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TiE Pune Masterclass on Strategy for Young Companies
Sep 21, 2019
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Conference Hall No. 6, MCCIA Trade Tower, A wing, 05th Floor, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune 41016
Pune,India View map →

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Masterclass on "Strategy for Young Companies"

Short Brief:

It is often believed that “Strategy” is too lofty a concept with young companies and start-ups, who are struggling to keep themselves afloat and alive, where the fight for survival is a daily battle. In fact, Strategy is perhaps most relevant to such companies.

Strategic decisions (or indecisions) during the founding stages of a Company can make or break its growth journey. Before plunging into the market, it is helpful to step back and think about the USP of the product/service, how the USP is to be articulated, the Target audience for the company, the organization structure and personnel who will man the company, the geographies in which the company proposes to venture, etc. One wrong step in these basics will severely mar the company’s chances of success.

The Masterclass on Strategy for Young Companies

  1. will attempt to explore the above strategic thought processes for founders, aided with large number of real-life examples of companies which did or did not think through this process well enough, and the consequences
  2. Attempt will be made to assist the Founders into thinking deep about these crucial elements, and come up with differentiated strategies which may make their fight for survival a lot easier

Discussion Leader:

Hemant Jalan - Founder and MD Indigo Paints

Hemant has almost 40 years of industrial experience, most of it as an entrepreneur. He is the founder and Managing Director of Indigo Paints Pvt Ltd, which is India’s 5th largest paint manufacturing company, with a presence pan-India across 14000 retail outlets, and large advertising presence. Indigo Paints received VC funding from Sequoia Capital in 2014, and acquired another mid-sized paint manufacturing company in South India in 2016. The company uses cricketer M S Dhoni as its brand ambassador, and plans to go public next year. Prior to founding Indigo Paints, Hemant has served as CEO at Vedanta’s Copper business.

Hemant has a B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kanpur, a Masters in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from Chicago Booth School of Business.

Hemant has been a Charter Member of TiE Pune for the last several years, and mentored several companies in the TiE Nurture program. He is a travel enthusiast, who has a penchant for travelling to off-beat corners of the globe.




  1. ​Conference Hall No. 6,
    MCCIA Trade Tower, A wing, 05th Floor, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune 41016,
    Pune, MH, India
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