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Startup Events To Attend This Week: Retail Technology Conclave, The Advantage Dialogue, And More

Startup Events To Attend This Week: Retail Technology Conclave, The Advantage Dialogue, And More

A Curated List Of Startup Events [June 11-17, 2018]

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 success stories of the past week.

During the FinTechX Conference hosted by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), the Maharashtra government announced that the state has become the first in the country to implement a comprehensive fintech policy and that it envisages to “have 500 fintech startups who are enabled, stable, have successful sizeable funding and are going to make India and Maharashtra proud.”

Further, Inc42 and the IAMAI also launched the list of Top 30 Emerging Fintech Startups in India in segments like microlending, SME lending, insurtech, digital payments, etc.

Meanwhile, the Massive Earth Summit 2018 in New Delhi on June 6 saw participation from over 300 startup founders, policymakers, corporates, and investors. The stakeholders, who discussed innovations in biofuels, mobility, forests, air, and water, are expected to trigger an investment in excess of $2.5 Bn in the immediate future. During the event, Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma and venture capitalist Shailesh Vickram Singh joined hands to launch a $150 Mn environment protection-focussed fund, GoMassive.

Keeping up with our consistent efforts to bridge the gap between the Indian startup ecosystem, policymakers, and industry stalwarts, here are the two startup events that you should consider participating in this week.

Retail Technology Conclave

Advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), drones and advanced analytics, coupled with the Internet of Things (IoT) are helping make retail businesses smarter than one can possibly imagine. Together, they are helping create magic on different touchpoints, gather insights rather than data, connect with consumers to create something that is meaningful not just for them but also for businesses.

The Retail Technology Conclave (ReTechCon) 2018 will focus on helping retailers understand all that is smart and cutting edge in retail to become smart. Consumers are getting smarter by the day. It’s time retailers catch up too. Here are the details of the venue and the date of the event.

Theme: Intelligent Retail: What is Smart?

Date: June 12 – 13, 2018

Key Speakers: Anil Menon, Head-IT, Trent Hypermarket Ltd (Star Bazaar); Anil Shankar, VP-Solutions and Technology, Shoppers Stop Ltd; Ankur Mittal, Vice President, Digital Technology, Target India; Ashish Chauhan, MD & CEO, BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange) among others.

Registration Fees: For Member: INR 10,000; For Delegate (Retailer): INR 15,000; For Delegate (Service Provider): INR 25,000

Venue: Renaissance Hotel, Mumbai

The Advantage Dialogue

The Advantage Dialogue (TAD) 2018 will initiate an exclusive, meaningful dialogue for founders and investors in an effort to build a meaningful community of valuable people that have a high impact in the growth of SME and startup ecosystems around the world.

TAD invites startup founders, investors, senior professionals, and domain experts to share insights and open new growth opportunities through the event.

Date: June 16, 2018 | 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM IST

Key Speakers: Natarajan R, RNT Capital Advisers; Kenneth Ho, Taxmantra Global-Singapore; Anish Basu Roy, HealthifyMe; Narayan Tendulkar,, among others

Entry Fees: INR 500

Venue: NASSCOM Startup Warehouse, Bengaluru

Digital Governance for Growth: Using Data to Drive India Forward

‘Digital Governance for Growth: Using Data to Drive India Forward’ is a conference being organised by CKS, CENJOWS, and The Dialogue to analyse the successes and challenges of the Digital India programme, big data analytics, and its potential to drive growth. The conference will identify challenges and solutions going forward, analyse the opportunity for storing data in India, and opportunities for setting up data infrastructure in India.

The event will bring together India’s leading security experts, policymakers, regulators, investors, and India’s top-notch cybersecurity experts and researchers to discuss trends, share best practices, as well as showcase NextGen technologies and products in cybersecurity and data protection debates.

The conference will seek to derive solutions with academic inputs and share them with the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to ensure that the country and its citizens are secure in the age of big data.

Date: June 12, 2018 | 2- 8 PM

Key Speakers:  Dr Unnat Pandit, Operations Head, Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog; Tabrez Ahmed, Chief Startup Committee, Indian National Bar Association; Dr Avik Sarkar, Head, User Analytics, NITI Aayog, among others.

Venue: Constitution Club of India, New Delhi

PechaKucha Night

Japanese for ‘Chit Chat’, PechaKucha Nights have become a global phenomenon in storytelling. 91Springboard aims to recreate the convivial, collaborative environment of PechaKucha Nights with the first-of-its-kind event in Mumbai. With its simple 20×20 presentation format, the PechaKucha Night at 91Springboard BKC will have each speaker sharing their stories with the audience through 20 images, shown for 20 seconds each.

Date: June 16, 2018 | 6 PM

Key Speakers: Elita (Heart+Mind at Nomadic Thunker), Esha Sridhar (Founder – The Plane Jar), Kaushik Mukherjee (Co-founder – Fab Bag/Sugar Cosmetics), Astrid (Co-founder – Nirvana Adventures), Teena Kaur Pasricha (National Award-winning Independent Director/Producer/Screenwriter), Dedeepya Reddy (Founder – Chal Rang De), and Munaf Kapadia (Founder – The Bohri Kitchen)

Fees: INR 200

 Venue: 91Springboard, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai

Stay tuned for the next version of our weekly series Indian Startup Events Of The Week.