Conference Agenda

Day 1 - 12 August, 2019
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Welcome Note By : Ms. Ritu Marya, Editor-in-Chief, Franchise India Ltd.
10:30- 11:30 Session I: Government's Imminent Rolein Nurturing State Entrepreneurship
  • FICCI’s role in encouraging entrepreneurship and empowering msme in the state
  • How has Bangalore become a case study by encouraging an industry and gaping a world market.
  • How have other industries also gained from it
  • Helping start-ups to partner with corporate and SME's to effect digital transformation to build a progressive state and a country
  • Over and above the slowdown: it is time for resilience and fighting to achieve our own growth
Uma Reddy, Co-Chair, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
Member, Prime Minister’s Council for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India Member, National
Manufacturing Competitive Council
  • What are the current Startup Polices
  • How Government is encouraging startups
  • Making business easier for the startups in the state
  • What are initiatives in pipeline
Shri. SathyaNarayana B.V., Deputy Head, Startup Karnataka, Karnataka Government
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Session II: How Technology-enabled Startups will Create Future Conglomerates

How AI & Blockchain and Fintech will shape the future of Business and become the organizations of tomorrow

  • Why AI & Machine Learning is slated to become the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • What drives Electric vehicles to be popular
  • Major play behind gaming industry
  • Solving for size, speed, cost and scalability
  • Measuring Internet of Things to record the tremendous data exchange
Session Moderator: Ritu Marya, Editor-in-chief, Entrepreneur India
Ankit Prasad, Founder & CEO, Bobble.AI
Saumya Singh Rathore, Co-founder, WinZo Games
BalajiViswanathan, Co-founder and CEO, Invento Robotics
Varun Agni - CTO and Co-Founder, Bounce
12:15 PM - 12:50 PM Session III: Women To Watch

Women Founders | Women Investors | Women-Driven Opportunities

  • Minimizing Barriers + Maximizing Inclusion
  • Case study presented by successful women entrepreneurs
  • Access to finance for business growth: Is it easy for women?
  • Franchise opportunities for women entrepreneurs
  • Enabling environment and policy reforms for women
  • How can women entrepreneurs drive more business growth?
  • Why Women make for successful workforce
  • Assisting women start-up & Survive
Session Moderator:
Amisha Jain, CEO, Zivame
AnshulaKapoor, Fankind
ShubikaBilkha. Partner, EdpowerU
SnehaChoudhry, Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer, Zolo
12:50 PM - 13:20 PM Session IV: Keynote: How I did it
  • Building Global Presence, Global Teams, Localized products and Strike Partnerships
  • India's trillion dollar opportunity in SaaS
Keynote:Suresh Sambandam, Founder & CEO, Orangescape
The Future of Business
Hybrid business models and "collaborative innovation" and better application of "bottom-up" as well as a "top-down" approach
14:20 PM - 15:00 PM SESSION V: The Age of Lifestyle Innovation

The Future of Consumer Businesses& New Age FMCG

Choices have become specific and consumers have a variety of them. Consumer businesses are no more about just selling; they are about selling what a consumer needs, demands& fancies. How personal consumption influences businesses today is a well-thought science that needs decoding. Consumers today are no more aspiring to consumer FMCG products that are foreign-based. A beautiful blend of imported products with home-grown brands is leading to wider consumer choice and plenty of business opportunities of the Startupreneur of India.

  • New Retail:
  • Omni Channel Businesses: Consumer is King
  • Building for Scale -
  • FMCG and New Consumer products that are changing shelves
  • The growing gourmet experience- Small Batch, Big Appeal
  • Mega Trends: Beverages, Personal Care, Dairy, Childcare and more
Session Moderator: Gaurav Chadha, Partner - Business Tax Services, Ernst & Young LLP
RupeshJain, Founder & CEO, Candere
Nikhil Moorjani, Vice President, HealthifyMe
AbhayHanjura, Founder, Licious
15:00 PM - 15:45 PM SESSION VI: Food Service – An Opportunity for Business

The food space has become hot with the advent of new formats. Consumers are interesting looking at brands in both the niche as well as the everyday category. The sale, deliveries have are seeing global influence. The whole food game is enticing and mouth-watering for Startups. The Evolving Classroom: Creating Experiential Learning Spaces

  • Casual dining, QSR,fast casual - What works and Why
  • The New Outlook to takeaway formats
  • How Global Brands are at the top of the game & hungry for India
  • How big brands are transforming their in-store experience
  • Delivery is the direction the customer is moving toward: the future of cloud kitchens
Session Moderator:
Biju Jose Thomas, Director & COO, VasudevAdigas
Anirudh Kheny, Partner, 1Q1 | Kitchen & Bar
KaustubhFule, Chief Product Officer, HungerBox
15:45 PM - 16:00 PM SESSION VII: How to transform your SME into Digitally empowered Business

