Small and medium businesses have been the backbone of Indian economy and it comprises millions of SMEs and thousands of Startups

Over 50 million SMEs in the country accounts for 17% of the GDP and it employs nearly 40% of the workforce only next to the agriculture sector.

In an increasingly complex and competitive economic landscape the need to align people, brand,strategy, finance and technology is stronger than ever. Latest technology can help enterprises reduce cost and time taken to innovate and offer sophisticated products and services.

However, SMEs in India face multiple struggles on account of accessing and using the latest technological advancements. While knowledge, access and funds continue to hamper implementation of technology, absence of an ecosystem that enable technology transfer and interaction with experts is a critical reason of limited adoption. Overall these issues becomes a bottleneck for growth of the SMEs to the next level.

Equally ,the emerging startup ecosystem in India is getting its momentum with the lot of support and encouragement from the government and overall ecosystem in the country for entrepreneurship.

In India the startup platform is in its growing phase with over 6000 startups , 500+ investors and employment for over lakhs of people . The startups too face problems in the areas of people, brand, strategy and execution which comes as hurdles in scaling up their businesses

Scaling-up of business is the single most challenge for the entrepreneurs and the talk is attempting to find a new perspective to this critical issue through a conversations.


The event will be a platform to discuss the challenges of small medium business entrepreneurs with the successful entrepreneurs and experts to arrive on a new perspective. Knowledge sharing and an attempt to find possible solutions through conversations.


Growth is the single most goal from a One Person Company( OPC) to big corporates. Any entrepreneur who is looking for ideas and insights to scale up their business should attend this event.


the talk @ Hyderabad

9.15 am onwards


Opening note

10.05 am
Opening note

Satheesh Kumar, Director, the talk

Keynote 1

10.15 am
The Growth Story

Suresh Reddy, Chairman & CEO, Lycos

Presented by


Panel Discussion

10.40 am
Key Drivers for Explosive Business Growth

Pradeep Mittal, Executive Chairman Goose Technologies Pvt Ltd & Chairman Hyderabad Angels | Prasad Vanga, Founder, Anthill Ventures | Krishna Lakamsani, MD, iPay | Moderator - Radhesh Kanumury, Country Lead, Global Entrepreneur Program, IBM India.

Presented by

11.30 am - 11.45 am

Networking Tea Break

Expert Talk

11.45 am to 12.05 pm
Building a game changing Talent Strategy

Sakthi Sagar, Strategist & Consultant, Former MD, ADP India

Presented by

12.05 pm to 12.25 pm
Creating a culture of Innovation - Storm the Norm Method

Ranjan Malik, Innovation Specialist

Presented by

12.25 pm to 12.45 pm
How to build a brand from Nothing - Storm the Norm Method

Anisha Motwani, Consultant, Max Group & World Bank group, Author

Presented by

12.45 pm to 1.05 pm
Entrepreneurship & Vision Building

Mohammed Nassar, Director, Excite Consulting

1.10pm to 2.10 pm

Networking Lunch

Keynote 2

2.15 pm
Sustainable, Profitable & Scalable Business Model

Mahesh Murthy, Founder Pinstorm, Co Founder, Seedfund

Presented by


Special Address

2.45 pm
Government Perspective in Fostering Entrepreneurship

Jayesh Ranjan IAS, IT Secretary, Government of Telangana

Leadership Talk

3 pm
Redefining the Communication strategy to Scaleup

Venkatesh Vijayaraghavan, CEO Airtel, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana

Presented by

3.25 pm
Digital Platforms to Scaleup

Radhesh Kanumury, Country Lead, Global Entrepreneur Program, IBM India.

Presented by

3.45 pm to 4 pm

Networking Tea Break

4 pm to 4.12 pm
Funding your Growth Strategy

Ramganesh, National Sales Manager, SME Loan, Reliance Capital

Panel Discussion

4.15 pm to 5 pm
Entrepreneur & Goodlife - Finding the Balance

Mahesh Murthy, Founder, Pinstorm | Hema Balakrishnan,Founder, Color D Earth | Sailaja Kiron, MD, Margadarsi Chits Ramoji Group | Moderator – Ms. Manju Latha Kalanidhi, Deputy Editor, Indulge, New Indian Express Group

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ScaleUp Summit of SME and StartUps

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