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The ISB Alumni Entrepreneurs/ Startup Special Interest Group serves as a forum to bring together alumni members from the startup ecosystem, including alumni running their own startup/entrepreneurial venture, alumni working with a startup, VC/PE firms, corporations that engage with startups (legal, accounting firms, training firms, etc.,) and angel investors.

Objectives

  • Brainstorming and ideation
  • Fundraising (connecting investors and entrepreneurs)
  • Hiring within the start-up community
  • Exploring networking opportunities with like-minded individuals from the ISB community (as well as players within the ecosystem)
  • Sharing useful resources among group members

The ISB Startup SIG is intended to be a forum for existing and aspiring entrepreneurs across various domains.


The main objectives of creating this group are to:


* Facilitate dialogue and discussion among group members, and exchange of knowledge

* Promote learning from within the group and from outside

* Identify ways that alumni can work together, or create new ventures

* Facilitate interaction with outsiders for mutual benefit

* Create networking opportunities, online and offline, for alumni members

* Build a community where members utilize services of fellow alumni

* Help connect startups to external VC/PE firms or with legal / accounting / HR firms


Group E Mail Id : entrepreneur_startupsig@isb.edu

Interested in starting a Special Interest Group? Write to alumni_relations@isb.edu


Events/Activities Snapshot

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Startup Sounding Board
An initiative through which alumni who are contemplating a startup can get their idea (s) validated via one-to-one interactions with world-class faculty members
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Mixers
Informal get-togethers organized in various chapters to help alumni entrepreneurs connect with one another.
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Panel Discussions
A formal learn and connect event featuring diverse and high-profile experts and practitioners
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Webinars
Online speaker sessions and seminars.

Alumni Moderator

Siddhant Bhansali, Class of 2007

siddhant_bhansali2007@pgp.isb.edu

Siddhant has over 12 years of work experience with technology companies
and has mentored over 180-190 startups.. Read More

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Bhargavi V, Class of 2011

bhargavi_v2011@pgp.isb.edu

Bhargavi has over 10 years experience in the areas of Strategic Planning,
Business Planning, Analytics for Decision making, Read More

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Jeeten Desai,Class of 2014

jeeten_desai2014@pgp.isb.edu

Jeeten has several years of experience in functions like Sales, Marketing,    
Strategy,Project/Delivery Management.. Read More

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Sruti KV, Class of 2014
sruti_komarappagari2014@pgp.isb.edu
In order to sign up for the Entrepreneurs/Startup Special Interest Group, please click here

A brief overview of activities organized by the Entrepreneurs /Startup SIG in the 2015-16:

Date Event/Activity City
May 1 Mixer Gurgaon
May 2 Mixer Delhi
May 9 Mixer Mumbai
May 10 Webinar: How to Validate your Business Idea with Vishal Srivastava, Class of 2003 Online
May 23 Panel Discussion for Entrepreneurs/startups Bangalore
September 2 Webinar: The Indian Startup Ecosystem with Ankur Warikoo, Class of 2006 (Co-Founder & CEO, Nearbuy.com) Online
December 19 Visit to T-Hub, start-up incubator Hyderabad
December 23 Startup Sounding Board Bangalore
March 25 Startup Sounding Board Bangalore