DFAN Masterclass Series

by Industry Experts

Digital Futurists Angels’ introduce Masterclass by industry experts in specialized Business Areas like Legal, Technology, Leadership, and Marketing & Sales. The structured Masterclass curriculum provides guidance to angel investors and budding Startup Founders in their Entrepreneurial Journey.

The objective is to sharpen the transformation of Start-up Founders into successful entrepreneurs

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Masterclass 5

Entrepreneurial Leadership – Do You Have it in YOU?

Date & Time: Coming Soon (IST)

Col (Rtd) Tarun Kumar Siddhartha Bhattacharya
Leadership Coach, Motivational Speaker and an Author

Vikas Malhotra
An INSEAD Alum, Vikas is adept at Managing P&Ls and Teams, Project Management, Direct, and Digital Marketing, Cost Saving, and proactively providing strategic solutions for sustainable growth.

Vivek Gupta (Moderator)
Co-founder & Director -DFAN, Mentor & Angel Investor, Digital Transformation Consultant

The entrepreneurs today are dealing with similar challenges as faced by the Armed Forces, the lessons learned in the military are more valuable & transferable than ever. A startup is a problem solver and the entrepreneurial journey is a roller coaster ride of variable dimensions. He helps startups in discovering their infinite mindset for success.

Masterclass 6

Importance of Right PR & GTM for Entrepreneurs

Date & Time: Coming Soon

Rahul Jain
Vice President at Adfactors PR, India’s largest PR consulting firm. He heads New Economy and Start-up practice & has over 19 years of experience in marketing and communications.

Vivek Gupta (Moderator)

Co-founder & Director -DFAN, Mentor & Angel Investor, Digital Transformation Consultant

With the ongoing high obsoletion rate, an aggressive GTM strategy is quintessential for tech-enabled startups while engaging with prospective customers. Analogous to a 100-meter race, entrepreneurs have to design a high-performing but cost-effective marketing strategy. Effective PR and Communications enables startup founders to amplify their messages to the key stakeholders.

Masterclass 1

Term Sheet & Shareholding Agreement

Date: April 17, 2021, Saturday

Time: 11:30 AM

Varun Sethi
Lawyer, Consultant, Blockchain Expert, and a Public Speaker

Vivek Gupta (Moderator)
Co-founder & Director -DFAN, Mentor & Angel Investor, Digital Transformation Consultant

  • Important Clauses in Term Sheet & Shareholders Agreement to protect the interest of Investors- Tag-Along & Drag-Along Rights, Right of first refusal or right of the first offer, Exit Clause, Liquidation Clause, Anti Dilution and Post Governance Clause.
  • Crucial information in these documents: Investment Instrument, Valuation, Pre-money, and Post-money cap table.
  • Other significant Clauses:  Appointment of the Board of Observer, Secondary Sale, and ESOP creation.

Masterclass 2

How AI is Disrupting E-Commerce

Date & Time: 7 May ’21 at 9:30 PM (IST)

Srinivas Kilambi
Ph.D., CFA, Successful Entrepreneur having 24 patents have raised 100Mn+ in VC/PE funding, and had two successful exits to his credit.

Specialities:

Digital User Experience, Machine Learning, Green Building Materials, Green Chemicals, Bio-Refineries, Biomass, solar, nanotechnology, biotechnology, clean water. Webinar Session on Impact of AI in the E-commerce sector and its relevance in current COVID time

Masterclass 3

Technology Innovation in Covid Era: A Perspective on Startups’ Role

Date & Time: 8 May ’21 at 11:30 AM (IST)

Siddhartha Bhattacharya
Secretary-General NATHEALTH
Siddhartha brings over twenty years of leadership experience in the health, technology, and technology-enabled services sector across India and the USA

Vivek Gupta (Moderator)
Co-founder & Director -DFAN, Mentor & Angel Investor, Digital Transformation Consultant

The panel discussion will start with summarising the ground situation of COVID 19 second wave, touch up the Six Pillars of Covid response, and discuss the new possibilities Start-ups can bring in through Technology Innovation to manage the potential threats staring the world

Masterclass 4 in collaboration with FITT, IIT Delhi

Introduction to Intellectual Property

Date & Time: 15 May ’21 at 11:30 AM (IST)

Pooja Bhatia
Chief Manager, i-TTO – FITT, IIT Delhi (https://fitt-iitd.in/innovation-technolgy/).  MBA (Tech Management), with all 3 credentials: Registered Patent Agent, Internationally recognized Certified Licensing Professional and Registered Technology Transfer Professional with 15 years of experience, transferred 65 technologies.

Vivek Gupta (Moderator)
Co-founder & Director -DFAN, Mentor & Angel Investor, Digital Transformation Consultant

The session will cover:
1. Misconceptions around Intellectual Property
2. Do’s and Don’ts of IP
3. Process for Assessment
4. Filing
5. Jurisdiction