Startup Funding Ecosystem Perspectives

Apr 28, 2021, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

2hours, 2 Panel discussions curated with love from Startup Grind Mumbai chapter as we emerge from our hiatus since last season. Come listen to some of the veteran enablers live from the Startup Ecosystem themed around "Startup Funding" This event is a part of our Global Campaign- Funding Month in partnership with Oracle for Startups & American Express.

Virtual event
Panel Discussion

About this event

This month, we're talking about the F-word. 'Funding' has consistently proven to be the topic that our community loves to learn about, feels overwhelmed by, and seeks out support for. 

“Startup Funding Ecosystem Perspectives” - Are sessions where we curated stakeholders from the ecosystem to provide anecdotal perspectives of the success, failures, wisdom and tactical insights around fundraising.

Funding Month recognises the stories, lessons learned, and best practices shared by founders and funders around the world. The Ecosystem has emerged that helps support as well as bridge the gap between the innovators and the funders.

There are 2 x Panel Discussions for 40 minutes each followed by a 20 minute Q&A round.

Nature of conversation covers personal and professional journeys, in an attempt to share a non-watered down, honest and straightforward dialog.

Panel #1 - 5pm to 6pm

Session Themes

  • Seed investment, Angel investment, Venture capital, Debt capital
  • Strategies & Tips to evaluate preparedness for fundraising
  • Accessing opportunities.

1) Naveen Raju- Executive Director, TIE Mumbai.

2) Gaurang Shetty - Chief Innovation Catalyst -CEO- Research Innovation Incubation Design Laboratory, Somaiya Vidyavihar University

3) Anil Chhikara - Founder CEO, Bluebolt Startup Factory

Panel #2 - 6pm to 7pm

Session Themes:

  • Corporate Innovation- Challenges/ Paid POCs/ Acquisition, Grants, Investment & Partnerships with Startups.
  • Capacity building & support for Startups - AICs, Private Incubators, Accelerator Programs and bridging the ecosystem.

1) Pratheeksha- Head of Acceleration, Link (formerly NUMA) Bangalore

2) Uday Wankawala - CEO, Atal Incubation Centre - Rambhau Mhalgi Prabhodhini

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Check out what happened


  • Naveen Raju

    TIE Mumbai

    Executive Director

  • Gaurang Shetty


    Chief Innovation Catalyst

  • Anil Chhikara

    BlueBolt Startup Factory

    Founder CEO

  • Pratheeksha AK

    Link (formerly NUMA)

    Head of Acceleration

  • Uday (UD) Wankawala

    Atal Incubation Centre - Rambhau Mhalgi Prabhodhini




Wednesday, April 28, 2021
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM UTC


Introductions #1/ Ice Breaker
Commence Panel Discussion #1
Open Q&A
Introduction #2 + Commence Panel #2
Open Q& A


  • Kiran Reddy

    Startup Grind Mumbai

    Chapter Director


  • Harsh Modi

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director


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