India’s Startup Hub Hyderabad, again a venue for a prestigious event conducted by Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur

Entrepreneurship cell IIT Kharagpur launches Local Startups Meet 2018 in Hyderabad.

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Startups cannot operate in a vacuum, they need a supporting eco-system to nurture them. Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur, hopes to play its part in realizing this vision. The Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive, one of the most massive flagship events undertaken by the Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur is a one of its kind initiative held in 24 cities across the nation in order to stimulate the spirit of entrepreneurship and encourage students to embrace the idea of starting their own venture. With its humble beginnings in 2009 with 10 cities, EAD has grown to insurmountable heights, with EAD being held in 23 cities in the last edition (2016) and an extensive footfall of over 30,000 students. Held in the first fortnight of October in a reputed college of the respective city, it consists of a series of guest lectures by distinguished local entrepreneurs, termed as Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps followed by a panel discussion or a workshop. This assists us in fulfilling our goal of reaching out to the youth of the nation and kindling in them the vigor to create their own enterprise and facing the challenges and obstacles offered by this journey, undeterred.

Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur is proud to present The Local Startups Meet (LSM- 2018), one of the recently launched flagship events. With a view of addressing the primary problems of an early stage startup, the Local Startups Meet 2018 will be conducted in major Tier I cities of India v.i.z Hyderabad, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Mumbai, and Pune.
A well-curated, invite-only event consisting of eminent angel investors, venture capitalists, influencers along with the early stage startups and a few Alpha stages incubated startups, Local Startups Meet 2018 will be conducted in association with ecosystem partners like Axilor Ventures, Omnivore Partners, GHV Accelerator and many more. The main agenda of the event would be to come up with constructive and practical solutions which could be implemented with ease.

This year the esteemed presence of eminent personalities like Mr. Sanjeev Singh (CEO,Zenwork), Mr. P S Sreekanth (Investment Director, Hyderabad Angels), Mr. Premanshu Singh (CEO, Coverfox), Mr. Murali Krishna (Investment Manager, Parampara Capital), Mr. Raj Janagam (CEO, Surge Impact), Mr. Praveen Dorna (Co-Founder, StartupByte), would provide a vision to the start-ups en route to success. Start-ups would get an opportunity to connect with the Venture Capital firms, and would also get an exposure to the start-up communities in their region.
The Local Startups Meet 2018 would be methodically structured- consisting of a Networking Session, Pitching Session for selected start-ups from Products and Services Track, a Panel Discussion on ‘Raising Early Stage Venture Capital’ and the Lean Startup Drive targeted towards the alpha-beta stage startups to familiarize them with the concept of going lean to understand the rapidly evolving market needs.

Along with The Local Startup Meet, Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive, one of the major flagship PAN- India initiatives of Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur would also grace itself in 16 cities to promote the entrepreneurial culture across India. With a participation of over 30,000 startup enthusiasts, the previous editions of the event have been a massive success.

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The Local Startup Meet and Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive also coincide with the launch of our regular round registrations of our International Business Model Competition- Empresario.

Empresario is our Annual Business Model competition where business ideas in all fields ranging from Product and Service to Social, get equal opportunity to win the prize and incubation opportunities to the tune of INR 2.5 crore. The prizes and services for the winners as per the last year are worth 25 lakhs INR.
This year, Entrepreneurship Cell IIT Kharagpur is proud to present Empresario 2019 in association with International Business Model Competition (IBMC). The best entries will get an opportunity to participate directly in the quarter-final rounds of IBMC 2019, which will be conducted abroad. About 25% of the entries in our Business Model Competition- Empresario were from participants of EAD, which underlines the impact of this unique initiative towards motivating young minds towards entrepreneurial thought and action.

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If you dream about high-technology summits and some of the best minds brainstorming together, Local Startups Meet 2018 is your answer. It’s an absolute entrepreneur fiesta. If you have an entrepreneurial temperament or the zest to enter the world of enterprising, step in at Trillium Co-Working Space on Saturday, 13th October 2018 11 am.

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Venue: Trillium Co-working Space, Hyderabad

Date and Time:13th October 2018 11 AM

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