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Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur launches Local Startups Meet 2018

 Kharagpur | September | 30, 2018 ::  Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur​ is a non-profit student organization established with the
aim of fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship among college students in India. We are one of
the most successful entrepreneurial organizations​ in the country with over 50 startups
incubated within 10 years​ of our inception.
Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur is proud to present The Local Startup Meet (LSM)​, one of
our recently launched flagship events. With a view of addressing the primary problems of an
early stage startup, the LSM​ 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 stage incubated startups, LSM
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. Sanjay Enishetty​(CEO –
50k Ventures), Mr. P S Sreekanth ​(Investment Director-Hyderabad Angels), Mr. Premanshu
singh ​(CEO-Coverfox), Mr. Murali Krishna​(Investment Manager-Parampara Capital), Mr.
Uday Reddy ​(CEO – YuppTV), 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 Startup Meet 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.
If you are an early stage startup that is on the lookout of funds, mentoring and
ecosystem support, log on and register at ead.ecell-iitkgp.org/comingsoon
The event is also open for individuals who are currently working on their Alpha product
in the respective cities.
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. Log on to
ead.ecell-iitkgp.org/comingsoon for more details.
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.

To know more about
empresario, log on to ecell-iitkgp.org/empresario.

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