India's First Crowdfunding Conference


21 March 2015 at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad

Crowdfunding has become a serious source of capital to kick-start new ventures and is by far the most disruptive innovation of the 21st century. As an industry, crowdfunding has developed steadily into a primary tool for entrepreneurs and creative people to assess the potential for their ideas, engage with specific people who would be interested in these ideas, and also attract the funding which is pivotal to the success of any project.

This Crowdfunding Conference will provide the participants with the unique opportunity to discuss current state of the industry in India and worldwide, to learn from experts in venture capital, business angel and crowdfunding fields, to network and find new partnerships.


Why Now?




With the industry that’s growing at a compound annual growth rate of 74% year on year there are already more than 450 Crowdfunding Platforms worldwide, most in the US and Europe. At the moment India has about 12-15 crowdfunding platforms and the list is increasing day by day.

This is definitely the right moment!

You will hear from people who’ve implemented crowdfunding as a part of their current fundraising strategies and from the thought leaders who are actively working and researching about this alternate source of finance.

Whether you're a serial entrepreneur, business-owner or just starting out, the Deep Impact Conference is a precise way to understand the crowdfunding phenomena and how is it opening access to new sources of funding.

The conference will provide a forum for an explosion of awareness for the potential uses of the models, for the growth of entrepreneurship and business.


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Who Will Benefit From Attending?


  • Startups and innovators exploring the fundraising opportunities
  • Crowdfunding platforms wanting to create awareness about their portals and services
  • Marketing Specialists, CPAs, Legal Advisors, looking for partners and new clients
  • VCs and Business Angels who want to learn about the opportunities crowdfunding can create for them
  • Students thinking about financing their new venture or interested in getting involved in private investment or marketing profession
  • Journalists and business bloggers researching on crowdfunding and its implications
  • Anyone who is considering supporting a crowdfunding project
If you fit into any of these categories, join us at the Crowdfunding Conference!

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What people have said about Deep Impact conferences...


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"Brilliant event @CrowdfundCentre bringing all leaders & stakeholders in UK #crowdfunding together #deepimpact last 2 days - I'm exhausted!"


Find Out More


Professor Jaideep Prabhu
On Crowdfunding and Frugal Innovation
Barry E James
Founder of TheCrowdfundingCentre.com

The Agenda & Materials


We are delighted to have
Shri Harpreet Singh, IT Secretary
as our Chief Guest for the conference.


Materials



The Programme

  • SESSION 1 - SHAPING THE CONTEXT
  • 10:00 - 10:20am

    Introduction to India's first crowdfunding conference

    Shri Harpreet Singh
    IT Secretary
  • 10:20 - 10:25am

    Unveiling Crowdfunding Deep Impact - India

    Barry James
    Founder at The Crowdfunding Centre

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  • 10:25 - 10:40am

    Introduction to Startup Landscape in India

    Safir Adeni
    President TiE Hyderabad
  • 10:40 - 11:00am

    Crowdfunding Demystified!

    Dan Marom
    Author and global crowdfunding expert

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  • 11:00 - 11:15am

    Comfort Break

  • 11:15 - 11:30am

    What is Reward based crowdfunding & How does it work? case study

    Priyanka Agarwal
    Co Founder Wishberry

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  • 11:40 - 12:10pm

    How is CF empowering venture business and Job Creation

    Dan Marom
    Ramesh Loganathan
    Anil Kolli
    Harshad Lahoti
  • 12:15 - 12:35pm

    Discuss the shades of Crowdfunding

    Dr. Richard Swart
  • 12:35 - 12:55pm

    Donation Based CF, how has it worked so far? Case study

    Ishita Anand
    Founder BitGiving

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  • 13:00 - 13:40

    Lunch Break

  • 13:45 - 14:00

    India's first Hybrid Funding Platform for start-ups!

    Satish Kataria
    Founder Catapooolt
  • 14:05 - 14:20

    Growth in Property Crowdfunding

    Dan Darel

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  • 14:25 - 14:40

    Alternative Vehicle for Early Stage Finance

    Ateet Bajaj
    Founder Start51.com

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  • 14:45 - 15:00

    Comfort Break

  • SESSION 2 - LEGAL ASPECTS OF CROWDFUNDING
  • 15:00 - 15:20

    Legal aspects of Crowdfunding in UK

    Tim Wright Founder Twintangibles

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  • 15:20 - 15:40

    Crowdfunding policy in India and its present status

    Sijo Kuruvilla George
  • 15:45 - 16:10

    Regulation Matters

    Tim Wright
    Sijo Kuruvilla George
    Dan Marom
    Sharanya
  • 16:15 - 16:30

    The Roots of the New Open Entrepreneurial Landscape

    Barry James
    Founder at The Crowdfunding Centre

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CONTACT

 

Get in touch to find out more about the DeepImpact conferences by sending your name, organisation and contact details to contact@crowdfundingdeepimpact.in



Capitalism Rebooting - It's time to reach for the reset button!


It must have happened to you? Something on your computer crashed and now it's running so slow it's impossible to get anything done. It's time for a reboot.

Capitalism Rebooting: This time it's PERSONAL
Crowdfunding is capitalism - but not as we've known it. It's personal. Already thousands of people are being equipped to roll their own role - create a job for themselves and others by hitting the Crowdfunding switch. Resetting to what noted thinker and VC Julie Meyer calls individual capitalism. Capitalism on it's head - without all the 'barriers to entry' and the 'gatekeepers'.

