Books, Education, Motivations, News, Startups

Global Startup Ecosystem Report – 2018

GSER-2018-v1

The intense and exciting life of a startup with all its ups and downs,
what a ride! This report cannot capture what it really feels like to
be inside any of your startups, inside Startup Genome or my VR
startup. What it can do is inform your decisions and priorities using
the power of the only deep and global dataset built from the voice
of thousands of founders with the support of more than 300 organizations
supporting startups in almost 30 countries—thank you!
This year, we focus on a development in the Tech sector that is
happening at an unprecedented pace and has deep implications
for founders and our economies at large: convergence. It is the
Third Wave. We are now producing true industry players, breaking
away from the “Tech” label. Many of our companies would now
be more accurately called by their industry focus, for instance as
transportation (Uber) and hospitality (Airbnb) companies.
This report dives into leading startup ecosystem sub-sectors (or
verticals) answering strategic questions for our global community
of founders, talent, investors and supporters: which sub-sectors
are growing the fastest, attracting investor attention, and creating
bigger successes? Where should I be present to benefit from a
thriving cluster of startups, and from institutions and corporations
that can provide IP, talent, customers, and channels?
We tackle the rise of Deep Tech, and along with it, of China. We
are not only creating disruptive business models with software, we
are increasingly creating tangible IP in AI, blockchain, robotics, and
accelerating the creation of IP in other sectors, such as life sciences
and even automotives.
We pursue our world-leading research as to the genome of startup
and ecosystem performance by quantifying on a global basis how
important are Founder Mindset and Local Connectedness—for
founders to develop quality relationships with each other, investors
and experts. Startup founders who are personally more connected
see their startups grow faster. Free-riding inside a connected
community doesn’t work. Not only that, we can now quantify an
ecosystem’s Local Connectedness and demonstrate that the ones
that build a deep sense of community—for instance where founders
help each other—perform better at producing scaleups.
Along with Global Connectedness and Global Market Reach, these
constitute the new genome of scaleups and high-performance
ecosystems. Funding and Talent are very important, but they are
not enough.
Finally, we are helping startups by advising governments and other
local leaders, focusing their policy and program action plans for
greater impact, and providing a broad set of validated metrics to
monitor progress. Along with Global Entrepreneurship Network
and Tech Nation (formerly Tech City UK), we have started delivering
national innovation policy strategies and program action plans.
And with the support of the Kauffman Foundation, we are clarifying
how to take action at the earliest stages of an ecosystem. A laundry
list or “just copy the old success story of [insert favorite example]”
doesn’t work. National context and lifecycle phase matters, and
we are going further.
This is your report, the report of the global startup revolution.
Let’s raise our voices together and change the world. Let’s build a
shared engine of economic growth and job creation in every city
in the world. And let’s share the wealth we are creating—at an
unprecedented rate—with our brothers and sisters and the next
generation. This is important.
JF Gauthier
Founder and CEO of Startup Genome

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Finance, Motivations, Networking

PRIVATE EQUITY & VENTURE CAPITAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMEs

Call for Registration 

Seminar on

PRIVATE EQUITY & VENTURE CAPITAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMEs

Friday, 23rd March, 2018 | Mumbai

SME Chamber of India is organising Seminar on “PRIVATE EQUITY & VENTURE CAPITAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMEs” onFriday, 23rd March, 2018 at Mumbai with the support of Government of Maharashtra and India International Trade Centre (Investment and Trade Promotion Organisation) and Maharashtra Industrial and Economic Development Association (MIEDA).

This seminar will provide unique opportunities to SMEs to understand how to obtain Private Equity for unique projects or innovative business ventures, growth and expansion, acquiring new technology, expand working capital as well as venture capital for new ideas or new businesses. This seminar will also highlight on formalities and procedures for acquiring PE/VC, preparation of attractive Business Plan, expectation from investors and interaction with Private Equity Funds / Venture Capital & Institutional Investor. SME Chamber of India has been regularly receiving interests from investors and PE / VC funds to explore investment opportunities in small & medium enterprises. 

