20 Mar 2024

Startup Mahākumbh witnesses record participation; this is how it will further develop emerging sectors like DeepTech, AI, Gaming, etc.

Startup Mahakumbh, India's largest and first-of-its-kind startup event, registered record participation, serving as a vibrant platform for all stakeholders in the Indian startup ecosystem. The confluence of stakeholders and experts is expected to help further develop emerging sectors like DeepTech, AgriTech, BioTech, MedTech, AI, Gaming, etc.

Leading investors, innovators and aspiring entrepreneurs came together

The event, designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurship across India, witnessed an unparalleled level of participation from leading investors, innovators and aspiring entrepreneurs. The event is hosting over 2000 startups, 1000+ investors, 100+ unicorns, 300+ incubators & accelerators, 3,000+ conference delegates, 10+ country delegations, 3000+ future entrepreneurs and 50,000+ business visitors from across the country. The event has witnessed vibrant discussions on way forward and networking between all the stakeholders.

The event is being organized jointly by the collaborative efforts of ASSOCHAM, NASSCOM, Bootstrap Incubation & Advisory Foundation, TiE and Indian Venture and Alternate Capital Association (IVCA). It is supported by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), MeitY Startup Hub (MSH) and Invest India.

Govt initiatives for the Start-ups

Rajesh Kumar Singh, Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Shri Amitabh Kant, G20 Sherpa and Former CEO, NITI Aayog, Dr. Chintan Vaishnav, Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission and Mr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Professor, IIT Madras and Shri Prashant Kumar Singh, CEO, GeM, interacted with the participants on various government initiatives for the Start-ups.

Highlights of the event 

Keynote addresses: Renowned industry leaders and policymakers addressed the gathering, sharing their perspectives on the critical role startups play in India's economic growth and development

Future Entrepreneurs Day: With a focus on cultivating the entrepreneurial spirit among students, the Future Entrepreneurs Day is expected to gather close to 3,000 individuals handpicked by colleges and incubators nationwide for their inclination towards entrepreneurship.

10 thematic pavilions: To showcase the variety and depth of the phenomena on - Deeptech, AI & SaaS, Fintech, Agritech, Biotech & Pharma, Climate Tech, Gaming & E-Sports, D2C, B2B & Manufacturing, and Incubators.

Engaging Panel Discussions: Experts from diverse sectors engaged in thought-provoking discussions on a wide range of insightful topics on the future of Indian startups and the critical role they play in the country's economic growth.

Actionable Workshops: Attendees participated in practical workshops, pitch competitions, and a multi-track conference designed to equip them with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in the competitive startup world

Networking Opportunities: The event provided a unique platform for fostering connections between investors, entrepreneurs, and industry professionals, laying the groundwork for potential collaborations and partnerships.

Startup exhibitions: A dedicated exhibition area showcased innovative products and services developed by promising startups from across the country. This platform facilitated valuable interactions and potential collaborations between startups and investors.

Mentorship sessions: Seasoned entrepreneurs and investors provided valuable mentorship to aspiring founders, equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the startup journey at mentorship clinics.

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