Startup Leadership Events with 10,000 Startups (NASSCOM)


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On July 12, 2014, Startup Leadership held a series of events across India to educate current and aspiring entrepreneurs. The events were attended by 200 people.

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Startup Leadership Events with 10,000 Startups (NASSCOM)

  1. 1. STARTUP EDUCATION RELATED EVENT July 12, 2014 Sponsored by: INDIA Bangalore | Chennai | Delhi | Hyderabad | Mumbai
  2. 2. Our mission at The Startup Leadership Program (SLP) is to bring together the brightest entrepreneurs and innovators - mentoring and guiding them in their ongoing journey. We also aim at providing our fellows with a support system for life. We organized events in our India chapters (Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore & Hyderabad) on the 12 July, 2014. These events were supported by NASSCOM whose recent initiative, 10,000 STARTUPS, shares SLP's vision and commitment to help nurture the entrepreneurial ecosystem in India. There were 200 CEOs, Founders & Innovators in attendance at five events across the country. Innovate.Start.Lead. 2
  3. 3. ChennaiBangalore MumbaiHyderabadDelhi Introduction to NASSCOM and its philosophy by showcasing the NASSCOM video. Introduction to the SLP brand and our aim. Address by the keynote speaker. Address by past SLP fellows and their experience with SLP. Q-A session with audience participation. Open networking session. SLP Education Event The broad structure of the events was as follows: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 3
  4. 4. An outstanding group of speakers: Rammohan Reddy Lean Startup Circle Trilok Hebbur Thinkappz Inc. Shashank Rajurkar Zaphyr Turnaround Advisors Sadhana Somasekhar Future Focus Infotech Aloke Bajpai Ixigo Chandan Gupta Phone Warriors Satyajeet Singh Zomato Sunil Goyal Yournest Ventures Aman Raj NASSCOM 10000 Startups Suraj Goyal, Anil Amesur, Go Delght Niranjan Seelam Zippr Pavan Atukuri Open Face Media 4
  5. 5. Key Themes that emerged from the events: 5 At the events, ex SLP fellows shared their entrepreneurial stories with people and how they gained a head start vis-a-vis networking by applying to SLP. Bangalore and Chennai discussed the importance of adopting the lean startup philosophy as a way to lower the risks entrepreneur would have to typically take and this allowed for an excited discussion among the attendees. The Delhi chapter invited speakers who spoke about the vast potential of growth hacking as a viable alternative to traditional marketing activities. The ‘workshop’ in Hyderabad on BMC generated a lot of interest. In summary, each event initiated an interesting conversation around startups and entrepreneurship that led to a buzz about SLP and its admission process.
  6. 6. These event were made possible by: Our Supporters: 6 Location Sponsors:
  7. 7. BANGALORE Attendees: 22 Venue: Fox Mandal 7
  8. 8. Rammohan Reddy, founder of Lean Startup Circle, gave an introductory session on ‘Lean Startup Methodology’. He covered theoretical aspects on Lean Startups. The workshop also included case examples and an exercise on the application of Lean Startup Methodology. He concluded with an interactive session on certain business ideas among the attendees. Trilok Hebbur, CEO at Thinkappz Inc. and SLP Fellow from the 2013-14 batch, shared his experience of the program and provided some insights to the attendees about what they can expect if they join SLP. 8
  9. 9. CHENNAI Attendees: 45 Venue: IIT Research Center 9
  10. 10. Shashank Rajurkar, co-founder at Zaphyr Turnaround Advisors, carried out a one hour session on how start- ups can run lean and what the different areas a startup founder needs to focus on when their startup is in an ideation stage. Sadhana Somasekhar, of Future Focus Infotech, shared her experience on running a 100 crore technology company. She shared her success story of creating a new team within the parent company that followed a lean startup model. With a team of 6 members, without contacting any of the existing client base, the startup went on to make profits in crores within 6 months of operation. 10
  11. 11. DELHI Attendees: 60 Venue: 91 Spingboards, Gurgaon 11
  12. 12. Aloke Bajpai, founder of Ixigo and past SLP Fellow, gave some interesting insights and shared personal tips on how to really growth hack your product/idea with limited resources. Chandan Gupta, of Phone Warriors, shared his experience of getting millions of downloads for his app in a little over a year. This is a dream for most Indian products - the audience was quite keen to understand the secret of getting a million downloads for an app. 12
  13. 13. Satyajeet Singh, a senior member of the product team of Zomato, presented the Zomato style to growth hack. Zomato is doing extremely well in a variety of things from number app downloads to user acquisition while also getting into a number of international markets within three years of their launch. Sunil Goyal, founder of Yournest Ventures, gave the in- vestor perspective on growth hack and also shared the insights on how some of his investee companies growth hack their way to awesomeness. He has invested in some big names like ZipDial, Babyoye, Mobiquest in his previous avatars. 13
  14. 14. Aman Raj, representing NASSCOM, 10,000 startups initative- our partner for the event series, shared details about applying to the program and answered queries related to the application process. 14
  15. 15. HYDERABAD Attendees: 38 Venue: Landmark IT Solutions 15
  16. 16. Pavan Atukuri, founder and CEO of Open Face Media and the Program Leader for this year in Hyderabad, explained the concept of BMC and showcased Dropbox BMC as an example. Participants were given 30 minutes to brainstorm ideas and complete the BMC exercise. This resulted in a euphoric atmosphere with multiple questions, confusions, conclusions and actions. Niranjan Seelam, Strategy and Operations at Zippr and a past SLP fellow, shared his experiences at SLP with the attendees. He described how the opportunity to speak to the cofounder of Runkeeper allowed him clari- ty of thought during the initial phase of his sports start- up. Niranjan stated that in the last three years, the SLP network has helped him in many ways in both his per- sonal and professional journey. 16
  17. 17. MUMBAI Attendees: 13 Venue: The Playce 17
  18. 18. Anil Amesur, a 2012-13 SLP Fellow, and founder of Go Delight, shared his experiences about taking the leap and then getting acqui-hired via an SLP connection. Suraj Goyal, founder of, shared his journey as an entrepreneur describing how he managed to raise funds while at SLP. He detailed his learnings at SLP and explained how the curriculum and the mentors helped him on this journey. 18
  19. 19. Contact : ANUPENDRA SHARMA, Founder Bangalore: Chennai: Delhi: Hyderabad: Mumbai: Delhi Office: H-317, 1st floor, Ufg Sushant Shopping Arcade, Sushant LOK-I, Gurgaon- 122009. 19 DEVIKA PARASHAR, Makerting & Events Solomon Suresh (PL) Sabin Rodriguez (PL) Amit Mishra (PL) Pavan Atukuri (PL) Pranav Khanna (PL)