The premier networking event for SaaS (software-as-a-service) companies looking to scale up is back this month for its second edition after the success of the first edition of SaaSx1 last March. The 2nd edition of the event SaaSx2 is scheduled to happen on 7th October in Chennai. SaaSx2, an iSPIRT initiative, will see around 150 SaaS entrepreneurs gathering for structured networking sessions and learn from successful SaaS businesses, the knowledge needed to grow SaaS business from zero to $10k to $100k to $1Mn.
The 1st edition was around 6 months ago where about 50 startups travelled from Bangalore in a bus to Chennai. The 2nd edition will see speakers such as Hiten Shah, co-founder of Quick Sprout, who is also the keynote speaker for the event; Girish Mathrubootham, CEO of FreshDesk; Sumanth Raghavendra, CEO Deck App Technologies; and Aneesh Reddy, CEO Capillary Technologies, among others.
SaaS companies are witnessing phenomenal growth all over the world, and India is also seeing an uptick in this sector. Chennai is emerging as the SaaS hub of India, with India’s hottest SaaS startups such as Freshdesk operating from there. The event will be a mix of formal and informal sessions with successful SaaS entrepreneurs sharing their journey and the things that worked for them.
The event will start with a Pre-Event Playbook session done by product entrepreneurs, where one of the topics would be what does it take to fund SaaS companies. Shekhar Kirani of Accel partners and Karthik Reddy of Blume Ventures will conduct the event. The second Playbook session will be on growth and will be conducted by Avlesh Singh of WebEngage and Arvind Kumar of Attune Technologies.
Post that, Girish Mathrubootham CEO of Freshdesk, will share his journey with the participants, telling them about the first two years of Freshdesk. These will be succeeded by Fireside chat which will be moderated by Sumanth Raghavendra CEO of Deck App technologies. Another Fireside Chat with Aneesh Reddy of Capillary Technologies will ensue.
There will also be OneThing sessions, where about five SaaS founders share the one thing that worked for them. These sessions are usually for 3-5 minutes. Vijay Sharma of BelongCo, Vinod of CloudCheery, and Arvind Kumar of Attune Technologies will share the one thing that worked for them.