ICSSR Sponsored Two day National Seminar on "Indian Startups:Issues, Challenges and Opportunities"

Name of Conference: ICSSR Sponsored Two day National Seminar on \”Indian Startups:Issues, Challenges and Opportunities\”
Date of Conference: 28th & 29th February, 2020
Venue: Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam (Women\’s University), Tirupati- 517502, Andhra Pradesh, India
Organized by: Prof. B. Vijayalakshmi, Seminar Convener
URL of the Conference: http://www.spmvv.ac.in
Brief of Conference: Startup India is a flagship initiative of the Government of India, intended to build a strong eco-system for nurturing innovation and Startups in the country that will drive sustainable economic growth and generate large scale employment opportunities. Startups are the engines of exponential growth, manifesting the innovation with catalytic effect of technology. In recent years, the Indian startup ecosystem has really taken off and come into its own-driven by factors such as massive funding, consolidation activities, evolving technology and an burgeoning domestic market, a home to a new breed of young startups and was clearly evolved to become the third largest base of technology startups in the world. Despite the fact that the Indian Startup ecosystem has seen a dynamic growth over the past two decades, it is facing typical challenges. Hence, there is a need to study the plethora of perspectives of the current status of startups and to identify the challenges they face and to explore the opportunities to strengthen the startup ecosystem in India. The government has also taken note of this trend and it is expected that ‘Startup India’ will facilitate this growth and development by putting in place the right steps towards creating a nurturing ecosystem for startups. Startup India Schemes are helping many budding entrepreneurs to make their dreams come true and also helping to create more jobs from startups. The Seminar aims to provide a National forum for academicians, researchers, practitioners as well as budding minds to keep abreast of recent developments and to explore new possibilities to promise India beckons as a startup Nation. This seminar will be an excellent platform to provide an opportunity to participants to exchange their respective viewpoints and perspectives to meet current challenges and to bring out viable documented outcomes for the sustainable development of startup ecosystem in India.
Theme and Sub-Themes: Theme-1: Indian Startups Ecosystem:- Sub-themes:(A)Startups movement-Partnership, (B) Support and Regulation, (C) Government schemes and startups-impact assessment, (D) Ease of doing Business-Ranking and parameters, (E) Infrastructure development and startups. Theme-2: Financing of Startups:- Sub-themes: (A)Financing Bootstrapping, (B) Seed funding and Angle, (C) Investing, (D) Crowdfunding, (E) Venture Capital and private Equity, (F) Funding Constraint, (G) Alternative Investment Fund (AIFs), (H) Innovative Financing Structures. Theme-3: Sectoral Focus:- Sub-themes: (A) Textile and Fashion, (B) Transportation and Logistics, (C) Mobile and Telecommunication, (D) Retail and FMCGs, (E) Real Estate and Hospitality, (F)Media and Content, (G) Biotech/Fintech/Edutech, (H)Healthcare and Wellness. Theme- 4: Academic Institutions and startups:- Sub-themes: (A) Incubation and acceleration of startups, (B) Commercialization and technology transfer, (C) Protection of intellectual property Rights, (D) Academic-cooperat
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