Can you imagine the amount of energy in a room where entrepreneurs and the most influential people of startup community, the VCs, sit together? Such was the scene in SLP session on business pitch. Our guest list will leave you astounded. Mr. Anil Joshi, Mr. Sasha Mirchandani, Mr. Madhukar Sinha, Mr. Kashyap Deorah and Mr. Zeeshan Hayat gave valuable feedback and great food for thought to the 6 SLP fellows who presented their business today.
The most insightful part of the session was when the esteemed guests shared their best and worst experiences with pitches. The incessant question in every entrepreneur’s mind is what are the things that investors look for in start-ups which make them believe and invest in the company? Well, the list is not too long. As mentioned very clearly by our guests that clarity of thought, passion of the team, focus and thinking beyond the obvious are the most desirable things in a pitch. One striking thing which most people fail to realize but is crucial is “accept rejection with a smile”.
We were also joined by Mr. Sajid Fazalbhoy from Blume Ventures. 2 successful entrepreneurs shared their learning and experience. Mr. Prateek Sharma of MyGola joined us online and helped in understanding the technicalities of different types of VCs. The session polished off with Mr. Bhavish Aggarwal raising curiosity and awe by taking us through his entrepreneurial journey of starting Olacabs.