13th Sept’s Special Startup Saturday : Crash course for Entrepreneurs

Startup Saturdays have seen excellent traction (using VC terminology for once) across Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. SS as they are popularly referred to are starting very soon in Pune and Delhi and we hope to see SS starting off in Chennai and Kolkata in the new year. The objective is to have continuous engagement with entrepreneurs, industry and investors and facilitate interaction, discussion and access to prospective investors and customers.

This month is however special for Startup Saturday Bangalore which is on 13th September starting 10 am at IIM Bangalore’s main auditorium. SS Bangalore will feature talks by experienced practitioners on

1) Managing new products and innovation

applying innovation to new products and generating product roadmaps, involving customers in evolving go-to-market strategies; managing innovation within organisations; securing intellectual property

Speaker : Dr Vishy Poosala Head and Executive director, Bell Labs India

2) Funding, Valuation and Exits

– Raising capital, considerations, valuation techniques, capitalization and structuring, financial models, exit strategy

Speaker : Ganesh Rengaswamy of Indavest Ventures/ex-Greylock and co-founder, TravelGuru

3) Product marketing and go-to-market strategies

– consumer behavior, segmentation and targeting; positioning and business models; pricing strategy; distribution and scaling strategies

4) Sales management

– purchasing processes, lead management and tracking, sales organisation and processes, negotiation and etiquettes

Speaker : Venkatramana Gosavi, Sales Head, Africa, Business Banking unit, Infosys

5) Processes and Statutory compliances

– budgeting and accounting processes, cash and credit management, payroll, taxes and statutory laws (companies, local, employee, export/import, FEMA)

Speaker : Anand Prakash Jangid of APA Global Chartered Accountants

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