Small Businesses Coming Back To Life - Recovering from COVID-19

Online Convening

In partnership with Your Story, GAME hosted an online convening “Small Businesses Coming Back To Life- Recovering from COVID-19” to focus on a collective approach to support the recovery of small businesses through four identified focus areas: Liquidity, Supporting the Survival of Mass Entrepreneurs, Enabling New Markets and Evangelising Mass Entrepreneurs.

These support areas were identified after speaking to over a hundred partners from the GAME Alliance. We had almost 20 expert panelists come together for the day-long virtual convening – Avinash Pol, Chief Advisor, Paani Foundation; Sandeep Varaganti, MD and CEO, Prione; Anish Kumar, Managing Director, Transform Rural India Foundation; Ashish Jhina, Co-Founder & COO, Jumbotail; Reema Nanavatty Executive Director, SEWA; Krishnagopal GV CEO, Access Livelihoods Consulting India; Vivek Pawar CEO & Trustee,  Deshpande Foundation India; Pradnya Godbole, CEO, DeAsra Foundation; Baskar S Reddy, Executive Director, Syngenta Foundation India; Dr. KP. Krishnan, Former Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India; Nat Malupillai, Director, MSDF; Tushar Thakkar, Specialist, Investing for Development, Dalberg Advisors; Samir Shah, Executive Vice-Chair and Group President Dvara Trust, NorthernArc; Sharon Buteau, Executive Director, IFMR Lead; Gunjan Krishna, Commissioner, Directorate of MSME, Government of Karnataka; Manisha Panwar, IAS, Principal Secretary to the Government of Uttarakhand, India; Ankhi Das, Public Policy Director, India, South and Central Asia, Facebook; Vidit Aatrey, Founder & CEO, Meesho; Dhimant Parekh, Founder, The Better India.

The sessions were moderated by GAME Co-Founders, Madan Padaki and Mekin Maheshwari and GAME CEO, M. Srinivas Rao. View all the thought-provoking conversations from the different tracks, starting with an introduction by GAME’s founder, Ravi Venkatesan.

The Panel Discussions