IndiaFirst Startup Conference 2024

IndiaFirst Startup Conference 2024: Igniting the Future of Indian Business

Empowering Innovation and Collaboration

The IndiaFirst Startup Conference 2024 is a landmark event designed to propel India's entrepreneurial ecosystem to new heights. This power-packed conference, held on [Dates] in [City, India], convenes visionary thought leaders, industry titans, and aspiring startups to spark groundbreaking ideas and foster meaningful connections.

Why Attend the IndiaFirst Startup Conference 2024?

  • Deep Dives into Industry Trends: Gain invaluable insights from renowned speakers and thought leaders on the latest trends and disruptions shaping various sectors.
  • Actionable Strategies for Growth: Learn practical frameworks and growth strategies from successful entrepreneurs and investors to help you navigate the startup journey.
  • Unparalleled Networking Opportunities: Connect with a diverse range of stakeholders, including investors, mentors, potential partners, and fellow entrepreneurs to build a strong support network.
  • Masterclasses and Workshops: Hone your entrepreneurial skills through interactive workshops led by industry experts. Gain practical knowledge on fundraising, marketing, team building, and more.
  • Investment Pitching Platform: Showcase your innovative concept to a distinguished panel of investors and receive valuable feedback to refine your business model.
  • The IndiaFirst Startup Conference 2024 is your gateway to the heart of India's thriving startup ecosystem. Here, you'll gain the knowledge, connections, and inspiration to turn your entrepreneurial aspirations into reality.

Conference Schedule

Below you'll find the schedule for IFSEC 2024. We'll keep this page regularly updated with all
new speakers and sessions, so be sure to keep checkingin!


09:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Registration and Business Networking with morning tea


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Inauguration of IndiaFirst Startup Expo


10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
INAUGURATION AND
KICK OFF
Startup Ka Mahakumbh
  • Welcome Address
    Shri Rajkumar Sharma
    President, All India Council for Robotics & Automation
  • Guest of Honour Address
    Shri S. Krishnan
    Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & IT, Govt. of India
  • Guest of Honour Address
    Shri Sunil Barthwal
    Secretary, Ministry of MSME, Government of India
  • Chief Guest Address
    Prime Minister of India (TBC)*
  • Vote of Thanks
    Dr. Indrajit Bhattacharya
    Director General - NIRA

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Hall B1

KEYNOTE 1:

Innovation and Disruption: The Role of Startups in Shaping the Future
Platinum Partner


12:15 PM - 01:00 PM

Hall B1

SESSION 1:

FOSTERING THE INDIAN STARTUP ECOSYSTEM AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

  • Govt. Initiative, Policy and Regulatory Frameworks
  • Building a Supportive Infrastructure
  • Impact of Global Events and Trends
  • Empowering Startups in Tier 2 and 3 Cities


01:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Hall B3

VENTURE VAULT:

Startups to Present Their Business Concept/Services to Investors’ Panel and Get Instant Fund

01:30 AM - 02:00 PM

Hall B1

KEYNOTE 2:

Uttar Pradesh State Representation by IT/Commerce Minister


02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

Hall B1

SESSION 2:

CHAMPIONING WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  • Barriers and Challenges; Diversity and Inclusion
  • Capacity Building, Skill Development, Support Network
  • Role Models and Inspiration


02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Hall B4

GOVT – STARTUPS ROUNDTABLE:

  • Défense
  • Agriculture


03:15 PM - 03:45 PM

Hall B1

KEYNOTE 3:

Tamilnadu State Representation by IT/Commerce Minister


03:45 PM - 04:30 PM

Hall B1

SESSION 3:

SCALING AND GLOBALIZATION

  • Scaling Strategies, Market Entry and Expansion
  • Globalization Trends, Competitiveness, Collaborations
  • Building a Global Brand: Strategies for Indian Startups to Scale Internationally
  • Risk Management and Compliances


05:00 PM - 05:30 PM

Hall B1

KEYNOTE 4:

Goa State Representation by IT/Commerce Minister


10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Hall B1

KEYNOTE 5:

Strategies for Growth in a Evolving Landscape
Gold Partner


11:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Hall B3

VENTURE VAULT:

Startups to Present Their Business Concept/Services to Investors’ Panel and Get Instant Fund

11:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Hall B4

GOVT – STARTUPS ROUNDTABLE:

    11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
  • Cyber Security
  • 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Clean Technology


11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Hall B1

SESSION 4:

WHY STARTUP FAILS?

