Agenda for Retreat

09:00 - 11:00
Main Convention Hall
speakers

Inaugural Session

09:00 – 09:30 hrs
Inauguration of the Exhibition at Exhibition Hall 2
09:30 – 09:35 hrs
Visit to Live Studio
09:45 – 09:50 hrs
Welcome & Short Introduction by  Ms. D. Thara, IAS, VC&MD, GIDC
09:48 – 09:53 hrs
Felicitation of Guests with Mementoes
09:53 – 09:56 hrs
Film on Start-ups in Gujarat
09:56 – 10:01 hrs
Opening Remarks by  Mr. Pankaj Patel, Sr. Vice President, FICCI
10:01 – 10:11 hrs
Address by Ms. Victoria Lennox, Co-Founder & CEO, Startup Canada
10:11 – 10:16 hrs
Address by  Mr. Chad Hensler,... Read More

11:30 - 13:00
Main Convention Hall
speakers

Inspirational Session: Igniting - Initiating - Innovating

The opening session of Day 1 of Vibrant Gujarat Global Startup Summit addressing an audience of aspiring entrepreneurs. Leading entrepreneurs from different sectors and industries will be invited to share their entrepreneurial journey and discuss what entrepreneurship means to them. The session will offer a peek into the entrepreneurial mindset and help encourage aspiring entrepreneurs and students to take the path of entrepreneurship. The speakers will share their perspective on the challenges involved in being a startup. The International Speaker will provide the global context of the... Read More

13:00 - 14:00
Exhibition Hall 3 & Food Court
14:00 - 15:30
SRI-1
speakers

Emerging Technology Trends and Entrepreneurial Opportunities- Big Data & Analytics

Just like India leapfrogged the communication landscape of various developing nations by adopting cellular technologies and in the process transforming millions of lives; there’s ample scope for leveraging a number of other emerging technologies to solve some fundamental developmental challenges.

Amongst the plethora of new technology advances springing up at an unbelievably fast pace around the globe, there are a few that truly have the potential to be disruptive breakthroughs and provide unprecedented commercial opportunities in the form of new and/or improved products and... Read More

14:00 - 15:30
SR-4
speakers

Why marry an entrepreneur?- The unsung role in a Start-up!

Many people consider it difficult to be married to an entrepreneur - all it takes is a Google search to reveal abundant anecdotal evidence and a lot of darkly positive articles like “How to Be an Entrepreneur, and Stay Married” and “You Can Be an Entrepreneur – and Not Get Divorced”. As if marriage wasn’t hard enough, throw an entrepreneur into the mix and you’ve got some extra chaos to deal with.

In a world now where an increasingly high number of people are choosing to start-up, it is time to talk about one of the critical... Read More

14:00 - 15:30
Hall -1A
speakers

Startup Incubation and Acceleration Best Practices

This Panel Discussion will offer insider tips on successful startup incubation and acceleration best practices. This session will be targeted at incubation and investment professionals engaging with early stage entrepreneurs.

14:00 - 15:30
Main Convention Hall
speakers

Role of Industry in Startup Ecosystem

This session will help aspiring entrepreneurs and young professions access the right information networks in the business ecosystem- be it through mining information online, attending conferences and offline socials, or connecting with appropriate mentors. Speakers will share their experiences from the dual perspective of a mentor and a mentee, and offer tips to aspiring entrepreneurs as to where they can start looking.

14:00 - 15:30
Hall 1B
speakers

Igniting Startups to Accelerate Entrepreneurship

As more and more people start or consider starting their own ventures, it is important to understand the core steps that are required to launch successful ventures. These steps include spotting; assessing, selecting and executing opportunities. The entrepreneurship development process should be inclusive in nature. Hence to throw light on the various aspects of entrepreneurship a panel discussion have been organized.

14:00 - 15:30
SR 1
speaker

Kaise Banega Karorpati? (How to become a billionaire?) Empathetic Ecosystem for Grassroots Innovations

When Forbes named six grassroots innovators in its list of most powerful rural entrepreneurs in India in 2010, a message got underlined. The Honey Bee Network (HBN), who had nominated these innovators, in the last twenty-six years, had been relentlessly advocating the tremendous potential of these grassroots innovations not only in addressing unmet needs of the society but also generating... Read More

14:00 - 15:30
SR 2
speakers

Demystifying Startup Financing - From Ideation to Scale

India has 3rd largest startup eco-system in the world with more than 110 incubators, 500+ active investors, favorably changing policy paradigm and growing number of tech and non-tech startups. Last few years have seen increased investment interest from domestic as well as foreign Investors. In 2015, more than $ 5 Bn was invested at Angel & VC stage in India.

Partnering the right investor aligned with future vision and stage of a startup is very crucial for success. Right investor not only provides the much-needed financing but also relevant mentorship and strategic support to... Read More

14:00 - 15:30
SR 3
speakers

Intellectual Property opportunities workshop by iStart

“istart – Intellectual Property for Start-Ups” is organizing a workshop ““Intellectual Property is the secret of success for Start Ups” at VIBRANT GUJARAT STARTUP SUMMIT 2016 for the aspiring innovators, students or startups who want to understand what is Intellectual Property and how important it is for each startup. 

