The new dawn of entrepreneurship in India

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   April 14th, 2020 |11 am to 1:30 pm IST


While we continue to work ‘remotely’ from the comfort of our homes, the situation we find ourselves in is far from comfortable. By coming together to fight the war against COVID-19, we hope to emerge stronger than ever.

The world is bracing itself for a new dawn of entrepreneurship, where the rules could have changed. Watch-out as Stride Ventures discusses the post Covid era with powerful women founders followed by an exciting chat with Unacademy, India’s largest learning platform

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Key Takeaways

Session 1:
Women Founders panel

  • New era of entrepreneurship and growing influence of women
  • Understand the origins of the ‘new normal’ and what it entails for startups
  • How startups can adapt to the new norms to drive meaningful change
  • Learning about the new opportunities for startups in the aftermath of COVID-19 with focus on key sectors

Session 2:
Fireside Chat

  • The exciting journey of Unacademy to democratize education for the Indian youth
  • Troubled times call for drastic measures to help companies extend its runway and not fold up. Answers to how long can one afford to do so and the right time to put a hard-stop
  • Understanding the role of debt in troubled times, the right ways to use it and change of mindset for business to survive the downturn



11 AM - 12:15 PM

SESSION 1: Women Leaders Roundup
Women's take on the post COVID era: Challenges and Opportunities
Ayushi Gudwani, Founder and CEO, FableStreet
Gita Ramanan, Co-Founder and CEO, Design Cafe
Ghazal Alag, Founder and Director, Mamaearth
Rashie Jain, Founder and CEO,
Apoorva Sharma, Principal, Stride Ventures (Moderator)

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

SESSION 2: Fireside Chat
Riding the troughs and peaks
Gaurav Munjal, Co-Founder and CEO, Unacademy
Shradha Sharma, Founder and CEO, YourStory Media

About Stride Ventures

Delhi based Stride Ventures is focused on providing debt solutions across early stages at Pre-Series A or higher. They look to partner with startups which are at the forefront of innovation with disruptive businesses and ideas. As opposed to the ‘One Size Fits All’ approach, Stride provides tailor-made debt solutions to startups, enabling startups to bridge the working capital discrepancy and strategically allocate capital. Bringing more than six decades of collective underwriting experience, the fund helps its portfolio companies leverage the banking ecosystem through their domain expertise and extensive network.

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