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

Click Here for the full report

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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

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

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

Business Ideas, Business Plans, Mentoring, Motivations, Networking

E-Summit

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
2018.
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
ecell.in/esummit

Motivations

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

Conclusion

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.

Sincerely,
Signature
Roopesh Kajrolkar
Head – Marketing & Alliances, Retail Banking