september, 2017

16sep5:00 pm- 8:00 pm3 Models of Smart Hiring: Straight from the Founders .16th Sept @Venturesity.Supported by BHIVE5:00 pm - 8:00 pm VenturesityEvent Organized By: Vijetha Shastry

Event Details

Greetings and sharing with founders,startups looking to know more about smart hiring . 16th September , 5pm at Venturesity. Partnered with BHIVE workspace.

Hello, Bangalore! This quarter, we’re bringing the City Chapter Meetups to your city!

We’re kicking off a series of meetups in Namma Bengaluru where we aim to have focused conversations useful to the smart set of startuppers here. Come, participate, and be part of our cool community across Asia. Connect with our Tech in Asia community chapters thriving in Singapore, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Tokyo, Manila, and other cities. And meet our new TIA City Chapter Lead for Bangalore, Vijetha Shastry, a familiar figure in startup circles.

Our first meetup –  “3 Models of Smart Hiring: Straight from the Founders” – tackles an issue all startups face from the very outset: how to hire the best fit for a job, role, or project in a timely and affordable way.

We’re bringing together three entrepreneurs who have made a mark with three very different models for smart hiring. They will make you rethink how you hire or get hired, and also share their experiences and challenges in building startups for this space.

Here’s a brief introduction to each of them and their startups:

Nitesh Agrawal, Co-Founder at Indiez – IIT Bombay grad Nitesh has had an interesting journey from being one of the first techies at Ola to helping Housing build its product with data science. His startup Indiez solves a tech talent scarcity with a curated bunch of freelancers. Indiez will follow up on deliverables or payments, track projects to see if they will get done in time, and so on. Indiez recently raised US$500,000 in seed funding led by Haresh Chawla, Partner at True North (India Value Fund).

Guruprakash Sivabalan, Founder & CEO at Xobin – Guru has been an entrepreneur right from his days of doing computer science at SRM University, where he formed a team of 72 to build a search engine customized for the university’s requirements. Today his startup, Xobin solves a problem for companies using online tests for hiring – its AI-based Interact engine can detect unfair means used by candidates. Xobin was also selected for the accelerator program of Axilor, and also got funded under its scale-up program.

Subhendu Panigrahi, Co-Founder & CEO at Skillenza – When we first met Subhendu Panigrahi back in 2014, he told us that people called him the Chalta Firta LinkedIn – which roughly translates to a “perambulating LinkedIn.” His passion for networking made this IIT Kharagpur alumnus a natural fit for solving problems related to talent in the startup world. His startup began by filling the gap in skills between college education and industry requirements. Currently, it sets up challenges for techies to tackle and showcase their abilities better than a resume. Skillenza works with corporate clients to create challenges and build communities around talent.

Moderator: Subhendu Panigrahi

Event Details:

Date: September 16, 2017

Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM IST



2nd Floor, 514/A, Chinmaya Mission Hospital Road, 1st Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore.


  • 5:00 PM: Registration
  • 5:30 PM: Brief intro about TIA City Chapters
  • 6:00 PM: Three business models for smart hiring
  • 6:30 PM: Three entrepreneur journeys
  • 7:00PM: Q&A
  • 7:30PM: Mingle & Network!

Limited slots, so hurry and sign up quick!

Sign up here

This event is free to attend but only by pre-registration.

Shout out to our chapter lead & community partners:

Vijetha Shastry – Consultant at BHIVE Workspace. Volunteer at Headstart & TIE Bangalore.

Skillenza – Skillenza is a platform where companies can discover top talent through challenges they take. These are real-world projects that would help candidates showcase their job skills to prospective employers and build credibility into their profiles. These come in the form of Hackathons, Codesprints, Codejams, and Online Contests.

Pushstart – Pushstart is a community of entrepreneurs to discuss new startups, startup ideas, and startup-related problems to get them resolved by collaboration.

This Meetup is part of Tech in Asia’s City Chapter initiatives around the region, with the aim of giving back to the local startup ecosystem.


(Saturday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm



2nd Floor,514/A, Chinmaya Mission Hospital Road, 1st Stage, Indiranagar


Vijetha Shastry