Guest Lecture 1516

Talk on 'IT Strategies for Startups'

Dr. Ashok Rao, former Head of the Network Project, Centre for Electronics Design and Technology  (CEDT), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, was on campus on February 3, 2016. Dr. Rao delivered his talk focusing on IT Strategies for Startups with illustrious examples from his experiences. The talk was attended by SDMites of IT Strategies for Startups (ITSS) elective course of PGDM Program.

Invited talk by Mr. Kiran Bettadapur

Mr. Kiran Bettadapur, Angel Investor, Entrepreneur, Lawyer, delivered the invited talk on January 28, 2016 at SDMIMD. Mr. Kiran deeply engaged the students by speaking on innovation-driven entrepreneurship. He advised future entrepreneurs to follow: PSPS&D model - which is Profitability, Scalability, Predictability, Sustainability and Derisk. He said, with this model, the entrepreneurs will be able to look at the long term view of their startups. Further, he shared little known insights about the strategies and tactics employed by successful firms such as Google, Facebook, eBay, YouTube, Toyota. Mr. Kiran’s talk made the students think on the lines of what an investor would like to have a look at before investing in a venture.