Entrepreneurial Landscape of Tier II Cities: Opportunities and Challenges

Oct 16, 2020, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

We bring to you our next Fireside chat where we would be hosting Mr. N Neethiraj, Director, Vaighai Chemical Industries Limited. In this event we would be focusing upon the difficulties faced by startup founders, entrepreneurs and community builders in Tier-2 cities.

Virtual event

About this event

It is with immense pleasure we announce our next event a cross-promoted fireside chat with Mr. N Neethiraj in collaboration with SG Madurai.

Small cities & towns are rapidly evolving into significant startup hubs in India. However, the startups from these centers lack many advantages that are available to their counterparts based at metros. This initiative enables entrepreneurs from Tier II ecosystem direct access to mentors, virtual workshops, investors, partners and brand promotion opportunities.

Mr. Neethiraj is a Mechanical Engineer from PSG Tech, with MBA from NMIMS. He also holds International Business Degree from IIM, Ahmedabad. Currently, a Board Member heading the chemicals division and also managing the finance and projects of the group.

We will discuss:

+ His experience in his rising in the corporate ladder

+ Tier II Start-up Eco-system:

+ Identifying the Opportunities

+ Challenges and Solutions

+ Suggestions to improve the Tier II entrepreneurial eco-system

The above will be followed by a brief Q & A session

Join us on 16th October 2020 at 5.30 PM (GMT +5:30) for this insightful session

Check out what happened


  • Neethiraj N

    Vaighai Chemical Industries Ltd



  • Sharmila Devi P

    SevenClover Coaching Services

    Founder & Director



Friday, October 16, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM UTC


Pre Call and Introductions
Keynote Address
Q & A


  • Aayush Vats

    Startup Grind Bhubaneswar

    Chapter Director

  • Harsh Vardhan

    Startup-Grind BBSR

    Event Manager

  • Someshwar Tripathi

    Startup Grind BBSR

    Head of Public Relations

  • Baskar Perumal

    Lexhive Corporate Services

    Founder & CEO


  • Aayush Vats

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director

  • Prachi Arunima

    Startup Grind Bhubaneswar

    Chapter Co-director

  • Deepank Saini

    Event Manager

  • Nandini Mishra

    StartupGrind Bhubaneswar

    Director- KIIT

  • Aastha Vij

    Social Media Manager

  • Pradeep Pal Singh Negi

    HR Lead

  • Swati Kapoor

    Startup Grind Bhubaneshwar

    Research Lead

  • Shreyas Pande

    Co-director - KIIT

  • Aashish Singh

    Operations Manager

  • Harsh Vardhan

    Startup Grind Bhubaneswar


  • Satyaprakash Sahoo

    Startup Grind Delhi NCR

    Community Manager

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