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It's an opportunity for you to connect with the best and brightest minds to explore how to fuel their business growth. The conference brings together the speakers that are the best breed of entrepreneurs, innovators, venture capitalists, business model creators, consultants, policy-makers, academicians, support groups, business coaches and business practitioners to present and discuss innovation and success under the aegis of entrepreneurship for Small and Medium Businesses as they recount their learning and experiences, share their insights and practices that have enriched their ventures.

Our Speakers

  • Shri Jayesh RanjanPrincipal Secretary, Industries & Commerce and Information Technology Departments, Government of Telangana

  • Sri Gowra SrinivasPresident, Federation of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FTAPCCI)

  • Mr. M VenkateshwarluPresident, Telangana Chambers of Commerce & Industry (TECCI)

  • Mr. Pradeep MittalCEO, GreatFour Systems

  • Mr. Ajit RangnekarDirector General, Research and Innovation Circle of Hyderabad (RICH)

  • Mr. Akhil GawarDirector- Food processing, Deptt. of Industries & Commerce, Government of Telangana

  • Mr. Anvesh AlluriPartner, Pulp Pressery

  • Mr. Amey MaratheCorporate Chef, Ohri's

  • Mr. Rajashekar Reddy SeelamFounder & Managing Director, Sresta Natural Bioproducts

  • Mr. Ronak Kumar SamantrayCo- founder, NowFloats

  • Ms. Sharada RaoCEO, Clinformatik

  • Ms. Kamini SarafChairperson Hyderabad, FICCI

  • Mr. Sanjay EnishettyMD & CEO, 50k Ventures

  • Mr. Viiveck VermaCo-Founder and Designated Partner, IIIT Seed Fund

  • Mr. Srikar ReddyCo-Founder & CEO, Endless Robotics

  • Mr. Chandra Sheker JadhavDirector, Inner Being Wellness

  • Mr. Kali Varaprasad GadirajuPresident, TiE Hyderabad and Office Managing Partner, Hyd’bad Ernst & Young

  • Mr. Raja GayamFounder & CEO, Gayam Motor Works

  • Mr. Saurabh MardaFounder and Managing Director, Freyr Energy

  • Smt. K Rama DeviPresident, ALEAP- Association of Lady Entrepreneurs of India

  • Ms. Renuka BodlaStartup Mentor & Investor, IIIT Hyderabad Seed Fund and Hyderabad Angels

  • Mr. Ravi KorukondaCo-founder, PurpleTalk

  • Mr. Kranthi Kiran VistakulaFounder & CEO, Dhama Innovations

  • Mr. Viswanath PillutlaOwner, ‎T.I.M.E. Pvt.Ltd.

  • Ms. Swapna DuttDirector - Swapna Cinema & Vyjayanthi Entertainment and Founder Vyjayanthi television company

  • Mr. Mahendra SurekaFounder & CEO- India, MACJ


  • 10:30 - 11:30 | Inaugural Session 1The Indian Ecosystem For Building Innovative , Creative &Growth Focused Businesses in India

  • Empowering Entrepreneurship for the next

    Inaugural Session
    10:15 am - 11:00 am

    Session Highlights

    • The DNA of the Entrepreneurial Mind-set
    • Enterprise strategy & policy developments: Government's role in fostering entrepreneurship
    • Leadership in action: Building Businesses for growth and sustainability
    • Stepping into the Global Marketplace-Expanding your business & Opening New Markets
    • Mega Trends that are disrupting existing Industries and creating new ones
    • Economic Growth and Closing the Skills Gap: A call of Government and Business
    • What's Next?—Prepare for the Future of Entrepreneurship
  • 11:00 - 11:20 | Session 2Extinction vs. Evolution: Winning the race as a traditional business

  • Everybody in business knows: if you do not move on, you move back; but how is it possible to effectively run a stable growing business and reinvent it at the same time?

    Session 2
    11:00 pm - 11:20 pm

    Session Highlights

    • What is the role of the Franchisor and the Franchisee to build change in the system
    • How can companies provide a great culture to their franchisees and the teams to engage them more in the vision of the Brand
    • How should franchisors and Brands change with growing market demands to sustain through business lifecycles & Industry disruption
    • How should Brands reinvent themselves to keep the freshness of their Brand alive
  • 11:30 - 12:30 | Session 3Innovation & Entrepreneurship

  • How Innovators are taking on big brands, disrupting traditional paradigms and inventing the future?

    Session 3
    11:20 am - 12:00 pm

    Session Highlights

    • How to Build a Business Top down then Bottom up?
    • How to make Innovation as the Heart of your Business
    • How to Become a Market Leader quickly In your Business
    • Integrating brands in Digital and Physical world
    • Keeping your Business Ahead of the competition
    • How to drive innovation and build value in the business
  • 12:00 - 12:20 | Session 4Innovation Challenges for non IT Start-ups, and for Small Businesses

  • How Innovators are taking on big brands, disrupting traditional paradigms and inventing the future?

