In the 22nd episode of Inc42 Ask Me Anything on September 12, we will host Vishal Gondal, the Founder and CEO of GOQii
Slush is being organised at Singapore on September 14, 2018
VC101 is visiting Gurugram in order to initiate conversations with leading venture capitalists in the country on September 12
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, in association with Ikigai Law (Formerly TRA), organised a roundtable interactive session — The Dialogue — with startups to bring to the fore the challenges they are likely to face if the draft Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill is enacted in its present shape in India.
The roundtable was moderated by Vaibhav Agrawal, Founder and CEO of Inc42, Anirudh Rastogi, founder, Ikigai Law, and Nehaa Choudhuri, Policy Lead at Ikigai. It addressed the key points proposed in the PDP Bill — data localisation, data criticality, notice, and consent requirements.
Talking about the data localisation requirement, startup founders pointed out that setting up and storing data in a data server in India is costlier than in the US and Singapore. The roundtable also listed a number of challenges that remain ambiguous, unanswered, and need to be addressed before the Bill is introduced in the parliament.
Further, Inc42 successfully hosted Webinar: Freelancing For Students 101. The webinar aimed at exploring the significance of freelancing for young graduates and also guided them on how they can use freelancing to upskill during their time in college.
Sanyam Bhutani, a final year Computer Science student at SRM, Chennai, shared his experience from his several freelancing gigs in deep learning, computer vision, etc, and explained how they helped him build his career.
The event was also attended by V Chandramouliswaran, Senior Director, Enterprise Data Services, PayPal, who said that in order to support the students, the digital payments platform makes sure to interact with them by conducting hackathons, talks with them about initiatives at the workplace, the infrastructure one can leverage, and the scale of operations.
Without further ado, here are all the events awaiting bookmarks in your calendars for the coming week!
In our 22nd episode of Inc42 Ask Me Anything (AMA), we will host Vishal Gondal, Founder and CEO of GOQii, a digital health and wellness solutions company that caters to customers worldwide.
Gondal started his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 16 when he launched IndiaGames; he sold the startup to Walt Disney in 2012 for $100M.
In the year of 2013, he founded GOQii, based in the US. GOQii is a one-on-one mobile coaching and fitness tracking service that shares the collected data with a trainer for personalised advice.
His startup dominated the overall wearable market in India for Q2 2018 along with Titan and Xiaomi.
Gondal can be categorised as an offbeat angel investor who is making a mark by funding startups from Tier I and II cities instead of focusing only on metropolitan cities.
In this episode of AMA, we will be talking to Vishal about the aspirations and inspiration that got him to start out so young on his entrepreneurial journey.
We will also discuss his unconventional approach to investing in startups, the changing trends of the gaming industry and how he plans to make a mark in the fitness and lifestyle industry through his latest venture, GOQii.
Who Should Attend: Tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, startups
Date : September 12, 208 | 3 pm
In partnership with Monk’s Hill Ventures, Slush Singapore took on a quest to map out the Southeast Asian tech, startup and funding ecosystem. Slush is a tech startup event organized in Helsinki, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Singapore. Slush has always been characterized by a unique energy and enthusiasm. The very core of Slush is to facilitate founder and investor meetings and to build a worldwide startup community.
In essence, Slush is about celebrating entrepreneurship with startups in the heart of the party. You can think of Slush as a combination of a festival and a conference. It’s not a business, but a community of people who love what they do.
Key Speakers: Paul Bragiel, Founding Partner, Golden Gate Ventures; Marc Seitz, CTO, HackerBay; Ayesha Khanna, CEO and Co-founder, ADDO AI, and more
Date: September 14, 2018
Entry Fees: S$ 350 for startups, S$390 for conference, S$690 for Investors, and S$1050 for Executive
Sydney-based VC101 claims to be on a mission to open up the world of venture capital (VC) to everyone. It is a distributed network of locally run venture groups that enables discovery of startup talent and helps people to get started out as VCs.
This September, VC101 is visiting Gurugram in order to initiate conversations with leading venture capitalists in the country. The event aims to bolster the #StartupIndia Mission and show the world the capabilities of Indian entrepreneurs.
Speakers: Kunal Khattar, General Partner, AdvantEdge; Soaib Grewal, Venture Partner, TLabs; Prabhakar Pandey, Vice President, Strategy, Technology & Fund Raising, Prime Research and Advisors Limited.
Date: September 12, 2018 | 5 PM
Venue: WeWork Bristol Chowk,Platina Tower, MG Road, Near Sikandarpur Metro Station, Sector 28, Gurugram
Techcon is a two-day conference aimed at exploring the field of information technology (IT) with an indepth analysis of the shortcomings and ideas that could create a revolutionary movement in the area.
The event will invite industry experts and leaders in IT security as core speakers, who will guide the audience through the areas of cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the Internet of Things.
Techcon will also feature top corporates who will scout for potential hires at the event. People from the audience will be able to showcase their talents and will also receive a prize of $ 138.6 (INR 10,000).
Who Should Attend: Tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, startups
Key Speakers: Subinder Khurana, Founder NASSCOM DeepTech Club; Trishneet Arora,
Founder, TAC Security; Prasanna Lohar, Head of Technology (Digital Banking) at DCB Bank Ltd; Dr Anirudhha Malpani, Director and Founder – Malpani Ventures; Tanmoy Deb, Founder & CEO of Equonix Tech Lab, and many others
Date: September 15-16, 2018
Venue: Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi
Fee: INR 2,000 for two days
Startup Master Class (SMC) is an initiative by the Alumni Association of IIT Kanpur. SMC is a unique format startup event “for entrepreneurs, from entrepreneurs”.
It was established four years ago with a mandate of fostering and nurturing budding entrepreneurs. It brings together startups, mentors, and investors to build interactions and strengthen the network within the entrepreneurial community.
This September, the 12th edition of the event is being organised in Pune and will be inaugurated by Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu.
The event expects to witness more than 800 participants including startups, angel investors and VCs, speakers, mentors, and several startup enthusiasts.
Date: September 15, 2018 | 8AM-6PM
Venue: The Westin Pune, Koregaon Park, 36/3-B, Mundhwa Road, Ghorpadi, Pune
Stay tuned for the next edition of Events to Attend!