Why women entrepreneurs get less funding opportunities explains; Priyanka Madnani, CEO Easy to Pitch

Priyanka Madnani, Founder, Easy to Pitch, a women entrepreneur herself explains ‘why funding women run business is equally important.’

   

The startup world is a tough ecosystem to access for any individual, with multiple barriers and hurdles. While for most entrepreneurs, lack of funds is a barrier to start a new venture but for women, that’s just one of the many stumbling blocks that they have to face. The South Asian nation has as many as 16 million women-owned businesses, fewer than 20 percent of all enterprises, with most of them largely single-person operations, out of which only 8% get funding. During the pandemic, disruptions have disproportionately impacted women entrepreneurs and their businesses. More than 73% of women entrepreneurs have been hit by the crisis, with nearly 20% seeing their revenue wiped out.

Even in cases where businesses did not see an immediate decline in revenue, growth has remained fairly muted, according to a new report, Can Covid-19 be the Turning Point for Women Entrepreneurs in India. While, studies also show that women-owned firms have better company ethics, high value and limpidity.

Priyanka Madnani, Founder, Easy to Pitch, a women entrepreneur herself explains ‘why funding women run business is equally important,’ and the following:

  • Why do women get less funding ?
  • Experience of pitching to investors.
  • Importance of women entrepreneurship.
  • Tips to consider for an investment pitch for 100% conversion.
  • Funding norms changed in the new normal?

Unlocking entrepreneurship amongst women in India is a complex effort, but it is one that provides an unprecedented opportunity to change the economic and social trajectory of India and its women for generations to come. Startup incubators can play a decisive role and take efforts in ensuring parity and prosperity for women entrepreneurs at a larger scale.


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MSMEs need to be made more aware for creating credit culture in 2021; Shachindra Nath, UGRO Capital

In conversation with Shachindra Nath Executive Chairman, MD, U-GRO Capital on MSME credit gap.

   

Smefutures in conversation with Shachindra Nath Executive Chairman, MD, U GRO Capital on the following agenda’s.

1. Access to capital, a challenge for SMEs in India.

2. Will the COVID-19 reshape the Indian digital banking & payments landscape?

3. Suggestions to government in facilitating support to small businesses?

4. U GRO Capital’s programs to solve the credit gap?

5. Roadmap for MSMEs for financing in 2021.


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A look back at 2020; A year to forget, that will not be forgotten

A look back at 2020; A year to forget, that will not be forgotten and welcoming 2021; The year of hope and victory.

   

A look back at 2020; A year to forget, that will not be forgotten and welcoming 2021; The year of hope and victory.

Major 2020 events :

  • Citizenship Amendment Act
  • CAA protests
  • Delhi riots
  • Donald Trump’s India Visit
  • Covid 19
  • Covid 19 – March 22 Janta Curfew
  • Lockdown for 21 days
  • Schools shut
  • Offices shut
  • Factories closed, flights & trains shut
  • Work from home, home schooling, webinars, essentials
  • Labourers marching home
  • Nirmala Sitharaman package announcement
  • Loan Moratorium by RBI
  • Light diyas – PM Modi
  • Economy down – RBI
  • PM Modi’s review meeting with chief ministers
  • Ecommerce activities began
  • China – India tussel (Ladakh)
  • Gas leak in Vishakhapatnam
  • Cyclone Amphan
  • Unlock – markets reopened, flights began, some offices opened
  • Govt banned Tiktok and other apps
  • Ayodhya – mandir bhumi pujan
  • Bengaluru riots
  • Farmers protest
  • Vaccination hope 2021

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SME Futures Explains: India-US trade and economic relationship

Detailed video analysis on India – US trade and economic relationship by Mr. Purnachandra Rao Surapaneni, President – IACC, Sanjay Aggarwal, President – PHDCCI and Aseem Chawla – ASC Legal & Past Regional President – IACC.

   

Trade between the United States and India has grown steadily ever since India’s economy began to take off in the mid-1990s and its information technology sector shot to prominence in the early 2000s.

From 1999 to 2019, trade in goods and services between the two countries has surged from $16 billion to about $146 billion. India is now the United States’ eighth-largest trading partner in goods and services and is among the world’s largest economies.

Detailed video analysis on India – US trade and economic relationship by Mr. Purnachandra Rao Surapaneni – National President – Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, Sanjay Aggarwal – President – PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Aseem Chawla – Founder, ASC Legal & Past Regional President – IACC.


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SME Futures Explains :How festivities have changed in the times of Covid -19

Festivities have definitely changed this year in terms of celebrations and business. With digital reviving activities, experts still believe that it would take much more than one festive season for the revival of the economy.

   

rom celebrating Holi without colours, Raksha Bandhan virtually, Ganesh Chaturthi without visiting the temples and Dusshera without major get-togethers, the festive season is seeing a significant impact emotionally and economically. Consumers are adapting to digital solutions, in view of the best bargains which has given a tremendous boost to e-commerce sales.

Reports suggest that consumers will spend money on grocery and food supplies, 19 per cent on white goods and appliances, 15 per cent on smartphones and consumer electronics, 11 per cent on home renovation and 8 per cent on fashion and festive wear.

Festivities have definitely changed this year in terms of celebrations and business. With digital reviving activities, experts still believe that it would take much more than one festive season for the revival of the economy.

Expert video analysis by, Vinkesh Gulati, President – FADA, Mr. Ashok Mohanani, President – NAREDCO (MH) & Chairman, Ekta World, Saurabh Khandelwal, Owner – Dhanvi Diamonds, Mr. Achin Gupta, Country Head – India at ZOOOK, Dr. Sheetal Jain, CEO & Founder – Luxe Analytics and Manish Saini, COO, Ferns & Petals.


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Top 5 noise cancelling headphones for WFH

Noise-cancelling headphones have become one of the much-needed pieces of tech for a person in the time of this pandemic.

   

Noise-cancelling headphones are becoming one of the much-needed pieces of tech for a person in the time of this pandemic, many of us are working from home and students are attending classes online.

The primary reason to opt for a noise cancellation headphone over a conventional headphone is the fact that they eliminate the unwanted ambient sound using active noise cancellation technology.

With Diwali around the corner a nice pair of headphones with noise-cancelling feature seems to be a necessary addition to the current setup. Here, we’ve picked some of the best mid-range noise-cancelling headphones available in the market today.

Skullcandy Venue ANC Over-Ear

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Sony WH-1000XM3

Sennheiser PXC 550

Bose QuietComfort 35 II


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