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Join Athena Infonomics and GIZ as they talk about their latest study on the trends and best practices from the current entrepreneurship ecosystem, focusing specifically on how large corporates engage with the ecosystem.

6/20/2017
When: 20 June 2017
3 PM - 4 PM IST
Where: Online: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/302424354589268994
Contact: Devyani Singh

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Webinar: Fueling Entrepreneurship Through Strategic Alliances

A Guide for Corporations Seeking to Engage with India's Start-Up Ecosystem

Join Athena Infonomics and GIZ as they talk about their latest study on the trends and best practices from the current entrepreneurship ecosystem, focusing specifically on how large corporates engage with the ecosystem.

 

When: 20 June 2017 | 3 PM to 4 PM IST

Where: Online, Register here - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/302424354589268994

Agenda:

India is witnessing tremendous growth in entrepreneurial activity in the start-up and social venture sectors, both of which comprise small and growing businesses (SGBs). Driven by the need to constantly innovate, corporates are now keen to foster and gain exposure to innovation through their engagements with SGBs. When engaging with social ventures, corporates tend to be driven by their corporate vision to contribute to socially relevant causes in a sustainable and effective way.

Such engagements between corporates, intermediaries and SGBs are by necessity synergistic in nature, making it crucial for stakeholders to identify the key factors driving their engagement and the ways in which support can be offered and absorbed. 
Information asymmetry with regard to stakeholder motivations and to approaches for accessing quality non-funding-based support is holding back the Indian entrepreneurial ecosystem.

To contribute to the literature in this area, Athena Infonomics supported by GIZ, undertook a study to reveal the possible trends and best practices from the current entrepreneurship ecosystem, focusing specifically on how large corporates engage with the ecosystem. For this, multiple examples of current and past corporate–SGB and corporate–intermediary–SGB engagements in India were analysed.

The study looked at 97 different examples of engagements and shortlisted 12 corporate case studies based on the uniqueness of the structuring or provision of support, sectoral focus, nature and intensiveness of support, and the perceived potential impact of the model. 

This webinar will shed light on the key insights and takeaways that emerged from this research study to serve as a guide for corporates, helping them to choose the right business and operating models for their engagements with SGBs – either directly or through intermediaries such as incubators and accelerators. 

 

Speaker: Vijay Bhalaki (Co-Founder & Director, Athena Infonomics)

Vijay Bhalaki is a co-founder & Director at Athena Infonomics, a policy research and development analytics firm with a focus on strengthening the use of data and social science research to solve development and inclusive growth issues around the world.  He leads strategic initiatives and overall operations of the firm. Vijay works closely with development agencies, private sector clients and Governments on strategic advisory assignments. His research interests include public private partnerships (PPPs), public finance, and social infrastructure development. He is known for his unique entrepreneurial zest that he brings to work and advisory engagements. Vijay earned his degree in Chartered Accountancy from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and also holds a Masters in Economics from the National University of Singapore and University of Madras.