Friday, March 13, 2015

AMA, Ahmedabad

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International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology (icreate) aspires to play a key role in shaping an eco-system that nurtures talent to build entrepreneurial capital that leverages emerging technologies by focusing on addressing pain-points that impact a vast majority of society.

whatnext is the flagship annual event organized by icreate. The purpose of this event is to provide a platform for participants to holistically explore trends in emerging technologies, engage with successful entrepreneurs and experts, interact with investors, and network.

The inaugural whatnext 2013, highlighted 12 globally emerging areas in technology as compiled by McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) and presented by one of its author’s Dr. Jacques Bughin.

whatnext 2015 will bring together a variety of opinion leaders, policy designers, successful entrepreneurs, academicians and leading investors to share their experience and vision of the future.

The theme of this event is “The Journey – Converting Ideas into Wealth” for opportunities in the realm of 12 empowering technologies relevant to India as identified by MGI.

This edition of whatnext has a special feature for start-ups to pitch to investors in an Entrepreneur-VC Speed Dating format.

Speakers

01-Dr.-Harry-Yuklea

An academic and practitioner at once, Dr. Yuklea has been directly involved for the last 35 years in the remarkable build-up process of the Israeli high-tech sector, his career ranging from technology development and engineering to marketing, management, consulting and investment. Dr. Yuklea is an advisor to the Israeli National Economic Council, the Israeli Chief Scientist Office, the UNECE and to EUREKA -the EU Industrial R&D Network. Harry holds a MSEE from TUI, a MSM from Boston University and a PhD from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Yuklea is also the member of icreate Advisory Board.

Dr. Harry Yuklea
Conference Convener- Academic & Practitioner, Technion University , Israel
02-sunil-r-parekh

Mr. Sunil Parekh is the Founding Curator – Global Shapers Initiatives at World Economic Forum, Geneva. He is also an Advisor to Zydus (Pharma) and Jubilant Group (Energy). He is the Founder & Chairman of PanIIT Alumni-Gujarat. Mr. Parekh is a member of several advisory boards like the Vibrant Gujarat Advisory Board 2011, 2013, 2015; CIIE@IIMA, NDBI @ NID and several university and MBA programs. He is also a board member of GCCI, FICCI, GESIA and AMA. He is the Founder of Gujarat Angels. Mr. Sunil Parekh is an engineer from IIT Delhi and has over 30 years of professional experience including 15 years of international exposure in Africa, Europe, and the U.S.

Mr. Sunil Parekh
Founding Curator – GSI at World Economic Forum, Geneva
03-Anu-Madgavkar

Ms. Anu Madgavkar is a senior fellow with the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey’s business and economics research arm. She joined MGI in 2011 and leads teams based in India, working on global as well as India-focused research. Her recent research has focused on economic development, growth, and poverty alleviation in India and developing countries, applying technology to solving growth and economic development challenges in India and developing countries, and global labor market trends.

Ms. Anu Madgavkar
Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute
03-Prof.-Oded-Shoseyov

Dr. Oded Shoseyov is a faculty member of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prof. Shoseyov’s research is in plant molecular biology and nano-biotechnology. His group focus on Bio-Inspired Nanocomposite materials. He has authored or co-authored more than 160 scientific publications and is the inventor/co-inventor of 45 patents. Prof. Shoseyov received the Outstanding Scientist Polak Award for 2002, the 1999 and 2010 Kay Award for Innovative and Applied Research and The 2012 Israel Prime Minister Citation for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He is the scientific founder of 9 companies.

Dr. Oded Shoseyov
Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, CollPlant.
Angela Homsi

Ms. Angela Homsi is an international impact investor, seasoned sustainability expert, and highly regarded practitioner and lecturer on conflict resolution, development finance, and community-bridging. Her experience spans across multidisciplinary domains of impact finance. She has made investments across all impact sectors with a sustainability overlay, from climate change to base of the pyramid solutions like water, waste, resource scarcity, healthcare, and nutrition. She also specializes on cross-border sustainable investments in developing and developed markets with a particular focus on Africa and Asia.

Ms. Angela Homsi
Kaenaat/Generation/Microvest
Paul Needham.1

Mr. Paul Needham is an economist and InfoTech serial entrepreneur with over 12 years of senior leadership experience having held CEO and VP level roles at private and public companies, including Director of Network Strategy at Microsoft. Simpa Networks is a venture-backed technology company with a bold mission: to make modern energy simple, affordable, and accessible for everyone. It sells solar-as-a-service to energy-poor households and SMEs in rural India.

