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Startup Grind Chennai Hosts Suresh Kalpathi (Angel Investor & Founder-AGS, SSI)

Startup Grind

Monday, December 16, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (IST)

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Suresh Kalpathi, Angel Investor & Founder-AGS, SSI

He is an extremely successful entrepreneur, and is now an active venture capitalist, angel investor, and businessman. He starting off his entrepreneurial journey in 1991 with SSI Ltd, which was one of India's leading IT and IT Training Firms. He had successfully bought out Aptech and merged SSI's education arm with Aptech. He later sold SSI to the PVP Group for around INR 10 Billion.

Having built and created a hugely successful global brand, the Kalpathi Group has now turned its focus on encouraging young entrepreneurs to create new global brands with their flagship company Kalpathi Investments, a Chennai based VC Fund.  The group is also developing an entertainment business on its own under the brand of AGS that includes production, distribution and exhibition.

Agenda   6:30 Networking and Food
7:30 Fireside Chat
8:30 Networking

Hosted By

Sriram Sekhar, Chennai Startup Grind Chapter Director

He found his entrepreneurial calling early in life, and after working with top global and Indian consulting companies & finance houses for several years, he started his own venture  - S.M.A.R.T Advisors, a financial consulting and advisory firm based out of Chennai, India, focused on helping entrepreneurs with business strategies and raising funds. He also recently started South India's first professional dog walking service - though this is still a very nascent concept in India.

Email: Sriram@startupgrind.com | Twitter: @@SMARTAdvisors

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Local Partners

IIT Madras Incubation Cell (IC)

IITM Incubation Cell (IC) is the umbrella body for all entrepreneurship related activities arising out of the IIT Madras community and others associating with the community in collaborative mode.

IIT Madras’ Rural Technology and Business Incubator (RTBI)

IIT Madras’ Rural Technology and Business Incubator (RTBI) is a registered not-for-profit society. The aim of RTBI is to support rural and social inclusive start-ups, primarily those that enable scalable products and services for the under-served and bottom-of-the-pyramid segment.

S.M.A.R.T Advisors

S.M.A.R.T Advisors is a boutique strategy advisory & independent research firm based out of Chennai‚ India. They provide a wide gamut of services, ranging from strategy & financial consultancy to facilitating fund raising, M&A, and joint ventures. They also offer independent equity, industry, and other specialized research services.

What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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When & Where

IIT Research Park
Kanagam Road, Taramani
Chennai, 600113

Monday, December 16, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (IST)

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Startup Grind

Startup Grind is the world’s startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting founders in over 170 cities.

We nurture startup ecosystems in 63 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs.

The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

Founded in Silicon Valley by Derek Andersen, Startup Grind has now hosted 2,000 fireside chats since its founding in 2010.

To date, Startup Grind has helped 170,000 entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users.

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