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Startup Events To Attend This Week: The Rising Freelance Economy, Global Startup Challenge 2017-18 And Much More

Startup Events To Attend This Week: The Rising Freelance Economy, Global Startup Challenge 2017-18 And Much More

A Curated Lowdown Of Startup Events  [ April 16-22, 2018]

This is Inc42’s latest edition of what startup events are coming up in this week.

The startup community started off the beginning of the week with much bang. From International head turners to national glitters, startups are making some news around the world. No matter the path which is under consideration by the startups to take up, the road is full of interesting stories on innovation and revamping product sensitivity.

While homegrown digital payments giant Paytm, has forayed into Forex and Money Transfer, Google and Tesla are in the news for the new Gmail look and for the robots that Tesla hires, which are in abundance!

The storm over Facebook’s data breach doesn’t seem to die down too soon but that hasn’t deterred the social media giant from bringing out its Bookmarks.

Startups seem to have personified speed and momentum and productivity. The community is also realising the common goal of achieving together and overcoming the hurdles posed by various elements. Perhaps, it’s not always the skill sets and experience that wins the war, but also determination counts in the battle of creating startups that impact our society.

Keeping up with our consistent efforts, to bridge the gap between Indian startup ecosystem and policy makers along with industry stalwarts, here are some of the startup events curated by Inc42 team that you can look forward to for participation this week!

Here Are The Startup Events To Attend This Week

The Rising Freelance Economy – Webinar Series

In the last few years, especially with the advent of startups and the atypical ‘startup culture’, an increasing number of the global workforce is now opting for flexible employment options, including work from home. All part of the larger umbrella of freelancing, these progressive work options have now given rise to what is famously known as the ‘GIG economy‘.

Today, India is the largest freelancing market comprising of over 10 Mn freelancers.

To empower the freelance community, Inc42 and PayPal are jointly starting a new webinar series – ‘The Rising Freelance Economy’, with the objective of engaging with the online freelance community, through incisive and thought-provoking interviews with PayPal experts and a discussion with the participants, all in real-time.

The first webinar – The Freelance Opportunity in India; Simplifying FIRC will cover the following:

  1. The challenges and opportunities for freelancers in India
  2. How Paypal’s services like and FIRC are easing up the cross-border payments, and
  3. Serve as a platform for freelancers to address their questions to the Paypal team and understand the payments ecosystem.

Date: April 17, 2018

Timings: 4 PM onwards

Key Speakers: Narsi Subramanian and the Paypal team

Who Should Attend: Entrepreneurs and freelancers

Venue: Webinar

Global Startup Challenge 2017-18: Grand Finale

Global Startup Challenge 2017-18 – is a series of challenges run across six sectors, one sector every quarter will be launched in 196 countries. The first sector launched was Fintech.

Global Startup Challenge 2017: FinTech is an initiative of NRI Startup India through the platform EDGE 196. The startups will be supported with capital injection, global market access, and subject expertise.

During the Global Startup Challenge: Fintech, a total of 650+ FinTech startups submitted the application through the challenge. The break-up was – 37% early stage, 35% early revenue, 28% growth stage.

Date: April 20, 2018

Timings: 09:30 AM – 05:00 PM

Who Should Attend: Fintech Startups, investors, industry leaders

Startup Pitches By: Alline Oliveira, Crebit; Amoroso Gombe, F-Pesa; Bhupendra Shah, TDAUX; Ehsan Nikaeen and more.

Venue: The Westin Gurgaon, Gurugram

Tech Expo 1.0

This event is for all the Tech visionaries of the world! The event has been organised by 91springboard and Tech Expo 1.0 is the first of the series to be held. Innovators and tech lovers who have products ready can also use the platform to showcase their hardware product on the platform.

Date: April 21, 2018

Timings: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Who Should Attend: Tech innovators, investors, industry leaders

Venue: 91springboard, Bengaluru

India Entrepreneurs Meet 2018

This is the fourth season of India Entrepreneurs Meet 2018 in association with eTailing India, edvantez & Bombay Stock Exchange. The two-day event will showcase 1000+ startups, entrepreneurs, etailers, corporates etc., from various industries.

Date: April 20- 21, 2018

Timings: 12:00 Noon onwards

Who Should Attend: Entrepreneurs, investors, aspiring entrepreneurs

Ticket: Regular ticket – INR 3500, Workshop – INR 6,000, Premium Pass – INR 10,000

Venue: Bombay Stock Exchange, Mumbai

Indian Retail & E-Retail Congress 2018

Indian Retail & E-Retail Congress 2018 has been organised by Franchise India and is a melting pot where top visionaries and business thought leaders come on a single platform to start a dialogue that can put the entire fraternity on the growth path.

The panel discussion shall comprise an interactive industry focussed forum where key topics will bloom into a way forward. The platform will be presided by the top-notch CEOs, CXOs and CMOs and the thought leaders who will share their opinions and valuable insights with an aim to identify bottlenecks, troubleshoot the challenges and highlight the growth pointers.

Indian Retail & E-Retail Congress 2018 will be featuring an extensive list of topics discussed in an interactive session to conclude the onset of growth in India Retail strategies!

Date: April 16-17, 2018

Timings: 10:00 AM onwards

Who Should Attend: Entrepreneurs, investors, aspiring entrepreneurs

Venue: JW Marriott Hotel, New Delhi Aerocity

That’s all for this week. Do share your experience if you happen to attend any of the above events in the comments section below.

Stay tuned for the next edition of Startup Events Of The Week!