Business Plans, Finance

Speed Dating with Venture Capitalists (VC’s)

Golden Opportunity to meet Investors

Thurday, October 15, 2015 from 2.30 pm to 6.00 pm


Dear Sir/Madam,

The Indian Merchants’ Chamber’s private Equity Committee has organized its annual Workshop “Speed Dating with Venture Capitalists (VC’s)” as per following details:

Day & Date     : Thursday, October 15, 2015
Time                : 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m
Venue              : Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai

The workshop will have pre-arranged one-on-one meetings with some of India’s top early-stage investors to present your business plan, get the advice to set direction for way forward. You will get 10 minutes to speak one on one to your three preferred India’s top Investors and pitch your business idea to them.

This workshop will give you excellent opportunity to network and present your business ideas to these investors.

The registration charge for the event is Rs.2500/- only (inclusive of service tax).

To register, fill the attached registration form and send across to Ms. Andrea Fernandes at andrea.fernandes@imcnet.org  or call on 2204 6633.

With regards,

Arvind Pradhan
Director General

Participants Registration Form

Business Plans, Mentoring, Motivations, Networking

Google to Offer ‘Launchpad’ to Digital Startups in India

After testing its startup mentor programme in Israel, search giant Google is now turning its focus on Indian startups. The company has picked India to kick-start its startup mentorship programme Launchpad this year, signalling its growing interest in Indian startups.

On Monday, it launched the first of four such week-long programmes, during which a set of mentors from Google and other companies will coach startups looking to grow. “This is one of our large scale new programme offering,” said Sunil Rao, who heads the startup initiative for Google India. While Google has an interest in growing India’s digital economy, the startup programme could also turn into a pipeline for Google’s investment arm.

The company’s venture capital arm had recently picked up a stake in real estate portal Commonfloor and Freshdesk, a Chennai-based customer support tool. In India, Google plans to mentor close to 100 companies through Launchpad, which was started on a small scale nearly three years ago in Israel. Last year, it was conducted in 20 different cities.oogle benefits from the growing digital economy, as companies spend on Google to acquire customers. In the year ended March 2014, Google’s revenue crossed 3,000 crore, up 47% YoY, helped by increasing online advertising spend.

All the “bits and pieces” of Google’s startup programmes will be consolidated under Launchpad. “It will be like one offering to the developer from a startup perspective,” said Rao, country head, start-up ecosystem India, Google India.

“It will be like one offering to the developer from a startup perspective,” said Rao, country head, startup ecosystem, Google India. The company plans to take Launchpad to 50 cities this year but in India, most of its activities will be focused in Bengaluru. Rao, who heads the developer relations team for Google in India, has grown the Google developer community to one of the biggest with 45 chapters.Google Developer Relations was set up in India about five years ago in Hyderabad.

The team now has four people and operates out of Bengaluru, the largest among such teams for Google. It mainly focuses on creating Google developer groups, focused around Google technologies such as the Android operating system.

India is one of the largest Google developer ecosystems, with a large number of Android developers.

Increasingly, India has become core to Google’s vision of getting 7 billion people or the world’s population to use the Internet.

Many top executives of the $60 billion search company have been visiting India over the last few months, signalling its increasing interest in India’s growing Internet economy. Last September, Google launched its Android One programme to make smartphones affordable in India and other Southeast Asian countries.

http://tech.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/startups/google-offer-launchpad-to-digital-startups-in-india/46103773

Business Ideas, Business Plans, Calendar, Innovation, Marketing, Mentoring, News, Startups, Technology

Eureka 2014 – International Business Plan Comptetition

Eureka! – An International Business Plan Competition

Aimed at encouraging people all around the world to unleash their inventive potential and flesh out ideas spanning multiple dimensions, Eureka! is Asia’s largest B-Plan competition as acknowledged independently by CNN and Thomson Reuters.

Designed to emulate the process of the growth of an idea towards a full-fledged startup. Eureka! prides itself on providing a 360 degree, holistic experience in the 5 month period that it spans. Right from acknowledging that your idea has potential, to writing a B-Plan, and pitching in front of an investor- this platform has it all !

