2nd Edition
December 8, 2022 The Park, New Delhi

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The financial year 2022-2023 has been fraught with uncertainties. Just as we thought the worse in the form of the pandemic was over, there came several macroeconomic and geopolitical developments such as rising inflation, the Russia-Ukraine war and the threat of global recession, all of which have high potential to impede the growth of MSMEs in the country.

Despite the challenges, the government’s MSME data is suggesting otherwise. The MSME sector dominated by dwarfs with over 99 per cent of the 6.3 crore MSMEs in the micro-segment is showing some green shoots. Almost 93,048 micro-enterprises have grown in size to become small enterprises and 10,141 small enterprises have transformed to become medium businesses post the pandemic between July 2020 and July 2022.

Another interesting survey by think tank ICRIER by its Vising Fellow Radhicka Kapoor finds that for the period between 2000-01 and 2015-16, the share of jobs provided by larger firms (with 250 or more workers) has increased from 20.5 per cent in 2000-01 to 30.3 per cent in 2015-16 and that of mid-sized firms (with 50 to 249 workers) has risen from 12.7 per cent to 16 per cent. However, the share of small enterprises (with 10 to 49 workers) has reduced from 21.6 per cent to 17.2 per cent over the 15-year period.

Both these data figures are indicative of the fact that some MSMEs are growing and transitioning into larger groups. However, this growth is unsubstantial as compared to what is seen in developed economies.

The second edition of The ScaleUp Summit 2022 by the Financial Express will discuss and brainstorm on the trends that can accelerate this graduation rate and bring it on par with the developed world.

Topics of Discussion

Identifying the right strategies of scaling up business

How India disincentivizes growth

Managing regulatory compliances in the country

Creating a digital-friendly culture

Why women-led businesses find accessing capital difficult

Creating a truly innovative firm

Is online the only way to grow a business?

Chief Guest

Chief Guest Address

Chief Guest Address

Gaurang Dixit

Chairman and Managing Director, The National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC)

keynote Speaker

Keynote Address

T Koshy

MD and CEO, Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC)


Amit Kumar

Founder and CEO

Anubhav Jain

Co-founder and CEO

Bhairav Kothari

Founder & CEO
SuperCFO Advisory Services

D P Goel

Co-Chair, MSME Committee
PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI)

Dhruv Dhanraj Bahl

Chief Operating Officer

Manish Kumar

Founder and CEO

Mihir Gandhi

Payments Transformation Leader
PwC India

Pankaj Bansal

Chief Business Officer

Prasanna Madhyasta

EVP & Business Head, Supply Chain Finance
U GRO Capital

Raman Aggarwal

Finance Industry Development Council (FIDC)

Shobhit Mathur

Partner, Business Consulting
EY India

Subhransu Sekhar Acharya

Chief General Manager
Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)

Suryanarayan Iyer

Senior Director
India Applications Solution

Vikrant Narang

Deputy CEO
Ambit Finvest


10:15 am - 10:30 am

Welcome Note

  • Sanjay Sindhwani, CEO, Indian Express Digital
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Chief Guest Address

  • Gaurang Dixit, Chairman and Managing Director, The National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC)
11:00 am - 11:30 am

Keynote Address

ONDC: What it means for MSMEs and India
  • T. Koshy, MD and CEO, Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC)
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Panel Discussion

Acing the digital transformation with the right SaaS tools
  • Amit Kumar, Founder and CEO, MSMEx
  • Suryanarayan Iyer, Senior Director, India Applications Solution, Oracle
  • Shobhit Mathur, Partner, Business Consulting, EY India
  • Roshun Povaiah, Editor, Financial Express Digital (Moderator)
12:30 pm - 01:30 pm

Panel Discussion

How to get collateral-free credit from banks and NBFCs
  • Dhruv Dhanraj Bahl, Head, Merchant Lending, BharatPe
  • Prasanna Madhyasta, EVP & Business Head, Supply Chain Finance, U GRO Capital
  • D P Goel, Co-Chair, MSME Committee, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI)
  • Subhransu Sekhar Acharya, Chief General Manager, Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)
  • Vikrant Narang, Deputy CEO, Ambit Finvest
  • Raman Aggarwal, Director, Finance Industry Development Council (FIDC)(Moderator)
01:30 pm - 02:30 pm

Lunch Break

02:30 pm - 03:30 pm


Smart finance to accelerate business growth
  • Bhairav Kothari, Founder & CEO, SuperCFO Advisory Services
03:30 pm - 04:30 pm

Panel Discussion

How is Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) solving MSMEs' working capital crisis
  • Anubhav Jain, Co-founder and CEO, Rupifi
  • Manish Kumar, Founder and CEO, KredX
  • Pankaj Bansal, Chief Business Officer, BankBazaar
  • Mihir Gandhi, Payments Transformation Leader, PwC India (Moderator)
04:30 pm - 04:35 pm

Vote of Thanks

Sonal Khetarpal, Editor, SMEs, Financial Express Digital
04:35 pm - 05:00 pm

Networking and High Tea

Who Should Attend

MSME Promoters

MSME Associations


Fintech Firms

Payment Solution Providers

Financial Services Organisations

MSME Accelerators

Regulatory Authorities

Why Attend

The MSME sector is the lifeblood of the Indian economy accounting for 31 per cent of GDP and 45 per cent of exports. FinancialExpress.com's The ScaleUp Summit aims to seek solutions on ensuring the MSME ecosystem grows in the country. The event will have specialised masterclass sessions for promoters on innovation and growth. It will also bring forth case studies of fastest-growing SMEs who have made the cut in product innovation, national and international expansion, exports, and patent filings among others.

Why To Partner?

  • A series of panel discussions and case studies on taking your business to the next leg of growth
  • Masterclass sessions on ‘how to’ rethink your growth strategy
  • Collaboration with industry body for survey on key challenges hindering MSMEs to transition to large companies
  • Opportunity for brands to engage directly with MSME community through ‘Ask the Expert’ session
  • High decibel amplification to reach out to maximum members of the MSME community


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Connaught Place, New Delhi-110001

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