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Global Business School & Research Centre

Session on Angel Investment Venture Capital Funding Opportunity For Early Stage Entrepreneurs

Friday, August 05, 2022 |Online |Events


As a part of the initiative towards promoting creative & innovative mindsets in the business among the
students, Global Business School & Research Centre in association with DPU’s Foundation for Innovtion, Incubation and Entrepreneurship had organized a Session on Angel Investment Venture Capital Funding Opportunity For Early Stage Entrepreneurs.

This session was conducted on Saturday, 16th April 2022.The speaker for the event was Ms. Kanchi Daiya, Regional Head, West India at Indian Angel Network. This session was attended by 101 participants including students and faculty members. The objective for organizing this event was to understand Venture Capital Funding opportunities for Early stage entrepreneurs.

The speaker for the event was Ms. Kanchi Daiya, Regional Head, West India at Indian Angel Network. Ms. Kanchi is occupying the position of Regional Head for more than 3 years and is fully engaged into venture funding. Her role in IAN mostly involves evaluating proposals for funding across various sectors. She has to select few funding opportunities out of more than 11000 startup applications received by IAN every year. She has completed her Bachelors in Computer Engineering from Purdue University and Masters in Science from Cranfield University.


The event started by welcoming the speaker for the event. Ms. Saumyata Raje from MBA 1st year welcomed the participants and introduced the speaker. Further the speaker spoke about the basics of funding for startups. She initiated her speech with explaining the stages at which the funding is actually required. She explained the concept by giving examples of best companies worldwide who have become successful both with and without external funding. She also explained what investors look into a venture before investing. She discussed about various ways of raising funds, starting from bootstrapping, application to Government Grants, Angel Investments, Venture Funding, Private Equity and Public IPO. Ms. Kanchi insisted upon the importance of having a team of diverse backgrounds and different skill sets. She explained how Angel investors help in mentoring startup and not remaining to the extent of only funds provider. She also explained how venture funding help in scaling the business up from the existing one.

The objective for organizing this event was to promote students towards Startups, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, to expose students to the challenges that entrepreneurs face in the early stage of their entrepreneurship, to expose students to various avenues for raising funding for start-ups. Through this event, Students were able to know about the various aspects of establishing new venture, how they should be mentally ready for undertaking a new venture, benefits of starting own entrepreneurship venture.

The webinar ended with a question- and-answer session followed by a vote of thanks.

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