Mr. Paul Needham
CEO, Simpa Networks
06-Dr.-Ajay-Ranka

Dr. Ranka established Zydex Industries in 1999 at Vadodara. The company over the years has made its presence in about 40 countries all over the world. Dr Ranka is the co-inventor of the Company’s nano technology organosilicon based waterproofing product for buildings & roads. He has developed new Agro Soil Conditioners to improve bio-activity of soils for 30-40% improved growth & yield. Dr Ranka has many US, European & Indian Patents to his credit.

Dr. Ajay Ranka
CEO, Zydex Industries.
07-Karl-Mehta

Karl Mehta is a Silicon Valley based serial entrepreneur, author, engineer, investor and civil servant with over 20 years of experience in founding, building, and funding technology companies. He is currently Founder & CEO of EdCast Inc., a next-generation knowledge platform company and investor in various venture capital funds and tech startups in the US. He is a former White House presidential Innovation Fellow and currently serves a board-member of California Governor Brown’s Workforce Investment Board. Mr. Mehta is also a member of icreate Advisory Board.

Mr. Karl Mehta
Founder, CodeForINDIA.org & SkillUpINDIA.org, Founder-CEO, EdCast Inc.
08-Mr.-Narayana-Murthy

Mr. Narayana Murthy founded Infosys, a global software consulting company headquartered in Bangalore in 1981. He served as the CEO of Infosys during 1981-2002, as the Chairman and Chief Mentor during 1981-2011, and as the Chairman Emeritus during August 2011-May 2013. Under his leadership, Infosys was listed on NASDAQ in 1999. Mr. Murthy articulated, designed, and implemented the Global Delivery Model, which has become the foundation for the huge success in IT services outsourcing from India. He has led key corporate governance initiatives in India. He is also an IT advisor to several Asian countries.

Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy
Chairman, icreate Advisory Board and Founding Team Member, Infosys
10-Mr.-Sahu

Mr. Sahu is currently the chairman of icreate.

He served as Additional Chief Secretary (Industries and Mines). In the past he has served in numerous important positions at both Government of Gujarat and Government of India. He also took up a UN assignment as Director of an International Technology Centre.

Mr. Maheshwar Sahu, IAS (Retd.)
Chairman, icreate
11-Prof-B-H-Jajoo

Prof. Jajoo joined IIM- Ahmedabad in 1980. Previously, he was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Delaware, USA from 1987 to 1989. He has participated in more than thirty consulting projects for national and international, private and public sector organizations. He has been invited several times to design and conduct workshop and seminars at several reputed institutions, corporate houses, and professional bodies like CSI and IEEE. Currently, he serves as a Member of Board of Directors of many technology companies.

Prof. B. H. Jajoo
Founding Team member & Director, icreate and Adjunct Faculty, Former Professor & Dean, IIM – Ahmedabad
12-Dr.-Madhukumar-Mehta

Dr. Madhukumar Mehta is a technocrat who turned to being a coach for pursuit of next gen entrepreneurship. In the past he has founded three companies. First was a consulting firm to design digital electronics based products (notably calculators). This was followed by Digital Innovations, which designed and marketed computers for diverse applications. The third venture – Anjaleem, created attended PCO and shaped the birth of STD PCO markets in India. Dr. Mehta has mentored many startups and is also involved with many industry, non-profits, university bodies to promote technology and entrepreneurship.

Dr. Madhukumar Mehta
Chief Mentor, icreate

Who Should Attend?

Entrepreneurs, Academicians, R&D Practitioners, Policy Makers, Investors, TBI’s, Industry CxOs, Students, Technology Enthusiasts.

 

Why Should One Attend?

Next Gen Entrepreneurs need to be on the vigil to spot trends and technologies which would offer business opportunities. whatnext 2015 will bring together a variety of opinion leaders, policy designers, successful entrepreneurs, academicians and leading investors to share their experience and vision of the future. The conference is a platform for people to meet, interact and immerse themselves in the future of possibilities.

This edition of whatnext has a special feature for start-ups to pitch to investors in an Entrepreneur-VC Speed Dating form

Schedule

Friday, 13th March 2015

09.15 am – 09.45 am - Welcome Address

Inauguration Function

Shri Maheshwar Sahu, IAS (Retd.)
Chairman, icreate

Dr. Harish Pattnaik,
Managing Director, Gujarat Venture Finance Ltd.

