Techstars Startup Weekend Noida

    Friday, March 8 - 10, 2019


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  5. Coaches and Mentors
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Techstars Startup Weekend Noida

Friday, March 8 - 10, 2019



Friday, March 8 - 10, 2019
Event starts at 5:00 pm

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Eco Tower, Plot no. A 14, 7th Floor, Sector 125
Noida, Uttar pradesh 201301

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday March 8th


5:00 pm
Registration & Networking
Arrive at the venue and get checked in. Share ideas & get to know fellow participants


6:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


6:10 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


7:30 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


8:00 pm
Form Teams & Begin Work
Teams start forming and discussing ideas. Take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend.

Saturday March 9th


9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


10:30 am
Mentor Hours begin


1:00 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


7:30 pm
Check-In
Check-in, status reports, call for help


8:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday March 10th


9:30 am
Begin work
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:00 pm
Lunch


12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


5:00 pm
Final Presentations, Judging & Awards


7:30 pm
Wrap-Up



Speakers


Sanjeev Bikhchandani
Founder and executive Vice Chairman of Info Edge (naukri.com, jeevansathi.com, 99acres.com, shiksha.com, naukrigulf.com)

Sanjeev after his PG left a job marketing Horlicks at HMM (now known as GlaxoSmithKline) in 1990 to set up two companies Indmark and Info Edge along with a partner. The first company specialized in pharmaceutical trademarks and the second produced salary surveys and reports. In 1993, he and his partner decided to go separate ways. Both partners got one company each. Sanjeev got Info Edge. In 1997, Bikhchandani set up Naukri.com, jobs portal on a server in the United States, and later Quadrangle, an offline executive search business. In 2005, Naukri.com was reported as being India's largest web-based employment site. In October 1998, Sanjeev started the matrimonial website. The website was developed by Anil Lall, the head of Info Edge's technology department. The services were free in the initial years. Auditing services were done by Amit and Rohit Tandon. The founder, Sanjeev explained the conditions of ICICI Ventures. During the conversation, it came out that auditors were interested in opening a dotcom company. The website was then sold to Amit and Rohit Tandon, with Sanjeev Bikhchandani keeping 35 percent stakes.He won the Ernst and Young - Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2008

Event Judges


Girish Shivani
Executive Director and Fund Manager

Girish is a co-founder of YourNest and has varied experience of over 23 years in the across domains like of IT consulting, Telecom, Media and Financial Services. He specializes in Early Stage Venture Capital investing, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence and Analytics.   With a strong process centricity and expertise in analytical and decision support systems, Girish is responsible for evolving the investment strategy and recognising emerging trends and venture opportunities at YourNest. Speed and focus is his mantra, for the initial stages of a start-up.   An avid traveller, Girish is tech-savant, and has an in-depth understanding of emerging technologies. Tracking disruptive technologies and able innovators are his passion. He is an Alumnus of St Stephens College, Delhi and IMT, Ghaziabad


Shailesh Vikram
Managing Partner at Massive Fund

Shailesh Vickram Singh is Managing Partner – Massive Fund and founder – GoMassive incubator which invests in areas related to Climate change, Renewables, Agriculture, Food chains, Water & sanitation.
Apart from Massive, Shailesh is also Executive Director with SeedFund (a $54 mn VC fund based in India). Prior to SeedFund, Shailesh was MD of $170 mn PE Fund and have worked in GVFL (VC fund), and UTI in its private investments division.
Shailesh regularly writes at his blog Fringenotes, on issues related to policy, economics, tech, environment, venture capital and entrepreneurship and has been regularly published in leading newspapers of India including Economic Times, Times of India, YourStory, Inc42, Huffington Post India, Swarajya Magazine among others.


Padmaja Ruparel
Co-Founder at Indian Angel Network & Founding Partner of IAN Fund

Padmaja is nationally recognized as a key player in the Indian entrepreneurial ecosystem and has helped co found many of the relevant institutions, besides being an active Angel investor herself. Her operating experience spans large corporates, M&A, and startups/early stage companies. She has been awarded as one of the 'Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Business' by Fortune India, listed in Forbes India’s W- Power Trailblazers and “30 Most Powerful Women in India” by Business Today

Co Founder & President of Indian Angel Network (IAN), India's first & now possibly one of the world’s largest group of business angels, comprising the who's who of successful entrepreneurs and dynamic CEOs from India and overseas. She built IAN from inception, making it within a decade, a unique institution globally, with close to 500 investors from 12 countries and a portfolio of 135+ companies in 7 countries, spanning 17 sectors, with operations across 6 cities & London. IAN model is a full service model for investors - from pipeline of investment opportunities to divestment. She is the Founding Partner of the IAN Fund, a uniquely differentiated Rs. 450 crores (~$70mn) Fund which along with IAN, is set to create the largest horizontal platform in India for investing in seed and early stage ventures. 

