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Event by IT Cell - Laghu Udyog Bharati, in association with IT-Forum, HSR and BHIVE

Event Schedule:

09:00 - 09:30 AM: Tea, breakfast and networking
09:30 - 10:00 AM: Lighting of the lamp & Keynote 
10:00 - 11:30 AM: Workshop 1 - Founders Equity, investor relations and financial growth 
11:30 - 12:00 PM:  Workshop 2 - Debt funding opportunities in India
12:00 PM - 12:05: Note of thanks. 

Key Note Speaker - Manjula Sridhar

Topic: Effectuation way of building a startup 

About Manjula Sridhar

Manjula Sridhar is the Founder of ArgByte a cybercrime analytics software. She is a techie with 2 decades of work experience in tech industry with specific focus on networks and security. She has been founder and CTO of Aujas Networks and has worked with many MNCs .

She is a mentor at Indian Institute of Bangalore's Incubation centre and MS Accelerator.  She is a fellow at iSpirt a think tank for Indian Entrepreneurship and runs iKenStartup a bootcamp for early Entrepreneurs.

Workshop 1 Details:   

Every startup faces the following issues with respect to equity and investors 

  1. Structuring founders’ equity. 
  2. Treating the company at an arms length. 
  3. Communicating with investors. 
  4. Focusing on compliance and regulations. 
  5. Treating related-party transactions. 

Every startup also faces following issues with respect to financial growth 

  1. Growth in Topline versus Growth in Bottomline. (Profitability vs Growth)
  2. Long Term versus Short Term. (Short Term vs Long Term)
  3. Standalone Business Unit Performance versus Synergistic Performance (or Focus vs Diversify)

All the above in the context of some case studies of Indian startups

About Mr. Shriram Subramanian 

Mr Shriram is Founder and Managing Director of InGovern Research Services Pvt Ltd. He is passionate about corporate governance and shareholder activism. His views are regularly sought by Indian and global media, including Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, and he has been a speaker or panellist at many conferences. He completed PGDM and MS in Financial Engineering. He is also a regular panelist on CNBC TV on corporate governance issues. 

 In 2012, he was invited by Yale University, USA and recognized as a pioneer in corporate governance in an emerging market. He has been a member of the CII National Committee on Financial Markets since 2014. He has over 20 years of global capital markets experience. Before starting InGovern in 2010, he was heading Wealth and Asset Management at Infosys Consulting, consulting to global investment banks and asset management firms. Prior to Infosys Consulting, Shriram worked in derivatives consulting, private equity investment banking and equity research.

Workshop 2 Details: 

Mr. N Raveendranath Kaushik, a Cost Accountant from ICAI(CMA)  will discuss all available opportunities for start-ups to avail debt funding in India. Often start-ups are ignorant about the schemes, grants and debt opportunities available in the market to fund their projects. 

About Mr N Raveendranath Kaushik 

Mr N Raveendranath Kaushik a Cost and Management Accountant by profession is specialised in Direct and Indirect Taxation, Cost Advising, Project Consulting and Financial Training. Kaushik, before starting his own consulting firm worked in various industries and has a vast experience in finance domains. 

CMA N Raveendranath Kaushik, is a qualified Cost Accountant from ICAI(CMA) and holds  Post Graduate degrees in Economics, Finance and Taxation. Kaushik has also done MPhil in Economics and a certified professional in International Taxation from IIIT, WTO studies.

Kaushik, is associated with many institutes in different capacities. Kaushik is a resource person with SEBI and also certified empanelled assessor for the NSDC skill development program. He is serving as Secretary and Chairman-Professional Development with Bengaluru Chapter of Cost Accountants. Kaushik is a member of Chamber of Tax consultants, IEDRC-Hong-Kong, FIPT and LUB.


HSR Sector 6
Bangalore, Karnataka