Over the years, we have always kept the first Startup Saturday of the year as a Special Startup Saturday where we invite experts to come and share insights on multiple topics that early stage entrepreneurs find challenging.
This year we decided to do things in a slightly different way. The topics that would have been covered in a single Special Startup Saturday event have been spread over 6 months from January to June 2015 to ensure that the participants derive maximum benefit.
The theme that will be followed for the next 6 months at Startup Saturday Mumbai is “Startup Basics” in which we will cover all functions that aspiring and early stage startups should address for their respective ventures.
Special Startup Saturday January will cover topics on Legal Compliance, Business Registration, Intellectual Property Rights/Patenting as well as drawing up a Business Plan.
The remaining months will cover functions like Marketing, Human resources/recruitment, Finance, Terms Sheets, raising funds and pitching to investors etc.
We have an impressive lineup of Speakers who will be sharing their experiences with the audience. First up will be ChiragTanna of INK IDEE who will be speaking about Intellectual Property Rights and patenting your ideas/product designs. AjeetKhurana, who is the CEO of the Society of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at IIT Bombay, will talk about how entrepreneurs can convert their ideas into a coherent Business Plan. Our third speaker is MihirLunia of Themis Consult who will talk about legal compliance and company registration.
Acting upon the feedback that we have received from our audience members for the past few events, we have cut down on the number of Speakers and Lightning Pitches to ensure there is more time for discussion with the speakers and networking.
We look forward to having a great beginning to the year and hope to contribute towards strengthening the startup ecosystem in Mumbai.
So get up and startup this 2015! 🙂