IIPSS
INTERNATIONAL IP SKILLS SUMMIT (IIPSS)
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STARTUP AND INVENTORS FEST (SIF)
7th-8th SEPTEMBER 2017, HOTEL SHANGRI-LA, BENGALURU

STARTUPS & INVENTORS FEST 2017 (SIF)



The Startup and Inventors Fest (SIF) is a conduit linking world class mentors, innovators, investors, companies, Government offices with startups and Inventors. The festival will focus on impact startups and their potential to change the world. The festival will feature-

Custom workshops by successful entrepreneurs, intellectual property leaders, leading startup lawyers and financial advisors
Incredible Mentorship by technology heads/ COE heads/ Incubation Center heads/ VCs
Energizing meetups & networking

The focus for SIF 2017 is to engage with product startups working in the field of AI & Machine Learning, Telecom, IOT, Healthcare & Biotech, VR & AR, Drones & Robotics, Consumer & Media or Fintech.

SIF OBJECTIVES:

1. To offer an integrated platform to help the best startups emerge, scale-up and strengthen the business from IP standpoint
2. To inspire startups to adopt a IP roadmap for growth of their business taking cues and learning from similar businesses and role models
3. To underpin the link between startups, mentors, IP experts and VCs to scale up the IP ecosystem

STARTUP BENEFITS:

Connect with Companies that you want to build a relationship with

               o Round Table Discussions
               o Mentorship Sessions
               o Networking Sessions

Foster Potential Partnerships
Recruit New Team Members
Product Showcase

PROGRAM AGENDA:

DAY 1  - Thursday, 7th September 2017
10:45 AM to 11:00 AM   Welcome Speech  
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM Keynote – Indian Startup Ecosystem – Challenges, Growth and Opportunities
11:30 AM to 12:45 PM Panel 1: CTOs / COE Heads / Innovation Heads speak- Value creation vs. Value Capture. Aligning Business and Technology Strategies    
12:45 PM to 1:45 PM Mentorship-cum-Workshop by 7 key Panelists (Panel 1) to different Startups and Inventors groups
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
NETWORKING LUNCH
2:45 PM to 4:00 PM Panel 2: Accelerators vs. Incubators vs. Big Corporation:  which to choose?
4:00 PM to 4:15 PM
Networking Coffee Break
4:15 PM to 5:15 PM One-on-One with 6 key Panelists (Panel 2) - Startups and Inventors to choose
DAY 2  - Friday, 8th September 2017
10:00 AM to 11:15 AM Panel 3: VCs / Angel Investors speak: How much to raise, when to raise and How to optimize spending / utilization
11:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Networking Coffee Break
11:30 PM to 12:30 PM Mentorship-cum-Workshop by 6 key Panelists (Panel 3) to different Startups and Inventors groups
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM   Presentation by 5 Startups
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Networking Lunch Break
2:30 PM to 3:00 PM Government of India initiatives, schemes and grants for startups
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Panel 4: Due Diligence, a final integrity check: the fundamentals of due diligence: market, business, financial and legal
4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Networking Coffee Break
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM Mentorship-cum-Workshop by 6 key Panelists (Panel 4) to different Startups and Inventors groups
5:30 PM to 5:45 PM FEEDBACK AND CLOSING REMARKS