Recently as a part of the Make-In-India week, six out of thirty participating teams were bestowed as winners of the Hackathon, held at IIT Bombay where the participants comprised coders, engineers and designers solving problems based on water, energy and transportation so as to cater to the daily issues faced by the Indian society. According to a release, their work and ideas were evaluated by venture capitalists and government representatives, creating an opportunity for funding. There are umpteen numbers of platforms for bright and innovative minds to portray their business and technical acumen. The multitude of events for budding entrepreneurs paves the path to showcase skills that could allure funding and other unimaginable openings.
Here we provide you some of the top, trending and imminent events that could make budding entrepreneurs eminent.
Startup Master Class:
A great and productive event to explore for the Startup community, Organized by the Alumni Association of IIT Kanpur – Bangalore Chapter.If you are in the rudimentary stages of a start-up or even if you’ve just got the incredible thought in your mind then this is a must attend event.This Entrepreneurship-aimed event is really necessary for those looking for insights into the Startup World, meeting VCs and Angel investors to fund,Knowledge and moral support for their ideas/startups with some key Mentors, Co-founders for an idea that they want to nurture, Networking with Entrepreneurship minded people, Jobs in promising and budding Startups.Scheduled on February 27, 2016 at Marriot Hotel, Whitefield, Bengaluru, this event is set to kick start many potential ideas.
TechSparks, the annual event conducted by YourStory. It creates such splendid platforms to help technology startups which are not greater than five years old to receive national recognition, avail networking opportunities and get support from the investment and technology ecosystem. The sixth edition of TechSparks 2015culminated with three days of intense, electric activity. The best and brightest stakeholders in the Indian startup ecosystem were present over the three days. The event kicked off with a hackathon on October 29 at Sheraton Grand, Bengaluru, and the subsequent two days were packed with enthralling speaker sessions, panel discussions, hiring circles and startup pitches, most importantly an exquisite cocktail evening with investors. YourStory conducts many other events grand events for entrepreneurs with their partner associations.
The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE)
The cornerstone event of The Indus Entrepreneurs, India, the‘TiE Summit’ is hosted every year in major metropolitan cities of India. The event brings the best leaders from the industry and society to share experiences, impart knowledge about the trends of the industry and inspire young lads from the startup society. Umpteen numbers of sessions and workshops on topics that includebuilding teams for startupsand formulating marketing strategies are organized during the summit. Face to face mentoring sessions with industry experts are also organized at the summit.
Events organized by TiE help one to gain valuable information and guidance from veterans. Other annual events by TiE include TiECOON, the premiere entrepreneurial event of Southeast Asia to be held on April 2016 and TiECON Mumbai 2016 etc., all aimed at providing space for entrepreneurs to shine.
MITGSW India :
The MIT Global Startup Workshop at Hyderabad is to be held from March 21st to 23rd! Imbued with hands-on startup workshops and other competitions with magnificent cash prizes it opens the opportunity to enter the Mass Challenge, the world’s biggest startup accelerator to build a world class network with mentors from MIT and all over the world!It is a must-attend event for everyone who is active or new to the startup-community. A ground for learning from the best mentors from the Silicon Valley, MIT, and global entrepreneurship hubs. The conference creates the opportunity to immerse into networking with peers, exchanging ideas with experts, and sharing best practices and lessons learned from around the globe.
SMAC Day :
Expanded as Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud, SMAC Day is a conference organized for entrepreneurs, UX designers, technology enablers and enterprises in the Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud spaces. Esteemed and well known industry leaders provide experience based lectures on the technologies of the future. Product showcase, panel discussions and workshops are all a part of the day-long event. It also has a provision to get your startup featured. The event is scheduled on 27th of February at Bengaluru is set to capture the entrepreneurial minds.
