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Lecture Series: Practical Insights-By entrepreneurs|For Entrepreneurs.

Lecture Series

Practical Insights- By Entrepreneurs | For Entrepreneurs.


In this lecture series, selected senior entrepreneurs will share their first-hand learning and insights on a topic of their choice with other fellow entrepreneurs. Curated by Venture Center, Pune under the NIDHI Centre of Excellence.


  • Each session will be of 90-minute duration. ~60 minutes of lecture and ~30 min of discussion.
  • Every month | Date (TBD): 1.5 to 2 hrs: Talk and Q&A/Panel discussion
  • The event will run via online video conferencing platform
  •  Talk is open to all
  • Video of the session will be made available via NIDHI COE’s YouTube Channel.
  • Each speaker will be presented with an honorarium as per Venture Center’s policy.

Topics to be covered via these talks:

  • Valuation for deep science startups
  • How to conduct in-depth Market Research
  • Getting prototypes and early production done
  •  Lessons from getting prototyping/ manufacturing done in China 
  • Mastering e-commerce platforms 
  • Raising International funds
  • Hands-on sales; Mock sessions on sales discussion
  • Engaging with large companies for tech licensing/manufacturing/marketing partnerships
  • Working capital loans from banks
  • Essentials of sales of advanced services
  • Project planning and Gantt Charts
  • Cash flow planning and management
  • Digital marketing: What works and what does not.
  • Obtaining certification & compliance 
  • Planning and executing your clinical studies

Registration link for the talks: 

Tentative schedule of the talks:

Date of the talkSpeakerTitle of the talk
19th November 2020Tanuj GigrasValuation for deep science startups
3rd December 2020Shalu MitrukaHow to conduct in-depth Market Research and why it is important for early-stage startups
21st January 2021Prateek SharmaMastering e-commerce platforms with an emphasis on Amazon
1st October 2021Ashish Gawade"Affordable Excellence: product design for quality, sourcing strategy, project management and execution."


Soma Chattopadhyay, Head – Incubation and Mentoring, Venture Center