Startup Events To Attend This Week: Inc42 & Ikigai Law To Host ‘The Dialogue’ On PDP Bill, And More

Startup Events To Attend This Week: Inc42 & Ikigai Law To Host ‘The Dialogue’ On PDP Bill, And More


Webinar: Freelancing For Students 101 by Inc42 in association with Paypal on September 4, 2018

Niti Aayog will hold global mobility hackathon Move Summit in New Delhi on September 7-8, 2018

Inc42 and Ikigai Law will organise ‘The Dialogue', a roundtable on the Draft Personal Data Protection Bill (PDP Bill), which will explore the implications of the bill for startups

Here is Inc42’s latest edition of startup events coming up this week. But before we dive into what’s in store for this week, let’s catch up on the successful events of the past week.

Last week, Inc42 successfully hosted Episode One of Season Three of Venture Capitalist (VC) Dinner in Mumbai. The event — attended by the who’s who of the Indian startup ecosystem — was organised by Inc42 in association with AWS and Kotak Mahindra Bank. It hosted 30-40 guests who were accorded an opportunity for one-to-one networking with VCs, angel investors, family offices, entrepreneurs, and others.

In the 21st episode of Inc42 Ask Me Anything (AMA), we hosted Sid Talwar, co-founder and partner of venture capital firm Lightbox, who shared his thoughts on the Indian startup ecosystem and said that the present landscape of the country provides an opportunity for anybody to come and try their luck at creating a business without being judged.

Meanwhile, TiE Delhi-NCR hosted the fifth edition of India Education Entrepreneurship Day 2018, which focussed on the way partnerships and business models are expanding the horizons for budding entrepreneurs in India.

TiE Delhi-NCR also conducted the finals of Startup Jerusalem, in which Kerala-based startup Genrobotic Innovations emerged as the winner. Genrobotic will represent India at the Startup JLM Festival to be held in November this year.

At the same time, startup ecosystem development organisation Headstart, along with IILM University, launched #StartupSaturday, its flagship event in Gurugram, which witnessed more than 100 entrepreneurs participation. The theme of the event was ‘Basics of Entrepreneurship’.

Some experts such as Abhishek Mohan, vice-president, Sequoia; Amit Ramani, founder and CEO, Awfis Space Solutions; and Shailendra Ahuja, director, Aviant Capital Advisors, attend the event, who shared tips on how one can launch a successful entrepreneurship venture.

Without further ado, here are all the events awaiting bookmarks in your calendars for the coming week!

Creating Talks at IIT Delhi

In a world where people are chasing virtual goals, Creating Talks aims to create a platform where irrespective of race, caste, creed or any other judging attributes, one can share his/her ideas, stories, and journeys with millions of people with a view to inspire them.

Speakers from different fields will gather at the event and share their experiences, struggles, achievements with the audience to help them build their careers.

The talk will not only include success stories but also those that will help create more success stories.

Who Should Attend: Students, Startup enthusiasts, Entrepreneurs

Speakers:  Arnav Gupta, co-founder, Coding Blocks; Takuno Nishimura, global manager, Progate; Gaurav Gupta, standup comedian; Kanika Tekriwal, co-founder and CEO, JetSetGo, among others

Date: September 2, 2018

Venue: Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi

Entry Fees: INR 499

Webinar: Freelancing For Students 101

Numerous reports have stated that the quality of Indian graduates entering the job market does not meet recruiters’ expectations these days. At the same time, young graduates gaining experience as interns further complicates the issue because exposure in internships are not effective unless it provides students with job skills that companies look for.

Freelancing can be a game-changer for graduates as they can gain experience working on real projects, enabling them to pick up technical skills as well. It also enabled them to learn soft skills such as interacting with clients, understanding their requirements, and delivering stellar results to delight their customers.

Inc42 and PayPal are organising a webinar to explore the importance of freelancing for young graduates to guide them on how they can use freelancing to upskill while studying in college.

