Webinar Series: Recasting the Business Paradigm

Apr 9, 2020 03:30 PM - Apr 14, 2020 04:30 PM (Asia/Kolkata)

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Webinar Series: Recasting the Business Paradigm 

in partnership with Blume Ventures

In the wake of Covid-19, startups are facing an unprecedented crisis. To help Indian entrepreneurs tide over this uncertain period, this 5-part webinar series will explore the challenges and lay out best practices for your HR, Legal and Finance functions amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Date: 9 April to 14 April 2020

Click here to register for the free series: hub.tie.org/e/webinar-series

The webinar access link will be shared with the registered participants.


  • Part 1   >>   9 April @ 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

    Culture: Create. Curate. Conserve.
    Topics: WFH, Communication Culture  

  • Part 2   >>   10 April @ 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

    Deciphering the HR Enigma
    Topics: HR and Legal

  • Part 3   >>   11 April @ 11 am to 12 pm

    Harnessing the Power of Teams
    Topics: Layoffs and Acquihiring  

  • Part 4   >>   13 April @ 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

    All Things Finance
    Topics: Running a Finance function, critical compliances and driving key metrics

  • Part 5   >>   14 April @ 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

    Surviving the Legal Battle
    Topics: Fundraising impacts, deals, service sheets, startups, material advice

Part 1

Culture: Create. Curate. Conserve 

Topics - Work From Home, Communication Culture  
Date - Thursday, 9 April @ 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm 

Remote working is the future of work culture and seems like we're already living it! Discuss the advantages and challenges of a work from home culture.

In this session, we talk about how companies can and are keeping up with the tough times. This involves dos & don’t while effectuating work-from-home, consistency in communication, ensuring productivity amid crisis and most of all, valuing people above business.

Speakers - Yashna Ray and Shefali Singh (Passion Connect)
Moderator - Sanam Rawal (Passion Connect)

Part 2

Deciphering the HR enigma 

Topics - HR and Legal
Date - Friday, 10 April @ 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm 

Explore the legal angle behind everything HR - from terminations to pay cuts. 

In this economic crisis, organizations are resorting to extreme steps to keep their business alive. This involves pay-cuts and in the worst-case scenario, lay-offs. While these decisions are emotionally difficult for employers as well as employees, they may also have legal implications. 

Learn how the HR function can crack the nut in these difficult times, with adherence to legal standards.

Speakers - Yashna Ray (Passion Connect) and Dheeraj Khanna (Partner at ConstellationBlu) 
Moderator - Kamal Karanth (Co-Founder at Xpheno; TiE Charter Member)

Part 3

Harnessing the Power of Teams 

Topics - Layoffs and Acquihiring  
Date - Saturday, 11 April @ 11 am to 12 pm

Swati & Sanam, from the largest VC incubated talent unit in the country, share their insights on the lay-off & acquihiring landscape. 

With social activities grinding to an abrupt halt, almost every industry is adversely affected. Startup founders will be forced to take tough decisions. 

As a leader, how can you come out of this crisis? Should you call for layoffs, or pay cuts or arrears? Finally, when should you start looking out for acqui-hiring opportunities? Get the answers to these questions and ask your own in this 1-hour session.  

Speakers - Sanam Rawal and Swati Gupta (Passion Connect), Mitul Mehta (ConstellationBlu)

Part 4

All Things Finance 

Topics - Running a Finance function, critical compliances and driving key metrics
Date - Monday, 13 April @ 3:30 to 4:30 pm

While the crisis is shooting up the liabilities, how can the finance function cushion the burden? Learn more about how to keep the cash flowing and keeping up with compliances.

In the coming months, cutting costs will be every startup's top priority. The solution to this lies in the fact that the Finance function can also be a profit center. Let's discuss the key priorities, challenges for the Finance function, pros and cons of running an in-house financial unit vs outsourced with third parties. 

Speakers - Ashish Fafadia (Partner, Blume Ventures) and Sadashiva NT (ConstellationBlu)

Part 5

Surviving the Legal Battle 

Topics - Fundraising impacts, deals, service sheets, startups, material advice
Date - Tuesday, 14 April @ 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Find out how the legal clauses in the wake of COVID-19 can impact your business. 

As startups try to increase their runway and deal with plunging revenues, certain legal clauses can be life saving. How do boilerplate clauses like Force Majeure, Arbitration and Severability impact your business? How can you use them in contracts that don't seem viable anymore? 

Discuss new government policies, commercial contract impacts, implications on fundraising, and service sheets to help you survive the legal battle.

Speakers - Dheeraj Khanna (ConstellationBlu) and Ashish Fafadia (Partner, Blume Ventures)
Moderator - Mitul Mehta (ConstellationBlu)

Webinar Series: Recasting the Business Paradigm

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