BHIVE Buzz Fest is back
BHIVE Buzz Fest is back with a bang! This time we are bringing achievers in the shared economy to share their knowledge and experience over 3 hours of incredible talks, panel discussions and much more!
Call it collaborative consumption, sharing economy, peer economy or a disruptive innovation the core of this concept is people renting things from each other. It is projected to reach $335 billion worth in 2025, (by PWS report in 2015 ) which will constitute more than 50% of the global consumer market.
Here’s what Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research about Millennials has to say: Access, not ownership. It’s not just homing: Millennials have been reluctant to buy items such as cars, music and luxury goods. Instead, they’re turning to a new set of services that provide access to products without the burdens of ownership, giving rise to what’s being called a “sharing economy.”
We welcome you to attend the first and the largest conference on Sharing Economy, graced by thought leaders and speakers from Zoomcar, Amazon, Google, Nestaway, OYO Rooms, Rapido, MyIndianStay, BHIVE Workspace, Accel partners, Kae-Capital, IAN, Tech In Asia.
Key Speaker: Greg Moran, co-founder and CEO at ZoomCar.
Greg has dedicated his entire career to sustainable development across the globe. Over the past six years, Greg worked in various financial, operational, and strategic roles within the international energy and infrastructure sectors. During this time, Greg was involved with projects on six continents, totalling over $12 billion. His primary focal areas within the sector included solar power, wind power, and energy storage. Greg previously held positions in investment banking, private equity, corporate business development, and energy policy formulation with Fieldstone Private Capital Group, Cerberus Capital, International Power, and the City of New York respectively.
Prior to co-founding Zoomcar with David, Greg studied at USC’s Marshall School of Business, where he was the Founder and President of the USC Energy Club, Southern California’s largest such club. Greg is also a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he holds a degree in International Relations.
BuzzFest Speakers. Panel discussion on Don’t Own – Just Share. The way forward for Indian economy
Jitendra Jagadev, Co-founder at Nestaway
Gaurav Arora, Head of Startup Ecosystem, APAC Amazon.
Gaurav Arora heads the startup initiatives for Amazon cloud business across APAC. He works closely with the leading VC’s, Incubators and Startup Communities and helps them to create value in their portfolio companies by leveraging the best of cloud computing and Amazon resources such as AWS Activate Program. In doing so, he supports startups to better develop, market, and monetize their offerings.
Prior to joining Amazon, Gaurav worked as a Venture Capitalist with Prime Ventures, one of the largest VC firms in Western Europe. With over a decade of enriching experience across India, US and Europe, his expertise cuts across semiconductors, mobile, cloud computing, venture capital and deal making. He has graduated Summa Cum Laude from IIT Delhi and Cambridge Judge Business School (MBA).
Rohin Pinto, Head- Karnataka at OYO Rooms
Management professional with over 8 years of experience across various functions which include Sales, Marketing & Customer Service. Being part of the Leadership & Top Talent Team with Indias largest Telco, has given me tremendous exposure and in-depth understanding of the various aspects of business. From understanding the customer through FGDs & research to spending time on customer insight to focusing on customer lifecycle management ,to winning in the market through Execution Excellence, have been a part of this exciting journey through various roles across the Western Region. Currently heading the Konkan & Goa belt for all lines of Business (Prepaid, Postpaid, airtel Money & DTH). Specialties: Business Management with special focus on Marketing & Go To market execution.
Aravind Sanka, Co-founder of Rapido, Bike Taxi of India
Aravind is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneshwar. He is an accomplished professional in Supply Chain Management and has previously worked in Flipkart and Tata Motors in the domain of Logistics and Operations. He conceptualised the idea of Rapido to come up with a one-stop solution for intra-city traffic predicaments. He is an environmentalist and has structured his startup to reduce carbon footprint by a considerable extent. He strives to provide a convenient, reliable and economically viable solution to short distance commutation by means of bike taxis. His vision has catapulted him to the forefront making Rapido a sought after product in the commute ecosystem.
Shan Gehlot, Founder at MyIndianStay
Shan is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay graduating in Mechanical Engineering. He has worked as a Financial Derivatives Trader in Trafalgar Financial Futures Ltd.. He is proficient in analysis of trading short term derivative products. He has rich experience in trading fixed income products and is riveting on arbitrage opportunities in FX and other commodities. He founded MyIndianStay which is a platform that connects travelers and locals. Travelers can explore exotic locations and develop a priceless connection with their hosts. They can get an insight to local traditions and bask in the glory of a new culture. Whether it’s an urban apartment in Mumbai or a Portuguese villa in a distant village of Goa, MyIndianStay makes it convenient to present your lair to a target audience, and aids in finding the right place at the right price thereby making it an eventful experience.