Shri Roopwant Singh, IAS
Managing Director,
Industrial Extension Bureau (iNDEXTb),GoG

Smt. Mamta Verma, IAS
Industries Commissioner, GoG

Shri Shri B P Pati, IFS,
Chief General Manager, Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation(GMDC)

Shri Atanu Chakraborty, IAS
Principal Secretary, Industries & Mines Dept., GoG

Shri D.J. Pandian, IAS
Chief Secretary, GoG, India

Shri Parag Amin,
Founding Team Member, icreate

Dr. Harry Yuklea
Conference Convener

MoU signing with GVFL, GTU? and FICCI

09.45 am – 10.35 am - Keynote Session 1: “India in 2025: potential impact of 12 empowering technologies”

Ms. Anu Madgavkar, Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute

Mr. Sunil Parekh, Founding Curator – GSI at World Economic Forum, Geneva.

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12.00 noon – 01.00 pm - Indian Entrepreneurial Journey

Renewable Energy – Mr. Paul Needham, Simpa Networks, Bangalore

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Nano Tech – Dr. Ajay Ranka and Mr. Moulik Ranka, Zydex Industries, Baroda

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01.45 pm – 02.45 pm - Overseas Entrepreneurial Journey

ICT – Mr. Karl Mehta, EdCast Inc. USA

Biotech – Dr. Oded Shoseyov, Collplant, Israel

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03.00 pm – 04.00 pm - Entrepreneurs - VC Speed Dating and Demo Day

Demo Day
(Auditorium)
Entrepreneur-VC Speed Dating
(Classroom)
Panel Presentation
(Classroom)

 

Participating Venture Capitalists – 

  • Ajay Ramasubramaniam, Ryerson Futures Inc.
  • Darshit Vora, Kalaari Capital
  • Dhruvin Savalia, Kalaari Capital
  • Jhoomer Sinha, Acumen
  • Mihir Joshi, President, GVFL
  • Nandini Mansinghka, Mumbai Angels

Participating Angel Investors – 

  • Pratul Shroff, e-infochips
  • Rakesh Patel, Space-O-Technologies
  • Indrajeet Mitra, Gateway Group
  • Chirag Patel,  Net4Nuts
  • Munir Thakor (Silicon Computech), Ahmedabad Angel Network
  • Bhavin A Shah, Ahmedabad Angel Network

Representative from GVFL (TBA)

04.00 pm – 04.45 pm - Reflections of the day and Future Possibilities

Dr. Harry Yuklea, Conference Convenor, whatnext 2015

Entrepreneur-VC Speed-Dating Experience – VC Representative

Panel Presentation Experience – Angel Representative

Demo Day Experience – Mr. H.K. Mittal, Adviser, Member Secretary, National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB) and Member, icreate Advisory Board.

Mr. Maheshwar Sahu, IAS (Retd.), Chairman, icreate

Moderated by

Prof. B.H. Jajoo,

Founding Team member & Director, icreate and

Adjunct Faculty, Former Professor & Dean, IIM – Ahmedabad, India

Vote of Thanks – Mr. Parag Amin, Founding Team Member, icreate

* Awaiting final confirmation

Day, Date and Venue

Friday, March 13, 2015

AMA , Ahmedabad.

Buy Tickets

(You can also register and buy tickets at icreate office)

Speed Dating

One of the special features of this edition of whatnext 2015 is the chance for Finance Ready Startups to pitch to investors in an Entrepreneur – VC Speed Dating Format. You get a chance to showcase your enterprise in a 10 minute one to one pitch to a VC/Angel. This includes Q & A time.

Please note the application information will be used for the limited purpose of shortlisting internally by icreate. The VCs/Angels participating in Speed Dating will be asked to sign a Non-Disclosure Undertaking.

 

Event Format

  • Each VC/Angel sits at a table
  • Entrepreneurs get dedicated time with the VC/Angel to share their idea for advice / brainstorming / funding
  • Each “date” is strictly for 10 minutes
  • Entrepreneurs move to the next table when the bell rings
  • Each entrepreneur gets to talk to all participating VCs
  • Only founding team ( no more than 2 persons representing the team) allowed to present
  • Entrepreneur is allowed to bring his/her laptop/poster/ etc to present. Please note – projectors will not be provided.
  • This is a closed room event

 

Qualification

Who qualifies as Finance Ready Start-up?