Capitalism Rebooting: This time it's DIGITAL
This time it's digital, democratic and hyperconnected. We've all known that the digital revolution holds the key to a new age. That hyperconnectivity can create a new, very different digital, economy. It's here, it's started. These massive paradigm shifts rarely happen in the ways expected or predicted by governments - or anyone else. What seemed a minority interest on closer examination reveals that this really is the new democratic, digital economy in action. Will the UK again throw away world it's world leadership position?

Capitalism Rebooting: This time it's OPEN
The World Wide Web has proved beyond any doubt the economic and social power of openness and 'the network effect'. Crowdfunding builds on the hyperconnected, social, world it has now created to bring that openness to individual capitalists. It's no longer just about the 'goliath' factory owners and gatekeepers running massive VC funds. It's open and everyone can participate - start something, support something or spread the word.

It's time to reboot: nationally, regionally, locally. To regenerate our towns & cities. Communities and people, led by entrepreneurs motivated to deliver what people actually need and want - not just a fatter bottom line, regardless of the consequences.

Come and find out how!

Capitalism Rebooting - It's time to reach for YOUR reset button!

It's up to you to: Start something, support something, spread the word.


Introduction Tickets

Entrepreneurs and Business Owners


Change is in the air. With disruptive change come new challenges, new opportunities. Since the first Deep Impact conference Crowdfunding has, as we predicted, become mainstream. Opening up opportunities for entrepreneurs and businesses everywhere.

New, better routes to funding. New, better kinds of funding Crowdfunding has changed the very nature of entrepreneurialism, removed the ‘gatekeepers’ their fixed forms and agenda and opened up immediate access to people, markets and funding.

For entrepreneurs and artists, social entrepreneurs and all ‘the makers’ Crowdfunding, and the innovations following in it’s wake, mean that any energetic, truly committed entrepreneur can now get the funding they need to get started and to grow their business – without the hurdles and distortions of the gatekeepers, their rake-offs and agendas.

On 1st Nov. at The Royal Geographical Society we will be mapping this new landscape led by the pioneers from Crowdfunding and the investment community, as well as the key entrepreneurs who are making some of the biggest waves. Including…

Professor Alan Barrell, Entrepreneur in Residence at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge has helped thousands of entrepreneurs in the UK and across the world find the funding to get started and to grow a business. An ex VC and Angel investor he will explain why Crowdfunding changes everything. Not just giving entrepreneurs access to finance, without the gatekeepers, but how the Open Era transforms the entrepreneur’s journey

Bill Morrow, Founder and CEO of Angel's Den, will be explaining how Crowdfunding is not replacing but is transforming as well as supporting traditional Angel and VC investing, why they've launched their own Crowdfunding platform and how he sees this transformation affecting opportunities for entrepreneurs as well as investors. The day will provide a golden opportunity to understand how to access new funding to grow a business or start a new one, as well as hear from and meet leading investors face to face.


Briefing Tickets

Investors, Angels and VCs


Change is in the air. With disruptive change comes both new challenges and new opportunities. Since the first Deep Impact conference Crowdfunding has, as we predicted, become part of the mainstream.

The challenges have grown, and crystallised. So have the opportunities.

Crowdfunding is changing the very nature of entrepreneurialism from the ground up. New opportunities for investors and investment strategies are abundant.

On 1st Nov. at The Royal Geographical Society we will be mapping this new landscape led by the pioneers from Crowdfunding and the investment community, as well as the key entrepreneurs who are making some of the biggest waves. Including…

Bill Morrow, Founder and CEO of Angel's Den, will be explaining how Crowdfunding is not replacing but is transforming as well as supporting traditional Angel and VC investing, why they've launched their own Crowdfunding platform and how he sees this transformation affecting the entire industry

Angel and erstwhile VC Professor Alan Barrell, Entrepreneur in Residence at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge will be explaining why the Open Era is so different, why Crowdfunding ‘starts in a completely different place’ and why this is a good thing – for investors as well as everyone else. He’ll help us explore the implications for the future of Venture Capital, early stage investing, and entrepreneurship. The day will provide a golden opportunity to understand this new wave - including the impact of openness, Open Data and


Briefing Tickets

Academia, Coaches, Mentors and Professional Advisors


Change is in the air. With disruptive change comes both new challenges and new opportunities. Since the first Deep Impact conference Crowdfunding has, as we predicted, become part of the mainstream. The challenges have grown, and crystallised. So have the opportunities.

Crowdfunding is changing the very nature of entrepreneurialism - from the ground up. For entrepreneurs and artists, social entrepreneurs and ‘the makers’ Crowdfunding and the financial innovations following in it’s wake mean that any competent entrepreneur can now get the funding they need to get started and to grow. Without hurdles and distortions of the gatekeepers, their ‘rents’ and agendas.

On 1st Nov. at The Royal Geographical Society we will be mapping this new landscape led by the pioneers from Crowdfunding and the investment community, as well as the key entrepreneurs who are making some of the biggest waves. Including…

Professor Alan Barrell, Entrepreneur in Residence at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge will explain why the Open Era is so different, why Crowdfunding ‘starts in a completely different place’ and why this is a good thing – for entrepreneurs and investors. He’ll explore the implications for the future of Venture Capital, early stage investing & entrepreneurship.

Bill Morrow, Founder and CEO of Angel's Den, will be explaining how Crowdfunding is not replacing but is transforming as well as supporting traditional Angel and VC investing, why they've launched their own Crowdfunding platform and how he sees this transformation affecting the entire industry The day will provide a golden opportunity to understand this new wave - including the impact of openness, Open Data and Big Data as well as open funding - and how it will affect investing in the coming months and years.


Briefing Tickets