Basics of Starting Up - Startup Saturday Ahmedabad

Jeff Bezos (Founder and CEO, Amazon) rightly said, I knew that if I failed I wouldn't regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.

Since the past 5 years, a lot of books, courses, bootcamps and numerous pep talks on “STARTUPS”  have been carried out by experienced entrepreneurs to educate emerging entrepreneurs and startups. If you crawl the web, you’d find gazillions of resources. Here is when it becomes hard for us to decide which resources to count on.

In this Startup Saturday session, we bring to you ‘The Basics Of Starting Up’ - which will be covering Startup’s inception essentials. This session is modularised in a manner which gathers profound experiences, failures and hard-learned lessons of our speakers and brings you the ultimate checklist. Modularising this session is just to follow an event flow, but it awaits to bring to you some immersive stories from our speakers. This session is for:

  • Students and aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Whose 1st startup failed and who want to rise up again (ethically!)
  • Who are currently CEO, COO, CMO or co-founder of a startup
  • Who are engrossed in their typical day job, but want to gain deep insights on the startup ecosystem!
  • Who are working in a startup but the product is failing
  • Who has an ample amount of ideas but lacks money and the right team.
  • Who have ample amount of money but negligible ideas.


Enroll for the event today and help yourself from getting submerged! It is a high and wonderful time for you to Start-Up! Now prepare a long list of questions you’ll be asking to speakers of this session - whether it be a silly question or a complex one, be ready with all your questions. We’ll make sure it gets answered in this startup Saturday!

FREE & OPEN for ALL. Register here:



Dr. Srisunder Subramaniam


CEO, Venture Studio

Dr. Subramaniam recently joined as CEO of VentureStudio, the startup incubator of Ahmedabad University. He
is responsible for managing all activities and growth of Venture Studio, including developing its ecosystem that
links Ahmedabad University to entrepreneurial opportunities in India and the globe. He has more than 15
years of experience in the life sciences sector in the US spanning research, product development, investment
planning, business, and operations strategy for diverse organizations ranging from global pharma and startups
to academic medical centers and public health organizations. Dr. Subramaniam has a Ph.D. in Biophysics from
The Ohio State University, MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and a postdoctoral
fellowship at the multi-national pharma Eli Lilly & Company.

Dr. Shrinivas Savale


CEO, AIC-LMCP Foundation

Shrinivas S. Savale, Ph.D., is the CEO of AIC-LMCP Foundation at L. M. College of Pharmacy, Ahmedabad. He is an acknowledged leader with over twenty two years of professional experience in drug research, development and compliance, in pharmaceutical organization, CRO set?up and academia. He has expertise in the areas of GxP (GLP, GCP, GMP) compliance including data integrity, gap analysis and resolution for electronic data workflow and IT systems in GxP environment, CRO/Vendor qualification, electronic solutions deployment for automation of bioanalytical/clinical laboratory workflows (LIMS, SDMS)/clinical workflow (Phase I/BA?BE), regulated bioanalysis, biopharmaceutics and early clinical development including bioequivalence for small molecules and biosimilars/biologicals and has been supporting pharmaceutical organizations and CROs in these areas.

Swarup Pandya


Senior Associate-Startup Support

Swarup has been the active Startup ecosystem member for more than five years. His interest is to network with various community/industry experts. He has been a community player and part of CIIE for planning and executing various accelerator programs & campaigns for Startups and to bridge between startup needs and mentors/industry experts to execute support. He understands the need from entrepreneurs and tries to build solutions through various events and one-on-one support. During five years of journey, he has conducted many community events, been part of various national and international conferences.

Tushar Panchal


Incubation Manager
GTU Innovation & Startup Centre (GISC)

Tushar is having more than 10 years of experience in the Startup ecosystem enablers. He is working as Incubation manager, Startup mentor, Assistant professor and SSIP Coordinator at Gujarat Technological University. He is interested in training young minds either through academic or other ways like mentoring early-stage startup, building an ecosystem for Entrepreneurship, expanding regional innovation centers of Gujarat.

Jinali Thacker


Senior Associate-Legal & Compliance

Jinali is a company secretary who specializes in the compliance and legal
aspects of the investment life-cycle including finalizing deal structure,
execution of investment documents, overseeing due-diligence process and
allied compliance relating to investment, monitoring and helping the investee
companies in their regulatory compliance and exit formalities.
Jinali began her career at Disha Microfin Limited, a NBFC working to provide
micro-finance solutions to rural and urban women on commercially
sustainable basis, where she was involved in restructuring of the company and
its conversion into a banking entity. At Center for Innovation Incubation and
Entrepreneurship (CIIE Initiatives), IIM Ahmedabad, she manages the
statutory and regulatory compliance and investment documentation for CIIE
Initiatives and its affiliates.



Event Details

10 Aug, 2019
05:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Venture Studio
Ahmedabad University
A.G. Campus, Commerce Six Rd,
Ahmedabad - 380009

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