US-India Startup Forum – Bengaluru

Date: September 03, 2016 - Time: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm

The Lalit Ashok

  • About the Event
  • Who should attend and why?
  • Investor Profiles
  • Sponsors
  • Partners
  • About the Event

    The second leg of the multi-city US-India Investment Forums will be held in Bengaluru on September 3, 2016. A number of investors from the United States, among them Angels, VCs and funds investing in pre-Series A and Series A, will attend the the event at India’s Silicon Valley.

    US investments in Indian startups have been steadily increasing over the years. Earlier this year, the Startup India initiative was launched by the Government of India to create an ecosystem that drive the growth of startups, foster entrepreneurship and promote innovation.

    The mission of the American Bazaar’s two-city US-India Startup Forums is to contribute to this effort by connecting US investors with Indian startups.

    The American investors attending the Forums will get a first-hand experience of India’s startup ecosystem, while Indian startup founders and early-stage entrepreneurs will find a platform to listen to, interact and network with the US investors.

    The Forums are being held in Delhi and Bangalore, two cities that are the three epicenters of the startup revolution in India. According to one study, the twp cities, along with Mumbai, accounted for 249 deals out of the 307 deals announced in the first quarter of this year.

    One of the main highlights of the Forums will be a startup competition.

    The winners in each city will be chosen by a panel of judges. Most of the judges will be investors from the United States who are attending the Forums. The winners will be invited to the United States to make their pitches before investors in the United States.

    For more information about the competition and to find out how to enter it, visit this page.
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  • Anyone interested in the startup space, either professionally -- by virtue of owning or running one -- or academically, is encouraged to attend the Forums. However, the Forums will be especially useful for the following four groups:

    Startup Founders

    Early stage entrepreneurs

    Potential entrepreneurs

    MBA students

    The paid delegates will have the opportunity to:
    1. Make “elevator pitches” before the investors and the general audience;
    2. Be invited to make a business plan presentation (contact us, in case you are interested: startups@americanbazaaronline.com); and
    3. Be invited to the Networking Hour, where they will get plenty of face time with the investors.
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  • Investor Profiles

    NOVAK BIDDLE VENTURE PARTNERS

    AUTONEBULA - Washington DC/Pune

    CommuniClique Inc - Arlington, VA

    EDGEWOOD VENTURES - Los Altos, California

    KIWITECH - Washington, DC

    NeST GROUP - McLean, VA

    NEXT SECTOR CAPITAL - Durham, North Carolina

    POWERHOUSE VENTURES - New York

    SYLVANT

  • Media Partners


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    Industry Partners


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    Networking Partners


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    Event Partners

    Invest India

    Invest India

    Invest India is the official Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency of the Government of India, mandated to facilitate investments into India. It is envisaged to be the first point of reference for potential investors.

    DECCAN HERALD

    DECCAN HERALD

    Deccan Herald is one of the premier English-language newspapers in India, published from Bengaluru, Hubballi, Davanagere, Hosapete, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Kalburgi and Delhi.

    FEDERATION OF KARNATAKA CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY

    FEDERATION OF KARNATAKA CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY

    Since its inception a century ago -- as the Mysore Chamber of Commerce -- FKCCI has been serving the interests of the business community. Over the last 100 years, the Chamber has had a distinguished array of businessmen and industrialists at the helm of FKCCI, establishing it as an apex organization for Industry, Trade & Service sectors in Karnataka. From the very beginning, the Chamber has sought to promote the national interest by way of both public and private sector led, economic growth and has played a catalytic role in policy making at the State and Central level. FKCCI today has a membership drawn from all sectors of Industry, Trade & Services.

    AIF - Partner

    AIF - Partner

    Founded by former US President Bill Clinton, the American India Foundation is one of the largest American organizations supporting development work in India. The AIF has President Clinton is its Honorary Chairman as well as several business heads and leading philanthropists in the US & India as its trustees and in the advisory board.

    TiE DC - Partner

    TiE DC - Partner

    TiE, The Indus Entrepreneurs, is currently the world’s largest entrepreneurial organization. Through its chapters all over the world, TiE is a key player in the mentoring, networking, education, incubating and funding of startups all over the world.