Padmaja is a Co Chair of Global Business Angel Network (GBAN). She also operationalised TiE Delhi has been ranked as the Number One chapter globally for the last 4 consecutive years. She played a key role as Executive Director in building the Indian Venture Capital Association, India's oldest and largest association of VC and PE firms. In addition she helped the creation of Lankan Angel Network in Sri Lanka. She is actively engaged with the Indian Govt. 


Coaches and Mentors


Ashish Kashyap
Founder at INDwealth. x-CEO & Founder, ibibo Group (Goibibo, redBus, PayU India)

Building AI based wealth tech platform, INDwealth with a vision to democratise finance for Indians. Founder & X-CEO of ibibo (Goibibo & redBus). ibibo is India's leading online travel group. Largest hotels booking engine ; Largest online bus ticketing platform ; No 2 Air ticketing engine. Pioneered the creation of the two sided hotels platform in India ; First of its kinds phone graph based loyalty and referral platform : goContacts ; globalisation of redBus : Expanded to Peru, Colombia, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Online bus tracking system called : yourBus. 

ibibo was acquired by MMT in October 2016 : Touted as the largest acquisition in the Indian internet space. 

Co-founded ibibo Pay/ PayU India : sold to Naspers’ global payments unit (In January 2014) . 

Diverse experience of creating significant value by : a) building internet and technology businesses from scratch and scaling them, b) Investing in entrepreneurs c) Driving large acquisitions such as redBus.in and dozen plus mid size acquisitions and investments. d) Created exits such as : ibibo, redBus, Gaadi.com and PayU India 

Prior to founding "ibibo Group", ‘Country Head’ of ‘Google India’. Set up the India facing operations from ground up. Prior to Google, Head of E-Commerce businesses at Indiatimes.com (Online travel, Shopping and Payments). 

Recognitions : 
(i) Winner of 2017 Naspers Founder Award. (ii) Linkedin Power Profile 2017. (iii) Exhibit 100 Tech Indians (iv) The Economic Times : Promising Entrepreneurs Of India (2015) (v)Top 100 powerful digital Mavens of India 2012 & 2013

Specialties: E-Commerce, Online travel, Auctions, Gaming, mobile, entertainment, social networking, online transactions, M&A, Angel investing. Creating value from scratch. Introducing game changing platforms, technologies and products.


Rahul Agarwala
Founder of Knimbus Discover & Share Knowledge

I have more than 15 years of experience in the technology and information industries. Prior to Knimbus, I was in Japan where I created the search software division for Uchida Spectrum, a leading Japanese software firm. Previously I was instrumental in building India’s largest digital content aggregator: Matrix Information. I also co-founded Contentscape a KPO, now known as Integreon.An entrepreneur who has started and exited multiple ventures, I have a passion for creating new products and businesses, and a proven track record of scaling technology-intensive ventures.



Sanjiv Bajaj
Managing Director at Bajaj Capital Ltd

Experienced Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in Equity Research, Portfolio Management, Business Relationship Management, Private Banking, and Business Development. Strong business development professional with a PGDBM focused in Finance from Fore School of Management.


Saurabh Arora
Founder & Managing Partner - University Living

Business Strategies formulation & policies execution and implementation. 
International tie-ups , exploring new business opportunities and strategic alliance withpreferred business partners. 
Marketing Strategy ,Digital Marketing Planning , Team development.


Deep Bajaj
Founder PeeBuddy (Ladies Stand & Pee in Dirty Toilets) & Sirona (Modern Menstrual Hygiene Products)

Fortunate to be a part of 'Fortune 40 under 40' List & Economic Times ET 40 under 40 List (2018)

http://www.fortuneindia.com/40under40/deep-bajaj-mohit-bajaj?year=2018

Presented twice at TEDx 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_DSDa96dco

Won Multiple Awards including 'Lufthansa RunWay to Success - Season 5 (2018)' / NDTV Real Deal Investors Choice Award (2016) / ENTREPRENEUR 'Social Entrepreneur of the Year' (2017) etc. Been a part of many start-up events as a speaker / panelist /judge! 