“Intellectual Property is the secret of success for Start Ups”   

Intellectual Property (IP) has declared one of the most important aspect in the global business and so as, it is very essential for... Read More

16:00 - 17:30
SR-4
speakers

Start-up Failures (R+4P) Research + Product + People + Paisa (Finance) + Policy

It is late to say now that “This is the era of startups and being an entrepreneur is in trend”, but the ride ahead is not a smooth one, entrepreneurship is tough.

The numbers of startups in India are growing at an exponential rate. More than 80 percent of the startups die within the first three years of starting. It is safe to say that every 4 out of 5 startups will fail in their ideation and validation stage.

There are various reasons due to which a startup fails to sail through the valley of death;

  • Startup fails to concentrate on one unique value... Read More
16:00 - 17:30
SR-3
speakers

Scaling up Successfully

Social entrepreneurship has emerged as an alternate approach to solving problems that affect low-income communities, in critical areas, such as health, livelihoods and education. This panel will focus on the growing movement of social entrepreneurship, how entrepreneurs are blending innovation and impact, the kind of problems they are solving, how impact investors are doing their bit and what the barriers to creating a fully scalable impact enterprise are.

16:00 - 17:30
SR-1
speakers

Incubators & Academic Institutions

Governments across the world have worked with different policy instruments to encourage the establishment and growth of technology-based ventures. Such ventures are seen as important for innovation driven economic activity that results in wealth and employment creation. Higher education institutions (HEIs) are prominent among the public, private and not-for-profit organizations supporting the commercialization of newly developed technologies. Modes and vehicles adopted by HEIs include spin-outs, science parks, intellectual property exploitation (usually through licensing) and different... Read More

16:00 - 17:30
SR-2
speakers

Emerging Technology Trends and Entrepreneurial Opportunities- IoT and Infrastructure

Just like India leapfrogged the communication landscape of various developing nations by adopting cellular technologies and in the process transforming millions of lives; there’s ample scope for leveraging a number of other emerging technologies to solve some fundamental developmental challenges.

Amongst the plethora of new technology advances springing up at an unbelievably fast pace around the globe, there are a few that truly have the potential to be disruptive breakthroughs and provide unprecedented commercial opportunities in the form of new and/or improved products and... Read More

16:00 - 17:30
Hall -1A
speakers

Starting up right

We are in an era of unprecedented valuations of VC-Backed startups, and its symbol is the ‘Unicorn’?—?a venture with a valuation of a billion dollars or higher. While pundits are again asking “Are we in a bubble?”, Entrepreneurs are asking a more vital question: “What are the secrets that allow these fresh startups to scale so dramatically and have high valuations?”

In all this mania for emerging  Unicorns, very few are analytically asking, “How do you become a unicorn?” or “Why are they doing so well?” Over the... Read More

16:00 - 17:30
Hall -1B
speakers

Motivating Gujarat (Nodal Institution, University and Trainers)

Innovation and entrepreneurship in education provide a mix of creativity, experiential learning, skill building and most importantly, a shift in mindset. Earlier and more widespread the exposure to innovation and entrepreneurship, the more likely students will consider entrepreneurial ideas at some point in the future. This panel discussion aims to motivate the entrepreneurship faculty, trainer, and incubation managers for creating an environment for innovation and Strat-up growth in the state of Gujarat.

  • To promote and create a learning environment that leads the students to... Read More
18:00 - 19:30
Main Convention Hall
speakers

Awards, Social Events & Stand-up Comedy

18:00 – 18:05 hrs
Welcome Address by Ms. D. Thara, IAS, VC&MD, GIDC
18:05 – 18:08 hrs
Felicitation of Guest with Mementoes
18:08 – 18:13 hrs
Address by Mr. Rajiv Vastupal, Chairman, FICCI – Gujarat State Council
18:13 – 18:15 hrs
Signing of MoU between... Read More

10:00 - 11:30
SR-4
speakers

Opportunities based on IP

"Idea of startups is ancient. Each economic age is defined by disruption of previous one by evolution of ideas that displace old ones"-  Honorable PM Shri. Narendra Modi

Innovations, disruptions, start-ups and passionate entrepreneurs have radically transformed our  industries, businesses, ecosystems, institutions. These successful actors have crossed a long bridge to overcome uncertainty and challenges (of the present & immediate future). 

The session 'Opportunities based on Innovation/IP' will

1) Draw experiences from the most... Read More

11:30 - 13:00
SR 2
speaker

Reverse Pitching

The objective of this session is to invite Incubators and Investors to pitch themselves to the aspiring Entrepreneurs and Startups. This would provide a transparent platform where both Incubators/Investors and entrepreneurs get to see the best among each other, and thereby develop relationships which can contribute to a very healthy ecosystem.