Every year, the startup ecosystem witnesses new players emerging from unexpected places and disrupting the market with their brilliant ideas. This surge in entrepreneurial talent making waves all across brings with it the need to network, interact and learn. The past two months at NSRCEL were packed, to say the least. With a flurry of ecosystem meetups, guest speaker sessions, alumni engagement events, and much more, our attempts to equip founders with the right platform to go out there and break the glass ceiling have only strengthened with time.   

Virtual sessions are known to pull in crowds like hotcakes. Being a means of convenience, we look to take the scale of virtual learning up by a notch through our guest speaker sessions directed at solving pressing problems that startup founders often find tricky to grapple with.  

Ranging from Finance Essentials, Customer Acquisition, Logistical Support, and Customer Engagement, NSRCEL’s host of online events saw a participation of over 330+ viewers.   

What are the red flags in working capital that one should look out for? How do I avoid surprises and ensure I don’t run out of money? These are some of the questions that we helped budding entrepreneurs tackle through our panel discussion on Finance Essentials for Startup Entrepreneurs.   

While finances require a good chunk of attention, a startup must also look into the customer side of things. Startup founders were able to recognize the need to create a balance between customer acquisition and retention along with unraveling the secret formula to craft impactful customer journeys with an effective engagement strategy through sessions delivered by senior leadership at NetCore, an AI-powered Growth Marketing platform, and COOEE, a low-code AI platform rendering personalized customer engagement.   

The session organized with Delhivery, India’s largest and fastest growing fully-integrated logistics and supply chain enabler also helped our startups navigate the nuances of logistics and emphasized on how building capabilities can enhance the shipping experience for D2C brands.  

Taking conversations beyond the purview of the front-facing camera was our host of offline events. 

With the pandemic at ease, we were finally able to bring the NSRCEL touch to the city of Mumbai, where we hosted our founders from the Goldman Sachs 10000 Women Program with startup founders and partners from the ecosystem for networking and a conversation with Vikrant Potnis, Founder, FundEnable on the challenges in Fundraising.  

While connections and interactions were being fostered in Mumbai, the NSRCEL HQ was at its peak with back-to-back events and meetups bringing together cohorts, mentors, and stakeholders.  

Right from welcoming our mentors from across various programs for a meet-up at NSRCEL, to hosting our alumni of the Goldman Sachs 10000 Women Program for a meet-up that fueled much-needed interactions and brought together entrepreneurs from across cohorts and sectors including education, wellness, beauty, services and manufacturing to welcoming 29 investors connects, 100+ cleantech mobility startups for 1500+ minutes of conversations driven by innovation at the Community Meet-up with Micelio Mobility – a first of its kind initiative driven towards building a collaborative and inclusive mobility ecosystem – we got to meet the best of ecosystem enablers and enterprising startups driving growth.   

We ended this power-packed month with a bang as we met up with 130+ entrepreneurs across the spaces of toys, maternity care, STEM education, sustainable wellness, food, beverages, eco-friendly lifestyle, and much more at the Women Startup Program’s Startup Santhe. Dignitaries from Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited, alumni from cohort 3 of the Women Startup Program and our newly inducted pre-incubatees from the current cohort joined us as we celebrated their journey through the program.   

At NSRCEL, we recognize a founder’s need for a space that inspires, intrigues, and ignites potential. With a broader scope of events in the pipeline, we are excited to welcome you all to explore all that we have in store for you over the next few months. Until then, let the conversations begin!