Short Overview
- Started with Events & Advertising (2006-2011). 
- Expanded into Handmade Carpet Marketing (Award Winning Team www.carpetcouture.com) for High End Hotels & Residences, Executed Super Luxury Projects across the globe. Rashi successfully steers this.
- Now Full Time Passionately into Greenfield Product/Service Conception at First Step Digital Pvt Ltd - a product innovation company focusing on 'Intimate & Menstrual Hygiene' products to make life simpler for Women who already have a lot on their plates. 

Flagship product is PeeBuddy - India's First FUD - Female Urination Device using which Women can now STAND & Pee in all Common/Dirty Toilets (even helpful during Arthritis/Pregnancy). No wiping of seat / making chairs or holding it in ! Won Multiple Awards, covered by best media (BBC, Forbes, ET, CNBC) and recommended by leading doctors ! 

Www.peebuddy.in 

Have also launched other unique menstrual hygiene products for Women under brand SIRONA, www.sironaindia.com

Was also a Co-Founder (Non Executive Role) at Pramati Care till March 2017- a Start-up in Home Health Care segment (Delhi-NCR).

Post Graduate from Australian National University (2005), B.Com from Delhi University! Loves supporting fellow Start Ups with whatever inputs/connects possible !


Siddharth Vij
Co-founder and CEO: Shoekonnect

ShoeKonnect is one such Industry Specific B2B Community BizCrum has Build for the globalfootwear market and growing...
Bizcrum visions to become a family of Industry Specific B2B Platforms. 
We are leveraging the values and fundamentals of developing a specific B2B community for the niche industry businessmen. 


Rohit Pateria
Founder and CEO at PLACIO

Entrepreneurial leader and Finance professional with 16 years of experience in handling portfolio and wealth management, expanding markets, and overseeing brokerages and depositary services. Track record of strategising to establish new units, manage P&L, and mitigate risk, with skills in driving growth by formulating business continuity plans, introducing trading products aligned to market dynamics, and sustaining productive alliances with clients and business partners. Expertise in widening professional networks and providing guidance and leadership to large teams, with experience in maintaining rapport with regulatory authorities, professional and industry associations, and market participants. Well versed in diverse regulatory requirements in various markets 


Ishan Singh
Founder - Revstart (Incubator / Accelerator)

Hands on Entrepreneur with 22+ years of experience. I enjoy working with entrepreneurs to build businesses as an advisor / board member and / or investor. 
Revstart - Coworking, Incubation & Acceleration Centre is 100,000 sf facility which provides a complete ecosystem to startups. 

Currently own a real estate portfolio and on the Board of 4 companies bookeventz.com, wedosky.in, peebuddy.in and universityliving.com where I have lead investments. Have exited from 3 investments and 5 have raised follow on rounds. Charter member at TiE -part of the founding team at TiE - New York in 1998. Active with Mumbai Angels and IAN - the Indian Angel Network. 

Have learnt a lot in life (am still learning!) - from selling cable TV connections door to door when I was in High School to $2 m in first year sales at my fintech firm- Itechglobal in New York (age 26- later merged it with a listed firm). In 1998, co-founded online ticketing venture eRSVP.com.
Set up www.outsourcetoindia.com in 2001 to evangelise geo arbitrage and later part of the initial team at WNS Global Services, which listed on the NYSE with a $2 billion market cap in 2006.

Learned global branding while interning with Reckitt Benckiser (UK) and later spent 5 years with AXA Advisors as an investment, benefits and pension consultant in New York where I won several awards including “Rookie of the Year”. Earned my MBA with commendation from Manchester Business School (UK). Hold a Certificate in Data Management/ CRM from Information Technology Institute at New York University and have attended executive education at Harvard Business School. 

Am the 5th generation of my family to have graduated from St. Stephens College in New Delhi. A financial planner by training, I enjoy water sports and outdoor activities, ishanlikestoeat is my Instagram food blog and have travelled to over 60 countries. 


