Business World Disrupt Hyderabad - Startup Edition
Aug 27, 2016
03:00 PM - 07:00 PM (Asia/Kolkata)
T-Hub, Gachibowli

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Starting up is easy, scaling up is hard. From Silicon Valley to Bengaluru, many start-ups are struggling to grow into successful businesses. As investor sentiment around start-ups begins to cool, entrepreneurs everywhere are single-mindedly pursuing three things: growth, sustainability and scale.

We invite you to BW Disrupt 2016 – Hyderabad Edition to connect and learn from investors and successful entrepreneurs on how to generate rapid growth that helps start-ups break into the big league. Organised by Business World and co-hosted by Startup Byte, Startup Leadership Program and Startup Talks, the event offers a great opportunity to learn from the first-hand experiences of people who led the transition of start-ups to scale-ups.


Registration 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Keynote: The Art of Pitching

Prasad Vanga, Founder and CEO, Anthill Ventures

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Talk: Crowdfunding for startups

Mohammed Sirajuddin, Co-Founder, DesiredWings

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Break 4:30 PM – 4:45 PM
Talk: Gaining initial traction

Ronak Samantray, Co-Founder, NowFloats

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Talk: Simple Growth Hacking Commandments

Ravi Mittal, Founder, QuackQuack & TrueJodi

5:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Talk: Sustaining the momentum in a startup journey

Phani Narayanam, Founder, Zaggle

5:15 PM – 5:30 PM
Talk: Overcoming challenges to scale your startup

Ajay Kolla, Founder and CEO, Wisdom Jobs

5:30 PM – 5:45 PM
Talk: Leveraging Growth Hacking tools for your startup

Laxman Papineni, Co-Founder, AppVirality

5:45 PM – 6:00 PM
Panel Discussion: Bootstrapping Vs Raising Funds

6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
Networking & Tea 6:45 PM – 7:00 PM


The event gathers some of the most respected investors and entrepreneurs who built and scaled innovative start-ups. Registration is free and participants will enjoy the following benefits:

  • 1.Learn from experts on how to overcome scaling challenges
  • 2.Understand how to generate rapid user and revenue growth
  • 3.Learn how investors and crowdfunding platforms can fast-track growth
  • 4.Connect with key people and fellow start-up enthusiasts

  1. ​T-Hub,
    Hyderabad, Telangana, India


Mr. Prasad Vanga

Prasad Vanga is the Founder & Chief Accelerator at Anthill Ventures – the fast growing accelerator with investments in several start-ups including 91Springboard, Custom Furnish, Explara and Thrillophilia. An alumni of the Stanford Business School, Mr. Vanga has over 18 years of experience in building new product offerings, scaling startup companies, and managing large transformation initiatives. He has consulted to some of the top companies in the world including Nike, Symantec, Google and GE. He is an active member of Hyderabad Angels.

Mr. Mohammed Sirajuddin

Mohammed Sirajuddin is the Co-founder of DesiredWings – a crowdfunding platform where irrespective of who you are, what you desire, how big or small your dream is, you will find equal access to investment opportunities. He is passionate about creating a vibrant ecosystem, which consists of India’s biggest start-ups, support platforms, and multiple forms of funding.

Mr. Phani Raj Narayanam

Phani Raj is the Founder & Chairman at Zaggle. A graduate of the New York University, Phani is a serial entrepreneur, having built businesses in the prepaid financial services, internet, and retail verticals over the last two decades. He successfully sold a financial services company to a large Indian business house. At Zaggle, he leads the company’s efforts to create integrated issuance and acceptance solutions to revolutionize the payment industry.

Mr. Ronak Samantray

Ronak Samantray is the Co-founder & Chief Software Architect of NowFloats. A coder from his 5th standard, Ronak had an eventful stint at Microsoft before he quit to pursue entrepreneurial goals. Recently, Forbes recognised his achievements when it placed him in the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list for Enterprise Technology. NowFloats helps Indian small- and medium-sized business to come online and increase revenues.

Mr. Ajay Kolla

Ajay Kolla is the Founder & CEO of Wisdom IT Services – a boutique firm that provides IT consulting, product development, resource management and a host of complementary services. The job portal, is active in 13 countries including India, US, UK, and Canada. An Electrical Engineer by training, Ajay built a 200-people strong company from scratch in less than 3 years. Under his leadership, Wisdom IT Services is poised to become the #1 HR solutions company in India.

Mr. Ravi Mittal

Ravi is the Co-founder at QuackQuack – an Indian dating platform and TrueJodi – a matrimony platform. Both platforms verify profiles to ensure genuine identities. Recently, Truejodi ran a creative social media campaign that generated great buzz and record user growth. Ravi was also involved in running several businesses in the past including Hyderabad Pigments. He is an active member of Toastmasters International.

Mr. Laxman Papineni

Laxman is the Co-Founder & CEO at AppVirality - A startup that provides Growth Hacking Toolkit for Mobile Apps that helps app developers in identifying and implementing the right growth techniques to boost app downloads and user engagement. They have helped numerous companies ranging from startups to MNC’s with cutting edge tools on Growth Hacking and have recently been part of Microsoft Accelerator in Bangalore.

Organiser : Praveen Dorna

Praveen Dorna, 9515745100,

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