  • Should have a registered company
  • The product/service should be in market
  • Should have customers and visible revenue stream of 2-3 years
  • Should be able to demonstrate enough scope for scaling up
  • Actively looking for seed or round A investments

 

Application Process

This process gives you the opportunity to present your startup to icreate for shortlisting. You are required to submit a write up taking note the following details:

  • All write ups must be typed and submitted in font size 12, Times New Roman single-spaced not exceeding 2500 words or 3 pages in a doc/docx format ONLY.
  • On completion submit the write up to whatnext@icreate.org.in with the subject line – Application for Speed Dating

The write-up should cover the following details.

  1. Startup Name & URL
  2. Primary Contact Name/Number/Email
  3. A brief about each of the founding team member
  4. When was the startup founded? Time in business?
  5. What is the startup idea/product/service?
  6. What pain-point are you solving and what is unique about the startup idea/product/service?
  7. What is the potential of IP? Do you have patents? Have you applied for patents?
  8. How many customers do you have and who are they?
  9. Who are your competitors and what is your edge over them?
  10. How do you plan to sustain your competitive advantage?
  11. Please tell us about your current team size and profile (other than founders)
  12. What is your current revenue?
  13. Please describe the funding story of the startup till date. How much have the founders put in? Have you raised money from external investors (friends, family, angels, HNI, etc.)?
  14. What is the current valuation of the startup?
  15. What are your immediate funding requirements and how it would enable you to go to the next step?
  16. Describe your current financial structure

What are your long term plans for the venture? (a) Rapidly scale & grow? (b) Exit?

One of the special features of this edition of whatnext 2015 is the chance for Pre-Seed (Early) Stage Startups to pitch to VCs/Angels in through a panel presentation. You get the chance to showcase your enterprise, project or idea in a 10 minute pitch to a panel of VCs/Angels. This includes Q & A time.

Please note this information will be used for the limited purpose of shortlisting internally by icreate. The VCs/Angels participating in the Panel Presentation will be asked to sign a Non-Disclosure Undertaking.

 

Qualification

Who qualifies as Pre-Seed (Early) Stage Startup?

  • May not necessarily be a registered company (* willing to register if positive)
  • Should have a sound idea and value proposition
  • The proof of concept should be ready and validated
  • Should have a team ( other than founding members) in place
  • Looking for seed or round A investments in the next 12 months timeframe

 

Application Process

This process gives you the opportunity to present your startup to icreate for shortlisting. You are required to submit a write up taking note the following details:

  • All write ups must be typed and submitted in font size 12, Times New Roman single-spaced not exceeding 2500 words or 3 pages in a doc/docx format ONLY.
  • On completion submit the write up to whatnext@icreate.org.in with the subject line – Application for Panel Presentation

 

The write should cover the following details.

  1. Startup Name & URL
  2. Primary Contact Name/Number/Email
  3. Please provide a brief about each of the founding team member
  4. When was your startup founded? Time in business?
  5. What is your startup idea/product/service?
  6. What pain-point are you solving and what is unique about your startup idea/product/service?
  7. What is the potential of IP? Do you have patents? Have you applied for patents?
  8. Please provide a link to a write-up (if existing) about your startup
  9. Please provide a link to a video (if existing) about your startup
  10. Do you have any customers yet? If yes, how many and who are they?
  11. Have you identified your target customer segment? If yes, please describe and also tell us how large is the potential market size
  12. What is your current revenue ? If any.
  13. Who are/would be your competitors and what is your edge over them?
  14. How do you plan to sustain your competitive advantage?
  15. Please tell us about your current team size and profile (other than founders)
  16. Please describe the funding story of your startup till date. How much have the founders put in? Have you raised money from external investors (friends, family, angels, HNI, etc.)?
  17. What are your immediate funding requirements? What would it help you achieve and by when?
  18. What is your visualization for the venture in the next 3-5 years?

Is this your first venture? If not, please provide brief details about your past ventures.

This edition of whatnext 2015 features a Demo Day. Each startup/idea/project has five minutes to pitch to an open forum comprising of students, entrepreneurs, CXO’s, policy makers, academicians, investors etc.

Demo Day opens doors for the entrepreneurs, helps them connect with a network of people who are interested in what they’re doing and give them insights into possible ways of improving their business or product. The purpose is to demonstrate the products/services/idea (rather than attract investors).