Topics:

v  Private Equity investments in SME sector – Overview, Opportunity and Challenges

v  Types of PE Fund Investors and their Objectives

v  Difference between Risk & Growth capital

v  Private Equity Investment Opportunity – Formalities and Procedures  

v  Perceptions & Prospects from Private Equity Investors 

v  Evaluation strategies from Investors towards SMEs for Investments?

v  Review of trends in Equity Financing 

v  Preparation of Viable and Attractive Business Plan

v  Business Valuation & Legal Compliances

v  Understanding Exit Routes of Investors

v  Adaption of Good Governance and Business Ethics to improve credibility

v  Alternative Finance Facility for SMEs

v  Capital Market Access for SMEs

FOCUS SECTORS:

  • Engineering, Infrastructure, Automotive, Power, Food Processing, Pharmaceuticals, Packaging, Specialty Chemicals, Electricals, Electronics, Healthcare, Robotics, Clean Energy, Water Treatment, Solar Based unique products, Medical Devices & Equipments, products and equipments manufacturer for Defense, ICT, Environment as well as Value-Added High – Tech Industrial Products.
  • Start-Ups, Small Industries & Medium sized industries

PARTICIPATION FEE (PER DELEGATE):

v  For Members – Rs. 8,000/- Plus 18% GST 

v  For Non- Members – Rs. 10,000/- Plus 18% GST

v  For PE / VC funds / Banks / FI’s / NBFCs – Rs. 15,000/- Plus 18% GST

Note : 10% discount for 2 or more delegates attending from the same organisation

We request you to confirm your participation on or before 15th March, 2018.

Regards,

Saakshi Kulkarni

Director

SME Chamber of India

Registered & Head Office

5, Ground Floor, Samruddhi Venture Park, Adjoining Hotel Tunga Paradise, SEEPZ – MIDC Central Road, Next to Akruti Centre, Andheri (E) Mumbai – 400 093.

Tel: +91-22-61509800 | 66674444 | Fax: +91 – 22 – 28250414

E-mail: registration@smechamber.in Website: www.smechamberofindia.com

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Marketing, Motivations

A strong brand will get you through a crisis

Below is the link to Lord Bilimoria’s recent appearance in the Guardian’s Meet the Mentor podcast.
 
 
In the final podcast of the series, Lord Karan Bilimoria advises the founders of tech startup Zipabout on everything from marketing to investment.  Lord Karan Bilimoria, the founder of Cobra beer, shares his tips for success in the final episode in our podcast series for budding entrepreneurs.  In a one-on-one mentoring session he advises Alex Froom and Daniel Chick, the founders of tech startup Zipabout, on how to grow their business.
 
Lord Bilimoria talks about times when he came close to losing his business and says that having a strong brand, sticking to your values and having the support of your team and family are crucial to survival. “You get crises coming out of the blue,”
Lord Bilimoria says. “If you play with a straight bat you will get through.”
Marketing, News, Resources

Export Ready Women Entrepreneurs Delegation to the United Kingdom

SheTrades Global 2018

World’s Largest Women’s Business Network

Export Ready Women Entrepreneurs Delegation to the United Kingdom

June 26 – 28, 2018: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Greetings from FICCI!

International Trade Centre (ITC) is a Joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations. ITC assists small and medium-sized enterprises in developing and transition economies to become more competitive in global markets. Women’s economic empowerment is not a matter for government policy, the private sector, or civil society alone. All have critical roles to play. This is why the International Trade Centre (ITC) has launched the SheTrades initiative, which seeks to connect one million women entrepreneurs to market by 2020. Having more women in the marketplace has a positive impact businesses in all sectors and the women themselves who benefit from a larger workforce, more competition, and as a result more choices between better products.  In fact, the McKinsey Global Institute estimates that advancing women’s equality could add US $28 trillion to global GDP by 2025, enabling economies to unlock their full potential –and SheTrades is the key.

SheTrades Global is the premier global business event to connect with export ready Women Entrepreneurs, Buyers, Investors and Partners. With a strong focus on business generation, investment and innovation, SheTrades Global is an opportunity of a lifetime to do business, get inspired, network and create new alliances with women entrepreneurs from around the world.