Vikas Kuthiala
Co-founder at Parriez

Over 30 years of professional experience and successful track record in India & overseas in a very diverse set of industries comprising FMCG consumer products, health care services, EMS and 24-hr global emergency assistance services. Hands on experience in four start ups in executive leadership role over 20 years across several sectors - Food and Beverage, Household care, Luxury & Premium brands and duty free retail, global travel, security and medical assistance, emergency medical and safety services. Deep understanding arising out of 15 years hands on experience of the India Healthcare market. I set up International SOS operations in India and then helped them expand their global corporate market from 2000 to 2009. I then set up and co-founded Falck India medical emergency services business from 2009.

Now a full time independent angel investor and hands on start up mentor across diverse sectors in ventures at seed funding stage in India, USA and UK. Current portfolio comprises active investments in over 50 ventures. More than 30% qualified and transitioned successfully to Series A and follow on funding rounds. Druva, Stayzilla, Peelworks, Aurus, Vuclip, Faballey, Mobilewala, Fareye, Mukunda Foods, Gagdetwood, Vitas Pharma, AdSparx, Orangescape, Box 8, Sensibol, Ecosense, GoCoop,Infinity, Tattva Spa., Vayavya, Gamiana, Loginext, Adstringo, Shop At Places, Adytude, Little Black Book, Square Plums, One Way Cabs, Find My Stay, Shoeconnect, Jiyo Naturals, Flatpebble, WedMeGood, StaqU,FlatPi, Transcell, Road House Hostels, Playtunes, Fourseven, Wow Momos, Instasafe, Vitas Pharma,Shoe Konnect,among other.


Ajay Rajgarhia
Director at APM Finvest

Ajay Rajgarhia did his B Com (Hons) from Delhi University alongwith his ICWA and graduated in 1988. He then went on to do his MBA at the Simon School, University of Rochester, NY, USA and majored in Finance which he completed in 1990.HE came back to India and joined Lazard Creditcapital where he worked for two years, after which he started Axis Cottex Pvt. Ltd., a company engaged in the manufacture and export of readymade garments which he ran till 2007. Seeing the trend changing and business shifting out of India he exited the business.Since 2007, he has been managing two NBFCs, Rajgarhia Leasing and Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. and APM Finvest Ltd, handling all investment decisions.An avid photographer, he is also a promoter of www.wonderwall.co.in which started of as India’s first e-commerce enabled website dedicated to art photography which set up its physical space in 2011 in Lado Sarai, Delhi’s Art District.


Pankaj Agrawal
Angel Investor, VC - IOT, Mobility, Smart City, Communication Technologies, Disaster Management (ex-CIO, CISO)

Active member of CIO Angel Network (CAN) for early stage investments and on the Board of Mentors of a reputed Venture Capital Fund, with portfolio companies run by professional entrepreneurs (IIT, IIM alumni). 

Mentors select Start-ups and CEO's of mid-size IT & Security companies. Evangilizes new technologies in the areas of IOT, Smart Cities, Disaster Management, Communication Technologies, and Cyber Security


Anisha Singh
Founder & CEO

Anisha Singh is an Indian digital entrepreneur. She co-founded mydala, along with Arjun Basu and Ashish Bhatnagar in 2009. mydala, based in Delhi, is India’s largest local services marketing platform, present in 209 Indian cities and with 28 million registered users.She holds a Master’s degree in political communication and an MBA in Information Systems from American University, Washington DC.Anisha began her career with the Clinton administration on Capitol Hill, helping women entrepreneurs raise funding. She worked with Centra Software in Boston setting-up e-learning ecosystems. After returning to India, she launched Kinis Software, which provides digital content solutions. In 2009 she launched mydala, which is now India’s largest local services marketing platform with 28 million registered users and a presence in 209 cities. mydala.com is expanding and has stepped in the UAE market as well.She is known for speaking her mind and is a great advocate of women rights and encourages women to fight their fears and do what they want to do. She has spoken at several national and global events on a range of topics – including entrepreneurship, women leadership, the start-up ecosystem in India and more.