 

Application Process

This process gives you the opportunity to present your idea/project/startup to icreate for shortlisting. You are required to submit a write up taking note the following details:

  • All write ups must be typed and submitted in font size 12, Times New Roman single-spaced not exceeding 800 words or 1 page in doc/docx format ONLY.
  • On completion submit the write up to whatnext@icreate.org.in with the subject line – Application for Demo Day

 

  1. Idea/Project/ Startup Name/ URL (if any):
  2. Primary Contact Name/ Contact No./ Email
  3. What is your project idea/product/service?
  4. What pain point are you solving?
  5. What is unique about your idea/product/service?
  6. What is your target customer?
  7. What stage is your idea? (Idea, Prototype, Operational, Growth)

What are you looking to gain from the demo day presentation?

For Speed-Dating:

Sr. No. Name Company Name
1 Arun Nagpal Lithe Technologies Pvt Ltd
2 Chhris Rosario Bioways India Services & Solutions Pvt Ltd
3 Raju N A INOT Power Technologies Pvt Ltd
4 Zvika Almog LOCRITI Ltd
5 Dr. Rohan Desai PlexusMD
6 Jagjot Singh/ K. Tripathi Euthenics IT Services Pvt Ltd
7 Nachiket Shah Brain Teclabs
8 Bhavin Khivesara Skedule

For Panel Presentation:

Sr. No. Name Company Name
1 Kapil Dev Advani AlmaShines
2 Mehul Shah My Radio
3 Abhinav Khandelwal Sweet InBox
4 Tanmay Shanishchara Ride Till I Die Media Pvt Ltd
5 Dhruv Dave eiTRA
6 Neeraj Ramnani Four Pebbles Edu Solutions Pvt Ltd
7 Ritu Chary Divya Technologies
8 Udit Sheth PlayLab
9 Maulik Pandya SHARE HERO
10 Chandra Sharma Almamapper

For Demo Day:

Sr. No. Name Company Name
1 Tanmay Pandya Bridgedots Techservices Pvt Ltd
2 Rauf Saiyed Fxchng
3 Ezaz Patel AniMad
4 Jemin Shingala Fuogy Medical
5 Jatin Patel WEPaint
6 Rajat jain Go-Spa-Up
7 Keval Shah Stellar
8 Ritu Chary Divya Technologies
9 Nisarg Shah TAXIMO

VC/Investors

CIIE
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Ryerson_logo
acumen_logo
Tipsons
GVFL_logo

Sponsors

Government Partner

DST-GOI
IC-GOG
I&MD-GOG
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GMDC
DSI-GOG
GSBTM
GSIC-GOG
GTU
GUJCOST

Session Partner

GPCL
GSPC_LNG
GVFL
GNFC

Institutional Partner

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Industry Partner

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Associate Partner

PSP

Official App Partner

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Media Partner

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Event Management Partner

Oakbrook

Videos

1--Dr.-Harry-Yuklea-Conference-Convener
2-Shri-B.P.-Pati
3--Shri-Maheshwar-Sahu-Chaiman,-icreate
4--Dr.-Harish-Pattnaik,-Managing-Director,-GVFL
5--Dr.-Madhukumar-Mehta---Chief-Mentor,-icreate
6--Ms.-Anu-Madgavkar
7--Mr.-Sunil-Parekh
8--Dr.-Oded-Shoseyov
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10--Mr.-Paul-Needham,-CEO,-Simpa-Networks,-Bangalore
11--Mr.-Moulik-Ranka,-Zydex-Industries,-Baroda
12--Mr.-Karl-Mehta
13-Dr.-Madhukumar-Mehta---Chief-Mentor,-icreate
14-Prof.-B.-H.-Jajoo,-Founding-Team-Member-&-Director,-icrate-and-Adjunct-Faculty,-Former-Professor-&-Dean,-IIM--Ahmedabad
15-Shri-H.-K.-Mittal,--Advisory,-Member-Secreatary,....
16-Mr.-Rakesh-Patel-Venture-Capitalist
17-Dr.-Harry-Yuklea-------Conference-Convener
18-Shri-Maheshwar-Sahu-Chaiman,-icreate

Get In Touch

 

International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology (icreate)

First floor, GMDC Building, 132 Ft Ring Road, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380 052, India.

Phone: +91 79 2791 2803

Email: whatnext@icreate.org.in

              info@icreate.org.in

For sponsorship opportunities, write to us at whatnext@icreate.org.in

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