Start-ups and small companies have some unique advantages. Far from being a liability, their smaller sizes can actually be an asset. They can choose to become Meteors: companies that blaze a trail through the markets they operate. This interactive session will focus on the key issues to lay the foundations to become a Meteor. The discussion will at all times focus on practice; it will use live examples based on day-to-day experience, capturing the essentials of the presenter’s 25 year experience in starting and building companies in India and overseas.
Speaker: Mr Aroon Raman
Mr. Aroon Raman is a second generation Entrepreneur and a Mentor on MentorSquare. He is the Promoter and Managing Director of Raman Fibre Science, a company which makes special composites for the battery and filtration industry. With an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Wharton School, USA and a post-graduate degree in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, he joined Raman Boards as Managing Director, which was successfully built into the third largest company in the global transformer press board industry before being divested to ABB – the world's largest power products company. He has served as the Chairman of CII, Karnataka State Council and also serves on the Board a number of charitable trusts.
MentorSquare Mentors at the Mixer
Mr Renukaprasad Belgur has grown Avasarala Technologies to a USD 50 million enterprise with interests in Nuclear, Space and Factory Automation sectors Mr Vikram Amaranath has headed the Business Consulting Group of the Manufacturing Industry Practice at TCS and has also headed the Manufacturing and Energy Industry Group for MindTree Limited. Mr Cherian Kuruvila is a veteran Marketing and Sales professional, with a career that has spanned 30 years across 4 sectors in companies like Modi Xerox, Bharti Airtel, Reliance Communications and Manpower Inc.
Mr Ravi Narayan is a co-founder & the CEO of MentorSquare Advisors. He is a serial Entrepreneur having started American Systems International, Nextone Communications and Astuto Networks. He has also been a highly successful Venture Capitalist. Mr Prabhakar Valivati is a co-founder of MentorSquare Advisors with over 20 years of business management experience. He has worked in key roles at TVS Suzuki and Wipro, prior to co-founding RelQ Software, building the company from scratch and eventually selling it to EDS. Mr Balaji Pasumarthy is a co-founder of MentorSquare Advisors. Mr Pasumarthy is passionate about building platforms that help businesses grow - He has founded Golden Square Business Centre, BNI - Bangalore and www.businessgyan.com to help SMEs reach their business goals.
Mr Nagendra Satyan is a co-founder of MentorSquare Advisors. He has been the VP & GM of EMC India, and the MD of Sanware Storage Solutions. He has also been the head of Management Consulting at TCS. He brings in years of rich management experience to help SMEs.