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Startup Saturday Delhi turns 100! It is one of the biggest startup events to take place every month for last 99 months in Delhi. Every edition of Startup Saturday explores various topics that help an Entrepreneur in the various challenges that he/she is facing with respect to his startup.
SS100- the Centennial Startup Saturday marks the century of beautiful journey of this initiative.
The 100th edition puts together a brilliant panel discussion with startup veterans, and keynotes from one of the biggest names in the ecosystem.
The event will bring together 25+ speakers from the cadre of marquee investors, serial entrepreneurs and domain experts from diverse backgrounds to share their views and opinions.
There are various initiatives that we have planned like Kickstart where we are inviting applications from all across India for pitching their idea to a group of 10 to 15 of the biggest investors. Applications for Kickstart are now closed.
Introductions & Welcome Note
Keynote Speaker Address by Mr Bipin Preet Singh, Founder, Mobikwik
Panel 1: Show me the Money: How to get a VC’s attention?
Mr Karan Mohla, Executive Director, IDG Ventures
Mr Dev Khare, Light Speed Ventures
Mr Shailesh Vikram Singh, Seedfund
Mr Girish Shivani, Yournest Angel Fund
Panel Moderator: Ms Syna.Dehnugara, CNBC TV 18
Fireside Chat: Learnings during the entrepreneurial Journey with
Mr Aloke Bajpai, Founder, Ixigo hosted by Mr Tarun Matta, Founder, iimjobs.com
Standup Comedy by Amar Vanee
Panel 2: Hook up with the right accelerator: Steps in seeking out & Applying to an Accelerator.
Mr Aditya Dev Sood, Startup Tunnel,
Mr Abhishek Gupta, COO, TLabs
Mr Varun Chawla, Founder, 91 Springboard,
Mr Miten Mehta, Founder, Spinta Global Accelerator
Mr Rishabh Bhalla, Analyst, Espark-Viridian Accelerator
Panel Moderator: Mr Digbijoy Shukla, Startup Ecosystem Evangelist, AWS
Networking over Snacks
Dr. Aditya Dev Sood
Chief Mentor, Startup Tunnel
At Startup Tunnel he is involved in discovering startup teams, engaging their propositions, mentoring them to early rounds and putting them in touch with early investors. Prior to this he graduated from University of Michigan and dis his PhD from University of Chicago.
Principal, Blume Ventures
Arpit works as a Principal at Blume Ventures and was earlier responsible for the the magic at TLabs startup accelerator, part of Times Internet. An NIT Trichy and IIT Bombay alumnus, Arpit was involved in co-founding Headstart Network way back in 2008.
Executive Director, Yournest Angel Fund
Girish is an Angel Investor and Business intelligence evangelist with over 19 yrs of diverse experience in IT consulting, Telecom, Media and Financial Services.
Founding Partner, India Internet Fund
India Internet Fund is an early stage venture capital fund focused on early stage internet/mobile start-ups in and out of India. Prior to this Anirudh was a Co-founder with Mckinsey, New york and later co-founded Findable.
Shailesh Vikram Singh
Executive Director, Seedfund
Shailesh is the Investment manager with SeedFund (SeedFund.in) - an early stage Venture Capital fund with investments across sectors like Mobile, E-commerce, full stack software companies, Travel, Digital Media & Healthcare.
Co-founder, 91 Springboard
A graduate of Cornell, Varun has 5+ years of Equity Research experience with Goldman Sachs in the U.S. & India. Previously, he founded myguesthouse.com that was later acquired by Make My Trip. He is also an ambassador to the ‘World Startup Report’ and is a founding faculty member of the Adianta school for Leadership & Innovation.
Spinta Global Accelerator
Spinta Global Accelerator, HQ out of Fremont, CA, that delivers ‘Silicon Valley Co-Acceleration Model’ for fast growth companies in verticals of HealthTech, EdTech, FinTech, & HighTech segments, to bring their innovations faster to the market. He has co-founded four successful start-ups, has been an investor/advisor in many others.
