8:30am – 9:35am
Tea & Registration
9:35am – 9:45am
9:45am – 10:15am
Keynote Address: Building Global Companies From India: Insights On Scaling Up & Business Transformation
Piruz Khambatta, CEO, Rasna Pvt. Ltd
10:15am – 11:00am
Fireside Chat: The Gujarati Entrepreneurial DNA & What It Means For Dealmaking Market
Which characteristics define Gujarat entrepreneurs and their businesses? Which sectors would witness a slew of entrepreneurial activities and where is the Gujarat entrepreneur ecosystem headed? What is Gujarat’s potential for more of large marquee private equity and M&A deals? How is Gujarat ecosystem absorbing new age businesses? Will capital flow towards family owned businesses or first generation entrepreneurs?
Vishal Mehta - CEO, Infibeam (Moderator)
Mihir Joshi - MD, Gujarat Venture Finance Ltd
Asit Shah - MD, Metro Wireless Engineering India Pvt. Ltd.
Rajiv Sharma - CEO, Sterling Addlife India Ltd
Prof. B H Jajoo - Former Dean, IIM Ahmedabad
11:00am – 11:15am
Tea & Networking
11:15am – 11:45am
Tax & Regulatory Structuring From The Perspective Of An Entrepreneur & Investor
Vishal Gada - Director, Tax and Regulatory, KPMG
Punit Shah - Partner and Co-Head Tax, KPMG
11:45am – 12:15pm
Amit Bakshi, MD, Eris Lifesciences will be interviewed on Eris’ inception, early days & business model, significant milestones, how it raised private equity funding and scaled, growth path and projections
Amit Bakshi - MD, Eris Lifesciences Pvt. Ltd
12:15pm – 1:00pm
Fireside Chat: Raising Private Equity & Syndicating M&A For Your Company
How do you access capital from private equity funds? What do funds look for in a business model? What is preferred – revenue projections or real cash flows? How should companies prepare themselves to attract PE? Apart from money, what other inputs & value additions do private equity managers bring to the table? When is a company ready for a bulge bracket acquisition or to be acquired? How do acquirers and acquisition targets find the right candidate? How to raise finances? How to tackle integration challenges?
Ashwani Khare - Partner, Corporate Finance, KPMG (Moderator)
Abhay Pandey - MD, Sequoia Capital India
Mahesh Chhabria - Partner, Actis
Dhanpal Jhaveri - Partner & CEO, Everstone Capital Advisors Pvt Ltd
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Lunch & networking
1:00pm – 1:45pm
A special VCCircle initiative, where companies and investors can meet and network in a structured manner in a separate enclosure. Here select companies will make a 5-minute elevator pitch to select venture capital investors.
2:00pm – 2:45pm
Fireside Chat: Raising Venture Capital & Angel Funding For Your Startup
How to get VC and angel funding for your startup? What are the dos & don'ts of before approaching an angel or a seed stage investor? How much of the company should an entrepreneur be ready to dissolve while raising early funding? How does the region fare in terms of successful investments?
Rehan Yar Khan - Founder & CEO, Flora2000
Padmaja Ruparel, President, Indian Angel Network
2:45pm – 3:15pm
Understanding Legal Aspects Involved In Debt & Equity Fund Raising For Companies
Rajendra Barot - Senior Partner, AZB & Partners
Varoon Chandra - Partner, AZB & Partners
3:15pm – 3:30pm
Tea & Networking
3:30pm – 4:15pm
Panel: Emerging Startup Entrepreneurship Themes In Gujarat
The panel will focus on the emerging entrepreneurship themes in the Gujarat startups segment. What are the opportunities to scale in internet sub-sectors, big data, healthcare, education and mobile industries? What will the venture capital investors bet on?
Rajan Vasa - MD, Contech BPO & President TiE Ahmedabad (Moderator)
Sanjay Singh - Founder, Swas healthcare
Leo S. Mavely - CEO, Axio Biosolutions Pvt. Ltd.
Prayaag Kasundra - Founder & CEO, BookAdSpace.com
4:15pm – 4:35pm
Vishal Mehta - CEO, Infibeam will share on the firm’s inception, early days & business model, significant milestones, how it raised private equity funding and scaled, growth path and projections
Vishal Mehta - CEO, Infibeam
4:35pm – 4:45pm