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India’s largest angel summit for entrepreneurs and investors is just a week away; updated agenda and speakers

BY  TEAM VCC
The participants will be given an opportunity to visit offices of some of the best venture capital investors and companies as well as connect with top angel investors and emerging entrepreneurs.

The stage is set for the participants of India Angel Summit 2013—to be held on July 17 and 18 at The Lalit, Mumbai—to be taken to the offices of some of the best venture capital investors and companies, see exciting entrepreneur pitches, connect with India’s top angel investors and emerging entrepreneurs and equip with insights on building great companies.

Here is a preview of the agenda.

If you haven’t registered yet, register now to avail yourself of the early bird discount expiring on Wednesday (July 10).

Click here to register online. Or contact us at kanika@vccircle.com/sandeep@vccircle.com; 0120-4171111

AGENDA

Day I – July 17

10:00am – 4:30pm

Startup Walkabout

India Angel Summit 2013 participants will be taken to the offices of India’s best six venture capital funds and established companies in Mumbai for an interactive workshop, delivering insights on some of the most pertinent areas driving a company’s growth. Participants will get to meet teams, see how these companies function, interact and learn more about VCs’ best portfolio companies and more. Each participant will get to chose three sessions based on his/her preference.

10:00am – 11:30am
I. Komli Media, Santacruz
Topic: Building A B2B Business, Product & Acquiring Clients
Click here for the address and more details on the company.

 II. Olacabs, Andheri
Topic: Developing A Great User Interface & Product For An Internet Business
Click here for the address and more details on the company.

12:30pm – 2:00pm
I. Sequoia Capital, Lower Parel
Topic: Key Metrics Early Stage Investors Look At In A Company
Click here for the address and more details on the company.

II. Quikr, Lower Parel
Topic: Marketing, Positioning & Creating Big Buzz For Your Brand
Click here for the address and more details on the company.

3:00pm – 4:30pm
I. Nexus Venture Partners, Worli
Topic: Common Mistakes Made During Fund Raising: The Dos & Don’ts
Click here for the address and more details on the company.

II. Orios Venture Partners, Lower Parel
Topic: Exit-thinking: Build To Exit From Day 1 Of Your Startup
Click here for the address and more details on the company.

Day II – July 18

8:30am – 9:15am
Tea & Registration

9:15am – 9:30am
Introduction Note

9:30am – 10:15am
Panel I: Moving To Quick Success: Formulae & Key Elements For Scaling Up To A Successful Company

While majority of the companies take traditional methods and grow over a couple of years, some companies focus on being at the top of innovation to scale fast and disrupt the market. What are some of the key elements and guidelines that guide quick success and sustainable growth in companies? How do companies overcome challenges to raise funding? How do they create a team? How do they market? How can companies stay agile while expanding across operations?
Sanjay Vijayakumar – CEO, MobME Wireless Solutions
Neeraj Roy – MD & CEO, Hungama Digital Media
Dr A Velumani – CMD, Thyrocare Technologies
Amar Goel – Founder & Chairman, Komli Media India
Parag Dhol – MD, Inventus Capital (Moderator)

10:15am – 11:00am
Panel II: How Are Entrepreneurs & Investors Managing Series-A Crunch?
After the rise of angel investors and an increased activity in the ecosystem, a lot of angel/early VC funded and accelerated companies in India have been finding it tough to raise Series A. How should angel investors and entrepreneurs tackle this? Should early stage funds join hands to fund the next round? What can the investors and entrepreneurs do to extend their company’s runway?
Paul Singh – Venture Partner, 500 Startups
Karthik Reddy – Managing Partner, Blume Venture Advisors
Sanjeev Aggarwal – Senior MD, Helion Advisors Pvt Ltd
Sadeesh Raghavan – Former Managing Partner, Asia, Accenture
Sasha Mirchandani – Managing Partner, Kae Capital (Moderator)

11:00am – 11:30am
Tea & Networking Break

11:30am – 12:00pm
Entrepreneur Interview
Murugavel Janakiraman – Founder & CEO, Matrimony.Com Pvt Ltd

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Pitch-10
Here representatives of 10 handpicked companies will make presentations on their products, innovation, market opportunity, business models and how they will disrupt existing markets to create value. Presentations will be followed by live feedback and Q&A with a panel of jury members. Each presenter will be given five minutes on stage.
Click here, to fill the application form. For any query, contact Kanika at kanika@vccircle.com/0120-4171111. Last date for applying is July 12.

1:00pm – 2:15pm
Lunch & Networking

1:00pm – 1:45pm
Co-founder Hunt
This special session will bring together like-minded entrepreneurs to connect and find complementary skills in each other to team up, build and transform their companies. To participate in this session, contact Kanika at kanika@vccircle.com/0120-4171111.

2:15pm – 3:00pm
Panel: What Angel Investors Look For; What Sectors & Businesses Are Hot Today
Does following a herd or trend create a big business? Or, does it have to be something unique? What is the minimum amount of validation investors look for before investing? What are the hot sectors today? What are the hot companies in technology, internet, healthcare, digital media, education, consumer brands and manufacturing?
Rajesh Sehgal – Senior Executive Director, Franklin Templeton Investments
Anand Ladsariya – MD, Everest Flavours Ltd
Mukund Mohan – CEO, Microsoft Accelerator
Ravi Gururaj – Co-founder & Chairman, Frictionless Ventures (Moderator)

3:00pm – 3:30pm
Tea & Networking

3:30pm – 4:30pm
Expert talk
This session will cover two most critical functions that make a company successful.

3:30pm – 4:00pm
Expert Talk I: Lean & Efficient Marketing For Startups
Insights on search marketing, social marketing, offline marketing (PR) and other key areas.

4:00pm – 4:30pm
Expert Talk II: Managing The Finance Function For Your Startup

Insights on raising capital, managing finances, hiring a CFO and other key areas.
Rehan Yar Khan – General Partner, Orios Venture Partners

4:30pm – 5:15pm
Panel: Building The Right Team For A Company; Hiring Tech Co-founder; Preparing For VC Funding
How do you create the right team for your company? How do you hire your team members? As companies in India understand, hiring tech co-founders is extremely difficult. How do you hire them? How do you create a team that is VC ready?
Ambareesh Murty – Founder & CEO, Pepperfry.com
Manish Dalal – Vice President, Asia Pacific, VeriSign
Dhiraj Kacker – CEO & Co-founder, Canvera.com
Rajesh Sawhney – Founder, GSF India (Moderator)

5:15pm – 5:20pm
Concluding Remarks

Click here to register online. Or contact us at kanika@vccircle.com/sandeep@vccircle.com; 0120-4171111

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