PioneersBangalore

PioneersBangalore

 

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About The Event

Global Pioneers is the place where entrepreneurs find meaningful connections that lead to partnerships in order to grow projects in a faster and sustainable way. People helping people to support business growth.

 

Happening twice a year in your region, Global Pioneers embraces the local entrepreneurial ecosystem and transforms it into a global community by connecting all the regional ecosystems.

 

Pioneers during its second edition in Bangalore is all about celebrating the successful entrepreneurs of the city Bengaluru. We have invited startups which have raised funding over the past few months and the two keynotes will b about how the startups have started their journey from scratch and what all it takes to raise funding and the after effects of funding. This event also has a one hour panel discussion which includes famous investors from the ecosystem who have been part of the community and seen successful entrepreneurs in Bengaluru.

 

Focused on startups and funding 101 basics, Pioneers is a short and simple weekend event.

 

Agenda

09:30 AM - Registrations and Check in
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM - Welcome Note and Pioneers Introduction- (Global Pioneers team will either do a live video session or local team will play Pioneers Video and talk about Pioneers.io and PioneersBanglore.)
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM - Startup Pitches (5 shortlisted startups get to pitch to angel investors)
10:50 AM - 11:20 AM - Keynote by Avinash Saurabh (Zoojoo.be)
 
zoojoo.be is a game based social wellness platform that unites the workforce to form healthier habits. The platform leverages on the tremendous power of the trusted social network at our workplace to motivate employees to form healthier habits.
 
Avinash Saurabh on Linkedin
 
11:20 AM - 11:30 AM - High tea
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Keynote by Tushar Vashist (HeathifyMe)
 
Healthify aims to simplify healthy living. Being healthy today is just difficult. Gyms, trainers, nutritionist, and physicians seem too far away and too expense. Healthify provides tools for health management through a suite of products for the Indian user. These include an online wellness platform and mobile applications. Our plan is to empower the 24/7 man and woman with smart tools, which help them track their lifestyle seamlessly. We intend to help them analyze and share their data, and use the power of community, peer groups, and contextualized information to drive positive behavioral change. We'll also make it incredibly easy for our users to discover healthy people, places, and products, which will further continue their healthy engagement offline.
 
Tushar Vashist on Linkedin
 
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM - Funding 101 - Panel Discussion
 
This panel discussion will comprise of pioneer investors who have been part of big investments in recent times in the startups in bangalore and are related to Bangalore based accelerators where what, how and why of funding is discussed along with Q & A from the audience.
 
Investor 1:
Dr. Ritesh Malik
http://www.drriteshmalik.com

A medical graduate passionate about startups & technology, Dr Malik is on a mission to make India the next BIG entrepreneurial hub of the world. His journey till now has been very humbling & exciting. Since March 2013, after finishing his MBBS, he cofounded a technology company (Adstuck) that sold off its flagship product (ALIVE APP) to Times of India. He is an angel investor & ecosystem builder since then. Project Guerrilla has invested in over 21 startups in the past 2 years with maverick successes of Fin Robotics, Exploride, SectorQube, Flip Technologies, Asimov Robotics, Thinkpot, Bluegape, Ketto etc.

His goal is to sensitize students of India, to take part in the entrepreneurial revolution from an early stage. For this, Project Guerrilla has launched a not for profit initiative for the upliftment of entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country. A speaker at multiple platforms such as TEDx Mumbai, JOSH Talks, ISB etc. Dr Malik believes in the philosophy of thought leadership & knowledge sharing.
 
Investor 2:
Sumit Ranka
 
An engineer by education but a passionate enthusiast of Ecommerce and Supply Chain quit his corporate job within couple of months to venture into the world of startups. Under his leadership, the Ecommerce arm of Kanfa Group was founded in 2013 which is a pioneer in the field of Ergonomics. Several international brands like 3M, Rain Design and more were brought to India.

Later, he co-founded Thinkpot in 2014 with a simple goal of making people happy and keeping them inspired everyday. Thinkpot is revolutionizing the motivation and happiness market worldwide. He is a serial entrepreneur, an angel investor in several startups like Inc42, Mashinga, Bisko, etc and co-founder of Project Guerilla a not for profit initiative that works towards the upliftment of entrepreneurial ecosystem in India. A speaker and serial entrepreneur who believes in “Hustle Till You Achieve”.
 
01:15 PM - 01:45 PM - Keynote by Startup 3 // Startup pitches (to be decided)
 
We will either have an instant pitching round or a startup pioneer share their journey through building their idea till raising funding based on the number of entries we get for the instant pitching session.
 
01:50 PM - 02:00 PM - Closing notes by the organizers.
2 PM Onwards - Lunch & Networking

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Startups can apply for an instant pitching round. A winning startup will get one ticket to travel to Vienna, Austria for Pioneers Festival 2016 next year.

Startups along with a registration must apply here: ​https://podio.com/webforms/13056207/889394

 

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For partnerships and queries: Rahul Reddy - rahulr@octopusgroup.in - +91-9885730673