Final agenda for VCCircle Bengaluru Investment Summit 2015; last few seats left; enroll now

VCCircle Bengaluru Investment Summit 2015 scheduled for 23rd July, 2015 at Vivanta By Taj, Bengaluru is just two days away. 

Register now to meet 250+ CEOs, entrepreneurs, emerging business owners, private equity & venture capital investors and advisors to learn, congregate, network and engage in meaningful conversations.

Here is the agenda and the list of speakers attending the conference:

8:30am - 9:30am

Tea, Networking & Registration

9:45am - 10:00am

Introductory Note

10:00am - 10:45am

Panel I: Mapping entrepreneurial activities & investment trends in Bengaluru

Today, this modern southern city of India is looked upon as an ideal destination for scores of aspiring entrepreneurs coming with their dream to start their ambitious venture, for emerging enterprises serving to niche business opportunities, to leading home-grown enterprises. What has attracted talent from all the corners of the world to set up their base in the city? What advantages does an investor have while investing in Bengaluru vis-à-vis other cities? For a country that has so many loopholes in the regulatory framework, how favourable are the regulatory policies in the city to pull in significant foreign investments? Besides IT, which are the other shining sectors & most loved companies from the city that are making their presence felt globally? What are the key entrepreneurial activities & investment trends pointing towards emerging opportunities?

K. Pandia Rajan - Founder, MaFoi Group

Mohan Alexander - Vice Chairman and Co founder, Copal Amba

YS Prabhakar - CEO, Sutures India

Siddhartha Das - General Partner, Ventureast

Kumar Shiralagi - MD, Kalaari Capital Advisors P Ltd (Moderator)

10:45am - 11:15am

Entrepreneurship opportunities in today’s world—what to start?

K Ganesh, Serial Entrepreneur & Partner, and Chairman, Portea Medical

11:15am - 11:45am

Tea & Networking

11:45am - 12:30am

Panel II: Bengaluru as a hub for healthcare products & services

The demand for quality healthcare services and indigenous medical devices/products across the country has witnessed a surge in the recent past and continues to grow as we see an inclination towards quality of life, better spending capacity and willingness to adopt preventive healthcare systems. Bengaluru seems to be the technology hub where innovations intersect with healthcare products and have been able to deliver some high quality healthcare products with global appeal. Besides, the city also counts upon some high quality healthcare service providers who’ve set up base here and have been contributing to delivering quality care. As we know consumer-facing, technology enabled healthcare businesses are always a bet for investors, we will try to understand from leading entrepreneurs as to what makes them unique and how the ecosystem in Bengaluru supports them in their initiatives?

K Chandrasekhar - Founder & CEO, Forus Health Pvt. Ltd

Mallikarjun Sundaram - Co-founder, President & CEO, Mitra Biotech

Dr Ajay Bakshi - Managing Director & CEO, Manipal Hospitals

Hari Buggana - MD, InvAscent

Siddharth Dhondiyal - Managing Director, India Value Fund Advisors (Moderator)

12:30pm - 1:45pm

Lunch & Networking

1:45pm - 2:30pm

Panel III: Exploring Bengaluru’s real estate market

Besides being ranked as one of the most sought-after real estate market, the city’s real estate & infrastructure development in the last couple of years has been commendable and has much to offer to people with cosmopolitan lifestyle & growing business ecosystem. Besides being house to leading multinationals, the city has equally nurtured the startup community and counts upon some leading startup companies that have gone big and are now placing larger bets through their demand for real estate. Be it commercial or residential or value budget offerings, the city has something in store for everyone and is the hot favourite for investors. From a panel of leading real estate CEOs, we will derive some deep insights in this market, what to expect in the near future and how they perceive demand as a driver to high quality real estate in the city. From an investor’s perspective, what does this mean to them? How are they looking at the market in terms of medium to long-term investments?

M Murali - MD, Shriram Properties Pvt. Ltd

Ashwini Kumar - Chief Operating Officer, Nitesh Estates Ltd

Vishal Mirchandani - CEO- Retail & Commercial, Brigade Enterprises Limited

Juggy Marwaha - Managing Director - South India, JLL (Moderator)

2:30pm - 3:15pm

Panel IV: Growing appetite for food services business in Bengaluru

With the change in eating habits, preferences and the urge of trying hands on different cuisines, out of home eating has become a natural phenomenon. With burgeoning middle class and cosmopolitan lifestyle of Bengaluru, the city presents a huge opportunity for food services and food related businesses. Be it delivering organic meals for lunches to delivering customised food delivery, consumers are spoilt with choice. Besides fine dining, QSR and ready to eat foods, how are food tech startups disrupting the traditional food market? With multiple startups helping a consumer to discover, order and get food delivered to their door step, what good are they doing to deliver exceptional consumer services? How big is the opportunity in Bengaluru? How big can it become?

Abhijit Saha - Co-founder, Director & Chef, Caperberry & Fava

Amuleek Singh Bijral - Founder & CEO, Chai Point

Shashaank Shekhar Singhal - Co-founder & CEO, Dazo

Musthafa PC - CEO, iD Fresh Food (India) Pvt. Ltd

Deepak Natraj - MD, Aarin Capital

Bharati Jacob - Founder & Partner, Seedfund  (Moderator)

3:15pm - 3:45pm

Tea & Networking

3:45pm - 4:30pm

Panel V: Opportunities in creating businesses serving the underserved

Unlike urban India, rural areas are still largely disconnected from globalisation and all efforts are being made to bridge this gap. In order to speed the development & spur economy in the tier II/III areas, how are these impact-focussed businesses using technology to serve the bottom of pyramid? What are the innovative business models being pursued to help basic services reach the underserved in a financially viable way? How difficult it is to create, scale & evaluate the impact of such businesses both socially & financially? Besides addressing to the significant social problems, is the business of serving to the low-income consumers viable? What are emerging opportunities for impact investors & operators trying to revolutionise the under-served space? What are the high-impact technology based innovations witnessed in this affordable products/services segment? How challenging it is to build businesses with narrow margins?

Brahmanand Hegde - MD & CEO, Vistaar Financial Services Pvt. Ltd

Vishwaprasad Alva - Managing Director, Skanray Technologies Pvt. Ltd

Eric Savage - Co-founder & CEO, Unitus Capital

Srikrishna Ramamoorthy - Partner, Unitus seed fund

Harish Narasappa - Founder Partner, Samvad Partners (Moderator)

4:30pm - 5:15pm

Panel VI: Bengaluru’s emerging entrepreneurial club: Creating products & services with global appeal

Technology has been the key driver behind innovations and a lot of that has been witnessed in Bengaluru. A flurry of aspiring entrepreneurs are working behind the scenes to disrupt the ecosystem with innovative products, business models, segments and businesses by large. While much has been said about investments, valuations, startup ecosystem in the city, we understand the value this emerging entrepreneurial club is generating for consumers, investors & startup ecosystem. What are the key drivers of growth, innovation and desire to solve simple yet mission critical problems through technology?

Tarun Mehta - Co-founder, Ather Energy

Vamshi Krishna - Co-founder & CEO, Vedantu

Rakesh Kalra  -  Founder & CEO,

Lovaii Navlakhi - Founder and CEO, International Money Matters

Ajith Mohan Karimpana - Founder & CEO, Furlenco

Mukul Gulati, MD, Zephyr Peacock (Moderator)

5:15pm - 5:40pm

VCCircle Showcase

Here representatives of exciting and disruptive companies from Bengaluru will make presentations on their business, differentiation, traction, product market opportunity and how they will disrupt existing ecosystem to the houseful of investors & fellow entrepreneurs.

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