ICC Convention Center, Senapati Bapat Marg
Pune, Maharashtra

The agenda for this seminar is as follows:

  • Welcome and release of CSI Pune DeskTalk newsletter (theme = Entreprenurship) 15 minutes
  • Keynote address - Dr. Shrikant Sundarrajan (Persistent Systems) - 40 minutes.

  • Presentation by Pravin Desale (MD, LSI Logic and serial entrepreneur) - what VCs look for when they fund companies and the differences observed between Indian and US start-ups. - 40 minutes.
  • Tea Break

  • Entrepreneur Success Story: Harsh Barve, "Scaling Company successfully : from Automated Securities to SunGard India" - 40 minutes.

  • Panel discussion - building an entrepreneurial ecosystem and helping bridge the perceived gaps as brought out by the VC. - 1.5 hours.

    • VC (to be recommended by TiE)
    • Yoshima Somvanshi, National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN)
    • 3 entrepreneurs (preferably software product start-ups)
      • Rajeevlochan Phadke (CEO - Image Point Technologies, www.imgpoint.com)
      • Sandeep Kumar (CEO - Product Dossier, www.productdossier.com)
      • Ajay Phatak (CoreObjects)
      • Narendra Barhate (founder of SEED InfoTech and SEED Healthcare)
    • Panel coordinator: Madhukar Bhatia (nFactorial Software, formerly VP at Symphony Services and Founder of In-Reality Software)
  • Networking over Dinner

Official Website: http://www.csi-pune.org

Added by Navin Kabra on September 2, 2008