Of late, the Indian startup ecosystem is witnessing frenetic activities and is in the forefront of tracking innovations and people behind these startup enterprises. In a bid to provide startups with the best of content, knowledge and insights, we are organising Techcircle Startup 2012 on Dec 11 in Delhi, which will bring together some of the most successful entrepreneurs across the country to share their experiences on what brought their businesses so far.

This is an annual event for startups, by startups, sort of a one-day MBA in starting up, building a team, pivoting, raising capital and finally, building a sustainable business. The event will be attended by 200-plus most promising startups, customers and top investors.

At Techcircle Startup 2012, all our speakers will be answering the queries you have regarding their journey, experience and business strategy. To send in your question/s, please click.

Below is a preview of the full-day agenda. For more details on the startup summit, contact Sandeep Pal at 0120-4171111 or

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Tea & Registration

8:45 am - 9:00 am

Introduction Note

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Entrepreneurship 101: Is Parallel Entrepreneurship For Everyone? What Works And What Doesn't

Harish Bahl – Founder & CEO, Smile Group

Shrija Agrawal – Associate Editor, Techcircle & VCCircle (Interviewer)

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Entrepreneurship 101: From Classifieds To A Marketplace: What Made Sulekha Pivot

Satya Prabhakar – President and CEO,

Anupama Arya, Co-founder, The Hatch (Interviewer)

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Entrepreneurship 101: Starting Up In A Large Company Environment: Positives And Negatives

Satyan Gajwani – CEO, Times Internet Ltd

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Entrepreneurship 101: How To Build A Global Product Out Of India: The Key Lessons Learnt From Building Komli & PubMatic

Amar Goel – Founder & Chairman, Komli Media & PubMatic

Hitesh Oberoi – MD & CEO, Info Edge India Ltd (Interviewer)

11:00 am - 11:15 am

Tea & Networking

11:15 am - 11:55 am

Entrepreneurship 101: Technologies Change But Why The Fundamentals of Business Don't Change

Vishwas Patel – Founder & CEO, Avenues India Pvt Ltd

Vishwanath Alluri – Founder & Chairman, IMImobile

Alok Mittal – MD, Canaan Partners (Moderator)

11:55 am - 12:25 pm

Keynote Session: How Internet Entrepreneurship Has Evolved From The 1990s To Now: The Key Learnings

Sanjeev Bikhchandani – Founder, Info Edge Ltd (

Sahad P.V. – Founder & Editor, Techcircle & VCCircle (Interviewer)

12:25 pm - 1:25 pm

Techcircle Showcase

This is a platform for India’s 10 most promising tech startups to showcase their products, business plans and key innovations which will transform them into some of the largest businesses from India. If you are a startup with a highly innovative technology or a beta product, have some market traction (such as a big customer or two) and have a small team, you can apply for this session. Once your startup is shortlisted for presenting, the Techcircle team will work closely with the startups to refine their pitches to be made at Startup 2012. To apply, click here.

1:25 pm - 2:25 pm

Lunch & Networking

2:25 pm - 2:55 pm

Entrepreneurship 101: Five Mistakes Startups Make & How To Avoid Them

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder & MD, One97 Communications

2:55 pm - 3:15 pm

Special Session: Building The Right Web Infrastructure For Your Startup As You Scale

Parimal Pandya – Director, Emerging Customer’s Group, Akamai Technologies

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Entrepreneurship 101: It's Not Just The Slow & Steady That Wins The Race: The Key Rules Of Execution For A Startup's Success

Praveen Sinha – Co-Founder & MD, Jabong

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Tea & Networking

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Angel Investor Insights: How I work With My Startup Entrepreneurs & The Lessons Learnt

Sharad Sharma – Ex-CEO, Yahoo India R&D & active angel investor

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Entrepreneurship 101: What Is It That Is Wrong With India's Seed Investing & Venture Capital Ecosystem

Aloke Bajpai – CEO, iXiGO

Vijay Anand – Founder & CEO, The Startup Centre (Interviewer)

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Entrepreneurship 101: Building A World Class Team: How To Attract & Retain The Best Talent For Your Startup

Srinivasu M.N. (Vasu) – Co-Founder & Director, Billdesk

Mukund Mohan – CEO, Microsoft Accelerator & an active angel investor (Interviewer)

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm (Parallel Session)

Techcircle Co-Founder Dating

If you are thinking of starting up and looking for co-founders, we can probably help you find other like-minded individuals in a one-to-one interaction format. To apply, click .

5:30 pm - 5:35 pm

Concluding Remarks

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