YourStory.in continues to be on a mission to add value to Indian entrepreneurs as they build their businesses. One of the key aspects of scaling up a venture is raising capital at the right points in time. With the entrepreneurship eco-system being relatively nascent in the country, Venture Capital continues to be a black box for most entrepreneurs in India. While there are both online resources as well as one-off panel discussions in conferences, there is no single comprehensive program that takes entrepreneurs through a deep dive into all aspects of raising Venture Capital.
Presenting the VC Bootcamp, a YourStory.in initiative designed to fill the above gap. This will be a pan-India series of full day boot-camps, designed to provide Indian entrepreneurs with comprehensive exposure to all aspects of raising Venture Capital. The sessions have been specifically designed to keep them simple, intuitive and easy to digest, using a mix of presentations, videos and simulation of actual VC deals.
The first Bootcamp is scheduled to be held in New Delhi on 23rd March 2013 (Saturday). Subsequent Bootcamps will be held in entrepreneurship hubs across India such as Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune.
Date: 23rd March, 2013
Venue: IIT Delhi
Time: 9am onwards
Format of the VC Bootcamp
BootcampSpeaker – Soumitra Sharma, IDG Ventures India
Soumitra is part of the Advisory Team at IDG Ventures India Advisors. IDG Ventures is a technology focused Venture Capital fund that manages over USD 6 Billion globally and has a portfolio of more than 200 technology companies.
Soumitra actively covers Software Products and Cloud (SaaS), Internet, Healthcare and Medical Devices. He currently serves as a Board Observer at Forus Health, eShakti.com and Aujas Networks. Prior to IDG Ventures, Soumitra has M&A and Corporate Finance Advisory experience involving transactions worth more than USD 15 billion combined at Citigroup Investment Banking and Deloitte Corporate Finance.
Soumitra is a regular blogger on YourStory.in and has written for TIME, Wall Street Journal, Economic Times, Inc. India, Emerging Markets Private Equity Review, DARE, IndiaNow (WEF Davos) and SiliconIndia. He is a frequently invited speaker, and has been a Guest Lecturer on Venture Capital at ISB Hyderabad, IIM Ahmadabad and IIM Bangalore, in addition to being an invited speaker on prestigious platforms such as UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) tech conference, MedTech 2012, CellStrat’s Mobile Apps Conclave and various entrepreneurship events at IITs and IIMs.
Soumitra works closely with key enablers in the Indian entrepreneurship eco-system such as YourStory.in, iAccelerator (CIIE, IIM-A), RTBI (IIT Chennai), Economic Times – ‘Power of Ideas’ Initiative and 9dot9 Media (publishers of Inc. India and IndiaNow).
Soumitra holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-BHU), Varanasi and an MBA (Analytical Finance) from the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad. This included spending a spring term on MBA exchange at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
So, book your seats fast for the first VC Bootcamp by YourStory scheduled to be held on Saturday, 23rd March 2013!
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