Celebrating Spirit of Entrepreneurship
On August 18, the country’s most prestigious startup awards will be presented at a glittering ceremony in Bengaluru that will play host to the some of the industry’s most influential founders, investors and policy makers.
At this third edition of The Economic Times Startup Awards, our paper is assembling an eclectic panel to celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship and to discuss the best way forward for Indian startups seeking to manage the challenges of growth.
Sharing their insights on stage will be Niti Aayog’s Amitabh Kant, Nandan Nilekani the cofounder of Infosys, Sachin Bansal of Flipkart, Rajan Anandan of Google, Falguni Nayar of Nykaa and Naveen Tewari of InMobi.
Every day at least two new startups take shape in India, inspired, no doubt, by those who came before and built businesses that have transformed the way Indians now shop, commute, learn, seek healthcare or entertain themselves.
These ventures, some of which have grown to the mythical level of unicorns (companies deemed to be worth over a billion dollars) have come in the wake of India’s now legendary success in technology outsourcing. For sure, the growth has been rapid and spectacular but it is also clear that Indian startups are at a crucial stage in their evolution.
The panel will discuss what needs to be done if Indian startups are to thrive in an environment that demands a fine balance between scale, culture and returns.
Stay tuned to ET for more details in the run-up to the event.
(From Left) Rajan Anandan of Google, Naveen Tewari of InMobi, Falguni Nayar of Nykaa, Sachin Bansal of Flipkart, Nandan Nilekani, cofounder of Infosys, and Amitabh Kant of Niti Aayog