To scale your business what can you do, other than using building IP-based technology? Gurgaon-based GHV Accelerator’s Founder Vikram Upadhyaya weighs in
Amity Innovation Incubator which is a registered ‘not for profit’ society supported by an advisory body consisting of industrialists, venture capitalists, technical specialists and managers established to help entrepreneurs realize their dreams through a range of infrastructure, business advisory, mentoring and financial services.
12.00am – 1.30pm
Going From Zero to Million – Strategies for Growth Hacking
Vikram Upadhyay, Chief Mentor, GHV Accelerator
GenNext Ventures is a Reliance Industries Ltd. sponsored Venture Capital fund headquartered in Mumbai. It invests actively in innovative technology companies from India and overseas with the objective of building successful global businesses that are sustainable, scalable and profitable. GenNext also invests alongside its global partners, which include some of the large Venture Capital groups and strategic technology giants based in US, Israel and UK.
It is managed by a team of successful entrepreneurs and business professionals with extensive investment and operations experience, who thrive on working closely with the portfolio companies to help them manage the unique business challenges faced by them, esp. during the startup phase. Their partner companies have access to diverse expertise from the parent (RIL) as also through its extensive collaborations with global partners across academia, corporate and the investment community.
Due diligence is a vital tool with which investors gauge the effectiveness of corporate governance and make up their mind on M&A.
A large country like India, and one with several infrastructural challenges, offers some unique opportunities for innovators. One such opportunity area is security & safety. The Uber case that took place in December 2014, brought into focus the need for solutions around safety & security.
In India, we need accelerator programmes that are designed to prepare companies for Series A funding.
Gurgaon-based Green House Ventures (GHV) Accelerator has joined hands with deal discovery platform LetsVenture(LV) in a collaborative model to create easier access to capital for seed ventures.
“LetsVenture has access to good quality startups. With this partnership we will get access to good curated startups, and it reduces our time frame for evaluation since one level of curation will be done,” said Anurag Kapoor, executive director and co-founder, GHV.
Angel investor to oversee public-private ventures
The Government has roped in Vikram Upadhyaya, Co-Founder of the Indian Angel Network Incubator, as an advisor to projects being undertaken through the Telecom Centres of Excellence (TCOE). The primary objective of roping in Upadhyaya is to ensure that the ideas generated by TCOEs are taken from conception to commercial deployment based on sound business.
Indian Angel Network (IAN) has announced the launch of an incubation program in association with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, and the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to empower entrepreneurs in building sustainable and scalable businesses in the social impact space.