Who Should Attend: Young graduates, students, entrepreneurs, startup enthusiasts

Key Speakers: Sanyam Bhutani, student freelancer, SRM University, Chennai; V Chandramouliswaran, senior director, Enterprise Data Services at PayPal

Date: September 4, 2018 | 4:30 pm

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Niti Aayog has launched MoveHack, a global mobility hackathon that will provide a platform for driven individuals and teams to collaborate and produce ideas, solutions, and prototypes for some of the most pressing issues in urban mobility in the country today.

The global mobility hackathon is an integral part of the ‘MOVE: Global Mobility Summit’, being organised by Niti Aayog in collaboration with various ministries and industry partners in New Delhi on September 7-8, 2018.

The top 30 teams selected from online submissions for MoveHack will be mentored in New Delhi on September 5 and 6 by a group of experts. Apart from the prize money, amounting to $282.4 K (INR 2 Cr), this event will provide a unique opportunity for startups to come up with end-to-end solutions that will be put to use in Smart Cities and state and central ministries through commercial implementation.

The event is focussed on 10 themes, including multimodal commuter mobility in cities, multimodal freight handling and transportation, road safety, future of mobility, etc.

Key Speakers: Masayoshi Son, CEO, SoftBank; Takeshi Uchiyamada, chairman, Toyota Motor Corporation; Anand G Mahindra, chairman, Mahindra Group; Bhavish Aggarwal, co-founder and CEO, Ola, and others.

Date: MOVE-Global Mobility Summit on September 7-8, 2018

Venue: Vigyan Bhavan, Central Secretariat, New Delhi

The Dialogue: A Roundtable On Draft Data Protection Bill

Inc42 in association with Delhi-based legal firm Ikigai Law (Previously TRA Law) is organising ‘The Dialogue: A Roundtable Discussion’ that will highlight the important implications of the Personal Data Protection Bill (PDP Bill) for startups and will also enable startup entrepreneurs to place their opinion before policymakers.

The draft of the PDP Bill, which was submitted on July 27, by the 10-member committee of experts chaired by former Supreme Court Justice BN Srikrishna, has been getting feedback and criticism from many stakeholders.

The Roundtable will host discussions on:

  • Data localisation: How this will affect Indian startups in terms of cost and their operational efficiency
  • Data Protection Authority and its jurisdiction areas
  • Criminal penalties recommended in the draft: Measures to be taken by startups to avoid penalties

Date: September 7, 2018

Who Should Attend: Investors, Startups, Stakeholders

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ISB Leadership Summit 2018

The ISB Leadership Summit is an annual event held at the Indian School of Business which brings together exemplary leaders in their respective fields to share their valuable insights on holistic education philosophy.

The overarching theme of the ISB Summit 2018 is ‘Catalysts of Change’, and its aim is to encourage a discourse focused on meaningful impact, exemplary sector-wide leadership, and community-driven excellence.

Who Should Attend: Startups, entrepreneurs.

Key Speakers: Karan Singh, MD, Bain & Co, India; Abhijit Avasthi, Sideways Consulting; Rohan Mirchandani, founder, Epigamia; Anjana Sasidharan, principal, Sequoia Capital India Advisors; Rega Jha, founder, BuzzFeed India, and others

Date: September 7-8, 2018

Venue: ISB, Mohali Campus

Date: September 8-9, 2018

Venue: ISB Hyderabad Campus

India IoT-TI Automotive 2018

The India IoT-TI Automotive 2018 conference aims to create innovative applications and domain capability across verticals such as smart cities, smart health, smart manufacturing, smart agriculture, and others.

It plans to guide the audience and help them build industry capable talent, a startup community, and an entrepreneurial ecosystem for IoT. It also aims to provide an ecosystem for innovation to thrive and embrace entrepreneurship.

Who Should Attend: Investors, automobile manufacturers, policymakers, logistics & transport

Date: September 6, 2018 | 9 AM

Venue: The Westin, Koregaon Park, Pune

[Stay tuned for the next edition of Events to Attend!]

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