, Vista Rooms
Sidharth Gupta – Co-founder, Treebo
Prafulla Mathur – Founder & CEO, WudStay
Vikram Gupta – Founder & Managing Partner, IvyCap Ventures (Moderator)
4:45pm – 5:15pm
We bring our very own TC Showcase, 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 for early stage, pre-revenue, startups to grab investor attention. This programme is powered by Nasscom 10K Startups.
This session will provide more networking time with entrepreneurs and investors over cocktails.
Techcircle Startup Fair
This is a unique concept where you get a chance to exhibit your business, demo your products, pitch to right set of investors and have a day-long engagement with the startup experts in your private networking area. If you are a startup, technology service provider, business service provider, including accountants, lawyers, payroll managers, head hunters, tech service providers, social media consultants – this is your chance to showcase your business and expertise.
To participate, register now or write to Kanika at firstname.lastname@example.org/ or call 0120-4171111.
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