Free TechTown forum helps Detroit entrepreneurs “get India right”

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DETROIT, March 2, 2009 – TechTown’s offering Detroit entrepreneurs a unique opportunity to learn how to trade with India the right way.

The Indian Business Forum is a free quarterly meeting providing an opportunity to network with entrepreneurs doing business with India, one of the world’s largest trading partners. At the March meeting, attendees also get an introduction to The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), the world’s largest nonprofit organization for entrepreneurs.

The Indian Business Forum is sponsored by Corp! magazine. (www.corpmagazine.com)

The featured speakers at March’s event, Gurinder J. Singh and Varchasvi Shankar, will teach attendees how to do business with India the right way. They’ll share their business experiences in India, plus must-know legal basics and entrepreneurial advice from the trenches. The event will close with a Q&A session.

The Indian Business Forum meets Tuesday, March 10, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. in Conference Room A at TechTown, 440 Burroughs Street, Detroit, MI 48202.

Register for this free event online at http://techtownwsu.org/business/events.php.

SPEAKERS

Gurinder J. Singh, Business Attorney, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone P.L.C.
Legal Basics of Doing Business in India

Gurinder will detail how to do mergers, joint ventures and acquisitions in India as well as how to set up greenfield projects.

As a business owner herself, Gurinder Singh is uniquely positioned to assist companies and individuals with a wide range of business needs in the global marketplace. She has helped several U.S. and international clients with complex mergers and acquisitions, on both the sell and the buy side. Gurinder is also experienced in analyzing, drafting and negotiating various corporate documents, including purchase agreements, joint venture agreements, closing documents, loan documents, independent contractor agreements, supply agreements, escrow agreements, operating agreements and bylaws, among others.

Varchasvi Shankar, President, V2Soft Inc
Building Your Firm’s Footprint in India’s Emerging Market

Varchasvi will give a real-world account of his experiences in India plus practical advice to those looking to do business there.

Varchasvi worked as a consultant at Chrysler Corporation for more than 10 years before starting his company. He is the co-founder of V2Soft Inc, a Michigan-based global IT and engineering solutions company. In 2001, he took over the company as president and CEO, and the company began to see an exponential growth. Varchasvi originally hails from Mysore, Karnataka. He has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Mysore University and a Master of Science degree in Control Systems Engineering from West Virginia Institute of Technology.

ABOUT TECHTOWN

TechTown is an urban community of entrepreneurs, investors, mentors and corporate partners creating an internationally influential village in Detroit. TechTown brings the resources of Wayne State University to high-technology startup companies so as to diversify and strengthen Michigan’s economy in high-growth emerging industries. For more information, visit www.techtownwsu.org

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