Last week, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) successfully hosted the NASSCOM International SME Conclave.\u00a0The event was aimed at understanding the latest innovations and exploring ideas to utilise their power in future. Another startup event that gained entrepreneur's interest was Uprise India's\u00a0Business Women Conference, to provide the important tools and resources needed for helping the country\u2019s women entrepreneurs expand their career scopes. Further, the minister of commerce and industry and civil aviation, Suresh Prabhu will be inaugurating the 27th edition of Convergence India 2019 Expo. The event will look at the latest technology innovations and trends.\u00a0The three-day event is set to be held in New Delhi from January 29-31, 2019. It will witness participation from over 800 exhibitors and 200speakers from 30 countries. Without further delay, let us take a look at the startup events in the coming week. Mark your calendars! IAMAI India Digital Summit IAMAI is set to organise to flagship annual event India Digital Summit. In its 13th chapter, the event will provide a platform to discuss topics including marketing, technology, startups, mobile and other digital trends. This year, the summit is expecting a footfall of more than 1600 delegates from senior and mid-level management across diverse industry backgrounds such as cloud, ecommerce, travel, technology, mobile and internet. Further, the executives and digital experts from FMCG and BFSI brands and payment regulators will also be participating in this summit. During the event, corporate heads, officers and senior executives, regulators, advisers and ministers from the digital industry. \u00a0 Key Speakers: \u00a0Ram Sewak Sharma, Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India; Aruna Sundarajan, Chairman and Secretary, Department of Telecommunications; Amit Khare, Secretary of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting; Rajan Anandan, IAMAI Chairman and Managing Director of Google India among others. \u00a0 Date: January 17-18, 2019 Venue: The Lalit Hotel, New Delhi STARup 2019 The 2019 edition of STARup will be hosted this week which will witness a gathering of over 2,000 entrepreneurs, investors, corporate representatives and government officials and influencers from the Indian, Asian and European startup ecosystems. The event is aimed at providing a networking experience to ensure that participants meet the right people, in the right business atmosphere through effective curation. Experienced entrepreneurs, active investors, influencers, facilitators and corporate representatives will gather with only one agenda - Business. Over the span to two days, the participants will get an opportunity to attend sessions, be part of workshops, engage in round table sessions, join panels, set up one on one meetings, pitch ideas and much more. Key Speakers: Sunita G.R, Head of Marketing, Facebook; Jitendra Gupta, founder and MD of Citrus Pay; Vikram Gupta, founder and managing partner of IvyCap Ventures; Manish Agarwal, CEO, Nazara and many others Date: January 18-19, 2019 Venue: Sardar Patel Technology Business Incubator T2, Mumbai Indian Alternative Investments Summit 2019 The sixth annual Indian Alternative Investments Summit (IAIS) being jointly organised by Association of International Wealth Management of India (AIWMI) and IAAIF. The event brings together trustees and representatives of institutions as well as money managers and consultants to explore the roles of alternative opportunities and strategies. It will provide a platform for getting in-depth private meetings with active investors, meet with managers in a certain sector or asset class, and learn what industry players are thinking about the risks and opportunities among others. Key Speakers: Kenneth Andrade, chief investment officer, Old Bridge Capital Management; Ravi Vukkadala, CEO of Northern Arc Investments; Rehan Yar Khan, managing partner,\u00a0Orios Venture Partners; and Satish Mandhana, managing partner and CIO, IDFC Alternatives among others Date: January 16, 2019 Venue: Hotel St. Regis, Mumbai Chai And Chatter: Blume Ventures Venture capital platform Blume Ventures is organising the Chai and Chatter this week. For this edition, the startup ecosystem will come together to discuss the opportunities in the agritech industry, challenges and the innovations are being used in this sector. The event will see participation from founders, investors, and observers. It will start with a brief presentation about the agritech, followed by a panel discussion and conversations over chai. Who Should Attend: Founders, investors Date: January 17, 2019 Venue: Awfis Rooftop, New Delhi Asian Business Leaders Conclave: Third Edition The third edition of Asian Business Leaders Conclave will be held this week in Hong Kong. The theme for the event will \u201cRethinking Asia\u201d. The 2019 chapter the conclave will be aimed at understanding new age businesses and business leaders and their vision and ideas on how to transform the Asian economy with a greater focus on Innovation, R&D, sustainable balanced growth in infrastructure and much more. Key Speakers; Neeraj Bansal, Partner and Head Corridors (HK, ASEAN, Taiwan) and BCRE Sector; Andrew Weir, Senior Partner, Hong Kong, Vice Chairman, KPMG China; Akhil Bansal, Deputy CEO, KPMG India; and Edward Zhou, VP of Global Public Affairs, Huawei among others Date: Jan 17, 2019 Venue: Hong Kong SaaSBooMi The first edition of SaaSBooMi, a SaaS conference will be organised this week which will feature product showcase, workshops on go-to-market strategy and investor readiness sessions. The event is aimed at bringing together some of the prominent personalities of the Indian SaaS industry who will share their stories straight from the trenches. The event is expected to witness participation from over 300 SaaS founders from the APAC region. It is being led from the front by Girish Mathrubootham, Founder & CEO- Freshworks, Suresh Sambandam, Founder & CEO- OrangeScape and Krish Subramanian, Founder- Chargebee. Key Speakers: \u00a0Aneesh Reddy, CEO and coFounder of Capillary Technologies; Ashwini Asokan, CEO and Founder of Mad Street Den; David Thompson, CMO of Freshworks, Girish Mathrubootham, Founder of Freshworks; and Manav Garg, CEO and Founder of Eka Software among others Date: January 18-19, 2019 Venue: Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort, Chennai Inc42 Founders Meetup Inc42 \u00a0is set to host the fifth edition of its Founders Meetup revolving around the idea of Startup Resolutions for 2019. In this edition, about 50 startup founders and hustlers are expected to participate in an evening of networking where they will discuss their goals for 2019. The agenda continues to remain the same: sharing of knowledge, discussing the challenges, and interacting with peers. Date: January 24, 2019 | 7 PM onwards To be attended by: 50 startup founders and CXOs from various industries and sectors Venue: New Delhi Stay tuned for the next edition of Events to Attend!