The Entrepreneurship related track of The Goa Project 2016

Rohit Lalwani


Bootstrapping & Fund raising

Submitted Jan 8, 2016

To share an inspirational journey of keep going through the startup journey and focus on bootstrapping than focusing on finding investors only.


Many entreprenuers start their entreprneeurial dreams on concept of someone funding the same and bootstrapping as a concept seems to be dying art. The talk analyses both the sides of the coin and helps entreprneeurs reflect on their decisions of sources of investments

Speaker bio

I am a parallel entrepreneur, corporate and entrepreneurship coach. I am founder director of Tradexces.com, an exclusive B2B platform for organization to buy/sell their excess inventory. I teach entrepreneurship at CIIE IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Indore, IIT Mumbai & Kharagpur, NIT Arunachal Pradesh, SRM Chennai, Symbiosis campuses Pune and other management/engineering institutes where I guide students to select entrepreneurship as a career option. I have a decade of work experience which includes heading institutional sales for Asian Paints Karnataka, as Business partner at Wonder Bath- one of the largest construction materials distributor in Pune, marketing head for TalentBridge Technologies and cofounder at Sparkpluggers Innovation Lab. My voluntary experience comprises of being evangelist for CIIE- IIM Ahmedabad and iWeekend India for their entrepreneurial activities. I have organized over 350 business and social events and I am an active member of entrepreneurship forums in India. I have done my graduation from Pune University in commerce and post-graduation from Symbiosis Pune.


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