Shesh Rao Paplikar, a co-founder and CEO at BHIVE Workspace
Shesh is the founder and CEO of the largest co-working space in Bangalore called BHIVE Workspace. He is an alumnus of NIT, Karnataka and has had an illustrious career in technology and client services. He has worked in Bloomberg R&D and Trustlr in the US and worked in software product development strategy. He dedicated himself judiciously to building a vibrant co-working space which allows startups to work harmoniously and collaborate. The community is currently the largest of its kind in Bangalore and has created a benchmark through its events and workshops.
Sindhu Kashyap, Creative Mad Hatter and Ideator – YourStory
When I first began writing I realised that it was something I simply loved doing, and with this love for writing helped me look at ideas around and new reasons to write… whether it was stories around me or people with a story or brands that need to build a tale around them… Over the years, the written word has gone ahead to take in a deeper meaning, today apart from seeing stories everywhere I even started seeing the ideas behind these stories and so I am taking the liberty in calling myself a Content Creator and Strategist. And this is what makes me the creative mad-hatter I so enthusiastically call myself!
BuzzFest Speakers. Panel discussion on Sharing Economy Trends: The VCs Weigh In
Prayank Swaroop, Principal at Accel Partners
Prayank Swaroop grew up in Ghaziabad and joined Accel in 2011.
Prayank focuses on seed/early investments in commerce (B2C/B2B) and mobile sectors at Accel. He is closely involved with Accel India’s investments in TaxiForSure (now merged with Ola Cabs), BookMyShow, MySmartPrice, Power2SME and a number of mobile businesses. He is also currently looking at growth investments from Accel India.
Prior to joining Accel, Prayank worked at Adobe Systems and Standard Chartered Bank in India / Singapore and held positions across engineering, product marketing, pre-sales and product management. He helped build enterprise level applications, as well as mobile banking and mobile trading apps.
Prayank has an integrated master’s degree in Mathematics and Computing from IIT Delhi, and an MBA from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
Alok Sharma, IAN investor.
Alok has worked in the technology industry and the start-up ecosystem for 26 years. He turned an entrepreneur and an Angel investor in 2009 with the focus on technology, innovation, learning and sustainability. He co-founded Nature Ecoventures, an incubation and project development company that focuses on industry sectors.
Shubhankar Bhattacharya, Venture Partner at Kae Capital.
Prior to joining Kae, Shubhankar was the Co-Founder & CEO of Yaqsh.com, an online store for diamonds & diamond jewellery. He has also played various roles at CMS Info Systems & Technip. Shubhankar holds a Bachelors in Technology degree from NIT Trichy, and an MBA degree from ISB Hyderabad, where he graduated with “Dean’s List” honours. Shubhankar’s interests include bodybuilding & powerlifting, video games, history & conspiracy theories, and professional wrestling. His debut book, “VCs are from Venus, Entrepreneurs are from Mars” launched on the Juggernaut app. Shubhankar writes about the world of VCs and startups on LinkedIn Pulse and YourStory.
Anuj Duggal, Google Developer Group
Anuj is working on Google Launchpad Program to empower startups by mentoring them to build and scale successfully. He also executes Google Design Sprint – A design thinking and Agile development methodology to improve the UX of apps by focusing on unified User Experience.
Apart from startups, Anuj works with external developers and share my technical expertise on Progressive Web Apps (PWA), helping them adopt the technology.
Previously worked with Intel as Graphics Software Engineer contributing towards Display Graphics Driver development for Android devices. he has been recognized as Intel Software Innovator for Leadership and Innovation in software development among global community of developers, focusing on building Hybrid Apps and Internet of Things.
Nivedita Bhattacharjee– Editor of Tech in Asia
BuzzFest is a noteworthy conference for startups, founders, techies, freelancers and investors, who are seeking opportunities to learn and network.
BuzzFest is one of BHIVE Workspace flagship events, organised quarterly. There was a great success in the previous editions:
Buzz Fest Vol.1: Date with Investors (Feb. 2016)
Buzz Fest Vol.2: Experience Marketing (Sept. 2016).
Our previous events was graced by industry experts like Alok Goel, MD SAIF Partners; Amulek Singh, co-founder at Chaipoint, Rajat Agarwal, Matrix Partners; Radha Kizhanattam, Durgesh Kaushik, Ex-Facebook online marketing head, Unitus Seed Fund; Vikas Kothari, LightBox, Vidhya Shankar, Head Partner Alliance 10,000 Startups, Himanshu Kulkarni, Head Sales-Performances InMobi, Vipin Prasad, Managing consulting Joining Dots, Atish Udayashankar, Founder Skapari. Ravi Shankar, CEO Aim High consulting.
(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm