Local Startups Meet- Mumbai
Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur is one of the largest non-profit student-run entrepreneurial organizations which aims to ignite the entrepreneurial spark among students and professionals. We work towards providing the students enough knowledge and opportunities, thereby nurturing them towards the cradle of innovative startups to buckle them up for the challenges ahead. We conduct various flagship events around the calendar which include Global Entrepreneurship Summit, Kharagpur Angel Network (An exclusive angel/seed funding platform for the IIT Kharagpur startup community), Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive and many more.
Entrepreneurship awareness drive(EAD) is a massive PAN India drive of Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur aimed at cultivating the spirit of entrepreneurship among the youth. Started in 2009 with 10 cities across India, the drive has come a long way since then. The last edition of EAD was conducted in 22 cities across the nation and witnessed a footfall of over 28000 startup enthusiasts. EAD has, over the years helped a lot of startups to accelerate their growth, and has received accolades by personalities such as Dr. Shashi Tharoor and Dr. D. Subbarao.
The Mumbai chapter of EAD 2018 will be an Invite-only, well-curated event of about 40-60 people, chiefly embodying eminent Investors, Venture Capitalists, Influencers along with the early-stage startups and some incubated startups. The tentative date for EAD Mumbai is 15/10/18 at Z Nation Lab. The event is being conducted in association with eChai, 91 Springboard, Navayuvak Entrepreneurs and Space Whiz as their outreach partners
The event structure is as follows:
Pitching session, comprising of the top 5 selected startups from products and services track.
Lean Startup Drive, targeted towards the alpha-beta stage startups to familiarise them with the concept of going lean to understand the rapidly evolving market needs.
Panel Discussion, on Raising Early-Stage Venture Capital.
The event will be witnessed by top executives from Nexus Venture partners, Ankur Capital Fund, India Quotient and many more, and workshop from Mr.Virmani(Ex-Flipkart) on "Finding the perfect product market fit".
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