Upcoming Events

Start-up to-Scale-up’ (Workshop for Medtech & Healthcare Startups),  SINE & BETIC, IIT-Bombay, Oct 19, 2019

Entrepreneurship is not just about starting a business. It is about growth and scale-up of a business, which require, among other inputs, access to capital at appropriate stages. This workshop is designed to introduce growth oriented entrepreneurs to various avenues for raising capital, particularly venture capital.
Contents: • The entrepreneurial process • Introduction to Finance & Financial metrics • Understanding Venture Capital: What is it, When & How to Approach them • Understanding Venture Capital: Valuation & Structuring • Financing Options for an MSME • Useful Tools for a Growing Business • Entrepreneur Clinic to address specific queries on growth or Entrepreneur Speak: talk by an Entrepreneur. Program conducted by Mr. Vivek Joshi, a senior manager with experience in Venture Capital and in various Industries. He will cover a number of stages in the process of entrepreneurship, with focus on some of the stages important for growth. What does a Venture Capital firm look for, how to prepare for interacting with and receiving venture capital, and the key steps involved in raising funds from a VC. Key aspects of a Business Plan will be discussed. The presentation will cover aspects of key processes, importance of evolving appropriate structure, identifying KPIs, metrics and important ratios for a growth oriented business.

Brief profile: Qualifications: B.Tech (IIT-Bombay), M.S.Ch.E. (USA), PGDM (PGPX) (IIM-Ahmedabad). Vivek Joshi has more than 25 years of international management experience in several functions and industries, including 10 years in Private Equity. His experience includes Business Management, Innovation Management, Supply Chain Management and Investment Management. He has advised several investee companies & managed the investments up to making exits, and has been a Director on the Board of several companies across sectors. Prior to Private Equity, he was with HUL where he has worked in various functions and locations. He has worked in USA for a number of years in Consulting & Manufacturing, and was a licensed Chemical Engineer in California. He has been a mentor to several young professionals at various stages of their careers, and in entrepreneurship incubators. He is a Guest Faculty & an invited speaker on Strategy, Business Plans and Private Equity at various forums. His other interests include Yoga & geopolitical studies, in which he has several publications.