Rahul Singh
Founder and CEO

Professional turned entrepreneur, am the Founder & CEO of THE BEER CAFÉ, India’s favorite beer chain. With 35 locations across 12 cities , it is the largest, fastest and most awarded Alco-beverage chain in India. It’s an enterprise with attractive growth opportunity in India’s food service space for its multiple growth drivers (demographics, lifestyle and urbanization), attractive payback and entry into unexplored format. 
With multiple awards like; Images Coca Cola Golden spoon award, India Restaurant Congress award, Times Nightlife award and ET Now business & service excellence award, the consumer and industry has recognized this startup as a blockbuster.
Am also the recipient of the TiECON 2014 Entrepreneurial award for excellence and hold the position of the Honorary Secretary for the NRAI (National Restaurant Association of India). Was recently bestowed with the prestigious Entrepreneur India 2015 award in F&B service. 
As CEO, Greg Norman Collection India from 2007-09, I spearheaded the brand’s operation involving sales, marketing and manufacturing. Prior to 2007, was the Executive Director at Reebok India for 8 years and part of the leadership team, which made Reebok the undisputed market leader. I was responsible for the apparel business at Reebok India and also setup a robust sourcing base for exports from South Asia. A Textile Engineer, I bring in an analytical approach to each line of enterprise that he gets into. I have also undergone training in draught beer technology at Micromatic Institute in Florida, USA.
Married to a fashion designer with a 15-year-old son, am a self-confessed gizmo freak, single malt collector, marathon runner, an avid biker and certified scuba diver.

Specialties: Beer, alcobev, sports, startups, retail, F&B, entertainment


Rohan Mahajan
Founder LawRato

With a vision to make expert legal advice accessible to the common man, Rohan started LawRato.com in 2015, making it India’s leading legal advice and lawyer search platform that helps millions of people find the right legal advice through 10,000+ top rated lawyers across 700+ cities in India.


Digvijay Singh
COO ( Indian Angel Network)

Digvijay is a professional with close to 20 years of experience in leading companies across sectors. Digvijay has continuously built sales / distribution model from scratch in virgin territory and scaled it to national levels. 

Starting with offline product company, Apollo Tyres, he built the company’s distribution organisation in the newly formed state of Uttaranchal which was earlier driven by dealer network. While, he built this business in an entrepreneurial model, it is now well entrenched in the state. 

From tyres to Insurance, Digvijay helped build the Distribution Network of ICICI Lombard GIC Ltd. The network included direct, agency and dealer distribution models. Again, he led from the front & built the team which took this distribution network national.

Digvijay evolved with the digital environment and led the retail network of brokers in the NCR area for Magic Bricks.com. He was quickly awarded the Best Zonal Business Head for Q1 of 2014-15 . He was recognised with the responsibility of a national role to lead a 200 person fleet-on-the-street model with a management team of 15. 

With the startup ecosystem growing in India, Digvijay decided to swivel his career and joined Indian Angel Network , as Vice President moving himself from a corporate executive to a player in the entrepreneurial world. IAN is India’s first and the world’s largest angel investor group with close to 500 investors from 11 countries, over 125 company portfolio and growing, based in 7 countries across 17 sectors. Digvijay led deal origination nationally while building the South India operations of IAN as well. 

Within a year, Digvijay moved to the helm of IAN as COO (Chief Operating Officer). In addition to building the deal flow engine, he is now responsible for investor / member engagement, shortlisting & curation process, building robust processes and frameworks, portfolio management and brand building. 

Digvijay is a Management graduate and a hands-on business builder.


Shikha Mehra
Co-founder, MainChain

Shikha Mehra, hold a degree in Bachelor of Economics and Physics from the University of Pennsylvania; as well as LLB & LLM from the Jindal Global Law School, specializing in Tax Law. In the Crypto and Blockchain ecosystem, She is a certified Bitcoin professional and co-founder of MainChain Research & Consulting. She’s on the advisory panel to IMAI’s (Internet Mobile Association of India) subcommittee on crypto currency and blockchain. As a subject expert, her expertise are sought from audiences as varied as the OECD, the Russian Parliament, the UK Government (F&CO), Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), YPO, & Institute of Charted Accountants of India amongst others.

Her company, MainChain, offers expertise spanning the Blockchain & Cryptocurrency domain. It provides services covering the entire spectrum from executive education for understanding the basics, to investment advisory in crypto assets (Bitcoins, Altcoins& ICOs) and mining rigs and finally technical & legal consulting for tokenisation & Blockchain technology adoption within current business models.

All further information can be found on their website at www.mainchain.co.in


Yogesh Bansal
Serial Entrepreneur, Social Media & E-Commerce, Angel Investor, Tech Evangelist

A serial entrepreneur who founded couple of startups. Angel Investor and Tech Evangelist.

Believer in "Work Hard and Party Harder"

Shifted to India in the year 2006 and started working on ApnaCircle.com and founded the company in 2006, India's leading Business and Career Networking Site.