    George Mason University - Partner

    George Mason University - Partner

    George Mason University is one of the largest research universities in the US, with two Nobel laureates in Economics to its credit.

  • Registration

    The registration fee for the Startup Forums is  Rs. 5,000. One can make the payment via PayUmoney, send a check, and deposit/transfer the amount to our account. To make the payment via payU money, click here:

    If you are sending a check, it should be made in favor of Rover Media Private Limited. Check should be mailed to:

    Rover Media Flat #3, first floor, No.4 Second cross VP road, Madiwala Banglore, Karnataka

    Please mention the city where you would like to attend the Forum.

    If you are transferring or depositing the registration fee, here is our bank account details:

    ROVER MEDIA PRIVATE LIMITED Account Number: 0450102000000338 Name of the Bank: IDBI BANK Address of Bank: Cheroor Complex, Opposite New Bus Stand, Kasargod, Kerala, India, 671121 Swift: IBKL0000450 (IFSC CODE) MICR CODE : 671259002

    Please note that the registration is not complete until we receive the payment.

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Sponsors

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Agenda

Please note the agenda of the event

9:00 AM - 9:55 AM
Registration, coffee and networking
9:55 AM - 10:00 AM
Welcome Remarks
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
KEYNOTE: Richard M. Rossow, Wadhwani Chair, CSIS, Washington, DC
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
SPECIAL ADDRESS: Ambassador N. Parthasarathi, Secretary General, FKCCI
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
PANEL: India’s startup ecosystem through the eyes of foreign investors
What are the strengths and weaknesses? How’s it different from the US startup ecosystem? 
Does it have the the right kind of infrastructure to launch a startup revolution?
Moderator: Sridharan “Sri” Ramakrishnan, Co-founder & Editor-in-Chief, NyusuDigital Media
Panelists:
Sri Peddu, Founder and Managing Director, Powerhouse Ventures, New York
Dr. Ram Reddy, Chairman of the Board of Directors, CommuniClique
Vishal Verma, Founding General Partner and CFO, Edgewood Ventures, LLC
Vinson X. Palathingal, Founder, Amaram Technologies, Vienna, VA
11:45 AM – 11:55 AM
INVESTOR INTRO: Vishal Verma, Founding General Partner and CFO, Edgewood Ventures, LLC, in conversation with Vaishakh Nair, VP-Sales & Marketing, Lobotus
11:55 AM – 12:05 PM 
INVESTOR INTRO: Dr. Ram Reddy, Chairman of the Board of Directors, CommuniClique, in conversation with Vaishakh Nair, VP-Sales & Marketing, Lobotus
12:05 PM - 12:15 PM
INVESTOR INTRO: Sri Peddu, Founder and Managing Director, Powerhouse Ventures, New York, in conversation with Vaishakh Nair, VP-Sales & Marketing, Lobotus
12:15 PM - 12:25 PM
INVESTOR INTRO:
Praisson Segal, AutoNebula, Washington, DC/Pune, in conversation with Vaishakh Nair, VP-Sales & Marketing, Lobotus
12:25 PM - 01:15 PM
Elevator Pitches
Moderator: Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy, President TiE DC
01:15 PM - 01:45 PM
Lunch and Networking
02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
SPECIAL ADDRESS: Anand Sudarshan, Founder & Director, Sylvant Advisors Private Limited
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Elevator Pitches
Moderator: Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy
03:30 PM - 03:40 PM
Special Remarks: 
Prof. Charan Singh, RBI Chair, IIM Bangalore
03:40 PM - 4:30 PM
SUPER PANEL: Raising money: The why, when, how and where
Moderator: Prof. Charan, RBI Chair, IIM Bangalore
Panelists:
Sri Peddu, Founder and Managing Director, owerhouse Ventures
Vishal Verma,Founding General Partner and CFO, Edgewood Ventures, LLC
Dr. Ram Reddy, Chairman of the Board of Directors, CommuniClique
Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy, President TiE DC
04:30 PM – 05:00 PM
SPECIAL ADDRESS: Nish Acharya, Principal, Equal Innovation
05:00 PM - 05:15 PM
AB STARTUP AWARD PRESENTATION
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
TEA AND NETWORKING

Venue

The Lalit Ashok

Kumara Krupa High Grounds, Next to CM Guest House, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

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