Conference Agenda

Day 1 - December 7, 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 Role in Nurturing State Entrepreneurship
  • How the Tamil Nadu Government is Helping start-ups and making business easier to start, manage and grow for them with supportive policies
  • Startups –Corporates Collaboration :How startups are partnering 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
  • Helping MSME’s to grow and prosper with
11:30 AM - 13:30 PM Session II: How Technology-enabled Startups will Create Future Conglomerates

How Startups will shape the future of Business and become the organizations of tomorrow

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Breaking Into SaaS
  • How SaaS has Become the Go-to Option to Build a Digital Ecosystem
  • How to build and scale a product first company in Record time
  • How To build a kick-ass growth team in a SaaS company
  • How to Position Your SaaS Business For a Platform Sell
12:00 AM - 12:30 PM The Health tech Innovation
  • How The Indian Startups are accelerating innovation in new sectors of Healthcare in 2020
  • The latest trends, wins and headwinds in Health tech and Building winning business models
  • How Indian Startups are Partnering with Corporates to Scale
12:30 AM - 13:00 PM Auto Tech
  • The future of automotive- Disruptive technologies impacting and transforming the industry
  • Mobility Opportunities and innovation in Automotive
  • Corporate Innovation in Auto sector
  • Riding the EV wave of growth
13:00 AM - 13:30 PM Estate Tech
  • How Co-Working and Co-Living are the Business Models of tomorrow’s Work and Life style
  • The Rise of the Rental Economy –The Future of work and play
  • what is the minimum viable ecosystem that allows a coworking & CoLiving space to get off the ground
13:30 PM - 14:30 PM The Future of Business
Hybrid business models and “collaborative innovation” and better application of “bottom-up” as well as a “top-down” approach
14:30 PM - 15:15 PM SESSION III: 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.

Session Highlights:
  • New Retail Formats – consumer experience and Scale
  • Omni Channel Businesses
  • 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
15:15 PM - 16:00 PM SESSION IV: 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 Start-ups.

Session Highlights:
  • 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
16:00 PM - 16:30 PM SESSION V: 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

Day 2 - December 8, 2019
Women Founders | Women Investors | Women-Driven Opportunities

Session Highlights:
  • 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
11:00 AM - 11:45 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
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM 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
12:30 PM - 13:00 PM SESSION IV: Keynote: How I did it
  • Building Global Presence, Global Teams, Localized products and Strike Partnerships
14:00 PM - 14:15 PM SESSION V:
14:15 PM - 14:50 PM SESSION VI: 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
14:50 PM - 15:35 PM SESSION VII: The Future of Innovation in Franchising Session Highlights:
  • How modern day franchise businesses are brand-led, asset-driven and a platform of change and yet accelerating growth and disrupting industries.
  • How the entrepreneurial underpinning of franchising supports and nurtures innovation
  • The Innovative Franchise Ideas for 2019 and Beyond
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.