RevUp Pune:
What it takes to start & scale a startup?

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About the Event

Startup stories are often ones that are driven by unflinching passion and the courage to challenge status quo. Even with India nurturing one of the world’s biggest testbed for startups, surviving and winning in this cut-throat market is one mean feat! An entrepreneur today has to combat a slew of challenges and all at the same time, from validating an idea to building a product to winning investors and acquiring customers.

Join us in our session ‘RevUp Pune: what it takes to start & scale a startup’ to understand how to successfully overcome crucial startup challenges and get the inside story from experts and VCs on what it takes to make the cut.

Date and Time

Sat, Jan 14, 2017
5:30PM - 8:00PM


The Mesh,
Bungalow No – 15,
Shivaji Housing Society,
Senapati Bapat Road, Pune-411016.
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5.30 PM
Session: Idea to Execution
Harshil Mathur, Co-Founder, Razorpay

Learn from our experiences - how Razorpay evolved from a dorm room in India to Y Combinator in Silicon Valley and emerged a disruptor in the payments space

6:00 PM
Session: VC Speak
Gourav Bhattacharya, VP, Matrix Partners

Know from investors on the essentials of a winning pitch, what they want to hear from startups who are looking to raise, followed up by Q&A

6:30 PM
Session: Startup Essentials
Ashish Mehta, Co-Founder and CEO, Sokrati

Learn how to acquire your first customers and sell to them successfully

7:00 PM
Session: Networking Session

Casual catchup over drinks.

About Speakers

Harshil Mathur
Co-founder, Razorpay
Harshil is the co-founder and CEO of Razorpay, a disruptor in the Indian payments landscape. An alumnus of IIT Roorkee, he worked with Schlumberger for a year, before quitting to start Razorpay - an idea that he discovered after witnessing the state of online payments in India. Razorpay is one of the earliest companies to be selected for the prestigious Y Combinator programme in the Silicon Valley and is one of the best payment solution provider that offers full stack solutions for online players today.
Gourav Bhattacharya
VP, Matrix Partners
An alumnus of IIT Bombay and IIM Ahmedabad, Gourav has experience in diverse areas ranging from equity research to consulting for banking, insurance and pharma sectors. Gourav has nurtured an interest in entrepreneurship right from his college days, where he led initiatives to assess small entrepreneur ideas. At his current role with Matrix Partners, he guides and partners with some of the most promising startups in the market today.
Ashish Mehta
Co-founder, Sokrati
As co-founder and CEO, Ashish heads the product strategy and business development portfolios at Sokrati, one of India’s leading digital marketing academies in India. Prior to Sokrati, Ashish invested several years at Amazon where he was part of the paid search marketing team and managed channels like comparison shopping, search and affiliate networks. Given his rich market experience, Ashish has lead Sokrati to become Google’s largest preferred partner in India.

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.

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