Techstars Startup Weekend Noida
Friday, March 8 - 10, 2019
Friday, March 8 - 10, 2019
Event starts at 5:00 pm
Eco Tower, Plot no. A 14, 7th Floor, Sector 125
Friday March 8th
Saturday March 9th
Sunday March 10th
Founder and executive Vice Chairman of Info Edge (naukri.com, jeevansathi.com, 99acres.com, shiksha.com, naukrigulf.com)
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.
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
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).
(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.
Founder PeeBuddy (Ladies Stand & Pee in Dirty Toilets) & Sirona (Modern Menstrual Hygiene Products)
Presented twice at TEDx
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!
- 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 !
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 !
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.
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.
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.
Angel Investor, VC - IOT, Mobility, Smart City, Communication Technologies, Disaster Management (ex-CIO, CISO)
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
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
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.
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
CEO at Liqvid
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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