12-13 December 2018|CII-SNCEL, Kolkata

In the “New India” that has emerged over the last two decades following liberalization, globalization, innovations and technology led disruptions, there has been an explosion of entrepreneurship in the economy. In this “New India” First Generation Entrepreneurs and Start-ups including growth of new businesses within the traditional family business structures have become determining forces.

While many successful businesses are built by first generation entrepreneurs, they are equally extremely vulnerable to higher levels of failure, in large parts because of their difficulty in scaling beyond their Initial stages. The differentiator is often the challenges of tapping into a supporting eco-system for guidance and course correction. Absence of support systems and the links to facilitation services initiate a vicious cycle of multiple and repeated premature, ill-planned or ad-hoc business decisions, compromising their ability to scale and sustain.

In this background, the CII-Suresh Neotia Center of Excellence for Leadership is organizing the 2nd National Leadership Conference for First Generation Entrepreneurs with a vision to create a network of enablers that serves the immediate needs of First Generation Entrepreneurs and new businesses.

Key Discussions

  • Understanding the Mega Trends shaping the Future of Entrepreneurship
  • Getting down to Brass Tacks: Developing a Robust Business Strategy
  • Leapfrogging Business Growth: Leveraging Technology & Digital Marketplaces
  • Entrepreneurship Simplified: From Idea to IPO
  • Getting the Talent Puzzle Right: Innovative Approaches
  • Keys to Successful Mentoring Relationships
  • Alternative Approaches to Funding that fits your Business Strategy
  • Entrepreneurial Success: Lessons in Leadership
  • Managing Failure and Engineering Turnarounds

Who Should Join

  • Businesses including Start-ups which have moved beyond seed- funding and are looking at further opportunities for capacity building and addressing issues relating to scaling up & growth
  • SMEs which need access to facilitation services that can help scale-up and thrive in a competitive environment
  • Established Companies started by First Generation Entrepreneurs
  • New Business Line / Diversification of established Family Businesses led by new gen entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystem including Funding Agencies, Mentors and Consultants etc.

Special Attractions

  • Perspectives of Top Entrepreneurs
  • Engaging Sessions with Open Audience Interactions
  • Real-life Case Studies
  • High Energy Debates
  • Signature Storytelling Sessions
  • Speaker Huddles
  • Interactive One on One Mentor Sessions