Redefining Startup Success In COVID-19 Times

Event German-Indian Startup connector
German-Indian Startup Connector brings you inspiring Success Stories & Panel Discussion on the topic of Smart Logistic & Mobility


Listen to success stories of Smartlane GmbH by Florian Schimandl Ather Energy by Swapnil Jain. They are based out of Munich and Bangalore, respectively. They bring you a German & Indian startup’s perspective of defining success, navigating challenging times & an outlook beyond COVID-19 for startups.

Smart Mobility and Logistics are important topics connecting India and Germany with an infinite scope of improvisation. The panel discussion involving Arunima Singh, Head of Impact Accelerator & Venture Building, Yunus Social Business Corporate Initiatives & Navratan Katariya, Director Startups, NASSCOM CoE-IoT. Startup would focus on some of these key points about the status of operations & investments for startups in mobility and logistics. Additionally, the role of the ecosystem will be discussed. Finally, how startups can play a bigger role in reviving the economy and aligning the vision of India & Germany together for a smart and sustainable future would be touched upon during the discussion.

German-Indian Business Forum (GIBF) organises an annual German-Indian Business Forum together with the Government of India, the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Technology, the City of Munich, Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and OAV–German Asia-Pacific Business Association. This business forum consist of events such as Startup Connector, Business Conference & Evening Reception. These events offer a sustainable dialogue platform for top decision makers from the areas of business, politics and administration from Germany and India to consult on matters of mutual interest in Munich, the business capital of Germany.

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Agenda (Times in Central European Timezone):


  • 13:00 – 13:05: Welcome Remarks
  • 13:05 – 13:20: Success Story – Swapnil Jain, Co-founder, Ather Energy
  • 13:20 – 13:35: Success Story – Florian Schimandl, Co-Founder, Smartlane
  • 13:25 – 13:55: Panel Discussion on “Future of Mobility Startups” + Q&A
  • 13:55 – 14:00: Event Closing