Mentor Rendezvous - Bangalore

Date: 2012-05-12
Time: 2:30 - 7pm

Address: Coffee Day Lounge, HM Towers, Near Eva Mall, Brigade Road


MentorEdge, the initiative of Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE, IIM Ahmedabad) would be organising a Mentor Rendezvous in the city of Bangalore on the 12th of May, 2012 (Saturday).

Mentor Rendezvous is meant to be first hand interactions where we introduce the Mentor and the Mentee and encourage them to carry this relationship forward as per mutual agreement. The intention is to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem across the country, where participants are benefited by the collective pool of intelligence.

At this event, the mentees can receive valuable one-on-one guidance from the esteemed mentors, and establish a longer-term relationship with them. Post this event, we would also try and facilitate follow up meetings as and when possible, through our local team.

In our attempt to help our network of entrepreneurs further, we are partnering with an early stage Investment Firm - Kae Capital (www.kae-capital.com). Their representatives will be present at the Bangalore event to listen to shortlisted pitches and decide which ones they would like to discuss further for investment. Their typical investment size is between 200k and 500k USD and are interested in e-Commerce, Health Care, Services, Education, Mobile and Technology.


The process would be as follows:
1. Apply as a Mentee on mentoredge.com. If you have already applied, pls check if your profile needs updation
2. Drop in a line confirming your presence at subodh@ciieindia.org latest by 7th May and give your top 4 choices of Mentors you want to meet.
3. Each Mentee meets 2-3 Mentors for 30-45 minutes each. We shall share a google spreadsheet confirming your appointments.

The following mentors have confirmed their presence (Please visit mentors profile on our website, mentoredge.com):
Parag Dhol - Venture Capitalist, Inventus Advisory Services (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Bala Ramadurai - Innovation Facilitator, MindTree
Dipin K - Director, iAccy Designs Pvt Ltd
Kalyanaraman D - President, Tally Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Angshuman Chouwdhury - Founder & Chief Investment Officer , Percentage Play
Mangal Karnad - Head of CorpComm, Tally Solutions Pvt. Ltd
Mohan Pandey - Head, Operations and Project Management, Bristol-Myers Squibb India
Mohan Sundaram - Chairman and CEO at Red Force Labs Pvt Ltd
Neeraj Harlalka - Entrepreneur, Hourglass Essentials Pvt. Ltd.
Sankara Srinivasan - Managing Director, SS Halcyon Investment Advisory Pvt Ltd
Sridhar Ramanathan - Exec. Director, ReaMetrix India Private Limited
Vijayasimha Ajarananda - Chief of Strategy, BPL Ltd.

The event starts at 2:30 pm and we shall wrap the meetings by 7:00 pm.

Please feel free to connect with us, in case you would require any further information. We look forward to meeting you.