https://www.theguardian.com/small-business-network/audio/2018/feb/07/a-strong-brand-will-get-you-through-a-crisis-meet-the-mentors-with-cobra-beers-founderIn 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.”
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,
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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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
Hope to see you at MELANGE’18!
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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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For all things entrepreneurial, E-Summit 2018 is the place to be at!
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
If you are someone who holds similar thoughts and believe in seizing the opportunities that lay
ahead of you, The Entrepreneurship Summit 2018 is where you should head to on 27th January
E-Summit 2018 : A Zenith of Innovation is a platform where technologies of tomorrow will be
discussed, exhibited and future will be shaped with the hands of budding Indian Entrepreneurs.
It will demonstrate how startups of tomorrow will contribute towards building a better society,
economy, and government!
The E-Summit has something for everyone. Let’s take a look:
For Budding Entrepreneurs: Immerse yourself in competitions involving business cases,
pitching, develop cutting-edge products in hackathons, get inspired by our multifaceted
speakers, get your ideas validated by experienced mentors!
For Startups: Get the opportunity to receive funding from top investors in India, witness the
latest technology in exhibitions, hire interns and freelancers right away, inspire from stalwarts of
the ecosystem, learn various business development methodologies, network with other startups,
For Investors & Mentors: Avail the best investment opportunities in startups through various
initiatives, network with sector-specific people, watch how innovation will disrupt the ecosystem
in coming years!
Excited? Join us at the Mecca of entrepreneurship, The E-Summit 2018. For more info visit
MIT is offering a new Entrepreneurship Online Bootcamp. It lasts 8 weeks and costs $2600.00.
You may want to join the Bootcamp and alert your members. Find more information at
It would be fantastic to have the Bootcamp experience.