Are you an entrepreneur, a self employed woman who has tasted the joy of being on your own? Have you often thought “if only I could grow my business more …” or “how do others address the kind of challenges I face … raising funds, getting people, managing multiple locations, expanding business.. ”, then this program is for YOU.
Come join us for a two part workshop that helps you introspect firstly on “Are You ready to Scale”, i…dentifying your key motivation for “Dreaming Big” and then prepares you to address the challenges of scaling up through interactive and insightful sessions. You will also get the opportunity to meet and interact with other successful entrepreneurs who have walked the path before.
The Workshop is designed in two sessions of two half days, a month apart, and with some project work in between. The Workshop will be lead by two eminent TSS members who bring extensive experience in their fields.
Module 1: Are You ready to Scale? (29th July, 3-6pm)
-Why Should I Scale
Understanding Your Motivations
Identifying the Key Challenges
-When is the Appropriate time to Scale
The Lifecycle of a business
Analysing the scalability potential and entrepreneurial readiness
-What Does it take to Scale
Scalable Business Model
Identifying and securing required funds
Establishing Systems and Processes
Managing the Dilemma of Work Life balance
- Project Work
Developing a Scalable Business Plan
Fees for Module 1:
Members – Rs.350
Non- (TiE)Members – Rs.700
Students – Rs.250
Paula Mariwala, Executive Director at SeedFund
As Executive Director with Seedfund, one of India’s only early etage funds focused on the start-up space, she has seen over two thousand business plans in the last three years and has engaged with many young entrepreneurs across industries. Seedfund’s philosophy of investing little money and a lot of time, has resulted in a portfolio of 12 start up companies, most whom have scaled successfully to be leaders in their respective fields. Besides managing the portfolio companies, she continues to be very active in the entrepreneurial ecosystem and is involved in various capacities with academic institutions, incubators and other relevant events and forums.
- MS (Applied Physics) from Stanford University, USA . Several papers and patents in the field of Laser Physics and Optical Communication.
- A technocrat by profession, with experience of over 20 years of experience with leading high technology companies in USA and India.
- Director with Hinditron Group, one of India’s oldest IT / Technology companies where she started and ran the Fiber Optics, Telecommunication and Broadband business
- TiE Charter Member, member of Computer Society of India, IEEE, Indian Merchant’s Chamber.
Smriti Dalvi, MD & CEO – Florista India Pvt Ltd
-Smriti is the Managing Director and CEO of Florista India Pvt. Ltd., that runs a chain of fresh flower retail stores, under the brand name – FLORISTA.
Florista today has presence in 4 cities and has plans for a national roll-out by December 2010.
-Smriti, an electrical engineer by qualification, has spent over 14 years in the IT industry before starting out on her own.
-She last worked for a German Software Company SOBIS (an IBM partner) as Joint. C.O.O., where her role was of Business Analysis and Development in European markets and overall operations of the company’s Mumbai division.
-She was awarded the ‘Woman Entrepreneur of the year 2008’ organized by Indian Merchant Chambers and Mariwala Foundation.
-She also featured in the list of nominees for the TiE Stree Shakti awards for the Year 2009.
-Smriti’s family includes her husband Sameer who runs a successful Advertising agency and 2 children – 13 year old son Brij and 9 year old daughter Teesta.