Networking, News, Resources

Opportunities at SelectUSA

What is SelectUSA?

Established in 2011, SelectUSA, is the primary US federal government program to facilitate job-creating business investments in the United States. SelectUSA helps international companies already located in the United States or planning to enter the United States.

Visit: www.selectusa.gov for more information.

Registration is open for the sixth SelectUSA Investment Summit in the Washington, DC area on June 10-12, 2019. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of a delegation led by Ambassador Kenneth Juster and to meet with representatives from 50 states in one location.

See attached SelectUSA investment summit flyer, enclosed, and visit www.selectusasummit.us for more information.

2019 Investment Summit Flyer_CSMumbai

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Business Ideas, Innovation, Startups

The hunt for the next big startup in India begins

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, in collaboration with CampusStory – a YourStory initiative, brings to you BITS Pilani Entrepreneurship Conclave. Here’s an opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to showcase their innovative products and services. North India’s largest summit of its kind, the conclave will take place on March 30, 2019, as a part of APOGEE, the annual technical festival of BITS Pilani, on Pilani Campus.

BITS PILANI-BPLAN competition

BITS Pilani Entrepreneurship Conclave, powered by ABInBev Innovation Brewery, aims to redefine entrepreneurship and product innovation, and build conversation on the new frontiers of startups.

Additionally, the conclave serves to provide next-gen founders with an opportunity to showcase their budding ventures at a national platform to top mentors and investors. With exciting prizes and rewards for the winners, Pillani Entrepreneurship Conclave is the ideal platform for all ambitious entrepreneurs to showcase their vision and business acumen.

Save the date

March 30, 2019

Venue: BITS Pilani, Pilani, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan – 333031

The conclave is set to have three flagship events, including a B-Plan Competition, keynote talks by the who’s who of the Indian startup ecosystem, and workshops to help participants develop the necessary skills to thrive in the ecosystem.

In addition to being a part of this platform, you will have a chance to:

  1. Present your startup at the BITS Pilani Entrepreneurship Conclave in front of India’s top investors and founders.
  2. Have a go at Speed Dating – Investor Networking: A platform to build associations and connections with some of the top professionals of the country.
  3. Network with other startup founders extensively.
  4. Win exciting prizes and goodies worth Rs 1,00,000

Click Here for more details –  https://yourstory.com/2019/02/bits-pilani-entrepreneurship-conclave/

Education

Apprentice Program was re-launched in 2016 in India

I would like to draw your attention to https://apprenticeshipindia.org/
The Government of India had also launched the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) in August 2016, to promote the apprenticeship programme in India by introducing a package of financial incentive to establishments engaging in apprenticeship. This package is specially intended to support and promote apprenticeship in the MSME segment for enhancing its productivity and competitiveness as well capacity building.

The financial benefit has two components:
I. Reimbursement of 25% of prescribed stipend, subject to a maximum of INR 1,500 per month per apprentice
ii. Reimbursement for cost of basic training, up to INR 7,500 per apprentice for a maximum period of 3 months/500 hours.

I am keen to consolidate the views from startups/small businesses and help if anyone is getting benefitted.  Please directly message me for one-on-one discussions.

Thanks
Shashidhar | greenworkforce.in

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

Click Here for the Registration form