Moving from ZERO to ONE

This month's Startup Saturday in Chennai focuses on the various challenges early stage SAAS (Software as a service) startups face. Starting from Moving from Zero to One (Getting the First Customer), Scaling Sales (First Hundred Customers) and Selling to Global Customers. As an outcome of this series, we would be impacting a lot of early stage startups in Chennai.


Srikrishnan Ganesan

Co-Founder - Konotor (acquired by Freshworks)

Building - a mobile-first support and user engagement platform [ Previously Konotor - now Hotline post acquisition by Freshdesk ]

Prior to starting up, he worked in product management roles across big and small organizations, handling products ranging from Video CPE, Interactive TV s/w, to Maps, Search, and Mobile Apps.

Venky Rajendran

Co-Founder SellerGro

Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the internet and Technology industry. Skilled in Product development, Technology Architecture, Agile Management, Analytical Skills, Go-to-market Strategy, and IT Strategy. Strong technology professional with a MBA focused in Technology/Marketing/Entrepreneurship from Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management.

Vishnu Vankayala

Founder - Customer labs

In love with Digital Marketing, and currently building productivity suite for digital marketers one step at a time.

Vaitheeswaran K

Founder - FabMart(India'a First e-commerce company) Co-Founder - FabMall(Acquired by Aditya Birla Group and renamed as More super market)

"Father of E-commerce in India."
Co-founded India's first e-commerce company (later branded Indiaplaza). Helped build brand, scaled company, raised investment of several million US dollars.

Co-founded India's first integrated retail company Fabmall - acquired by Aditya Birla Group in 2006 and re-branded as More chain of stores.

After spending 14 years in the Murugappa Group and Wipro Infotech in various business development roles, he was bitten by the internet bug and co-founded in 1999 - India's first pure-play online retail company. This was later re-branded as Indiaplaza and I ran this company till 2013.

In 2002 I co-founded Fabmall - India's first integrated online and offline retail company.

Fabmall went on to become one of India's largest grocery retail chains and was subsequently acquired by the Aditya Birla Group and the Fabmall stores in various cities in South India were re-branded as More chain of stores.

Currently he consult with top retailers and brands on their e-commerce, omni-channel, internet plays and help them go online.

He also mentors e-commerce and data analytics start-ups.


Event Details

15 Jul, 2017
01:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Indix Hq
2nd floor, Neville Block,
Ramanujan IT City, MGR Film City Road, Taramani, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Chennai - 600113

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