 

As the world’s leading event connecting women entrepreneurs to buyers, investors and other partners, SheTrades Global will be featured at the 2018 International Business Festival, which is a major global festival of trade and investment held every two years in Liverpool. The Festival attracts industry leaders, international delegations and companies from across the world looking to expand their trade footprint.

 

The 2018 edition of SheTrades Global will highlight four sectors – Beauty and Wellness, IT and Business-process outsourcing, Textiles and Apparel and Tourism.

 

More than 600 companies are expected to be represented at SheTrades Global 2018. Previous editions of the event have generated more than US$ 80 million worth of commercial transaction agreements and led to thousands of business contacts.

 

To take this global initiative forward, ITC has partnered with FICCI to mobilize export ready Women Entrepreneurs from India to participate in She Trades Liverpool 2018 Business Event.

We are inviting all the Women Entrepreneurs from the Sectors Like:  Beauty & Wellness, IT & BPO, Textile & Apparel and Tourism to participate in this unique event at Liverpool to explore the business opportunities in export, import and Investment.

Interested Entrepreneurs may send us the “Expression of Interest” by sending us the filled Registration Proforma by email latest by
5th March 2018.

Looking forward your confirmation at the earliest.

With best regards,

Samrat Soo

Additional Director  – Business to Business Services

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry ( FICCI)

 

Industry’s Voice for Policy Change

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Invitation for Startup-Launchpad: Melange 2018

Greetings from Pathfinder-The Entrepreneurship Cell,K.J.SIMSR!

K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research proudly presents Melange 2018 – The Annual Flagship Management-Cultural-Sports Event. The 16th edition of Melange promises to be bigger and better with more on offer to our Partners and Associates. Melange is set to happen on

9th and 10th February, 2018 and this year’s theme is Tech It Up’ which revolves around Technology Enabled Businesses. We want to embrace the fact that businesses are becoming increasingly ‘tech-ed up’. The economy loves them and so do we!

Startup Launchpad 2018

Melange ’18 is proud to announce the ‘Start-Up Launchpad’ which will be a platform for all budding start-ups and entrepreneurs to showcase their ideas and stand a chance to interact with venture capitalists on 10th February 2018. In a ‘Shark Tank’ inspired business pitch competition, start-ups and their business plans would be judged by investors-cum-business experts. The participants stand a chance to win cash prizes worth 50 thousand rupees.

Through the Launchpad, we are offering our own value addition to the very precious startup ecosystem. By bringing closer budding entrepreneurs, investors and evaluators alike and stakeholders of the ecosystem, we are doing our small bit to nurture this growing community.

Hence, we would love to invite you, being an investor yourself and a precious part of the startup world to come and be a part of our event Startup Launchpad and have a look at the budding entrepreneurs. We are having over 35-40 startups from the tech world, who are at their nascent stage. All of them unique in their own ways, they bring along a mix of some of the best ideas in the tech world.

But as it’s said that every Arjun needs his Dronacharya, most of these startups would need support. So do come for our event, being the Drona yourself and network with these brilliant startups. Who knows you might as well end up finding your arjun and hit the bird’s eye!

DATE: 10th February 2018

TIMINGS: 10:30 am – 06:00 pm

VENUE: K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Vidyavihar(E), Mumbai-400077

RSVP NOW

Hope to see you at MELANGE’18!

Regards,
Vikas Rai
PGDM-International Business |2017-2019|
| Member- Pathfinder-The Entrepreneurship Cell | Member- Women’s Development Cell |
https://www.linkedin.com/in/vikasrai94/
Mob. No.: 8291015901 / 7838730312

K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR)
Mumbai, India

Finance, Legal

Zero fee for incorporation of all companies with authorized capital upto Rs.10 lakh

Zero fee for incorporation of all companies with authorized capital upto Rs.10 lakh

The Finance Ministry has notified the Companies (Registration offices and Fees) Amendment Rules, 2018 inter alia providing for zero fee for incorporation of all companies with authorized capital upto Rs.10 lakh.

The Notifications is the outcome of Government Process Re-engineering (GPR) initiatives for making the Incorporation Process Speedy, Smooth, Simple and reducing the number of procedures involved for starting a Business.

The amended rules shall come into effect from 26th January, 2018

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