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INNOVATION CONSULTING

INNOVATION STRATEGY

Innovation is the only way to keep reinventing and disrupting yourself. Netflix has destroyed the Blockbuster model, Google has made YAHOO inconsequential, KODAK has become extinct and many more companies that fail to reinvent themselves disappear. DCF Innovation team works with you in three tiered approach;

  • Understand your Innovation Goals /business challenges

  • Partner with you through a process to bring in design led thinking in existing teams

  • Co-create a solution that will embed this culture through periodic intrapreneurship programs, hackathon, innovation days , bootcamps, etc.,

  • Help you solve business challenges through in house or by leveraging our extensive network of global ventures.

INNOVATION BOOTCAMP

Work with corporations to facilitate and promote innovation lead thought processes at workplace through bootcamps that lasts for about 3 months

CORPORATE INTRACUBATION

More often many corporates have the mindset to be competitive and want to be at the fore-front of innovation as well. However, some do not have the bandwidth to run such an Innovation lab in-house or to change the internal culture overnight to turn things around. DCF Ventures works with corporates to set-up and implement world-class innovation hubs and strategies within their own corporate office so that by tying the learning process with our innovation boot-camps, a corporate can be competitive in their vertical. DCF Ventures helps corporates transition from a simple idea to a marketable product through Intracubation in a two-pashed manner which is from Idea -> Product and from Product -> Customer.

CORPORATE INTRAPRENEURSHIP

DCF ventures assists the corporates to achieve the below through setting up and running accelerator / innovation labs

  • Transform innovation process and get cutting-edge  products to market with unparalleled speed and efficiency

  • Lack of need to invest/create/run an entire R&D team for the deliverables

  • Capture and drive differentiated competitive value for the company

  • Learn to develop, evaluate and scale new business models and embrace and utilize/access the external Israeli start-up ecosystem.

Collaborate.innovate.co-create

with our international innovation initiatives

ABOUT US

Delivering Change Ventures is on a mission to be the preferred innovation partner for businesses and the one stop destination for responsible entrepreneurs. The following are our areas of focus to bring innovation from around the world and make it accessible to organizations.

 

  • Connecting relevant Global startups with Indian corporations looking at Innovation

  • Innovation Consulting for corporations & governments

  • Startup enablement platform for early stage companies

  • Soft Launchpad for global startups that want to enter the Indian ecosystem

 

We have access to a portfolio of 5000 plus cutting edge early to mature stage companies across fintech, technology, smart city, IOT, energy, agriculture etc., which would enable companies to revolutionize their businesses. This will help the Israeli startups to expand their business in India This will also provide local Startups access to the global Ecosystem including technology, funding & more.

Discover Disruption with us!

Set up in-house disruption

Want to run a hackathon to solve your business challenges? To nurture innovation in the organization?

Our team has expertise in conducting over 25 hackathons with a variety of companies in APAC region.  These hackathons have gone on for companies to become the hotbed of innovation
 

 
 
HACKATHONS

The team at DCF Ventures has experience organizing regular successful hackathon for variety of corporations and other stakeholders, with real-world problem statements, across APAC. Typically, Corporates who have identified gaps in their current business or have problem statements seek out out of the box solutions through hackathons 


The key features would be:

  1. A team of experts will work closely with the organization, understand the problems/challenges of the corporation and curate the problem statement

  2. Identification of the right location to run the event

  3. Sourcing the best minds from the ecosystem through our partnerships in think tanks, incubators, academia and startup community

  4. Screening the profile of the applicants to ensure the highest quality outcomes through these hackathons and ensuring a successful hackathon in line with predefined deliverables

WHY INNOVATE?
Innovate or Dissolve

Innovation is inevitable and it’s no longer a luxury but a Necessity.

The markets you service may have changed, customers’ expectations and needs may have evolved and your product may have even become obsolete, due to new products or services, which have appeared on the market, over the past few months or weeks. The secret to not only survive, but to thrive is to constantly survey everything going on around you. Ignorance is most certainly not bliss anymore in today’s fast-track world. Ignorance is failure, regret and could even cause your business to suffer huge losses.

