RevUp Delhi:
What it Takes to Start & Scale a Startup in Trying Times

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About the Event

While India has been one of the most promising places for startups and entrepreneurs, the past year has been one marked with many challenges, forcing many to make strategic moves and business pivots. The ecosystem which once easily allowed for entrepreneurs to build products, raise funds and launch products to customers has just gotten more difficult. The industry has now reached a stage which demands startups to have a stronger product market fit and a clearer growth roadmap. Even VCs and investors have become more stringent with funding ideas and entrepreneurs. So, how do entrepreneurs crack this new market dynamic? How to build lean business models that are sustainable? And, how to create an impact and raise funds in this tough market? Join us in our session, ‘RevUp Delhi - What it Takes to Start & Scale a Startup in Trying Times’ to learn from serial entrepreneurs, veteran investors and business leaders on how to build, raise and be successful in the most difficult of times.

Date and Time

Fri, March 17th, 2017
5:00PM - 7:30PM

Venue

iKeva,
Level – 3, Rider House,
Plot 136, Sector - 44,
Gurgaon, Haryana 122003
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Agenda

5.30 PM
Session: How to grow your business sustainably?
Siddharth Dhamija, Chief Growth Officer, Razorpay

"Having a great idea for a product is important, but having a great idea for product distribution is even more important." Siddharth believes distribution can make or break a company. Learn from his experiences on how Razorpay disrupted a mature market with a product-first approach and scaled its business.

6:00 PM
Session: Lean ScaleUp - How to start and scaleup while staying lean
Speaker: Gaurav Agarwal, Founder & CTO, 1mg

Sustainability is one most important factors to be considered for startups today and maintaining a lean team creates the foundation for this. Learn first hand insights on what is takes to drive a lean startup.

6:45 PM
Session: How to raise money in the current environment
Speaker: Rajesh Sawhney, Founder at GSF Accelerator & Co-founder at InnerChef

Rajesh was at the cusp of early Internet culture in India in the early 2000, building Indiatimes.com. Post which he has been a serial entrepreneur and made more than 50 angel investments. Having seen the peaks and troughs of the Indian startup ecosystem, Rajesh will share his perspective from the investor standpoint.

7:30 PM
Session: Networking Session

Casual catchup over drinks.

About Speakers

Siddharth Dhamija
Chief Growth Officer, Razorpay
With a vast experience of over 21 years, Siddharth has championed sales through a strong focus on advocating solid products. Over the years, he has been associated with leading brands across diverse verticals from telecom to payments to IT. He has experience in delivering top line and bottom line targets spanning across multiple teams, business areas and geographies. At Razorpay, he spearheads the sales and growth team and takes a holistic approach to drive sales by effectively addressing product gaps. This intuitive approach to sales has driven Razorpay to disrupt the market and achieve unprecedented growth in a short span of 1 year.
Gaurav Agarwal
Co-founder & CTO, 1mg.com
Gaurav is the Co-founder of 1mg, India's #1 Health platform. With over 8 million downloads, and 9.5 million monthly visits, 1mg is the favorite app for health consumers across the country.
Gaurav was born and raised in Kanpur. He is a Computer Science graduate from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Prior to 1mg, Gaurav was the Business Head at Zynga for its globally bestselling online social gaming business, Farmville.
Rajesh Sawhney
Co Founder, InnerChef & Founder, GSF Accelerator
Rajesh is a serial entrepreneur and business builder who has set-up multiple successful businesses over the last two decades. Rajesh is the co-founder of InnerChef, India's fastest growing food tech platform. InnerChef is an online food discovery and delivery platform.
He is also the founder of GSF, India’s leading multi-city Tech-Startup Accelerator for the brightest tech startups in India. GSF provides tech startups mentorship from celebrated digital founders, initial capital and global exposure. At GSF, Rajesh is architecting the vital building blocks of a nascent early stage startup ecosystem in India.
He has a vast experience in entertainment, media and communication sector which also includes his association with Reliance Entertainment Private Limited as president for seven years. Before Reliance Entertainment, he was associated with BCCL for 14 years in different leadership roles.

Who Should Attend

This two-hour event is tailor-made for startup founders, entrepreneurs and those who are planning to start up. The one of a kind event promises to bring first-hand insights from startup influencers who are stirring the market today. Be a part of the exclusive Razorpay club and enjoy various perks like free credits, partner offers, and other exclusive community privileges that we bring to you. This is an invite only event, signup now before the spots fill up.

Cost

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