Monday, July 23, 2012

SS August/ TiE SmashUP edition #2. August 11th. (Venue Hotel Avasa)

SmashUP - A TiE & Special Startup Saturday event
Startup Mashup event by TiE Hyd Angels, IIIT-H, ITsAP & Startup Saturday
August 11th. Venue: Hotel Avasa 

A startups' mashup event, bringing together early stage startups, successful entrepreneurs, business/product leaders, incubation centers, angel investors and VCs together onto a common platform with the shared objective to spot, nurture and grow early stage startups. In four parts:
  • Power breakfast: A chance to connect and interact with leading entrepreneurs, investors & successful CEOs at a power breakfast
  • Business Guidance Camp: Mentoring program by Tie Hyderabad 
  • Bootcamp: Startup-101 pedagogy- insights & experiences from accomplished entrepreneurs, investors and mentors from the startup eco-system. 
  • Pitch for Acceleration (incubation): A formal pitch to an acceleration+incubation program for tech startups (Tie Hyderabad Incubator Program).
Be there to meet the VCs, Angel Investors, and our featured entrepreneurs.


8:00: Power breakfast (invitation, by registration)
9:30: Tea & Networking
9:45: Opening 
  • Welcome by Murali Bukkapatnam, President, TiE-Hyderabad
  • Context setting  
10:00: Plenary Talk: Making Startups Successful 
  • Mr. Srini Raju, Chairman of  Peepul Capital Advisors Group
10:45: How critical is Mentoring for early-stage startups?  

  • A panel of mentors, angel investors and incubators, discussing the why, how and who of mentoring.
  • Panelists:  Ananth Rao (Focus Ventures & Chair TiE-ISB Connect), Kalyan M (Founder, Mojo Street) , Chandra Kiran (Coordinating Investor Hyderabad Angels), and Pradeep Mittal (Serial Entrpreneur/Hyd Angels/TiE Board member)
  • Moderated by:  Sachin Tummala, Chair- TiE-Mentors (and CEO of Corpus Media)  

11:45: Early stage startups- how best to seed-fund the startup

    • After the founding team in place, quit jobs, started the startup, few months in, bult a prototype. And now need funds! When is a good time to seek the first funds? What are the sources. What works. What doesn't. Pitfalls and risks. Valuation traps.   
    • A panel of Angel investors, early stage VCs and programs like iAccelerator 
    • Speakers: Prashanth Meka (VP, Incubation Center (CIE), IIIT-H), Kishore Karnam (Co-Founder, TeleDNA- a series B funded Telecom platforms startup)
    • Moderated by: Ramesh Loganathan, MD ProgressSoftware and Chair-TiE-Startups

      12:45: Open Discussion 
      1:30: LUNCH
      2:15: Startup Pitches 
      • Startup pitches. 6 minutes each. (very early stage. Looking for angel funding. Must have atleast one customer). To TiE Incubation program, supported by  Hyderabad Angels.
      • Very early stage startups (pitch for TiE Incubation; with support from Hyd Angels) 
      • Pitches from very early stage (just prototypes and biz plan) startups pitching to Tie Incubator (6+6 months funded accelerator program to end with consideration by Hyd Angels)
      3:15: Tea
      3:30 TiE Mentor Camp for Startups seeking 1:1 mentoring
      • 20 minute 1:1 session with a mentor from TiE-Mentors (most of whom are also angel investors).   
      5:30 Closing Comments

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      Questions: Contact organizers @ or any of the SS-Hyd volunteers (Ramesh, Prashanth, Ajay, Harish or Mamtha).

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