8:30 am to 9:15am
Tea & Registration
9:15 am to 9:20 am
Welcome & Introductory Remarks
9:20 am to 10:20 am
Panel I: Bengaluru Redefined: Size Does Not Matter, Spirit Does
Bengaluru's entrepreneurial ecosystem today is not about few companies sporting a billion-dollar valuation tag. It is about hundreds of smaller and pint-sized companies who are filling viable niches.
Gopal Srinivasan - Chairman, TVS Capital Funds (Chair)
Harish Bijoor - CEO, Harish Bijoor Consults Inc
Sridhar Mitta, MD, NextWealth Entrepreneurs Pvt Ltd
M.V. Rajeev Gowda - Professor, IIM-B
Srini Rajam - Chairman & CEO, Ittiam Systems Pvt Ltd
Ramesh Ramanathan - Founder, Janaagraha
Dr. Sridhar Mitta - MD & Founder,NextWealth Entrepreneurs Pvt Ltd
10:20 am to 11:50 am
Panel II: Bengaluru's Ver 2.0 Technology Story
Is IT services a has-been story? Which are the new flavours in technology investing?
Jessie Paul - CEO, PaulWriter Advisory (Chair)
Manohar Atreya - Head, Technology, o3 Capital Advisors
Pranav Bhasin - Founder, Lifeblob
Sean Blagsvedt - Founder, Babajob.com
Sunil Maheshwari - CEO, Mango Technologies
Yusuf Motiwala - Founder, TringMe
Sanjay Nayak - MD, Tejas Networks
11:50 am to 12:00 pm
Tea & Networking Break
12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
Legal Masterclass: Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co
Reeba Chacko - Partner, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co
Arjun Lall - Partner, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Panel III: Bengaluru's PE Deal Quotient
With $1.3 billion across 153 deals, there is a lot of venture and private equity money that is parked in the city's corporate. Which are the sectors that will be big capital deployers?
Raja Kumar - CEO, Ascent Capital (Chair)
KP Balaraj - MD, Sequoia Capital India
Raj Dugar - Senior MD, Fidelity Growth Partners India
Nainesh Jaisingh - MD, Standard Chartered Private Equity
Suresh Raju - Executive Director, TVS Capital Funds
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Lunch & Networking
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Panel IV: The Other Side Of Bengaluru: Unparalleled opportunities in lifesciences, education, aeronautics and agri business
Reeba Chacko - Partner, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co (Chair)
Meena Ganesh - CEO, Manipal K-12 Education
Dr. BS Ajai Kumar - Chairman & CEO, HealthCare Global Enterprises Ltd.
Dr. Villoo Morawala Patell - Founder & Chairman, Avesthagen Ltd.
Srikanth Narasimhan - Director, Veda Corporate Advisors
3:30 pm to 3:45 pm
Banking Workshop: HSBC Securities Services
Jayesh Bhargava - Head, Sales, CTLA, HSBC Securities Services
3:45 pm to 4:00 pm
Tea & Networking break
4:00 pm to 4:20 pm
Times Private Treaties - Value Creation Through Brand Building
Sukanto Aich - Director, Times Private Treaties
4:20 pm to 5:20 pm
Panel V: Bengaluru's Glitzy Lifestyle Index: Myth Or Reality?
From gourmet food to fine-dining to thematic holidays to serviced apartments to shopping malls to Venetian-style apartments, there are enough and more avenues to tap the wallet of upwardly mobile and well-heeled floating professional population of Bengaluru.
Kanwaljit Singh - MD, Helion Venture Partners (Chair)
Keshav Baljee - President & Co Promoter, Royal Orchid Hotels Ltd.
Bijou Kurien - President, Reliance Lifestyle
M. Murali - MD, Shriram Properties
Jose Ramapuram - Director, Orange County Resorts
Shruti Shibulal - Director, Avant Garde Hospitality
5:20 pm to 6:20 pm
VCcircle Runway, is an easy-takeoff platform for mature startups. Runway--akin to an airport runway or a fashion ramp runway--aims to put the spotlight on eligible startups and bring them a few steps closer to the next level, be it funding, new team, clients or simple advice and business tips from the experts.
Subrata Mitra - Partner, Accel Partners (Chair)
Rahul Khanna - Director, Clearstone Venture Advisors
Samir Kumar - Managing Director, Inventus Capital Partners
Alok Mittal - Managing Director, Canaan Partners
Srini Vudayagiri - Founder, Stega Capital
6:20 pm to 6:30 pm
Concluding remarks & vote of thanks
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
VCCircle also introduces Unwind, which, as the name suggests, is the zone that allows informal networking, a key takeaway for any business conference.
Alok Mittal - MD, Canaan Partners (Moderator)
Umesh Malhotra - Founder, Hippocampus
Kiran Nadkarni - CEO, KaatiZone
Shriram Ramada - Founder, Zela Life