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NSRCEL Social Ventures (IIM-B) and ANDE's gathering of incubators and accelerators that are supporting entrepreneurs in India -- scroll down for the agenda.

When: 21 August 2018
10:00 AM
Where: MDC Conference Room at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B), NSRCEL
Bannerghatta Road
Bangalore 560076
Contact: Devyani

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Incubator and Accelerator Convening, Bangalore

Tuesday, 21 August | 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

MDC Conference Room, Indian institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B)

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Lunch and coffee will be provided followed by an evening reception and happy hour

*We have limited seating at the convening, register soon!*


NSRCEL Social Ventures (IIM-B) and the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) will host a convening for social start-up incubators and accelerators in Bangalore. This meeting will convene accelerators & incubators supporting small and growing businesses in India to discussstrategies, challenges, and best practices in designing and running accelerator and incubator programs for small and growing businesses (SGBs) in India.




10:00 am: Registration and coffee

10:30 am: Keynote - Debasish Mitter - Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, Director, India Programs

    10:45 am: Opening Plenary Panel: The Entrepreneur Lens

    • Hear experienced entrepreneurs walk us through the support they received when they began their start-ups and challenges and learning along the way
    • Panelists: Nagaraj Prakasam (entrepreneur and angel investor); Alina Alam (CEO, Miti Cafe); Shekar Prabhakar (Co-founder & MD, Hasiru Dala Innovations); Dhaval Udani (CEO, Dana Mojo); Ankit Joshi (CEO, Greenway Grameen)
    • Moderator: Professor Sourav Mukherjee (IIM-B)

    11:35 am: Trends in acceleration, identifying challenges and next steps, and the future of GALI

    • Findings from the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI) on the types of entrepreneurs that receive acceleration and incubation support and some characteristics of high-performing programs

    12:00 pm: Behind-the-Scenes of a Successful of Accelerator/Incubator Design Sourcing, Selection, Networks, and Mentorship

    • Open discussion and micro-talks by NSRCEL Social Ventures, Villgro, Ashoka University, UnLtd India, Yunus Social Business, Ncore, Edumentum, and Social Alpha and others on challenges, best practices, and experiences in running and supporting accelerator and incubator programs for entrepreneurs

    1:45 pm: Lunch

    2:45 pm: Finding the Right Investor-Accelerator Fit

    • Aligning accelerators and incubators goals with investor goals
    • Structuring term sheets – the role of accelerators and incubators in working with their entrepreneurs to design term sheets
    • Models of engagement – finding the right investor fit for accelerators
    • Role of investors in diligence, mentoring an enterprise, portfolio check-ins, aligning ticket size, functionality of demo days and alternative approaches 

    4:15 pm: Tea

    4:45 pm: Hear from Yunus Social Business on their approach with supporting SGBs

    5:10 pm: Hear from ANDE's newest member TrustLaw (Thomson Reuters Foundation) on their pro-bono legal support work with SGBs and entrepreneur-support organisations

    5:30 pm: Wrapping up; Opportunities for collaboration

    6:00pm: Networking and Happy Hour


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    Learn more about NSRCEL Social Ventures here!