A place for startup entrepreneurs to meet in Pune
Saturday, 18 June 2016: Dewang Mehta Auditorium, Persistent Systems was filled with more than 200 people eagerly waiting to hear from Awesome Speakers: Dr.Anand Deshpande (www.persistent.com), Dr. Ganesh Natarajan (www.5fworld.com), Suketu Talekar (BrewCrafts Microbrewing Pvt. Ltd) , Murali Cherat (Innores Mentoring) and Harshad Lahoti (Ah! Ventures).
While we were all are engrossed in listening to the speakers, Prathmesh Krisang, Founder of Krisang Pictures & Krisang Labs (Multiple National and International Award Winning Filmmaker & Entrepreneur) was busy taking some notes which is certainly of great help. Here are some awesome points that he made note of:
Session1: Suketu Talekar
Session 2: Murali Cherat and Harshad Lahoti
How to pitch:
1. Most important is clarity of thought, have a very clear thought process
2. Are you good at articulating?
3. Can you finish off in 3 slides?
4. What is your product, offering?
5. How do you plan to exit?
6. Most startups talk about how they can be happy in their pitch, not how the investor can be happy.
Session 3: Dr. Anand Deshpande
Session 4: Dr. Ganesh Natarajan
Hope these points help you in your fund raising strategies. POCC is thankful to
Sandeep Saxsena and Amit Dangle for organizing such an awesome Event
Persistent Systems for the wonder venue- Dewang Mehta Auditorium and snack
All the speakers for sharing their views on how to raise funds, and
everyone who attended the event.
Hope to bring more such events to you in the near future.
very nice notes...helpful too...
The notes are a delight.
Thanks for sharing.
It was indeed a fruitful event, very well organized. Congratulations to the organizing team.The efforts are appreciated.
Keerthi you have very well presented the important points of the entire event of fund raising. Just to add regarding my personal question with Harshad which i guess will also be useful for others.
My Question- Any startup or B-Plan is being evaluated on many grounds before funding. How to evaluate the investors?
Answer by Harshad Lahoti - It is indeed very important to evaluate even investors on many grounds.The first being the Vision. It is very essential that investors' vision matches with your Vision for a successful long run.
Thanks & Regards
That's informative. Thanks for sharing.
Really informative and useful post to raise fund for your company or business.
Nice topic and points.
Thanks for sharing it...
Thank you Keerthi, for the summary. Appreciate your effort. These thoughts are ever-useful, even in today's times.
Ashish, Thanks to Prathmesh Krisang who summarized the event in a post like this. Totally agree with you, this post can be used by entrepreneurs anytime in their startup journey.