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#REINVEST2018 Programme: Session Details


Friday 5 October, 2018 1430 - 1600 IST HALL 6A Session Coordinators

Special Session: Start-Ups

Dr P C Maithani
Adviser, MNRE
E: pcmaithani@nic.in
T: 011 24361830
Ms Sreya Majumder
E: sreya.majumder@cii.in
T: +91 9899677485

Emerging start-ups are an indicator of healthy growth of renewables in India. Over last few years many start-ups have developed viable business models in different aspects of renewables including products, services, processes or platforms. However, the initial phase of start-up lifecycle goes through the proverbial valley of death, where the grounding of ideas or concepts does not provide desired financial returns. As such, technology start-ups generally require larger upfront capital and are viewed as ‘high risk’ in conventional investment constructs. Therefore, it is imperative for the Government to create a conducive framework for Start-ups to flourish.

In the above context, the Start-up session will cover an all-encompassing discussion regarding start-ups and their scope in the clean technology and renewable energy space. Topics of discussion will include start-ups’ potential, challenges, current trends and roadmap to drive the next wave of growth in the sector.

Discussion Points:

  • Role of Government in supporting Start-ups
  • Identifying big disruptive innovations in the cleantech space
  • Role that start-ups in transforming renewables landscape
  • Ensuring access to sustained financial support in the initial years

Panel Format
Introduction of Panelists and Moderator
Moderated Panel Discussion
Audience Q&A
Concluding Remarks

Ajit Kumar

Ajit Kumar

Founder, Khushigram & Director
Khushi Social & Green Networks Pvt Ltd

Jake Schmidt

Jake Schmidt

Managing Director, International Program
Natural Resources Defense Council

Kuldeep Jain

Kuldeep Jain

Managing Director
CleanMax Solar

Kunal Upadhyay

Kunal Upadhyay

Chief Executive - Investments – Cleantech
Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship

Nitin Prasad

Nitin Prasad

Chairman
Shell Group of Companies in India

Pawan Agarwal

Pawan Agarwal

Sr. President & Dy. Head Corporate Finance & Global Head Renewable Energy
YES Bank Ltd

Sanjeev Aggarwal

Sanjeev Aggarwal

Managing Director
Amplus Energy Solutions Pvt Ltd