NASSCOM organized Product Conclave for start-ups

Dhaval Gupta
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The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) organized the East edition of the NASSCOM Product Conclave (NPC) on July, 17, 2014- July, 18, 2014 at Hyatt Regency. The conclave served as a platform for Indian start-ups and emerging companies to access knowledge and support available in the ecosystem. The conclave witnessed participation of leaders from global and Indian product industry, serial entrepreneurs, CIOs, investors, customers, VCs, angel investors, incubators, government representatives and industry thought leaders, discussing and sharing actionable insights for the product arena.

The focus of NPC Kolkata was to provide a platform for start-ups to create access to the ecosystem for building their markets, create performing teams and secure funding. The conclave was the collaborative effort of NASSCOM, Department of IT and Electronics, Government of West Bengal and its nodal agency WEBEL (West Bengal Electronics Industry Development Corporation Limited ); and a group of highly motivated and committed CEO's, entrepreneurs and investors from the West Bengal IT Sector.

On the sidelines of the conclave, there were a series of workshops conducted by experts from Amazon, Microsoft, Intel, Google+ and panel discussions with the leaders like Deepak Ghaisas, chairman of Gencoval Strategic Services, Hemant Joshi, Co-founder, Sapience, Kunal Shah, founder and CEO, FreeCharge, Ravi Gururaj, chairman, NASSCOM Product Council and many others from IT product ecosystem. The conclave also organized a 2 day workshop on ‘Learn Inspire and Connect' for product companies that focused on early stage funding, business development, product and team management. The industry thought leaders also shared guidance on how to take advantage of business opportunities and scale up with wider portfolio wherever necessary.