Over the 15 years of its existence, Eureka has grown from a competition in which 50 teams competed for INR 50,000 , to a competition which sees over 6000 entries competing for prizes worth INR 4.5 Million with excellent networking opportunities in India and the Silicon Valley !

Eureka! now serves not only as a launch pad for budding ideas, but now has moved to be recognised as a platform for intensive learning of the entrepreneurial ecosystem by interactions and mentorship from the leaders of this field.

With the vision of promoting both business and social innovations, we follow two tracks:

  • Eureka! Business
  • Eureka! Social

Eureka! Business

The trademark of Eureka!, the business track of Eureka! is aimed at helping ideas develop into businesses that have the potential to revolutionize the world.

Eureka! Social

Now into its 4th successful year, Eureka! Social aims at helping build innovative enterprises and technology to aid the strata at the bottom of the pyramid and/or build a greener tomorrow. With associations like NSEF, Ashoka and Villgro, Eureka! Social runs as a parallel side track to Eureka! Business.

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Business Plans, Motivations, Startups

TiE International Business Plan Competition – 2015

The TiE International Business Plan Competition is the world’s richest BPlan contest organised by TiE in association with Rice University. This competition provides professionals, entrepreneurs and graduate-level University students a chance to compete in World’s largest and most successful Business Plan Competition. Last year, TiE reached a great milestone with a submission from TiE Kolkata, BetaGlide, who took home over $1million in investment at Rice University.

Like last year, this edition too has a 2 track competition in which teams can choose either the Investor (Open) Track or the Rice University (Student) Track.

Those who choose the Rice Track must meet additional eligibility requirements including having at least two student team members on their team, one a graduate level student. There exists a common application process for both tracks.

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Business Plans, Education, Legal, Mentoring, Social Entrepreneurship

FAQ on Trusts Act Income Tax and FCRA

FAQ on Trusts Act, Income Tax and FCRA

Are you planning to start a new NGO and wondering what would be a good choice of registration – Trust, Society or Company and also wondering what should be the minimum and maximum number of trustees you should have on your Board?

 

Are you already registered but wondering how unspent income of your organization can be carried forward to the next year or accumulated for up to 5 years?

 

Are you planning to receive funds from a foreign source but confused if funds received from an NRI would be allowed even without FCRA registration?

 

If these and a myriad other questions keep cropping up in your mind in the course of running your NGO and if you ever wondered or prayed if there would be a handy reference book to refer to at such times or just simply to brush up your working knowledge of the Trusts Act, Income Tax (exemptions and deductions) and of course the FCRA, … the answers are all there in Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy’s latest book “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) – the all new and revised 2014 Edition.

 

Written by Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy’s CEO, Mr. Noshir H. Dadrawala and a foreword by Bahram N. Vakil (Founding Partner, AZB & Partners) this book has been written keeping the layperson in mind. However, professionals would also find it to be of value. Devoid of legal jargon and written with clarity and depth, this book should be on the bookshelf of every NGO/NPO seeking ready answers to common questions pertaining to the Bombay Public Trusts Act, Income Tax Act and Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act.

 

Price: Rs. 300/- (Postage Rs. 50/- extra)

Mode of Payment:

1) Demand Draft or Cheque payable at par for Rs. 350/- drawn in favour of “Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy”

2) Bank transfer (NEFT):

Name of the bank: Central Bank of India

Bank Address: Central bank of India, Mumbai Main Office Branch, Mumbai 400 023.

Name of Account Holder: Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy

Account No.: 1721311396

IFSC: CBIN0280621

(Please let us know as soon as the payment is made via NEFT)

We will send you the book and receipt for the payment via speed post/ Courier immediately on receipt of your payment.

We would also offer 20% discount on bulk purchase of 20 or more books.