The Startup Weekend :
The Startup Weekend is an event that over a weekend. The event bridges the gap between designers, developers, product managers and entrepreneurs to exchange ideas, create products and launch a startup. Mentors and veterans of the industry nurture the teams in the product building process during the exciting weekend and help develop the next generation entrepreneurs. The organizers provide resources and all the tips, tricks, and magic for organizing the best Startup Weekend.
Startup India Rocks :
Start-Up India Rocks, Goa Edition 2016 is a much awaited event for burgeoning Indian entrepreneurial spirit to excel and expand across the globe. The event will be hosted at a destination that has truly opened up India to the world, Goa. Spread across two intriguing days at the exquisite Leela Goa Resort, the event will entail some of India’s most inspiring start-ups engaging actively with entrepreneurs, investors and CXOs from across continents like Peter Braun, Co-Founder and CEO of Mountain Club AG, Switzerland, Burak Buyukdemir, Co-Founder & CEO of Etohum, Startup Turkey, Turkey and more. ‘Start-Up India Rocks’ will bring together the most innovative minds from India and global start-up ecosystems to concomitantly and give them an exposure to globally experienced leaders.
Hardware Meetup :
Sponsored by One Internet, the Hardware Meetup to be held at Bangalore is proposed to begin with pitches & Interviews of shortlisted startups to angel investors & accelerators. Organizers host a short panel discussion with investors, followed by Q&A between investors & audience. After a regional round filtering process, shortlisted startups are invited for India finals to be held at Delhi. Top three selected teams of entrepreneurs get the opportunity participate in the fully sponsored ‘Asia Hardware Battlefield’ to be held at China.
VCCircle India Limited Partners Summit 2016:
VCCircle brings to entrepreneurs the seventh edition of its immensely successful and remarkable conference ‘VCCircle India Limited Partners Summit 2016’to be conducted from 9th to 11thof March, 2016 at Taj Land’s End, Mumbai. The conference a paragon for the Indian market, where leading private equity funds, top global and Indian limited partners (LPs), and the other pertinent players in the private equity ecosystem ensconce onone platform to discuss and debate key predicamentsencountered by fund managers and their investors.The conference will answer many questions such as What is next for Indian economy and what does it mean for PE investing? Will India be able to emerge as a top startup destination and what does it means for venture investing? How to make a case for India in the near term and in the future?
Aarambh B-Plan 2016:
Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi in collaboration with YourStory.in, India Preneurship is conducting AARAMBH, the flagship Business Plan competition. It is a part of the Annual Business Summit ‘Building India Inc.‘ and is said to recognize the individuals who have a passion to learn, experiment and inspire – the budding entrepreneurs, those who believe in contributing towards the Indian economy.The theme of this event revolves around ‘Revolutionizing beyond the Horizon’ and is ready to slam the entrepreneurial platform this year on April 2nd and 3rd.
SMART Pitch (Pitch an Idea for Smart India) :
Smart Pitch the comprehensive contest for aspiring entrepreneurs is to be held at AAKAAR’s Smart City Summit on 12-13th March. AAKAR is providing such a platform open to all, where the ideas that are presented in during the event can be groomed to support this mission. Ideas on a smart city, smart living, smart building, smart transport and mobility etc., are expected and invited. These ideas may construe the very definition of a smart city! Through this event, startup mentoring is provided for Top 10 ideas, prizes worth INR 25,000 and more opportunities are to be availed.
Udyami is Punjab University’s National Entrepreneurship Summit and will be held on March 18th, 19th and 20th. It aims at bringing together entrepreneurs, students, industrialists and investors to create an environment for creative and new ideas and startups. The summit will include contests aimed at testing and enhancing the entrepreneurial skills, workshops and Panel Discussions on Startups of the Future, Women Entrepreneurship etc., covering all the major fields of entrepreneurship.
For more details: http://www.ecelluiet.com/udyami/
There are more number of events that would pique the interest of entrepreneurs and could give them the once in a life time opportunity to establish their ideas practically. To excel in these events and learn the best out of it will be in the hands of the innovative minds. These events will surely be a way for them to lay out a foundation for their ideas.