june, 2016

22jun6:00 pm- 9:00 pmFinance Management & Accounting 101 for Startups & Entrepreneurs - With Pradeep Prabhu6:00 pm - 9:00 pm BHive Workspace Koramangala

Event Details


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Cost per person : 500/-


2016 is going to be a challenging year for Entrepreneurs because it’s going to be difficult to raise money from Angel/Venture Capital Investors. Valuations have been dropping & many of the Unicorns have been reduced to a few million dollars. Even companies like Flipkart, Snapdeal etc., have seen their valuations dropping significantly. Part of the reason is mismanagement of finances. Statistically, it has been noted that Founders often mis-allocate money & end-up over spending. Every stage & type of the Startup demands monetary investment in a critical area such as hiring, marketing etc., – which hasn’t been happening with most of the startups.

Given all this data above, how can Founders optimize their finances? And thus, higher probability of succeeding their Startups?

This is an intensive Finance Management Series which will teach you the basics of Finance Management. This Workshop will be quantitatively very intensive & expect to work hard during the session – will be a mix of theory & practical finance related problems via Case Studies. If you’re from a Non-Financial or non-MBA background, this workshop will be extremely invaluable for running your business. A LAPTOP with Microsoft Excel or Apple Numbers is required for this workshop.

At the end of the workshop, you will get incredible reference materials.



  • Introduction
  • Balance Sheets
  • How to analyze your financial statements?
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Budgeting – Operating Budgets
  • Long-term Forecasting
  • Profit/Loss (P/L) Statements
  • Burn Rates
  • Performance Metrics
  • Liquidation Analysis
  • Finance Hackpad


Pradeep is the Founder & CEO of Startup Wizardry which is an Events company whose primary focus is on Entrepreneurship. He has extensive experience in advising startups. His practice is focused on Business Model Innovation, Venture Capital, & Design Thinking. He is a part-time Mentor @ NUMA Bangalore ( A Paris based Startup Accelerator – https://www.numabengaluru.com/) ,an Events Manager @ Startup Pirates Bangalore (A Portugal based Pre-Accelerator – https://www.startuppirates.org/) & Startup Weekend (TechStars –https://startupweekend.org/).

Pradeep is a frequent speaker and panelist at top events & Startup Accelerators/Design Schools.

Prior to this, he worked at an Investment firm in Bangalore and multiple stints at US Government Agencies like Client Network Services Inc., (CNSI)/US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Washington DC. As well as short term gigs @ innovative startups like ZoomCars (Bangalore), Plutora (Australia), & G2G (Bangalore). He is a Computer Science graduate (2007) from the State University of New York (SUNY).


“This is the first course you must take while planning to raise funds as this will not only help you get the best valuation for your startups but also provides insights on how you can avoid fund raising pitfalls. I didn’t know the complexities of raising venture money until i attended this session. Mr. Pradeep has deep knowledge of the venture industry and is well versed in the intricacies of the fund raising game. Definitely a must for any entrepreneur.”

~ Hithesh Vurjana

   Founder & CEO of BolSnap



” Attended one of the workshops which Pradeep conducts on VC funding. I was impressed with the knowledge Pradeep has and it is surely his area of expertise. We are looking for funding and his methodologies and fine tunings with the pitch deck and valuation sheet which he helped us personally was very useful to reach out investors confidently

Wish you good luck Pradeep” 

~ Madhusudhan AV

   Founder & CEO of AVM Konnect, Bangalore


 “It was a nice workshop organised by you, we got a lot of basic and critical information which are very much mandatory for us to know before we proceed with our plan and you were of great help.
Thanks a lot.”

~ Deepak


“Pradeep prabhu’s workshop was very helpful with crisp and fruitful content. Glad I got an opportunity to attend one of his workshops.”

~ Rajshekar


“Great workshop on Venture Capital 102: Valuations! Very well, done and very useful information delivered in an excellent manner by Pradeep Prabhu. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone who is interested to understand Most Common Valuation techniques such as VC Method, Scorecard methodology, Dave Berkus Method and many more techniques. This workshop was covered with very good examples & tips along with few hands on exercises”

~ Mangesh C

IT Manager at Dell


“I attended Pradeep’s Venture Capital 101 Seminar in November. It was a great opportunity to get insights in to various stages and processes of getting a start up funded.The important factor of Pradeep’s seminar was he followed up with all of us for distributing the materials requested during the seminar and various other useful information. Thank you Pradeep for this wonderful opportunity to have associated with you.”

~ Nikhil Nan



“Pradeep is quite generous in sharing his knowledge and carries on the association after the classes are over. He continuous to give tips and replying to queries almost like a friend cum mentor. One can expect a long term association  and  interested responses from Pradeep.”

~ Mamta

 Entrepreneur & Founder of a Business


“Pradeep is a great guide and mentor. He had helped us understand the basics of funding and other steps. This is very helpful for newbies like us to get an idea of what’s going on the in the investing world out there.”

~ Venu Dukka



  • Tickets once purchased are non-refundable under any circumstances and cannot be transferred to anyone else. However, it can be used for future events in case if the ticket owner can’t make it on the specified event day. (Note: This Workshop will be repeated every monthly once)
  • This ticket is applicable only for the duration specified in the event agenda
  • Coffee & Tea will be served at the venue


(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


BHive Workspace Koramangala

#269, 18th D Main, 6th Block, Koramangala, Karnataka 560095, Bangalore - India. Landmark: Two roads behind Bethany High School / Koramangala Police Station Bangalore

BHive Workspace Koramangala#269, 18th D Main, 6th Block, Koramangala, Karnataka 560095, Bangalore - India. Landmark: Two roads behind Bethany High School / Koramangala Police Station Bangalore