 

Our contact details:

Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy

Mulla House, 4th floor,

51, M G Road

Flora Fountain

Mumbai 400 001

Tel: 022 22846534 / 22029945

 

Business Ideas, Business Plans

How did an english teacher set up a Rs. 90000000000000 company

 

…………………………….. Alibaba, an e commerce company founded by jack ma, an English teacher has filed for an ipo on the New York stock exchange for raising a staggering $15 billion dollars (900000000000 rs) by diluting a mere 10 % , therefore valuing the post issue company @150 billion dollars (90000000000000). The journey of alibaba is nothing but a fairy tale, and that’s why I thought it expedient to share. …………………………

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Business Plans, People / Stories

The Godrej Game-Plan

Ace industrialist Adi Godrej, Chairman of the 117-yearold Godrej Group and one of India’s leading business icons, has led the company’s shift from being a family enterprise to a modern conglomerate with his highly innovative ideas and inspiring leadership. His efforts have led to the progress and growth of the Godrej Group to a professionally managed, profitable enterprise today, along with improvement of the quality standards of the company’s products to meet the challenges of globalization.

 

The right communication is key to any company’s success, especially in times of a turbulent economy, and a market needs stimulation when it is weak. Godrej chose to discuss this insight and the role of advertising in a slowing economy, highlighting the strategy of the Godrej Group in this context, while delivering the keynote address at the launch of the Pitch Madison Media Advertising Outlook, 2014 – jointly brought out by the exchange4media Group and Madison World – in Mumbai on February 19

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Courtesy : Dara Acidwalla

Business Ideas, Business Plans, Calendar, Motivations, Networking

The Economic Times Young Leaders

The Economic Times Young Leaders is the largest and definitive platform for the most promising young Indian corporate managers. It was born in 2011, in partnership with SHL (now CEB India), the authority on leadership-tests. The program has since become the national benchmark for talented youngsters, offering them an unfair advantage in the climb to leadership. Previous winners have received national recognition, and more importantly, glorious tributes from their supervisors and CEOs.

WHY PARTICIPATE?

  • To self-discover your own leadership strengths basis industry-endorsed standards
  • To feature in the coveted The Economic Times Young Leaders ranking, thus gaining recognition as one of India’s top talents
  • To meet and learn from India’s blue-chip CEOs
  • To network with the country’s best young managerial talent

Read testimonials of finalists of previous editions of The Economic Times Young Leaders.

So if you are between 26-32 years and yearning for your place in the corporate spotlight, here’s your moment.

To know more about participation and related details, read the FAQs

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Business Plans, Calendar, Resources, Startups

‘Entrepreneur Expo ’13’

We are pleased to announce that the Entrepreneurship Cell of KJ SIMSR is organising ‘Entrepreneur Expo ’13’.

It will be a platform where 15 start ups operating in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai area will be given an opportunity to present themselves to 400+ first year MBA students. Entrepreneur Expo ’13 provides a perfect opportunity to both the start up firms and students to interact. The objective of Entrepreneur Expo ’13 is to provide a chance to such wavering young minds to wet their feet at start-up firms through concurrent project and internship opportunities.

The Expo is a 1 day event scheduled on 15th January, 2013. The participating students are from varied industries including but not limiting to automobile, IT, electronics, banking, etc.

So, what’s in it for the start ups?

The start ups will get the opportunity to harness the knowledge and experience of varied pool of students. Since the students are majorly between the age group of 21 to 27, the ideas and the energy will be vibrant and fresh.

We would like to invite you to be a part of the Entrepreneur Expo ’13 and looking forward for the same…

Event Details:

Date:                      15th January, 2013

Venue:                    K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai

Time:                      5pm-8pm

Participation Fee: INR 1,000

Contact us at:

Facebook:              https://www.facebook.com/ECell.SIMSR

Email       :              entrepreneurexpo.simsr@gmail.com

Website   :              http://simsrecell.weebly.com/index.html

 

Our Team of Pathfinders Ecell:

Faculty In-charge: Radha Iyer   9820440178radhaiyer@somaiya.edu

Co-convenor        :Gaurav Jakhotia 9920062244gauravjakhotia@gmail.com

Members             : Parag Bhandari  7758833388parag.b@somaiya.edu

Shikha Mehta  9820318537shikhamehta53@gmail.com

 

Entrepreneur Expo’13_ Brochure