Co-founder and CEO, ixigo
ixigo.com is India's leading travel search engine & trip planning site. ixigo has recently raised $15 million led by Sequoia Capital. Aloke would be sharing his insights on how to get a VC's attention for your venture.
Amar is an MBA by qualification. He is a writer and stand-up comedian and he has been doing comedy for over 2 years now. He jokes about Delhi, Gurgaon, sex, women, marriages, stereotypes, English, advertising, numerology among other pointless things in life. He hopes that you will find some of his jokes relatable and laughable.
Founder, iimjobs and hirist.com
Tarun is a graduate of IIM Indore and IIT-BHU and has successfully built hiring platforms, iimjobs and hirist.com
Board Memeber and Fund Manager, First Step Digital Pvt. Ltd
A hands-on investor, Ishan has lead investment deals in companies like Serona (Peebuddy) and ?Bookeventz.com through platforms like Indian Angel Network, Mumbai Angels and Lets Venture. He has also co-invested with IIM -A’s CIIE. As a part of his 1 million sf real estate portfolio, he owns and with 91 Springboard operates a 20,000 sf co-working space in Noida where he holds regular mentor hours. Ishan was part of the founding team at TiE - New York in 1998 and is a TIE Charter Member.
Founder and Director, Ennoble IP and Stepup 360
She is Mentor, evangelist, wealth manager, Advisor and guide to many tech-based startups and SMEs. Ennoble IP is one stop shop for IP Services for Universities, SMEs and Startups with PIPLE as training and HR Vertical. STEP UP 360 is India’s first IP Enabled Incubator cum Accelerator for women, for 360 degree helping and supporting the startups
CEO, Marcopolo Ventures
Anil is an entrepreneur at heart, believer in power of dreams and loves nurturing early stage startups.
In 2001, Anil founded 24x7 Learning which become India’s largest e-learning implementation company and successfully raised over $4m from Angel investors and Network 18. Prior to that Anil had successfully setup and launched businesses in India for two large multinational companies - Parametric Tech from US and Citation from Israel.
Anil is a popular judge in startup competitions and was the anchor judge for Haywards 5000 Haunslay ki Udaan, India's First Startup Reality TV Show, Season 2, 2016 and an official startup coach for The Vault Show, India's answer to Shark Tank.
Anil earlier ran Jaarvis Accelerator, where he invested and mentored some of India's finest tech startups. Anil is now working on his next venture where he can help startups at a product stage successfully launch them, get to a sustainable revenue stage and raise investment
Executive Director, IDG Ventures
Mr. Karan Mohla is Executive Director and Head of Consumer Media & Technology sector at IDG Ventures India Advisors where he heads the sector focus and strategy on Consumer Media & Technology investments. He has been investing in Indian companies since 2009 and has over 12 years of experience in the technology industry across India and the US.
Prior to IDG Ventures, Karan worked with QVT Finance LP, a US based hedge fund and was a founding member of their Asia-Pacific practice. He earlier worked in the technology banking group at Jefferies & Company (formerly Broadview International) in Silicon Valley, where he advised several technology companies in Internet, Mobile and Enterprise Software on capital raising, M&A as well as strategic partnerships. Later, Karan helped start the India office for Jefferies where he advised and executed financing strategies for companies in the Technology, Media, Telecom, CleanTech and Education sectors. He has successfully completed over 20 transactions covering M&A and capital raising for corporates across India and the US.
Co-founder & CEO, Startup-O
He specialises in driving business growth & scaling ventures across Asian markets. Worked in 14 countries creating new market inroads from 'Japan to Jakarta'.
Having laid solid foundation in 'Customer Development' function with FMCG MNCs like P&G and GSK, I was inspired by the potential of ushering in internet to a Billion people in India through an inventive franchise model with WIPRO new age ISP initiative. Experienced solid growth, dot com drama & shattered dreams post 9-11 world. Moved to Singapore in 2002 with an entrepreneurial venture in 'Marketing Consulting' helping VISA International & other esteemed clients.
Investment Professional, Matrix Partners
Nikhil is a part of the investment team at Matrix Partners, one of India’s leading early stage technology venture capital firms with $600 Million under management. Prior to joining Matrix, Nikhil worked with McKinsey and Company where he Advised CXO's on strategy and executed transformation programs for top players across Logistics, Infrastructure & Real Estate, Healthcare and City Development. In addition to this he has also had a short stint in the public sector, where he worked on a number of local area development projects in Healthcare and Education. He has graduated in Economics from St. Stephen’s College in Delhi.
Managing Director, Lightspeed Venture
Dev brings seventeen years of operating, entrepreneurial and investment experience in India and the U.S. to his role as Managing Director of Lightspeed India Advisors Partners LLP (LSIP). Investments include Byjus, Innovaccer and Oku Tech. He is a Fellow at the Indian Software Product Industry Roundtable (iSPiRT) and a Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE).
Business Analyst, Espark-Viridian Accelerator
Rishabh has exhaustive experience in Global M&A and Investment Banking, where he was engaged in analysis of Global M&A transactions, financial analysis and pitch book preparation. Over the years, he has gained proficiency in company valuation, financial modeling and corporate finance. He holds a Master’s in Finance and is pursuing CFA and FRM.
Bipin Preet Singh
Founder CEO, Mobikwik
Bipin currently runs Mobikwik
Digbijoy has over 13 years of wide ranging experience across diverse sectors, initially started his career in education marketing with reputed educational institutes and then subsequently joined the advertising and events industry to execute several projects including a state election campaign for a national party, conceptualizing and running a restaurant chain in Delhi and several other projects. He joined the Delhi chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE Delhi), where he worked for over three years and drove various key initiatives like mentoring, deal flow, marketing, sponsorship's etc and left his last position as Associate Director of the chapter in 2008 to pursue his entrepreneurial ambitions. He then co-founded an online math supplemental education start-up TenMarks Education INC. which was acquired by Amazon in early October 2013. He then joined Ennovent a seed stage accelerator/fund and eventually managed the country office for Ennovent India which is a global innovation company that helps clients accelerate innovations for sustainability in low-income markets in developing countries.
Currently he is engaged at Amazon Internet Services to drive adoption of cloud infrastructure for VC/Angel/Accelerator backed companies in India.
Founder Director, Scale Ventures
Rahul Narvekar, the founder CEO of The india Network and Founder Director of Scale Ventures – an early stage investment fund , is an entrepreneur who started his career at an early age , as a door to door salesman to support his education. From sale campaigns at TSN – Tele shopping Network, to Script writing for soap operas for UTV , to corporate advertising on cable TV to co founding the first interactive music channel of the country – channel – oxygen and from marketing to handling revenue, Rahul has done it all before co-founding www.FashionandYou in 2009 - a coveted fashion and luxury brands ecommerce store. In 2012 he joined hands with NDTV to create www.indianroots.com , a curated marketplace for designer and ethnic products targeted at the global indian . An alumnus of Mumbai University, IIM, Calcutta, and ESSEC Business school paris. He believes in the power of entrepreneurship to empower India. An enthusiastic traveller and foodie, Rahul loves to be on the road and relishes new cuisines. Having run about 9 , Delhi and Mumbai half marathons and 3 times the 100 kms ultra marathon he is the first person in the world with sleep apnea to do the Everest base camp this year .
Regional Partner, Faster Capital
FasterCapital is a new type of incubator. It was conceptualized in 2010 as NextStep System.
The founders remarked that there are several weaknesses in incubators worldwide.Our incubator is shifting toward more involvement in the start in becoming a cofounder and cofunder. As a cofounders we work with entrepreneurs on developing the software side of the startup (mobile, web). As cofunders, we cofund the startup and get larger equity in it. With FasterCapital The entrepreneurs are not left alone and the incubator is ready to support the startup and finance
Has over 12 years of experience managing high-growth organizations, leading technology, engineering and IT teams and bringing complex products to market on schedule.
- In depth understanding of internet and mobile application industry especially e-commerce and consumer businesses.
- Experience include every aspect in the creation and execution of a business – from establishing the overall concept, strategic blueprint, technology and financial planning; through team building, strategic partnering, product development, internet marketing, and M&A.