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Fintech funding in India with Aparajit Bhandarkar - CEO at DICE Fintech

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-pune-presents-fintech-funding-in-india-with-aparajit-bhandarkar-ceo-at-dice-fintech/ The topic for the fireside chat is - "Fintech funding in India" If you are a Fintech & Edtech startup founder and looking for investment and mentorship then this event is for you. Aparajit is a CEO of DICE Fintech - a fintech focused accelerator with a Rs. 100 Crs corpus and he is actively looking to connect with Fintech and Edtech startups for investment. Aparajit is on the board of 2 companies - Trendlyne.com and BankOpen.co which have successfully raised follow-on rounds and are scaling up well. Prior to joining DICE Fintech, Aparajit has worked at Jio Payments Bank as Head of Strategy [masked]) and YES BANK [masked],[masked]). Aparajit was President & Country Head of Merchant Banking [masked]), President & Head of Financial and Investor Strategy [masked]), and was involved at the start-ups phase. He started his career as an articled trainee and senior with KPMG India [masked]). Aparajit’s skillset includes team building and working in a start-up environment especially in the fintech space. His hobbies include sailing, participating in triathlons/ marathons and visiting museums and vineyards around the world to appreciate art and wines. We are also organizing a workshop on the same day on "Making Marketing Work". It will be conducted by Srujan (www.srujanlife.com) team. Most of the startups wrestle with competition, budgetary constraints, lack of dedicated resources, and above all lack of workable marketing plan. This workshop aims to tackle these issues. Workshop content will be around the following things: 1) Marketing plan preparation 2) Digital Marketing - Tools, Techniques, Tricks 3) Lead Generation from digital 4) Inexpensive marketing 5) Grow your marketing efforts We are hoping that through this workshop we help startup founders to get maximum out of their marketing efforts. Event Agenda: Workshop on Making Marketing Work: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM (Conducted by Srujan team) Fireside chat Introductions: 11 AM to 11:15 AM Fireside chat: 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM Q & A: 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM Networking: 12:45 PM to 1:15 PM Pitch your startup to Aparajit : 1:15 PM to 2:30 PM Aparajit is actively looking for Fintech and Edtech startups to make an investment. If you are looking for funding and want to pitch your startup/idea to Aparajit then fill this form https://goo.gl/forms/kinMSROFClAZmUI33 Aparajit will personally select 3-5 startups who will get 15 min slot with Aparajit to pitch their idea/startup. Agenda 9:30 AM: Workshop on "Making Marketing Work" 11:00 AM: Fireside chat intro 11:15 AM: Fireside chat with Aparajit 12:15 PM: Q&A 12:45 PM: Networking 1:15 PM: Pitch your startup Selected few will be given a chance to pitch their Fintech and Edtech startup to Aparajit --- Speaker Aparajit Bhandarkar - DICE Fintech (CEO) Aparajit set up DICE Fintech - a fintech focused accelerator and fund in June of 2017, with a Rs. 100 Crs corpus and has made 8 investments in the past year. At DICE, Aparajit has built a team of 8 and has evaluated over 1,200 start-ups in spanning payments, alternate lending, wealth and markets, AI& NLP, blockchain, big data and cyber-security. Host Ayush Jain - Mindbowser (Founder) Want to learn about remote software development in India? Come listen to Ayush Jain, cofounder of RemotePanda and a fellow Startup Grind director from Pune, India. We met Ayush at the annual Startup Grind director’s retreat at Google. He’s an expert in Mobile, Web, IoT and chatbot development. Find out from Ayush what you need to know. --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Sponsors Mindbowser (http://www.mindbowser.com) Mindbowser is a IT consulting and software development firm that works with startups as well as established companies from throughout the globe helping them build software that makes an impact on the world. Their clients include Dell, Groupon, Pepsi, White and Yellow Pages, Lifetap and so on Partners RemotePanda (https://www.remotepanda.com/) RemotePanda is a personalized platform for companies to hire remote talent and get the quality work delivered from city Pune. All talents associate with us are close network connections. When we connect them with you, we make sure to manage their quality, their growth, the legalities and also the delivery of work. The idea is to make remote work successful for you. Pune Open Coffee Club (http://punestartups.org/) The Pune OpenCoffee Club was started to encourage entrepreneurs, startups, developers, startup advisors and investors from Pune to organize real-world informal meetups to chat, network and grow. Today the forum has 22K+ active users and acts as the epicenter of Pune startups ecosystem RA Consulting (https://raconsulting.in/) While facing a hard day at work, we often think, what if there was someone to guide and mentor to overcome these challenges and help take the business to the next level. At RA Consulting, we do exactly that. Creative Bharat (http://creativebharat.com) Creative Bharat assists StartUps, SMEs, New Businesses with Effective marketing & Communication Consultancy. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-pune-presents-fintech-funding-in-india-with-aparajit-bhandarkar-ceo-at-dice-fintech/

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