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Mr. Desai is a leading light of the IT industry in India. He is the founder member and ex-President of National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM). He has also been the Vice President of ASOCIO (Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation). He is the only Indian to be presented with the Honourable Contributor's Award for his outstanding contribution to ASOCIO's growth in 1994. Mr. Desai, M.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai (ranked 3rd among Technology and Science Institutes by Asiaweek in its Special Report on Asia's Best Universities 2000) and MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad (IIM-A ranks among the Top 5 management institutes in India) was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award by IIT, Mumbai for his contribution as a software entrepreneur. Sushanto Mitra
"Sushanto Mitra, Chief Executive Officer of Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, IIT Bombay, is a management graduate with over 20 years experience in technology and finance. Prior to his current position Sushanto was with Techcap India, a human resources and financial consulting services firm which he founded in 1999. His earlier roles included stints at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and HCL Infosystems. He has been a regular contributor to Dataquest a leading technology fortnightly from India since 1996. He is also a contributor of articles and an active participant in industry related events." Sushanto Mitra
"Sushanto Mitra, Chief Executive Officer of Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, IIT Bombay, is a management graduate with over 20 years experience in technology and finance. Prior to his current position Sushanto was with Techcap India, a human resources and financial consulting services firm which he founded in 1999. His earlier roles included stints at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and HCL Infosystems. He has been a regular contributor to Dataquest a leading technology fortnightly from India since 1996. He is also a contributor of articles and an active participant in industry related events." Mr. Shirish Purohit
Mr Purohit has over 15 years of experience managing design and development activities in industrial automation. high growth cities across India. Gopal till recently was on the Board of ICICI Ventures Ltd. Director of Sundaram-Clayton Ltd. He is also the Chairman for the India-Taiwan task force at the CII National Council. started as an IT peripherals manufacturer and has today transformed itself into an IT Transaction Solution provider and Business Process Outsourcing partner. He has also served as the President of the Manufacturers' Association for Information Technology (MAIT) for the fiscal year '95-96. is the Founder and Director of TVS Electronics Limited. Mr Purohit oversees all organisational and operational aspects of the company including business development.indiaat75. The vision is to develop and nurture India's mid-cap businesses into world class companies. along with a wide network of relationships across the world. finance and administration. and an M. Purohit is the CEO and a founding director of Midas Communication Technologies Pvt. a member of the TVS family. telecom and networking products.Shirish B.in) as well as the "Entrepreneurship Initiative" for CII at the national level. Mr Purohit specialised in integrated circuits and systems design. Gopal Srinivasan X Close Gopal Srinivasan is the Chairman & MD of TVS Capital Funds Limited. TVS Electronics. project management. founded in 1986. He is now chairing the "India@75" Mission (www. Mr Purohit holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Power & Electronics from REC. such as organizing the unorganized/ inefficient sectors. Shirish co-founded Midas. applications development. Before Midas. The fund will make investments in companies that are at the intersection of high growth consumer consumption driven opportunities and a developmental theme. Great Lakes Institute of Management and Institute for Financial . technology. The fund aims to source proprietary investment opportunities. Gopal is the outgoing Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). In 1994. and is currently a Board member of Milestone Capital. Tamil Nadu State Council. and has over twenty five years of operational experience in India. that has launched an India focused growth private equity fund. professionalize their operations and enhance their management team. and several other TVS Group businesses. Gopal. and be a strategic partner to the entrepreneur and the enterprise to help expand businesses beyond their existing roots. which specialised in automating test and measurement systems. Nagpur. Ltd. Shirish B. Purohit founded Texel Systems. Madras.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT. Gopal has incubated over eight businesses. monitoring and control systems. especially from emerging.
