Techcircle Startup 2012 on Dec 11: Listen to top entrepreneurs & investors, network and pitch your biz

5 Dec, 2012

Of late, the Indian startup ecosystem is witnessing frenetic activities and is in the forefront of tracking innovations and people behind these startup enterprises. In a bid to provide startups with the best of content, knowledge and insights, we are organising Techcircle Startup 2012 on Dec 11 in Delhi, which will bring together some of the most successful entrepreneurs across the country to share their experiences on what brought their businesses so far.

This is an annual event for startups, by startups, sort of a one-day MBA in starting up, building a team, pivoting, raising capital and finally, building a sustainable business. The event will be attended by 200-plus most promising startups, customers and top investors.

At Techcircle Startup 2012, all our speakers will be answering the queries you have regarding their journey, experience and business strategy. To send in your question/s, please click here.

Below is a preview of the full-day agenda. For more details on the startup summit, contact Sandeep Pal at 0120-4171111 or

8:00 am - 8:45 amTea & Registration

8:45 am - 9:00 amIntroduction Note

9:00 am - 9:30 amEntrepreneurship 101: Is Parallel Entrepreneurship For Everyone? What Works And What Doesn't Harish Bahl – Founder & CEO, Smile Group Shrija Agrawal – Associate Editor, Techcircle & VCCircle (Interviewer)

9:30 am - 10:00 amEntrepreneurship 101: From Classifieds To A Marketplace: What Made Sulekha PivotSatya Prabhakar – President and CEO, Anupama Arya, Co-founder, The Hatch (Interviewer)

10:00 am - 10:30 amEntrepreneurship 101: Starting Up In A Large Company Environment: Positives And NegativesSatyan Gajwani – CEO, Times Internet Ltd

10:30 am - 11:00 amEntrepreneurship 101: How To Build A Global Product Out Of India: The Key Lessons Learnt From Building Komli & PubMaticAmar Goel – Founder & Chairman, Komli Media & PubMatic Hitesh Oberoi – MD & CEO, Info Edge India Ltd (Interviewer)

11:00 am - 11:15 am Tea & Networking

11:15 am - 11:55 amEntrepreneurship 101: Technologies Change But Why The Fundamentals of Business Don't ChangeVishwas Patel – Founder & CEO, Avenues India Pvt Ltd Vishwanath Alluri – Founder & Chairman, IMImobile Alok Mittal – MD, Canaan Partners (Moderator)

11:55 am - 12:25 pmKeynote Session: How Internet Entrepreneurship Has Evolved From The 1990s To Now: The Key LearningsSanjeev Bikhchandani – Founder, Info Edge Ltd ( Sahad P.V. – Founder & Editor, Techcircle & VCCircle (Interviewer)

12:25 pm - 1:25 pmTechcircle ShowcaseThis is a platform for India's 10 most promising tech startups to showcase their products, business plans and key innovations which will transform them into some of the largest businesses from India. If you are a startup with a highly innovative technology or a beta product, have some market traction (such as a big customer or two) and have a small team, you can apply for this session. Once your startup is shortlisted for presenting, the Techcircle team will work closely with the startups to refine their pitches to be made at Startup 2012. To apply, click here.

1:25 pm - 2:25 pm Lunch & Networking

2:25 pm - 2:55 pmEntrepreneurship 101: Five Mistakes Startups Make & How To Avoid ThemVijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder & MD, One97 Communications

2:55 pm - 3:15 pmSpecial Session: Building The Right Web Infrastructure For Your Startup As You ScaleParimal Pandya – Director, Emerging Customer's Group, Akamai Technologies

3:15 pm - 3:45 pmEntrepreneurship 101: It's Not Just The Slow & Steady That Wins The Race: The Key Rules Of Execution For A Startup's SuccessPraveen Sinha – Co-Founder & MD, Jabong

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Tea & Networking

4:00 pm - 4:30 pmAngel Investor Insights: How I work With My Startup Entrepreneurs & The Lessons LearntSharad Sharma – Ex-CEO, Yahoo India R&D & active angel investor

4:30 pm - 5:00 pmEntrepreneurship 101: What Is It That Is Wrong With India's Seed Investing & Venture Capital EcosystemAloke Bajpai – CEO, iXiGO Vijay Anand – Founder & CEO, The Startup Centre (Interviewer)

5:00 pm - 5:30 pmEntrepreneurship 101: Building A World Class Team: How To Attract & Retain The Best Talent For Your StartupSrinivasu M.N. (Vasu) – Co-Founder & Director, Billdesk Mukund Mohan – CEO, Microsoft Accelerator & an active angel investor (Interviewer)

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm (Parallel Session)Techcircle Co-Founder DatingIf you are thinking of starting up and looking for co-founders, we can probably help you find other like-minded individuals in a one-to-one interaction format. To apply, click here.

5:30 pm - 5:35 pmConcluding Remarks