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ISSUE No.10 | 2017-18
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Its that time of the year again. every year at this time, I send my good wishes to all associates of IBG with a message of doing much better next year again.

This year has been momentous, to say the least. We had the Demonetisation, the GST, and many, many more changes in rules and ways of doing business. Most businesses got affected in small or big ways. But now we seem to be getting over the tumultuous times. Green shoots seem to be springing up. businesses are getting more streamlined. GST will take some months to settle down.

Gear up to the new normal. Plan carefully and execute your plans with enthusiasm. Keep in mind that the world is changing, and so is India. Work with the future in mind, not the past.

Take care, and all the best

- Vikash Mittersain
IBG Founder & President,




1. IBG invites you to Diwali POTBOILER Networking Event at The Good Wife, BKC on 11th Oct. 2017, 7.00pm




1. IBG in association with Dubai Multi Commodities Centre, conducted an action packed “Made for Trade Live Roadshow” on 3rd October 2017 at St.Regiswith around 250 people attending it.

IBG has tied up with DMCC Free Trade Zone of Dubai. To promote the benefits of working out of DMCC, we did this roadshow of what DMCC offers to Indian businessmen.

There were many important people attending this event like Mr.Gautam Sashittal-CEO DMCC, H.E. Dr.Ahmed A.R.Albanna-Ambassador of UAE to India, Nilesh Vikamsey-President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Lt.Gen.Ahuliwalia-President of IOD, Krysta Fox-Executive Director-Free Zone Dmcc, SanjeevDutta-Executive Director Commodities Dmcc, RG Rajan-Regional Chairman IOD and Former CMD of Rashtriya Chemicals&Fertilizers Ltd, Nimish Makvana-Partner at Crowe Horwath,Nawfal Al Jourani-Chief Officer at Dubai Maritime Cluster Office,Carl Vaz- Director at DTCM.

IBG President Mr. Vikash Mittersain was also on the panel.





2. IBG BoardRoom++ Roundtable meetup with Martin Kriegner on 13th September(For only Boardroom Members)



3. THE POTBOILER Networking event on Wed. 20th September 7pm onwards at Tote On The Turf




4. IBG in association with Startup Master Class event on 16th September, Westin, Pune




5. IBG President Mr. Vikash Mittersain’s newbook” You The Leader” was also published at this event by GOA CM - Mr. Manohar Parrikar




6. IBG meeting with Austarilian Consul General H.E. Mr. Tony Huber and Trade Commissioner Mr.Peter Coleman on 14th September



7. IBG meeting with RBI DY Governor Mr.Viral Acharya on 13th September



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Member’s Corner


Mr. Viraj Gada
Mr. Viraj Gada

Viraj Gada is a Production Engineer from Mumbai University. He is currently the CEO, Co-Founder of a social startup - GramGati, which is a rural sales and distribution company selling high quality, essential and aspirational products to the rural Indian population. Within a span of 1 year, GramGati has been able to generate a GMV of INR 19 Crores having sold 50,000+ products across 9 states in India.

Before starting GramGati, Viraj has worked with an MNC consulting firm, Z.S. Associates, a US based social enterprise - Greenlight Planet and an agri-machinery company - KisanKraft. Viraj has worked on sales strategy, operations, business development and has spent a significant time in the rural markets.H aving traveled across all 29 states in India, Viraj has developed a broad and vivid understanding of the Indian rural market. Viraj was also one of the 2000 candidates in 2014 to reach the final Interview stage of one of the toughest exams in the world - the Indian Civil Services Exam out of 600,000+ applicants.



Mr. Manish D. Balwani
Mr. Manish D. Balwani

Manish D. Balwani (Founder, Managing Partner -- Value Creation Catalyst Services LLP) comes with over 12 years of experience as an equity research analyst.

Over the years, he has analysed industries & companies and been an investor in the Indian stock markets. With the aim of leveraging his knowledge and expertise to research, consulting and business support for Start-ups, MSME's and Social Businesses he founded -- Value Creation Catalyst Services LLP in the year 2013.

Value Creation Catalyst is a business facilitator providing boutique services in: (a) Industry & Business Research (b) Business Planning & Development Support (c) Fund raising & strategic advisory; to Start-ups, MSME's and businesses having Social Impact. Value Creation Catalyst has been on the Due Dilligence panel for Millennium Alliance Social Business Award (for last 4 rounds) and Manish D Balwani also serves on the evaluation committee of these awards. He further looks forward to working with the Start-ups, MSME's and Social Businesses and can be contacted on




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