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Raising money for your new venture

  1. 1. SEED, the Centre for Entrepreneurship at MDI Gurgaon ‘Raising Money for Your New Venture.’SEED, the Centre for Entrepreneurship at MDI Gurgaon is holding a training session andworkshop on ‘Raising Money for Your New Venture.’Target AudienceThe target audience is first generation, first time and aspiring entrepreneurs.Program LeaderThe session is being conducted by Mr. Ranjit Shastri who is a well known investor, andentrepreneur, and member of the Indian Angel Network.Agenda and ContentThe timing of the program is from 10 AM to 5 PM on February 12th, 2011. Lunch is availableat the MDI Mess at a subsidized fee. 10 AM – 1PM: Ranjit will provide inputs on the Funding Landscape, What Investors Look For,and Negotiating the Deal.2PM – 5 PM: One-on- one sessions with 5 entrepreneurs (the selection of the entrepreneurs willbe on the basis of a business plan that they submit to girsaran@gmail.com by Feb 10th)LocationThe location is the MDI Auditorium. Directions are provided in the link below.http://www.mdi.ac.in/about_mdi/location.asp?id=5The program is free of charge for all who register by February 10th, 2011 with an emailexpressing their interest to girsaran@gmail.com. Those who wish to have a one-on-one may sendtheir business plan by February 10th to girsaran@gmail.com.
  2. 2. SEED, the Centre for Entrepreneurship at MDI GurgaonBio of Mr. Ranjit Shastri Ranjit Shastri is one of Indias leading investment advisors, and has over twenty years of experience as a management consultant, entrepreneur and investor. Mr. Shastri served as the Executive Director of the Indian Venture Capital Association from March 2008 to April 2009, and continues to play an active role within the organization. He is also a member of the Indian Angel Network, India’s oldest and largest network of angel investors.Mr. Shastri is a co-founder of and major investor in two IT-enabled service companies:SmartAnalyst Inc., a venture-backed decision support firm serving major life science companies;and Design Presentation Associates Inc., a provider of CAD drafting services for the globalarchitectural, engineering and construction industry. In addition, he served for several years as amember of the Board of Vickers Systems India Ltd. in Pune, an engineering and automotivesubsidiary of Eaton Corporation (NYSE: ETN). He currently serves on the boards of StelaeTechnologies S.A., SmartAnalyst, Inc., and Design Presentation Associates Inc. Mr. Shastri has written a monthly column for two of India’s leading business magazines,Business Today and Business World, and regularly serves as visiting faculty at the ManagementDevelopment Institute, one of India’s top business schools. He also conducts training programs,including those organized by the European Venture Capital Association and the Indian VentureCapital Association. Mr. Shastri was also a co-founder of PSi, a focused venture advisory firm. PSi’s main focus hasbeen on identifying opportunities for foreign investors, including venture capital firms, privateequity firms and strategic investors. Prior to co-founding PSi, Mr. Shastri was a managementconsultant, first at Bain & Co. in Boston, then McKinsey & Company in New York, where hefocused primarily on serving major financial institutions, including asset managementcompanies, investment banks and insurance companies. Mr. Shastri earned an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School, and a B.Sc. in appliedmathematics from Yale University. He continues to work closely with Yale in expanding itsengagement with India through initiatives such as the Bulldogs in India internship program.