At ET India Inc Boardroom 2022, industry leaders and experts discuss how Indian startups can navigate a tough market

The Indian startup ecosystem, which saw a record number of new unicorn additions in 2021, recently witnessed the birth of its 100th unicorn, after Neobank Open closed a $50 million funding round led by . With over 60,000 startups recognized by the Department for the Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), some 14,000 of them recognized in FY2022 alone, India’s startup ecosystem has grown at a fast pace.

Much of this growth has been driven by strong interest from private equity investors and favorable government initiatives. However, Indian startups today are also facing the impact of increasing market volatility and macroeconomic uncertainty, with the ecosystem experiencing a slowdown in funding and a growing emphasis on profitability and fundamentals over a full-fledged growth model. coast.

To map out a roadmap to navigate the challenges facing Indian startups and identify the next growth opportunities in the ecosystem, the final day of ET India Inc Boardroom 2022 will feature discussions on the topic of startups and entrepreneurship. .

Watch the breakout sessions at ET India Inc Boardroom 2022 here

At the event, startup founders, innovators, policymakers and business leaders at the heart of India’s new economy will focus on innovation opportunities in sectors such as healthcare, the next thousand-year startup opportunity. million dollars and strategies for navigating today’s operating environment. to build resilient businesses.

The five-day ET India Inc Boardroom 2022 event, which kicked off on May 16, 2022, has since focused on one key theme each day, including economics, ESG, financial inclusion, and digital transformation and automation. Aptly dubbed the largest corporate boardroom in India, ET India Inc’s boardroom will be hosted virtually until May 20 for a global audience of over 10,000 attendees and is presented in association with partner partner Commerzify and knowledge partner Bain & Co.

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ET India Inc Boardroom Day 5: What to Expect

  • Healthtech: The Next Billion Dollar Startup Opportunity
    According to an estimate by IBEF, the Indian healthcare market will be valued at $372 billion by 2022. Healthcare technology has become a multi-opportunity area for innovation given the huge market, attracting a lot of interest of venture capitalists. Online consultations, treatment and home delivery of medicines and nutritional supplements, among others, during the pandemic helped health technology startups prove their worth. To deliberate on emerging opportunities for health technology innovation and on identifying the next billion dollar opportunity, Kamini Walia Dr, F Scientist, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Ashutosh Garg, Author, Founder Guardian Pharmacy and Gaurav Agarwal, co-founder of TATA 1mg participate in a panel discussion moderated by Parijat Ghosh, Partner, Bain & Co.

  • Is the talent crunch the next big hurdle for Indian startups?
    As many as 63 percent of Indian companies reported talent shortages, according to Manpower Group’s Talent Shortage Research Report 2020. In the 2022 boardroom at ET India Inc, Abhishek Gupta, Director of Client Services, CleverTap , Deepanshu Manchanda, Founder and CEO of ZappFresh, and Vinit Bhansali, Senior Vice President of Orios Venture Partners, join Gustaf Ericson, Senior Manager of Bain & Company, to share insights into the realities on the ground of the talent shortage facing companies from various industries and explain what could be done to overcome obstacles in the growth journey of Indian startups.

  • Closing speech with Karan Singh, Managing Partner, Bain & Co – India
    The business environment is undergoing change at a rate never seen before. Boardroom agendas are being redefined to guide companies to pursue purpose-driven goals rather than profit-driven goals, in order to create long-term value. A key driver of growth remains the creation of resilient, purpose-driven companies that can weather disruptions and adapt to current changes, while promoting a long-term strategic focus and decision-making to drive uncompromised performance. not only to meet the objectives of the shareholders but also those of the environment and society in general. At the closing session of ET India Inc Boardroom 2022, Karan Singh, Managing Partner of Bain & Co – India, will speak on India Next: Defining boardroom agendas for purpose-driven organizations of the future. It will highlight how organizations can build a purpose-driven corporate culture, and how decision makers must develop and define a business purpose that inspires employees and instills a broader sense of meaning for all stakeholders, while driving performance. .

Watch the breakout sessions at ET India Inc Boardroom 2022 here

ET India Inc’s five-day Boardroom event kicked off on Monday, May 16. Each day focused on a theme. Day 1 of the event began with the theme of the economy, day 2 on ESG, day 3 on financial inclusion, and day 4 dealt with discussions on digital transformation and automation.

For more information on ET India Inc’s Boardroom 2022 event, visit the website here.

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