WHY ISRAEL?

Israel has been at the fore-front of cutting edge technological advancement and multinationals, such as eBay, Coca-Cola, IBM, Havas etc.., desperate to keep their competitive edge have launched start-up accelerators in Israel to scout for the next big Start-up idea like Instagram or Snapchat.

DCF Ventures have partnered with SOSA Israel to bridge the two countries together by setting up a corridor to enable corporations to access start-ups in Israel.

INDO-ISRAEL GATEWAY

DCF Ventures works with corporations looking to stay ahead of the competition. Leveraging our global presence & extensive network within global startup ecosystems, we bring the latest global developments and technologies across sectors to corporations, providing you with the competitive edge & technological superiority that ensure you stay ahead of the competition at all times.

A strategic partnership with SOSA provides us an exclusive direct access, amongst other geographies, to the Israeli startup ecosystem, the mecca of innovation. Currently serving giant corporations such as Munich Re, HP, Bertelsmann, Jefferies Investment bank, Enel and many more with their innovation goals, our partnership helps you accelerate your innovation goals in an age where innovation cycles are becoming rapidly shorter.

We invite you to gain access to the global innovation ecosystem where you will meet with several like-minded people in this journey - entrepreneurs, investors and industry executives. Drop by for a coffee sometime at WeWork C - 20, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400051, or contact us at info@dcfventures.in 

 

OUR CHAIRMAN

Abhijit Pawar

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Abhijit Pawar is the Chairman of the parent group APGlobale (APG) and Founder of DCF Ventures.

 

Abhijit is also the Managing Director of Sakal Media Group, India’s leading Marathi daily. Abhijit was the brainchild behind Agrowon, the first ever daily devoted to Agriculture on 19 April 2005. Agrowon is a 16-page tabloid published in Marathi. 

 

Abhijit believes that companies should be driven with the purpose to make a difference for the larger good. Therefore Abhijit created SIMACES. SIMACES stands for Skilling & Education, Impact Funding, Media, Advisory & Consulting, Community Transformation, Events and Special Projects/ SPVs.

 

He has been an Executive Committee Member of Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA).

 

Abhijit is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), an international peer network of chief executives and business leaders. He has also been bestowed by Young Presidents Organisation - World Presidents Organisations (YPO-WPO), with the first Global Impact Legacy Honour in 2016 for his transformational efforts in the field of women empowerment

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LEADERSHIP TEAM

CEO
DCF Ventures

Lakshmi Potluri

Lakshmi has 14 years of global experience in several leadership roles in technology, finance, e-commerce and digital media at IBM (North America/Europe), Goldman Sachs (Hong Kong), jabong.com(India), Singtel-Shopify(India) and Network18(India). 

Through her expertise in the digital commerce work having built and scaled businesses, Lakshmi has been an evangelist in the entrepreneurial eco system in India. She has been an angel investor and an advisor/mentor to many startups herself with investments in India and the valley.


Lakshmi is originally from Chennai, India. She has a MBA from Columbia Business School New York, has been a recipient of many awards (Women Entrepreneur of the year - Rotary) and a panellist/speaker at many prestigious events such as NASSCOMM, FICCI, CII, Indo-China FICCI conference, UK-IBC Conference, Techsparks, IIMs and has been recognized for innovation at IBM for filing about 22 patents.

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NEWS

News and details about our recent ventures and events

September 17, 2018

Tel Aviv Million Dollar Challenge

The Tel Aviv leg of the global roadshows on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh Government’s (APEITA) Vizag Fintech Valley - the  Million Dollar Challenge - leading up to the Vizag Fintech Festival 2018 in October was a grand success. 

Over 250 delegates representing banks, corporates, startups and investors took part in it, with more than 130 start-ups applying to participate. 20 shortlisted start-ups pitched to a jury panel in front of a full-house of attendees at Rise-Barclays, Tel Aviv.

 

The shortlisted winning start-ups shall be flying to Vizag for the grand finale at the Vizag Fintech Festival between 22 & 26 of October, 2018.

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CONTACT

To reach us at DCF Ventures, please email us at info@dcfventures.in
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