[TechSparks 2021] Here’s What Executives Will Focus On At India’s Largest Virtual Startup Conference
For over 12 years, TechSparks has been the go-to place to discover startups, entrepreneurs and innovations that will shape the future of everything. Started in 2010, each edition of TechSparks helped key and emerging stakeholders come together on a single platform, allowing them to understand existing challenges and bring a clear vision on the way forward.
In his 13th edition, with the theme “What’s Next: Rethinking the future”, TechSparks 2021 will serve as a forum to hear first-hand from the leaders, entrepreneurs and pioneers who are leading transformation in their industries and leading the way into the future.
The six-day event, to be held between October 25 and October 30, 2021, will see over 10 main sector tracks, 15+ special tracks and sessions spanning over 300 hours. The conversations will delve deeper into healthcare, food, SaaS, D2C, space, retail, fintech, edtech, and agritech technologies, among others.
Here’s a look at key tracks and themes, which will see some of the most influential leaders from across industries discussing and sharing their perspectives on a wide range of topics.
Focus on key sectors
The Indian healthcare technology market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 39% in fiscal years 2020 to 2023, and is expected to reach $ 50 billion by 2033. The opportunity is huge. More than that, the pandemic has induced a wave of rapid innovation in the Indian healthcare industry. The sessions of this track will delve into the trends, growth prospects and challenges in this sector.
Edtech, a $ 2 billion market in India, has already seen its first decacorn with BYJU. Additionally, the push for online and hybrid education amid the pandemic has made edtech one of the most sought-after industries for both entrepreneurs and investors. Sessions of this track will present industry perspectives on the changing education landscape in India, future trends, hybrid learning models, international and level II fields and much more.
Fintech / BFSI
India has the world’s highest FinTech adoption rate at 87%, which is significantly higher than the global average rate of 64%. The Indian fintech market is currently valued at $ 31 billion and is expected to reach $ 84 billion by 2025, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22%. Rising consumer and business interest in sub-sectors such as insurtech, regtech and neobanks is further catapulting the growth of fintech / BFSI (banking, financial services and insurance) in India. This track will allow discussions on global perspectives and fintech opportunities, emerging trends, challenges and more.
Software as a Service (SaaS) in India represents a trillion dollar opportunity. India currently has around 1,000 SaaS startups, including 10 unicorns, which generate a combined annual revenue of $ 2-3 billion and employ nearly 40,000 people. Sessions in this track will analyze the SaaS opportunity curve, highlighting the challenges and gaps in niche areas in India.
Retailtech, E-commerce, Logistics
The post-pandemic era has given Indian startups a huge opportunity to fuel the ‘Make in India’ dream by exploiting some deeply rooted issues. One of them is unorganized retail. The boom in retail technology, coupled with the surge in e-commerce and logistics, is helping traditional players in these industries gradually embrace the technology and embrace the digital roadmap. This track will facilitate discussions related to deeper penetration of e-commerce, digital logistics and payments, retail 2.0, future trends, upcoming unicorns in space and more.
In 2020, India had over 80 million Indian buyers. In the post-pandemic era, that number is now expected to reach 200 million by 2025. This track will focus on the set of new-age online consumers with insatiable needs and shifting preferences, difficult to serve by alone. traditional actors. The sessions will also cover trends in the burgeoning internet ecosystem and changing consumer behavior leading to the emergence of the Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) distribution channel.
Space technology gained a lot of attention in 2020 with the announcement of further space technology reforms and the formation of IN-SPACe aimed at including private sector players. The opening of trade space missions and other initiatives have also prompted stakeholders to view space technology as a potential sector with future growth opportunities. This track will feature discussions on applications, policies, funding challenges, building sustainable startup ecosystems, and tracking growth stories.
Lately, proptech players in India have taken a head start and were no longer just a simple SEO or middleman platform. With the integration of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and data analytics, real estate startups are transforming this space. and create unique solutions for consumers. This track will focus on the factors leading to the transformation of proptech in India and the challenges, growth and opportunities ahead.
Agritech in India is expected to reach a market of $ 30-35 billion by 2025. Technology and regulatory reforms in the industry have prompted the industry to start thinking about new age methodologies. The booming startups in the agritech and related services segment are also inspiring farmers and associated intermediaries to seek new avenues of income growth. To understand the current situation and future possibilities of the agro-tech sector, this track will foster discussions on post-pandemic challenges, scale from farm to fork in India, agricultural e-commerce, emerging technologies in India. and more.
The pandemic has made food technology one of the most aggressive growth sectors. While Swiggy is already in the race to become a decacorne, Zomato has made his public debut on the Indian stock market. The change in consumer behavior has prompted analysts to set the market to reach INR 1,868.19 billion by 2025. To answer the big question of the future, this track will feature sessions on upgrading. scale of food tech startups to the unicorn level, understanding the profitability mantra, understanding the challenges of diversification and more.
Creator economy refers to the class of businesses created by content creators and community builders. This includes social media influencers, bloggers and videographers as well as tech entrepreneurs offering software and financial tools to content creators to help them scale and monetize. Over the past few years, content creators have become entrepreneurs and have gained ground in the media ecosystem. This track will showcase success stories with a focus on understanding the key challenges faced by content creators, the opportunities brought on by the pandemic, the growth curve, and future trends.
So join us October 25-30, 2021 at TechSparks 2021 be part of an immersive, inspiring and unique experience with start prices, product launches, political discussions, master classes, and more.
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