While traveling throughout the world. ETH Zurich. from Loyola College. He is also a researcher and Senior Advisor on Venture Capital at Stanford University (APARC-SPRIE). in building indian global leaders from an early/growth stage state. he is also actively involved in the promotion of Entrepreneurship as an angel investor as well as through organizations including TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs). Fudan. UniBW Munich. Europe. A passionate entrepreneur. best VC practice. IIT Bombay. China (Tsinghua. Martin Haemmig X Close Dr. He helped set up the Venture Capital Ph. Renmin. In addition to this. Chennai and an MBA from University of Michigan.Com. and see how solutions can be found in general and in particular by IIT's/ IITians. Martin Haemmig specializes as an international researcher. exits and performance data covering 13 countries in Asia. and benchmarks sector developments across geographies with investments. (Stanford University. S. Martin Haemmig speaks English. He spent about 10 of the past 30 years outside his home country. Leiden Univ. valuations. He has a doctoral degree in business and an MBA. This would be followed by the final session on how IITs/ IITians can find solutions.D. German and French proficiently. lecturer and advisor on "The Globalization of Venture Capital" focusing on the industry trends.). and an engineering degree in electronics from Switzerland. he also became the Swiss national marketing champion in 1994. During his 20 years industry experience as technologist and business executive. Europe (INSEAD. IFMR. Peking. including the World Economic Forum. second. from California.Management & Research (IFMR). Session I: Enabling/ launching a million entrepreneurs Session II: Building global leaders from early & growth stages of a business Session III: IIT's Role in Nation Building through support of entrepreneurship Session I: Enabling/ launching a million entrepreneurs . USA. IISc & IIM Bangalore. SH-Jiaotong) and in India (IIT Delhi. The objective here is to identify major gaps in this area for India. program in China and is a participant of the Stanford Roundtable for Entrepreneurship Educators – REE. The two primary issues fall into building entrepreneurship/ self employment at the grass roots level. Gopal earned a B. ISB Hyderabad).000 companies and about 1 million employees. Great Lakes Institute of Management. Prof. They are in U. Switzerland. Martin Haemmig is involved in various programs as an advisor and expert on venture capital and entrepreneurship. China's largest science "ZhongGuanCun" with over 20. he undertakes research and teaches in conjunction with leading schools around the world. and the United States. University of California Berkeley & Davis).
Mr. TENET. IFMR Trust. S. Handholding/ mentoring both prior to becoming an entrepreneur & after the plunge.m. India. how to bring these to activities together? PLUS personal journey stories Venue: Kendriya Vidyalaya Grounds. Vineet Rai Founder Aavishkaar. 2:00 p. K. Chair Person R.4:00 p. Panelists Bindu Ananth President. Misra Managing Director.Theme: What is needed to create large scale entrepreneurship at the grassroots level? Microfinance/ micro-equity. Mr. Time: Friday. SIDBI. Sivakumar Chief Executive of the Agri Businesses Division of ITC Limited. Top Session II: Building global leaders from early & growth stages of a business . Dec 19th.m. . Sitaram Rao CEO. IIT Madras. Rakesh Rewari Deputy Managing Director. SKS Microfinance.
Selection of industrial sectors where India has a competitive advantage. Sarath Naru Managing Partner. Time: Saturday. Infosys Technologies. Dec 20th. personal stories of entrepreneurs enabled through the IIT system. . Venue: Kendriya Vidyalaya Grounds. etc. Girish Reddy founder and Managing Partner of Prisma Capital Partners. Mr. G. Mr.m. Venue: Kendriya Vidyalaya Grounds.m.m. network creation. PLUS personal journey stories. . Chair Person Mr. VenturEast Funds.4:15 p. . Top Session III: IIT's Role in Nation Building through support of entrepreneurship Theme: What can IIT's do to promote entrepreneurship? Incubation. V. Kris Gopalakrishnan Founder.m. Dr. IIT Madras. IIT Madras. competitive & marketrelevant technology development. Dec 20th.1:15 p. Time: Saturday. Key note Mr.Theme: What is needed to build global leaders from India? Deep mentorship that focuses on building competitive advantages. Siddhartha Das General Partner. Ventureast Funds. Reddy's Laboratories. 2:15 p. the appropriate kind of venture capital. Prasad Vice Chairman and CEO. Moderator Dr. 11:45 a.
Building an eco system for building entrepreneurship. B. Shirish Purohit CEO and a founding director of Midas Communication Technologies. Can the Alums help & how? Sushanto Mitra Chief executive officer. Prof.Chair Person Dr. IIT Bombay. Panelists Ashank Desai PANIIT Leader/ Reach 4 India Leader. VC and PE firm Key note Prof. What benefit they did or did not receive. V. Phani Professor. SINE. Martin Haemmig Academician and advisor on global venture capital Top Other Events: Incubatee Exhibition . Noshir Contractor Professor Kellogg School of Management. IIT Kanpur Co-chair and Moderator Srini Raju Serial entrepreneur and Founder of iLabs.
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