CONFERENCE AND AWARDS
Bangalore OCT 13
2017

Inventor. Entrepreneur. Investor.

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Vinod Dham, who is acknowledged as ‘Father of the Intel Pentium’ and currently founding-managing director at Indo U.S. Venture Partners, has constantly reinvented himself to stay on top of the global technology industry

The Snapdeal Pivot

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In January 2013, Snapdeal had a mere US $100,000 in the bank, a small chunk left after it had burned through almost all of the US $57 million it had raised since September 2009. The company was also gearing up to scale up its new marketplace-driven e-commerce business and had signed up 1,000 merchants. In this story, we articulate how Rohit Bansal and Kunal Bahl, the founders, orchestrated a turnaround of sorts, raised over US $865 million and signed up 50,000 merchants

The outsourcing guru turns storyteller

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Raman Roy, chairman and MD, Quatrro Global Services, narrates 10 stories from his journey at the helm of India’s BPO industry

“Businesses don’t go anywhere, people do”

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Mindtree’s Subroto Bagchi urges entrepreneurs to think of their journey as a process of continuously creating infrastructure – physical, intellectual and emotional. He specifically emphasises on the importance of scaling up one’s team simply because businesses don’t go anywhere, people do

AUTOMOBILE 2.0

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Chetan Maini, chief of technology and strategy, Mahindra Reva, talks about how the 120-year-old DNA of the automobile industry is beginning to change and his plans for the company, going forward

How Rana Kapoor built Yes bank

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The founder, MD and CEO of YES Bank shares the 10 things he did right to get YES Bank to where it is today

The art of bootstrapping (and growing)

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Zoho Corp’s Sridhar Vembu has built a US $150 million-a-year business with no debt and no external investors

How Sula got it right

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A market leader in the Indian wine industry, Sula Vineyards’ rise to the top has been impressive. And behind the brand’s success is its founder and CEO, Rajeev Samant, who has been instrumental in setting a vision for his company. Sula was the first to establish a winery at Nasik and today, the region has up to 35 wineries. Even as Samant strives to enhance the taste of his indigenous wines, he is thinking ahead in terms of wine tourism and setting up wine bars. It is this lateral thinking that has ensured his brand has captured the attention of India

Here’s to the Crazy ones

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Indian entrepreneurs Alok Kejriwal and Mahesh Murthy never shy away from speaking their minds. Here, we get them to analyse hard-hitting aspects of the Indian startup ecosystem and gather practical tips for early-stage entrepreneurs

The Biocon Story

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With a three-year revenue CAGR of 19 per cent driven by the growing demand from emerging markets, the biopharmaceuticals player, Biocon, has come a long way since its inception in 1978. It has seen business model rejigs, entry into global markets and an initial public offering. Its leader, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, aims to make the Rs. 2,800 crore company a global force to reckon with. She talks to us about her vision for the company and what it takes to build a global business

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