    Session 4
    12:00 am - 12:20 pm

  • 12:20 - 13:00 | Session 5Preparing Women Entrepreneurs To Grow

  • Women Founders | Women Investors | Women-driven Opportunities

    Session 5
    12:20 pm - 13:00 pm

    Session Highlights

    • Minimizing Barriers + Maximizing Inclusion
    • Case study presented by successful women entrepreneurs
    • Access to finance for business growth: Is it easy for women?
    • Franchise opportunities for women entrepreneurs
    • Enabling environment and policy reforms for women
    • How can women entrepreneurs drive more business growth?
  • 13:00 - 14:00Networking Lunch
  • 14:00 - 14:15 | PART II Session 1How Gen Next Entrepreneurs are disrupting traditional paradigms by innovation & reinvention in family businesses

  • Session 1
    14:00 pm - 14:15 pm

  • 14:15 - 15:00 | Session 2Building Experiential Retail

  • The retailers at the forefront of experiential retailing will share tangible takeaways from strategy and implementation through to growth.

    Session 2
    14:15 pm - 15:00 pm

    Session Highlights

    • How can you build a brand that is differentiated
    • Connecting Passion with Purpose
    • How are consumers making more informed lifestyle decisions then before
    • How does Franchising help a Business expand and build a Brand and consumers
    • The 21st century Businesses: Value of Design and Brand Communication Personalize and Localize
  • 15:00 - 15:15 | Session 3The Future of Healthcare: New Opportunities in Healthcare

  • Session 3
    15:00 pm - 15:15 pm

  • 15:15 - 16:15 | Session 4Why Food Business Has Become Retail First

  • Session 3
    15:15 pm - 16:00 pm

    Session Highlights

    • Food business brands to watch out for 2018-2019
    • The science of investing and the art of managing international food brands in India
    • Strategies to maximizing revenue & profitability for restaurant franchisee
    • Sweet dishes: Side Dishes: Small Bites, Big Flavors, The small format Profitable business.
  • 10:30 - 11:30 | Session 1Franchising your Business

  • Creates Strong Brand Positioning in the Marketplace

    Session 3
    10:30 pm - 11:30 pm

    Session Highlights

    • Hear from Successful Franchisees on how they grew their business
    • Growing from 1 to 10 units & creating infrastructure to support 20-30 units
    • Maintaining system standards and protecting the brand.
    • Outsourcing Why, When, What, and How?
    • The Ins & Outs of Building Business & Brand Partnerships
    • Franchising your way to success
    • How to Build value for partners
  • 11:30 - 12:30 | Session 2Starting Small, Thinking Big

  • How To Think Big, Aim High To Grow Your Business

    Session 2
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Session Highlights

    • Super Growth: What drives the modern-day entrepreneur?
    • Starting small, Thinking big
    • Building a winning team: How do you design an optimal working environment?
    • Learn how to build your brand
    • Putting a Rocket Up It: what it takes to double your business in 12 months
  • 12:30 - 13:00 | Session 3How to Lead – Be a great Leader with Winning teams
  • 13:00 - 14:00Networking Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 | Session 4Trends for Funding in 2018

  • It is not just what you know , but who you know and how they trust you

    Session 4
    14:00 pm - 15:00 pm

    Session Highlights

    • New sectors to emerge in B2C & B2B
    • How to build credibility for your startup
    • The Ins & Outs of Building Business & Brand Partnerships
  • 15:00 - 15:30 | Session 5Starting a SOHO Business

  • Debt, Bank Capital & Alternative Lending Mechanism

    Session 6
    15:00 pm - 15:30 pm

    Session Highlights

    • Running a Small business in 2018?
    • New Age Entrepreneurs will share their experiences on how they cut out adversities and unfavorable situations and finally tasted success, building their business in their own small and Profitable way.
  • 15:30 - 16:00 | Session 6Money 101

  • Debt, Bank Capital & Alternative Lending Mechanism

    Session 6
    15:30 pm - 16:00 pm

    Session Highlights

    • The emerging debt capital lending regime for SMEs
    • What are the biggest changes facing the industry and how are traditional banks adapting?
    • What will the lending space look like in five years’ time?
  • 16:00 - 17:30 | Session 7 The Mega Session

  • My Business, New Day, New Way

    Session 7
    16:00 pm - 17:30 pm

    Running a business in 2018? It can be tough to ignore outside pressures. Investors, mentors, advisors, your friends - seemingly everyone has an opinion. New Age Entrepreneurs will share their experiences on how they cut out adversities and unfavourable situations and finally tasted success, building their business their way


  • How to recognize a business opportunity or identify a feasible business idea.
  • Creative techniques to extend expand and further a business idea.
  • How to create an actionable business plan.
  • Key skill sets for early-stage entrepreneurship.
  • How to structure terms and conditions between entrepreneurs and external investors.
  • Basic working models for customer, market and competitor analysis.
  • How to establish formats of decision-making, execution and action oriented management with process that encourages entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • Recruitment, team building and management processes suitable for new ventures.
  • What it takes to have a successful "brand" and how to create and grow your "brand" for potential opportunities.
  • Scaling up possibilities in start-up companies.
  • Developing your business talents, capabilities, leadership, and skills as a business owner.
  • Rub shoulders with industry leaders, VCs and entrepreneurs
  • Discover the business-critical innovations that are shaping and scaling startups.


If you are a "pro-action" entrepreneur and aspire to transform your small business into a big league player, you cannot Miss # Entrepreneur 2018
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  • Product led enterprises
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  • Chain store operators
  • policy makers and Business Associations
  • Real estate business owners
  • Retail and B-Schools students

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