  • Business Model, Market Acceptance, Team Dynamics
  • Customer Feedback, Underestimating Competitions
  • Fund – Mismanagement
  • Socio – Economic Factors


12:30 PM - 01:00 PM

Hall B1

KEYNOTE 6:

Bihar State Representation by IT/Commerce Minister


01:30 PM - 02:15 PM

Hall B1

SESSION 5:

STARTUP MARKETPLACE TO GROW FAST

  • How Corporate and Startups can Work Together for Mutual Benefit
  • B2B and B2C Landscape, Sector Specific Consideration.
  • IP Protection and Ensuring Fair Competition
  • Role and Support of Govt and Industry Associations


02:15 PM - 02:45 PM

Hall B1

KEYNOTE 7:

Assam State Representation by IT/Commerce Minister


03:15 PM - 04:00 PM

Hall B1

SESSION 6:

NAVIGATING THE FUNDING LANDSCAPE

  • Creative Solutions for Early-Stage Startups
  • Stage-Specific Strategies (Seed, Series A, Series B etc)
  • Emerging Trends in Funding (Angel, Incubator, VC and Alternative Funding Platforms)


04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Hall B1

KEYNOTE 8:

Madhya Pradesh State Representation by IT/Commerce Minister


05:00 PM - 05:15 PM

Hall B1

KEYNOTE 9:

Chhattisgarh State Representation by IT/Commerce Minister


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hall B2

STARTUP WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP 1:

FROM CONCEPT TO LAUNCH

  • Building a Winning Startup Idea,
  • Product Development Strategies
  • Lean Startup Methodology: Building MVPs and Iterating for Success
  • Building a Strong Founding Team


12:30 PM - 02:30 PM

Hall B2

WORKSHOP 2:

LEGAL ESSENTIALS FOR ENTREPRENEURS

  • Legal Structure and Statutory Compliances
  • Navigating Contracts and Compliances
  • IP Protection


03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Hall B2

WORKSHOP 3:

THE ART OF PITCH

  • Financial Projection and Budgeting for Startups
  • Preparing Pitch Deck
  • Negotiating Term Sheet
  • Funding Options: Angel Investment to Crowdfund


05:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Hall B1

IndiaFirst STARTUP AWARDS 2024


10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Hall B1

KEYNOTE 10:

Innovation and Disruption: The Role of Startups in Shaping the Future
Gold Sponsor


11:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Hall B3

VENTURE VAULT:

Startups to Present Their Business Concept/Services to Investors’ Panel and Get Instant Fund


11:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Hall B4

GOVT – STARTUPS ROUNDTABLE:

    11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
  • Healthcare
  • 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Education


11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Hall B1

SESSION 7:

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

  • The Rise of DeepTech: How Can India Become a Leader in Cutting-Edge Technologies
  • Convergence and Synergies
  • Fostering a Culture of Innovation


12:30 PM - 01:00 PM

Hall B1

KEYNOTE 11:

Gujarat State Representation by IT/Commerce Minister


01:30 PM - 02:15 PM

Hall B1

SESSION 8:

POLICY AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORKS

  • Regulatory Burden vs. Investor Confidence
  • Data Privacy and Security
  • Collaboration Between Stakeholders
  • Advocacy and Representation


02:15 PM - 02:45 PM

Hall B1

KEYNOTE 12:

Maharashtra State Representation by IT/Commerce Minister


03:15 PM - 04:00 PM

Hall B1

SESSION 9:

SKILLING THE FUTURE WORKFORCE

  • Building a Talent Pipeline for the Startup Ecosystem
  • Future of Work and Gig Economy
  • Impact of Automation and Technology
  • Identifying In-Demand Skills and Developing EDP


04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Hall B1

KEYNOTE 13:

Rajasthan State Representation by IT/Commerce Minister


05:00 PM - 05:45 PM

Hall B1

SESSION 10:

INSPIRATION AND FUTURE TRENDS

  • Developing a Growth Mindset and Importance of Continuous Learning
  • How Can Startups Drive Environmental and Social Impact
  • Inspiring Success Stories: Prominent Indian Entrepreneurs


05:45 PM - 06:00 PM

VALIDICTORY SESSION:


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hall B2

STARTUP WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOPS 4:

GROWTH HACKING FOR STARTUP

  • Creative Strategies for Client Acquisition
  • Leveraging Platforms for Brand Awareness
  • Client Experience: Win Your Customer


12:30 PM - 02:30 PM

Hall B2

WORKSHOP 5:

TECH TRENDS FOR STARTUPS

  • Harnessing Emerging Technologies
  • New Useful Applications and Solutions
  • How Technology can Help for Developing Innovative Products and Services


03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Hall B2

WORKSHOP 6:

CREATE GLOBAL BRAND

  • Access to Global Resource. Easy Entry Markets
  • Building Strategic Partnership
  • Agility and Adaptability



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