IvyCamp in Association with IIT Delhi presented the first of a series of interactive webinars on the "Path to Becoming be a Successful Entrepreneur". The webinars will include a number of topics such as traits to build to become success entrepreneurs, financial skills to build up to be successful, practical management and negotiation skills and more. The panelists included IIT Distinguished Alumni, senior acadamecians, entrepreneurs, and business leaders.

The first webinar focused on practical financial skills every entrepreneur needs and the panelists discussed a variety of topics from how Alumni can provide support along this path, how would be entrepreneurs can test out whether this is the path for them, examples of financial skills Entrepreneurs need to have from the get go, where entrepreneurs can find financial support and information, what Investors look for while evaluating the financials for a startup and a variety of related topics.

Our upcoming webinars in this series will include topics like understanding the consumer, business skills needed, how to manage failure, etc.

Founder and Managing Partner at IvyCap Ventures Private Limited, A Venture Capital Fund Management Company focused on professional entrepreneurs. Vikram has more than 16 years of experience in Private Equity, Business Consulting, M&A, Strategy and Operations in Healthcare and Life Sciences, Education and Consumer Goods. Previously, Vikram was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) with India Venture Advisors Pvt. Ltd. Vikram has also held senior positions with Indian companies including A F Ferguson & Co. (now Deloitte Consulting), Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Lupin Laboratories and Piramal Healthcare across different areas including Business Consulting, Strategy & Planning, M&A, Business Development and Manufacturing. He completed his B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from IIT Delhi and has dual MBA degrees in Strategy and Finance from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA and XIM, Bhubaneswar.

Anju Gupta is the Co Founder and President at IvyCamp. She has over 15 year’s experience in the Product Management and Marketing in the software industry. For the past 15 years she has worked in a number of roles (most recently as Sr. Director) at Risk Management Solutions Inc., in California, the leading provider of catastrophe risk models for the global re/insurance industry. Her roles have included building risk assessment models for earthquakes, leading the software development cycle for RMSs first ASP weather derivatives product, leading the product management team for RMS’s core catastrophe software product line (revenue of over $100 million), playing a key role in the core team that laid the groundwork for RMS next generation modelling platform, and the architect of RMSs first usage based pricing methodology for its next generation platform.

Dr.Smita Kashiramka is an Assistant Professor in the area of Finance at the Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi. She holds a Ph.D from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Pilani Campus , in the area of Mergers and Acquisitions. She has more than nine years of academic experience along with a brief corporate experience in the insurance industry. Her areas of interest include Accounting, Indian Financial System, Corporate Restructuring and Financial Management. She has published papers in international and national journals of repute. She has also presented papers in international peer reviewed conferences.

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