February 2019 Update
Dear ProductNation Tribe,
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times – Charles Dickens (A tale of two cities).
This could very well be the quote at the end of the year. 2019 is poised to be a time of opportunity as well as risk. We had outlined the 3 Shifts for SaaS at SaaSx5, and recently shared more color on the AI/ML Gold Rush at SaaSBoomi.
For both our global SaaS and Bharat entrepreneurs iSPIRT ProductNation has several playbook sessions scheduled for this month and next.
Poster Session and Fireside Chat with Don Norman
Platform Products Roundtables
The distinction between building a platform or product is a very thin line. It impacts your product, organization, users & value creators in the industry. This is what 20 people huddled in a board room debated on 31-Jan (click to read). Stay tuned for our second roundtable on the same topic.
Mavens: Avlesh Singh, Shivku Ganesan, Sampad Swain, and Arpit Singh.
iSPIRT is announcing the first AI/ML Teardowns
Most startups on the AI/ML journey grapple with their data readiness to deliver the promised value to their customers. If you are doing trials or you are building your 1.0 AI-enabled product this deep teardown could be super beneficial.
Mavens: Adarsh Natarajan, Shrikanth Jagannathan, Puneet Jindal, Ramesh Loganathan.
Building for Bharat – Digital Sky Roundtable
Mavens: Tanuj Bhojwani
Deep Strategic Partnerships 2019
January 2019 Update
Wishing all of you a Very Joyous and Prosperous 2019!
Transforming B2B SaaS with Platform Thinking Roundtables
Deep Strategic Partnerships 2019
Stay tuned for more sessions on Bharat Playbooks – If you are an entrepreneur focusing on Building products for the Bharat then please register your interest in the Digital Lending & Digital Sky (Drones) for Bharat.
December 2018 Update
Dear Founders and Friends,
Deep Strategic Partnerships (Bangalore) & Announcing New Cohort 2018-19
An Interactive Session On New Market Opportunities for Bharat Market (Delhi – Gurgaon)
India’s New Drone Regulations Symposium Roundtable (Bangalore)
The govt is soon to launch Digital Sky – an enabling platform for Drones. With the new regulations kicking in, find out the following focus
- Who will be the winners and who will lose?
- What is the best long-term winning play for your startup?
Join other companies and the iSPIRT team behind Digital Sky in our playbook roundtable to know more here.
November 2018 Update
Welcoming the new year post Diwali, we wish you all a Prosperous Year ahead! Please read ahead for updates on our past and upcoming playbook roundtables on AI/ML for SaaS, Potential Strategic Partnerships, Building for Bharat and more.
AI/ML for B2B SaaS roundtables
One takeaway – “The Data Maturity curve (courtesy Manish Singhal) set the right framework to think about our AI/ML approach“.Another myth-busting takeaway – “hearing problems from different domains and still applying the same data science workflow to all of the scenarios“.
We’ll post more of the learnings from each shortly. If you are interested in future RTs on this topic, please register your interest here, it will help us schedule appropriately.
Deep Strategic Partnerships 2018-19
Strategic Partnerships is one of the 3 shifts for SaaS. Vijay Rayapati provided very grounded insights on partnership building at SaaSx5. We are excited to kickoff this playbooks track with 2 roundtables:
- The first roundtable on strategic partnerships mindset on 24-Nov (click to register) will be facilitated by Abhishek Kumar (ToneTag).
- The second roundtable on what to expect when building strategic partnerships on 17-Dec (click to register) will be facilitated by Vinod Muthukrishnan (CloudCherry).
Deep strategic partnerships have the potential to blossom into investments or acquisitions, which are healthy markers of a mature startup eco-system. We are resuming our M&A/PSPConnect partnership program for the coming year.
Space is limited to 20 startups so do apply at the earliest.
Playbooks for Bharat
If you are an entrepreneur focusing on Building products for the Bharat then you will be interested in 2 upcoming playbooks to help build awareness and leverage the opportunities via Digital Lending & Digital Sky (Drones) for Bharat.
- The Indian government is soon to launch Digital Sky – an enabling platform for Drones. Learn about the new regulations, explore strategies on how to win at the Digital Sky playbook roundtable on 4-Dec (click to register) facilitated by Tanuj Bhojwani (iSPIRT).
- UPI, GST & PCR are setting the stage for innovative credit products for Bharat. Join us for an interactive RT on Digital Lending on 8-Dec (click to register), facilitated by Praveen Hari (iSPIRT).
EngageMint – Marketing Automation Event
If you or your team are looking for deep actionable insights on Marketing Automation, we believe EngageMint, hosted by WebEngage, may be a good learning event. The intent of the event is to help you and your marketing/product managers interact with best practices in user engagement and retention marketing. You can register for your invite here.
Spread the word, Grow the tribe
If you know of other entrepreneurs in your network who would also benefit from either of the playbook roundtable tracks above, request you to please forward.
October 2018 Update
Hi PNFT Friends,
WhyAI/ML for B2B SaaS Roundtables
“Don’t dilly-dally on AI/ML. Get Going” & “Take small steps, don’t need big investments to get started”, were a couple of takeaways from the cozy yet insightful session.
Deep Strategic Partnerships Playbooks Track
November 2017 Update
Dear PNFT friends,
” Had great insights, got different perspectives on how customers think. good work.” Brilliant product teardown today. Learned loads and met awesome startups.” The feedback was genuine and should be helpful for everyone present today.