This week, India’s startup events will be focussed on all things related to data and on fostering entrepreneurship. At a time when the GDPR is being implemented in Europe and tech companies find themselves in a new tussle with data privacy and security, data has indeed become the new oil of the modern world.
Not just social media networks, any tech or non-tech company handling data relating to EU citizens will have to follow the GDPR guidelines. In the wake of shock waves created by Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, and many more suspicious operations relating to data handling being reported, there’s been increasing emphasis on the need for ethical entrepreneurship.
This being said, regulations and aspirations must go hand in hand in order for startups to realise desired business goals.
There is much to look forward to in terms of the engagements these institutions have to offer this week.
Keeping up with our consistent efforts to bridge the gap between the Indian startup ecosystem, policymakers, and industry stalwarts, here are the three startup events that you should consider participating in this week.
The Data Science Congress is a confluence of data science, analytics, Big Data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, cognitive computing, the blockchain, IoT, and cybersecurity. This event should be attended by people who believe in the power of data, who know that data can be turned into information, and information into insight.
The Congress is aimed at resolving India’s need to create a vendor-neutral platform for knowledge sharing, best practices, innovations, use case sharing, and establishing a dialogue among practitioners, users, and tech vendors.
Date: May 29 – June 1, 2018
- Key speakers: Vijay Goel, minister of state For Parliamentary affairs and statistics and programme implementation, Government of India; Suresh Prabhu, minister of commerce and Industry,Government of India; J A Chowdary, special chief secretary and IT Advisor to the chief minister, Government of Andhra Pradesh
- Who should attend: Tech enthusiasts, investors, and tech entrepreneurs
- Venue: CIDCO Convention Centre, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
India is rapidly catching up to become one of the largest freelance workforces in the world, and Indian students are increasingly adding to this workforce. But, in this country of 1.25 Billion people, there are many students who are attracted to the idea of freelancing but aren’t sure how to get started.
To help Indian students venture into freelancing, Inc42 and PayPal present a webinar — Break Free & Build A Successful Freelance Career, with Yash Parkar, an experienced freelancer and Narsi Subramanian, director, growth, PayPal India. This is part of the webinar series The Rising Freelance Economy, hosted by Inc42 in association with PayPal.
- Date: May 31, 2018
- Time: 4 PM
- Who should attend: Startups, freelancers, aspiring entrepreneurs, skilled professionals
SuperStartUps Asia, a platform to recognise the most loved startups in Asia, has announced its second awards edition to be held in the capital city on May 30, 2018 at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi.
The initiative is the second edition of the SuperStartUps Awards that debuted with a vision of providing something of incredible value to its winners and seeks to differentiate itself from other startup competitions.
In 2017, the SuperStartUps India Awards celebrated companies changing the Indian startup landscape — Byju’s, Zivame, PropTiger, Bluestone, and Milkbasket were some of the winners. This year, the same awards are going global, recognising excellence across Asia.
The monitoring council of the project is led by Shivjeet Kullar and includes Sanjeev Bikhchandani, founder of Info Edge; Deep Kalra, founder and CEO of MakeMyTrip, ad-man Prahlad Kakkar, and Valerie Pinto, CEO of Weber Shandwick.
Any startup that has an online model and is operating in India, Dubai, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Bangladesh, and Indonesia is eligible to enter the SuperStartUps program.
- Date: May 30, 2018
- Who should attend: Startups and investors
- Venue: India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Stay tuned for the next version of our weekly series ‘Indian Startup Events Of The Week.’