3410 Hillview Avenue
Palo Alto, California 94304

The Cross-border Convergence - Opportunities and Challenges for Startups and Individuals in India

Presented by the COEP Foundation, Silicon Valley Chapter

The event is FREE and open to all. Limited seating. Admission by RSVP only.

Ajit Nazre, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield Byers
Rafiq Dossani, Senior Research Scholar; Executive Director, South Asia Initiative at Stanford University
Haresh Shah, Obayashi Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, Stanford University
Farrokh Billimoria, Ex-Partner, Artiman Ventures
Anand Deshpande, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Persistent Systems Pvt. Ltd

Sandeep Johri, Vice President Strategy & Business Development, HP Software

6-00PM to 7-00PM: Snacks and networking
7-00PM to 7-10PM: Introduction to COEP Foundation and activities
7-10PM to 8-30PM: Panel Discussion and Q&A


Over the last decade, India has emerged as a technological and economic power. The Indian economy is now the fourth largest in the world as measured by purchasing power parity. To better understand the opportunities and challenges presented by this revolution for startups as well as individuals, we have put together a panel of pioneers to address the following:

- Drivers of the underlying growth and socio-economic trends
- Opportunities in varied technological/business areas in India
- Challenges faced by Indian startups as compared to USA
- Alliance of Indian startups with global markets and vice versa

As a budding or seasoned entrepreneur, you will learn about the opportunities and challenges for startups in India. If you are a technical or business professional, this will increase your awareness regarding the corss-border convergence, the importance of Indian economy and why it cannot be ignored. And this is a great opportunity to network with other professionals and expand your reach!

In case of problems registering, you can also email us at [email protected] .

Official Website: http://coepfoundation-svc.org/events.html

Added by sushilchoudhari on September 6, 2006