Most of the aspiring entrepreneurs have an idea that is commercially viable; unfortunately they do not have the necessary funding to take it forward. With the changing market dynamics now budding entrepreneurs have various avenues in the form of venture capitalists, banks and other funding agencies. As such Indian business landscape has always been active with startup formation. While a couple of decades back, such startup activity was led by family business houses, many of the successes in the last ten years have come out of professionals and first-generation entrepreneurs.
On 13th March 2015, Keeping pace with the changing environment SME JOINUP conducted a Venture Capitalist Roundtable Series 2015, supported by Nasscom 10k Startups. Ignite incubation center at IILM Institute for Business and Management, Gurgaon hosted this event.
The VC Round Table came as a profitable chance for Potential Entrepreneurs to do a face time with interested investors, have an interactive session with them and subsequently pitch.
The event had 35 entrepreneurs and 5 investor for VC Round Table. After formal inaugural opening the event took off for a interactive session by Mr. Nitin Agarwal an IIT alumnus and an entrepreneur himself on “How to pitch to investors?”
He also answered queries on fund raising. Thereafter the VC spited in to three different rooms to have face to face interaction with the entrepreneurs.
“Given India’s rich landscape of investment opportunities with its rapidly growing demand for both domestic and export consumption there is huge potential for investors”, says Mr. Vivek Kumar Director SME Networks Pvt Ltd.