Finance, Motivations, Networking


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Seminar on


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. 


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


  • 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


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.


Saakshi Kulkarni


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: Website:

Click Here for the Registration form

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.”
Calendar, Motivations, Networking, News, Technology

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


Hope to see you at MELANGE’18!

Vikas Rai
PGDM-International Business |2017-2019|
| Member- Pathfinder-The Entrepreneurship Cell | Member- Women’s Development Cell |
Mob. No.: 8291015901 / 7838730312

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

Business Ideas, Business Plans, Mentoring, Motivations, Networking


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,
investors, etc.
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


How to become a Millionaire in 14 easy steps

“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a millionaire.” — Jim Rohn

Most people wish their circumstances would magically change for them. They don’t have the desire to become better themselves so they can proactively improve their own circumstances.

Unlike most people, who simply wait and wish for luck, you can seek to become the kind of person equipped with the skills and abilities to do brilliant things.

You can become the kind of person who does highly influential work. Your work can solve pressing problems, improve people’s lives, and get noticed by important people who share your work not for your sake, but for theirs! Sharing your work makes them look good because of how great it is.

The quality of who you are as a person, and the work you do, is completely within your control. But you can’t wish for it to happen. You must become the kind of person who naturally attracts the success you seek.

Here’s how:

1. Invest At Least 10% Of Your Income In Yourself

2. Invest At Least 80% Of Your “Off” Time Into Learning

3. Don’t Work For Money, Work To Learn

4. Don’t Learn For Entertainment, Learn To Create More Value

5. Invest At Least 10% Of Your Income Into Vehicles That Will Generate More Money

6. Shift Your Motivation From Getting To Giving

7. Openly Acknowledge How Dependent You Are On Other People

8. Create Win-Win Strategic Partnerships To Achieve 10X or 100X Goals

9. Set 10X Goals and Face Your Fears

10. Get Really Really Good At Marketing

11. Don’t Focus On Time And Effort, Focus On Results Instead

12. Shift Your Environments Regularly

13. Define “Wealth” And “Success” For Yourself

14. Have A Firm Stand, It Becomes Your Brand


Are you doing these 14 things?

How aggressively are you doing them?

Do you want to become a multi-millionaire?

Are you ready to think and act bigger?

You’ve got this.

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Motivations, News

Grants worth ₹ 10 lakh for women

Women inspire us in every role they play, from mother, sister and wife to friend, mentor and bread-winner. They epitomize sacrifice, strength, grace and dignity.

As a salute to such inspiring women, we are pleased to present ‘Advantage Woman Awards‘ where an esteemed jury will select 25 most inspiring women as awardees. Of these, the top three inspirational women will get grants of ₹5 lakh, ₹3 lakh and ₹2 lakh respectively to fulfill their vision.

Submitting a story is really easy. Type it, upload a video or scan a copy of your hand written note.

Submit now
Everyone who submits a story gets exciting participation prizes.
Participation Rewards:
Assured Rewards:
If you are a woman who is an inspiration to others, don’t hesitate to nominate yourself.

Roopesh Kajrolkar
Head – Marketing & Alliances, Retail Banking

Business Ideas, Education, Motivations, Networking, Resources

TiESmashup 7.0

Register for SmashUp 5.0
Announcing #TiESmashup 7.0 | 22 July, IIT Bombay
Most startups do at least one thing right, but not everything! Hence, there is a need to learn from each other as well. #TiESmashup is an un-conference based on the concept of peer learning from contemporaries. It has been designed as a platform for the startup + by the startup.

This means, #TiESmashup will be devoid of:

    • Big Boys: we invite only early stage entrepreneurs to speak, no VCs no big boy talks
    • 50,000 feet overview: early stage entrepreneurs tend to give you a 2,000 ft overview, more relevant to the stage you are at.
    • Presentations/Gyan: the focus is on the story telling format with ‘Startup Tales’, this makes the learning anecdotal and interactive.
    • Suits: yes, we take this very seriously to maintain the ambience and energy.
What’s in store
The fifth edition of #TiESmashup, we have the following planned up for you:

  • Speed Date the Investors (Apply by 30th June to be eligible)
  • Startup tales
    • The Next Generation
    • Prescription to Disrupt
    • Life after sell out
  • Smasher Award (Apply by 5th July to be eligible)
  • Open Pitches: Speak your heart
  • Keynotes: Get inspired
  • Workshops: Learn from the best in the business
  • Accelerator zone: Get interviewed by leading accelerators (Apply by 10th July to be eligible)


Remember, Early Bird pricing is only available till 25th June, so register now. Registering early not only gives you a chance to avail a better price, it also give you access to key activities at #TiESmashup

Click here to block your date and block your seat.


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Event Details
Date : Saturday, 22nd July 2017
Time : 08:30 – 19:00 Hrs
Venue : VMCC Auditorium, IIT Bombay
Key Dates
5th July:

  • Last date to apply for Smasher Award
30th June:

  • Last date to apply for Speed Date The investors
10th July:

  • Last date to apply for Accelerator interview
EARLY BIRD PRICING (Until 25th June)
TiE Member: INR 899
Non Member : INR 1299
Non Member + Annual TiE Membership: INR 3799

(Until 15th July):

TiE Member: INR 1099
Non Member : INR 1499
Non Member + Annual TiE Membership: INR 3974
On The Spot / 22 July
TiE Member: INR 1799
Non Member : INR 4674
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