Mentoring, Founded, Angel Investor and part of multiple Start up companies.... Gadgetwood, Ziffyhomes.com, CarPathy, Ziveg, FindMyStay.com, BSquare, RippleCard, Vayavyalabs, Sensibol, WoW Momo, ChefsNearMe

Specialties: Senior management, Team Building, Entrepreneurship, Merger and Acquisition



Abhinav Mathur
Founder at Million Sparks Foundation

He founded Million Sparks Foundation which is focused on Teacher Capacity Building in Government and Low Income Schools in the K12 segment through their mobile application centric platform called ChalkLit. They work in partnership with the State Education Departments and are now present in Delhi, Haryana, Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Odisha. Million Sparks Foundation is supported by Google.org, Central Square Foundation and One97. 

He has been extremely active in the startups space since 2000 and has been specifically focused on the use of AI in various industries and is also passionate about the circular economy, renewables, and electric vehicles in a big way. He is presently a part of a team under the Ministry of Renewable Energy Government of India that is focused on creating a Electric Vehicle roadmap. He is an advisor to the board of 5 private companies. He has made several angel investments and works to support his startups in multiple ways. 

He has previously worked in the corporate world for 24 years and the last job he held was as the Chief of Strategy and Technology of the USD 2Bn SPICE Global group before which he setup and led India's first incubator where he setup 12+ companies over a period of 8 years. He also held leadership positions in telecom after starting his career with C-DOT in 1992. He has a PhD from IIT Delhi and an MBA from IIM Lucknow. 

Another fact that should be known about Dr. Abhinav Mathur is that he has been locked out of his classes by Prof. S. C. Bansal on 4 occasions. 



Vivek Agarwal
CEO at Liqvid

Vivek is the founder and CEO of LiqvidThe company derives its name from two words – ‘vid’ for ‘to know’ in Sanskrit and ‘liquidus’ for ‘fluid, flowing’ in Latin. The idea is to provide personalised learning through application of cutting edge technology.  Liqvid has developed a ‘mobile first’, digital language learning platform, and leverages it to provide cutting edge language learning and other solutions to enterprises, institutions and consumers globally. Liqvid follows a unique technology based, assisted learning methodology. It provides English learning solutions in India under the brand English Edge. This program has been deployed at over 5000 locations, delivering more than 1.5 million hours of instruction to more than 600,000 learners. Before starting Liqvid, Vivek had co-founded egurucool, which  provided curriculum support and test prep courses for K-12 students in India.  eGurucool emerged as the pioneer in the field of elearning in India, combining a unique learning methodology and a huge infrastructure of technology and content creation processes. The company raised more than $11 M from investors, which included Newscorp and IFC, Washington and was subsequently sold to NIIT, India. 

Vivek is a prominent speaker in national and international forums. His international speaking engagements include ASTD Conference Atlanta USA, DTI Conference for British Universities, London UK, Media and Publishing conference Singapore and Global Education Forum, Dubai. Apart from this, he has more than a dozen speaking engagements annually in India on education technology and entrepreneurship.

 

Vivek has done his MBA from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. He has a passionate interest in education and is committed to exploring how technology can help reach millions of people.



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Anurag Maloo
Regional Manager APAC (South & Central Asia), Techstars

Anurag Maloo is an Indo-Asian startup innovation Community Architect. As a Regional Manager for South & Central Asia with Techstars and Startup Weekend, he is responsible for the cultivation and sustained growth of vibrant startup ecosystems in India, SAARC nations (Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Maldives) and Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan). He is incredibly passionate about fostering entrepreneurship, innovation ecosystem, grassroots leadership, and building strong collaborative startup communities. He has been involved in various startup initiatives, community empowerment and leadership development programs, and bringing innovation into the corporate world. With his proven track records of experience cultivating key influencers within diverse geopolitical regions, Anurag has succeeded in creating inclusive startup communities in turbulent and struggling, yet developing ecosystems and emerging economies of Asia. His interests range from entrepreneurship to education, startups to sustainability, social impact to grassroots innovations, and peace building communities. Being a storyteller, teacher and life explorer, he can be found having engaging conversations with friends and random people, sharing life stories, radiating positive joyous happy energies, enriching audiences with his traveling experiences and narrating inspirational humane stories around the world from the hot deserts of Rajasthan to the cold deserts of Antarctica.


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