US-India Startup Forum – Delhi

Date: September 01, 2016 - Time: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm

The Lalit New Delhi

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

    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 three-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.

    More than a dozen investors from the United States, among them Angels, VCs and funds investing in pre-Series A and Series A, will attend the three events.

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

    The Startup Forums will kick off in Delhi on September 1, 2016, immediately after the conclusion of the US-India Strategic Dialogue.
    We expect the participation of hundreds startup and small-business owners in the two cities. 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.

  • 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 Startup Forums will provide an excellent platform for the above-mentioned groups to listen to, and interact and network with US investors and find out about their investment philosophies and strategies. 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:; and
    3. Be invited to the Networking Hour, where they will get plenty of face time with the investors.
  • Investor Profiles


    KIWITECH - Washington, DC

    EDGEWOOD VENTURES - Los Altos, California


    AUTONEBULA - Washington DC/Pune

    CommuniClique Inc - Arlington, VA

    NEXT SECTOR CAPITAL - Durham, North Carolina

    NeST GROUP - McLean, VA


  • Media Partners

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    Industry Partners

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    Outreach Partners

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    Networking Partners

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    Travel Partners

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    Legal Partners

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    Event Partners

    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.



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



    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.

    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.

  • Registration

    The registration fee for the Startup Forums is Rs. 5,000. One can make the payment via payU money, 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.

    Already Completed Event







Keynote Address


Meet some of our speakers


Please note the agenda of the event

9:00 AM - 09:55 AM
Registration, coffee and networking
09:55 AM - 10:00 AM
Welcome Remarks

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
KEYNOTE: Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog
10:35 AM - 11:25 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: Prof. Charan Singh, RBI Chair, IIM Bangalore
Mohsin Syed, Executive Vice President, KiwiTech, Washington, DC
Sri Peddu, Founder and Managing Director, Powerhouse Ventures, New York
Rick Rossow, Wadhwani Chair, CSIS
Vinson X. Palathingal, Founder, Amaram Technologies, Vienna, VA
11:25 AM – 11:40 AM
INVESTOR INTRO: Mohsin Syed, KiwiTech
11:40 AM - 12:30 PM
PANEL: Future growth areas and preparing the entrepreneurs for the next global wave
Moderator: Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy, President, TiE DC
Dr. Ram Reddy, Chairman, CommuniClique
Vishal Verma, Founding General Partner and CFO, Edgewood Ventures, LLC
Praisson Segal, AutoNebula
12:30 PM - 01:00 PM
SPECIAL ADDRESS: Anand Sudarshan, Founder & Director of Sylvant Advisors Private Limited
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Lunch and Elevator Pitches
02:00 PM - 02:10 PM
INVESTOR INTRO: Dr. Ram Reddy, CommuniClique
02:10 PM – 02:25 PM
INVESTOR INTRO: Vishal Verma, Edgewood Ventures
02:25 PM – 02:40 PM
INVESTOR INTRO: Sri Peddu, Powerhouse Ventures
02:40 PM - 3:40 PM
SUPER PANEL: Raising money: The why, when, how and where from
Moderator: Charan Singh, RBI Chair, 
Anand Sudarshan, Founder & Director of Sylvant Advisors Private Limited
Mohsin Syed, Executive Vice President, KiwiTech
Sri Peddu, Founder and Managing Director, Powerhouse Ventures
Vishal Verma,Founding General Partner and CFO, Edgewood Ventures, LLC
Dr. Ram Reddy, Chairman of the Board of Directors, CommuniClique
03:40 PM - 03:55 PM
03:55 PM - 04:05 PM
INVESTOR INTRO: Praisson Segal, AutoNebula
04:05 - 5:00 PM
05:00 - 5:30 PM
KEYNOTE: Dr. Mukesh Aghi, President, US-India Business Council
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM


The Lalit New Delhi

September 1, 2016



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