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Seminar on New India's Engine of Growth : Entrepreneurship & Seed Investing

An economy grows when creative destruction is actively happening. Entrepreneurs are central to this process of creative destruction. They are credited with creating new businesses, and creating jobs, intensifying competition, and even increasing productivity through smarter technology. Globally, entrepreneurs and SMEs are widely considered to be vital for a healthy economy as they create a higher share of total jobs than their larger counterparts.

Seed funding of new firms is critical to make successful commercialization of business innovations. Few entrepreneurs have the personal resources necessary to finance very-early-stage ventures, and they often find themselves relying on external sources of seed capital.

To throw light on how Entrepreneurs can leverage growth through seed capital, we have invited Padma Shri Dr Saurabh Shrivastava, Co-Founder & Chairman, Indian Angel Network(IAN), & Former Chairman, NASSCOM as per following programme:


Speaker : Padma Shri Dr Saurabh Srivastava, Co-Founder & Chairman, Indian Angel Network(IAN), & Former Chairman, NASSCOM
Topic : New India's Engine of Growth : Entrepreneurship & Seed Investing
Date : 23rd August, 2018 (Thursday), Time : 7:30 p.m.
Venue : Hotel Park Plaza (Kohinoor Hall), Ludhiana


After working for IBM and Tata Unisys in the US and India, Dr Srivasatava became a highly successful serial entrepreneur, founding several successful IT companies. One was ranked amongst the top 20 Indian software companies and, post merger, listed as Xansa on the London Stock Exchange with revenues of approx. US $ 800 mn till it was acquired by Steria. Dr. Srivastava now chairs Steria in India.

Dr Srivastava is a doyen of entrepreneurship and angel/VC investments. He has been involved in investing in around 100 start-ups and has personally mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs. He co-founded and chaired key institutions of modern India focuses on entrepreneurship: NASSCOM Indian Venture Capital Association, TiE, New Delhi NCR, India Angel Network.

Dr.Srivastava is widely acknowledged in India and globally, as one of the architects of the Indian IT Industry and as leading the creation of a vibrant entrepreneurial eco system in India. In March last year PM Narendra presented him an award for contribution to the Indian IT Industry and in January this year the Indian Government awarded him the Padma Shri.

The session will be highly informative and insightful. You are coordially invited to attend. The programme will be followed by dinner. The drinks have been sponsored by CA KPS Walia, Center Director, T.I.M.E Institute, Ludhiana.

The guest/family member/spouse is not allowed. Please note if any member is interested to bring guest/family member/spouse, the guest charges are Rs. 1180/- per person to be paid at registration counter.

Chetan Pahwa
Chairman, LMA Angel Network
23-August-2018 : 7:30 PM


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