Forbes India 15th Anniversary Special

Lightspeed announces the second edition of Extreme Entrepreneurs

Published: Aug 9, 2019 06:59:35 AM IST
Updated: Aug 9, 2019 06:40:17 PM IST

Lightspeed announces the second edition of Extreme Entrepreneurs
Lightspeed India is bringing back the second edition of the exciting startup training series, Extreme Entrepreneurs (EE2019). Extreme Entrepreneurs provides eight high potential founding teams with exposure to world class people and ideas, business model validation & pressure-testing and inspiration to fuel their journey.

Extreme Entrepreneurs has a three-session format and will be live every Tuesday, September 3rd till October 8th in Delhi. Testy Tuesdays start the morning with a startup-access only masterclass with a business luminary sharing candid learnings. Through the afternoon, the selected startups will have their business and points of view tested by a Lightspeed Partner. The evening cocktails will help shortlisted entrepreneurs become insiders to the broader startup, investor and media ecosystem. Some programme details:

  • Open for entries till 15th August
  • Masterclasses by the who’s who of the global start-up industry and 1:1 mentorship by a Lightspeed Partner for 8 startups
Vaibhav Agrawal, partner at Lightspeed India Partners said “Exposure is like dynamite for the curious mind. For a founder, it can shape ambitions, open minds to possibility and ignite new ideas in unimaginable ways.” On the mission behind EE2019, he added “All Lightspeed Partners were founders or operators before. Many of us started our journeys as outsiders—I was just a doctor trying to fix broken bodies before starting my first business!—and many people helped open doors, showed us the right way, inspired us to dream bigger. EE is our way of paying it forward.”

EE2019 is poised to be bigger and better. Leaders like Max Levchin (co-founder, PayPal and founder, Affirm), Sriharsha Majety (co-founder, Swiggy), Vaibhav Gupta (co-founder, Udaan), Ritesh Agarwal (founder, Oyo), Dheeraj Pandey (co-founder, Nutanix), Ankush Sachdeva (co-founder, Sharechat) and Merci Victoria Grace (growth and product, Slack) have joined the EE mission and will share first-hand experiences of building impact startups from the ground up. Further, investors including Jeremy Liew (seed investor, Snapchat and Partner, Lightspeed) will share lessons from shaping highly successful global companies. 2018’s lineup also saw John Thompson (chairman, Microsoft), Alex Chung (founder, Giphy) as well as Anu Hariharan (partner, Y Combinator) speak.

Call for entries from founders based anywhere in India are live at until Aug 15. Extreme Entrepreneurs 2019 tweets as @lightspeedee and is on Instagram as @lightspeedee. Contestants and community are also directed to its profile, Lightspeed Extreme Entrepreneurs, to know more about the series.

News Source: Digpu

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