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Thursday, October 15 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
New Models of Acceleration

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Business incubators have been around since the 1980s and were primarily places that gave free office space. Since then, incubators have been going through an evolution, and some have changed into ‘business accelerators’.

The startup world is booming like never before. Accelerators are looking for ways to create distinctive value for startups, ultimately leading to successful exits. However, it is paradoxical that many of them are following the same pattern and expect to deliver outstanding results. The truth is there’s a high chance of failure by not breaking the startup accelerator mold.

 So what are these new models of accelerations and how are leaders thinking of these. The panel discusses the following themes:

  • What is the model of future accelerators – is it to become more niche and serve vertical
  • The one size fits all approach is becoming redundant, how do accelerators focus on creating individually tailored value for startups
  • How can corporate accelerators help

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Lalit Ahuja

Acting Managing Director, Lowe's Innovation Labs
Lalit brings over 25 years of leadership experience as an entrepreneur ,corporate leader and industry advisor. Lalit has successfully launched and exited multiple ventures and has served as the CEO and Chairman of several companies including Limited Brands, Lowe’s, Target, Datamatics... Read More →

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Pankaj Jain

Partner, 500Startups
20 years in hedge funds, startups, and venture capital across New York, the San Francisco Bay Area, London and India. Specialties: Really Big Data (real-time & static); Early-stage technology investing globally, managing startup accelerator programs, financial market data and portfolio... Read More →
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Navneet Kapoor

President & MD, Target India
Navneet Kapoor is the President and Managing Director for Target India, a fully owned subsidiary of Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT). Target is a Minneapolis-based discount retailer with more than $72 billion in annual revenue, which serves guests at more than 1,799 stores and at Target.com.Navneet... Read More →

Thursday October 15, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Taj - Aura 1 Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

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