BVJ Masterclass – Nov 2023

In the dynamic world of tech entrepreneurship, there are mentors, and then there’s BV Jagadeesh — a Silicon Valley legend, serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, deep-tech guru, philanthropist, and educator all wrapped into one. His journey reads like a tech innovation anthology, with key roles in groundbreaking ventures such as Exodus (the first data center company to IPO in 1998), NetScaler (acquired by Citrix), scaling Nutanix to $1.2 billion, and taking Yodlee public, among many others.

Recently, we had the privilege of immersing ourselves in a masterclass led by BVJ, where he unraveled the intricacies of "Building and Scaling a Tech Startup"

Sharing the Golden Nuggets from this masterclass with our Linkedin Community

Startup Essentials

BVJ served up a feast of insights, guiding us from crafting compelling product strategies to mastering market positioning—a roadmap for the early stages of a tech venture.

Roles in a Startup

Picture a startup as a symphony; BVJ highlighted diverse roles, emphasizing the harmony of skill sets—be it in development, marketing, or leadership.

Qualities of a Great Founder

BVJ painted a vivid portrait, focusing on resilience, adaptability, and visionary thinking—ingredients that define exceptional leaders steering through storms.

Patterns in Tech Entrepreneurship

Amidst constant flux, BVJ revealed secrets to spotting patterns, from market disruptions to innovative business models—a crystal ball for navigating tech’s ever-evolving landscape.

Investor Perspectives

As the masterclass crescendoed, BV Jagadeesh delved into investors’ minds, unveiling criteria that transform startups into irresistible investments—a lesson in crafting captivating narratives.

BVJ had also invited some very enterprising entrepreneurs like, Rohith Ramesh, Radha Rajappa & Raghav Kashyap who talked to our students and shared their exciting journey along with tips for an entrepreneur.

CIE @ PES University extends heartfelt appreciation to BVJ for sharing his time and expertise. The excitement lingers, and the CIE team eagerly anticipates the day BV Jagadeesh returns to ignite the entrepreneurial spark once again on our campus!