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Startup Events To Attend This Week: Inc42 AMA With Vivek Wadhwa, Cyber Security Summit And More

Startup Events To Attend This Week: Inc42 AMA With Vivek Wadhwa, Cyber Security Summit And More

A Curated Lowdown Of Startup Events  [ April 23-28, 2018]

Last week in the Indian startup ecosystem closed with a few exciting challenges and meetups such as the Global Startup challenge finale, 91Springboard’s Tech Expo 1.0, and more. This is Inc42’s latest edition of what startup events are coming up in this week.

This week, the Indian startup ecosystem is celebrating the India Internet Day, the World IP Day, while Inc42 is hosting the #16 episode of its AMA showcase with none other than, Silicon Valley thought leader in technology, Vivek Wadhwa.

Keeping up with our consistent efforts, to bridge the gap between Indian startup ecosystem and policy makers along with industry stalwarts, here are the details around these startup events and more, that you can look forward to for participation this week!

Here Are The Startup Events To Attend This Week

Inc42 AMA With Vivek Wadhwa

In the #16 episode of Inc42’s AMA show, we will have Vivek Wadhwa, the distinguished Fellow and Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, where he teaches classes on technology convergence, industry disruption, and the new rules of innovation, among others.

Vivek is an entrepreneur, researcher and a thought leader in technology who has been named one of the world’s ‘Top 100 Global Thinkers’ by Foreign Policy magazine and one of forty most influential minds in tech by TIME magazine’s list of ‘Tech 40’. He is also a syndicated columnist for The Washington Post and his writings regularly appear on Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Forbes and many other top publications.

In this AMA we’ll be talking to Vivek about three important topics:

  1. The rising challenges in technology and the opportunities it holds for startups, especially Indian startups.
  2. The new upcoming technologies and how they’re shaping various industries.
  3. How to foster and grow the Indian Startup Ecosystem with a special focus on education and government policies.

Date: April 26, 2018

Timings: 6:30 PM Onwards

Who Should Attend: Tech enthusiasts, tech entrepreneurs, investors, students

Andhra Pradesh Cyber Security Summit

As Flipkart-Cambridge Analytica, as well as Aadhaar data leak issues, have made their way into the country, the Indian government authorities, corporates as well as startups have started laying the groundwork for better cybersecurity measures.

The fourth Industrial Revolution is coming and India is accelerating its digital growth! There is a growing national focus on smart cities, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, and a startling rise in digital payments and fintech adoption. Success in digital expansion requires robust and effective strategies to tackle growing cyber threats.

The Andhra Pradesh Cyber Security Summit thus aims to take in views from cybersecurity experts and the Indian startup ecosystem stakeholders around the national impact of cybersecurity as well as the efforts of the AP Government in enhancing greater cyber resilience and security.

The objective of the summit is to bring together government representatives and stakeholders from across India and international jurisdictions to share their experiences on the various issues which they have faced and contextualising them for future responses. The summit is being hosted by the State Government of Andhra Pradesh, in association with MasterCard.

Date: April 27-28, 2018

Timing: 9:30 AM Onwards

Who Should Attend: Government, Law Enforcements, Think-Tanks, Civil Society, Cybersecurity Enthusiats, startups, professionals, consultants, students, technologists

Venue: Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach Hotel, Visakhapatnam

World IP Day Celebration

World Intellectual Property Day is an opportunity to get people interested in issues relating to intellectual property (IP) and to consider how it enables technological innovation that drives human progress.

WIPO promotes a theme each year to celebrate the innovation and creativity of human intellect. This year, honoring the women in innovation and creativity, the theme underlined by WIPO is “Powering change: Women in innovation and creativity”.

The 2018 World Intellectual Property Day campaign celebrates the brilliance, ingenuity, curiosity and courage of the women who are driving change in our world and shaping our common future. It also is an opportunity to highlight how the IP system can support innovative and creative women (and indeed everyone) in their quest to bring their amazing ideas to market.

Date: April 26, 2018

Timing: 3.05 PM Onwards

Who Should Attend: Startup enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, students, wannapreneurs

Venue: Constitution Club Of India, New Delhi

Ticket: INR 500 – 5000

India Internet Day

The Third Wave: As Internet crosses the 400 Mn user mark in India and looks to acquire the next 300 Mn, it is all about the new wave of users. Who are these 300 Mn users? What is their online behaviour like?

The India Internet Day conference is looking to find answers to similar questions, constantly hitting the minds of the Indian millennials. With the digital infrastructure in India getting better, more startups are pinning their hopes on the country’s burgeoning young and tech-savvy population.

The event will also highlight questions such as – What content do they consume and how? How does the entrepreneur approach this bunch? The Internet is becoming more inclusive as it reaches the low literacy segment and demographic wider than ever before. How are entrepreneurs building businesses for Bharat?

Anyone looking for insights around these questions, the event is a must go for you.

Date: April 26, 2018

Timings: 9:30 AM onwards

Who Should Attend: Entrepreneurs, investors, aspiring entrepreneurs, Internet enthusiasts

Key Speakers: Ananth Narayanan, Daniel Wetstein, Dev Khare, Dilip Asbe, Farid Ahsan, Harsh Snehanshu

Venue: Leela Ambience, Gurugram

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!

Author

Meha Agarwal

Inc42 Staff

Meha has engineering and MBA degrees, but she has always been a writer at heart. It was the perfect combination of utilising her research and analytical skills and her enthusiasm for writing that sparked her interest in writing about the Indian startup ecosystem – the latest tech and gadgets and the startups that create them. She is always on the lookout for industry-specific stories in niche areas of interest such as ecommerce, fintech, greentech and more.

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