Pearl Uppal is the founder and general partner with 5ideas.in. Like ‘Boost’ is the secret of Sachin’s energy, 5ideas.in is the superfuel for Entrepreneurs in India. Started in 2012, 5ideas.in aims to boost the startup ecosystem in India. As part of its first initiative, 5ideas.in has launched the 5ideas Startup Superfuel fund, a seed fund cum accelerator program for early stage digital businesses in India. Through this fund, 5ideas.in aims to provide the startups with necessary human capital, financial capital and social capital. All this adds up to become the superfuel for startups. In 2009, Pearl co-founded Fashionandyou.com, one of India's first online retail business to offer fashion and luxury brands at discounted prices. As the CEO of the company, Pearl catapulted Fashionandyou.com from incubation to market leader in India’s online fashion retail business. It has over 3.6 million member-base registered across 1200 locations pan-India. It is also one of the first online retail businesses to achieve over a million fan-base on social media in the online fashion and lifestyle segment worldwide. Pearl has more than thirteen years of experience in internet industries. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Pearl has worked with Yahoo India as the Director of Sales. She has also worked with Rediff.com and General Electric. Pearl holds a management degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. She also has an engineering degree from Delhi College of Engineering in Industrial Engineering.
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STEP is a boutique investment banking and consulting firm for startups and small and medium enterprises. STEP provides early stage funding and acts as an accelerator to promising startups. The entire focus of its management team is to provide young enterprises with management bandwidth, strategic input on financial structuring, branding and offer significant opportunities of networking. STEP has been founded by Neeraj Batra & Gunit Chadha, two serial investment bankers with close to three decades of experience. Neeraj turned entrepreneur after working with leading names such as Bank of America, AMAS Group (London, Geneva) and the Hinduja Group and has founded Infinity Business School, Great Banyan Art Company & STEP. Gunit is a Co-Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific and a Board Member at Deutsche Bank AG. He has rich experience across retail, corporate and investment banking in US , Singapore and India.
The Young Women's Leadership Program is a 5 month experiential management program specially designed for women. The program aims is to Empower, Enable , Engage Young Women to understand and drive their own businesses. YWLP has a structured, simple yet interactive format with holistic coverage on areas such as New Venture Planning, Branding, Wealth Management, Emotional Intelligence and Digital Marketing. The program would be delivered through real life business situations, contemporary case studies & interactions with young entrepreneurs. This program will not only give you an opportunity to network with other young professionals/like-minded women but also provide a platform to further hone business/professional as well as inter-personal skills. The program will commence on November 11, 2013 at Infinity Business School, Gurgaon.
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