A viable business model in today’s time is one which is built on technology and imbibing technological advance into everyday requisites of the

Keynote: Vivek Kumar Singh, Co-founder, ToneTag
Day 2 - 13 August, 2019
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM SESSION I:Government’s Imminent Role in Nurturing State Entrepreneurship

Ideas get wings by sheer passion & determination but they are fuelled by investment. Founders and investors once they get together are constantly searching for growth shoots in a start-up. How to take the company from seed stage to Series A and beyond can be achieved when the plan is well-structured.

  • How is the State bolstering its Economic Index by building an agile Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
  • Addressing the MSME Agenda For Growth and better business prospects
  • Policies ,laws & regulations to support MSME companies
  • Sectors that are slated for growth, potential to effectively bring change
  • Empowering Women to embracing Entrepreneurship
Keynote: Shri. K. Devaraj, Director In-Charge, MSME-DI,Government of Karnataka
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Session II:Taking an Idea From Seed Stage to Series A

Ideas get wings by sheer passion & determination but they are fuelled by investment. Founders and investors once they get together are constantly searching for growth shoots in a start-up. How to take the company from seed stage to Series A and beyond can be achieved when the plan is well-structured.

  • How to get investment in early days
  • Managing investment in resources, team-building and R&D
  • Scaling the company step-by-step
  • Validating right product with right market early
  • Unit economics VsGMV
Session Moderator: Ritu Marya, Editor-in-chief, Entrepreneur India
AbhinavPathak, Co-Founder & CEO, Perpule
AkshayHedgeCo-Founder & MD, Shakedeal
NeerajKatare, CEO, DrStore
Sanjeev Barnwal, Founder & CTO, Meesho
VivekGoyal, CEO, and Co-Founder, Playshifu
Amit Agarwal, Founder& CEO, NoBroker
11:30 AM - 11:50 AM Session III:The VC Logic: What Investors Want
  • How do VC’s identify where the investments should go: Sectorial trends and identifying small opportunities for starting up . Why most unlikely startups get funding?
  • How Startups and VC’s work can together: less pressures, more productivity. How to make exits more affable and win-win
Keynote: Parag Dhol, MD, Inventus Capital
11:50 AM - 12:05 PM Session IV:The basics of Raising Capital for a Startup Keynote: Siddarth Pai, Founding Partner, 3one4 Capital
12:05 PM - 13:05 PM Session V:The VC Logic: What Investors Want

Founder to Venture: Lessons from Both Sides of the Table

  • Funding 101: Navigating the VC Landscape in Consumer business
  • What Investors Really Want to See & Hear
  • Investing in the Next-Generation of Businesses: How & What
  • Why the Future of Investment is Experimenting with the New
Session Moderator:ShashankaBuduguntae, Partner- Private Client Services, Ernst & Young LLP
RichaNatarajan, Director, Unitus Capital
Pratik Poddar, VP, Nexus Venture Partner
MayureshRaut, Managing Partner, SEA Fund
Aakash Goel, Partner, Trifecta Capital
14:05 PM - 14:15 PM SESSION VI: Implementation of GST Keynote:
14:15 PM - 14:45 PM SESSION VII: How to Grow & Transition Your Family Business How the next generation of family business leaders are making their mark
Session Highlights:
  • Digitizing the Business without De-aligning the Value system
  • Closing the Gap: the generation gap, the experience gap, and the communications gap
  • Balancing it out - Too Much to fast Vs. Guarded change
  • Empowering Entrepreneurship and Incubating Startups for Innovation and Change thinking in Family Business
Session Moderator:Karthik Prabhakar, Executive Director and Global head of Fundraising, Chiratae Ventures (formerly IDG Ventures)
RajmohanKrishnan, Co-Founder,Entrust Family Office
Narendra K. Pasuparthy, Chief Farmer and CEO, Nandu’s chicken
14:45 PM - 15:45 PM SESSION VIII: STARTUP KICKOFF The Mega Session: My Business, New Day, New Way
  • Running a business in 2018? It can be tough to ignore outside pressures. Investors, mentors, advisors, your friends - seemingly everyone has an opinion. New Age Entrepreneurs will share their experiences on how they cut out adversities and unfavourable situations and finally tasted success, building their business their way
Guhesh Ramanathan,Founder & CEO, Excubator
Sriram Sekhar, CEO, Smart Advisors
Saravana Mani, Heads Open Innovation, Future Group
Suresh Narasimha, Founder, Cocreate Ventures