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TiE Institute Session – Managing by the Numbers – Finance for Entrepreneurs


As entrepreneurs and professionals we are happy running our business, getting in customers, building teams, expanding operations etc. However for most of us, when we talk of numbers or finance, we feel its best left to the financial experts. While number crunching may not be our key strength as business owners and senior professionals we need to be on top of our finances.

Our upcoming TiE Institute session, we will cover this crucial challenge faced by all entrepreneurs: managing finances. If running your venture is like driving a car, financial statements are your dashboard and GPS. Do you how to read them, and where to pay attention? This session will cover financial statements and key financial ratios for entrepreneurs.

This session will help answer the common finance related challenges faced by entrepreneurs

• Reading & Interpreting Financial Statements
• Deciphering Key Financial Ratios
• How much time to spend on managing finances (vs. sales, product development, marketing…)?

The session will be conducted by a very experienced panel comprising of a finance expert and successful entrepreneur s who have successfully managed their finances and grown their business. They will share practical tips and insights for entrepreneurs on the critical aspects of managing finances and key financial ratios.

Key Speakers:

Ajay Trehan, Founder & CEO – AuthBridge
Ajay Trehan is a pioneer in modern background screening process outsourcing. He founded AuthBridge in 2005 and has built the company into a leading authority on background check management in India. Today, AuthBridge is a quality-driven, best practice company, delivering proven business impact risk advisory solutions to top draw clients, including Fortune 500 organizations.

Ajay’s perspective on the importance of risk assessment and mitigation drives AuthBridge’s culture of innovation and commitment to excellence. His passion for best standards in service and customer engagement has seen the company measure up to global quality benchmark, including ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certifications.

Before turning an entrepreneur, Ajay had a distinguished career with ICI India where he held leadership positions in operations and sales. His ability to recognize new business opportunities when markets and technologies are in transition also prompted him to co author CORE BPO, a business process outsourcing company that specialized in providing Business Process Outsourcing to the UK Real Estate Industry.

Darshan Bhatt, Founder & Director – CIAM
Darshan brings a unique blend of entrepreneurship, experiences, and conscious leadership. His experience spans education, international trade, fashion, design and IT industries. Darshan has been keenly involved in adult learning for over 16 years, has designed and led highly successful programs and contributed to institution building.He believes and works towards a transformation of education that is integrated, inter-disciplinary, and learner driven. He also teaches strategy , entrepreneurship, occasionally coaches CEO friends and provides strategy advice to their companies.

A management graduate from the first batch of NIFT (National Institute of fashion technology, India), he also holds an executive masters in international trade from the Indian Institute of Foreign trade (IIFT).


Registration: 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Session: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Venue: India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road

Fees: (inclusive of taxes)
TiE Members: Rs 400/-
Non TiE Members: Rs 800/-

Given there is a limited capacity for this event, we recommend advanced registration. Click here to register and block you seat!

For further information contact Amit Kumar at or +91-9968452688

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About Author:

Digbijoy has a wide ranging experience across diverse sectors, initially started his career in education marketing with reputed educational institutes and then subsequently joined the advertising and events industry to execute several projects including a state election campaign for a national party, conceptualizing and running a restaurant chain in Delhi and several other projects.

He joined the Delhi chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE Delhi), where he worked for over 3 years and drove various key initiatives like mentoring, deal flow, marketing, sponsorships etc and left his last position as Associate Director of the chapter in 2008 to pursue his entrepreneurial ambitions. He subsequently joined techTribe- India largest Career Networking platform where he served as director strategic relations and drove unique initiatives and partnerships for building and sustaining community engagement. Post techTribe he co founded an online supplemental education start-up – TenMarks Education INC. which was acquired by in October 2013.

Post TenMarks he lead Ennovent India as its country director which is an innovation accelerator. Ennovent provide services to accelerate innovations for sustainability in low-income markets in developing countries. It specializes in helping clients discover enterprises with novel solutions, develop business models to start-up enterprises, provide finance by facilitating early-stage investments and grow operations to scale profit and impact. Since 2008, Ennovent has worked with over 4,800 Network members, 15 Circle members and 10 Solution clients to accelerate over 80 innovations in 10 countries.

Currently Digbijoy Co-leads the Startup Program for Amazon Internet Services Pvt Ltd enabling the best startups leverage the power of cloud.

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