Mohali, August 27, 2016: Taking a first-of-its-kind initiative, the Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry (ASSOCHAM) held a live pre-pitching session with start-up owners in presence of entrepreneurs, investors and corporate representatives at Indian School of Business (ISB), in Mohali on Saturday.
The idea was to choose the most innovative minds for the forthcoming ‘Start-Up Summit & Tech Awards- 2016’ being hosted by ASSOCHAM. The participants presented their novel ideas to a panel of investors. The ideas which appealed to the investors were selected for the final LIVE Pitching Session which is set to take place on September 2, 2016 as part of the main event. The event saw the gathering of more than hundred people who are shaping our lives today and influencing our future in various ways.
While sharing some vital information on its upcoming summit, the Director of ASSOCHAM, Dalip Sharma said, “Keeping pace with the start-up revolution, ASSOCHAM has come up with the ‘Start-Up Summit & Tech Awards, 2016’ which will be held at Hotel The Lalit, Chandigarh on September 2, 2016. Whether you’re planning or building a high-growth tech Start-up, a mobile app, a piece of hardware, working in a non-profit or large bureaucratic organization, this summit is designed for you to support continuous innovation and sustainable growth.
“The current thrust is on the ease of doing business coupled with easy availability of initial funding schemes, single window systems, online approvals, evolving technology, and an ever burgeoning domestic market are stirring up the Start-Up revolution in India”, added Manipal Dhariwal, Chairman, Entrepreneurship, IT-ITeS & Start-Ups Committee, ASSOCHAM.
He also informed that ASSOCHAM India was aimed at encouraging Start-up ventures in North India to nurture implement and grow their businesses ideas and commercialize their innovations in tune with ‘Make in India’ and ‘Digital India.
The Co-Chairman, Entrepreneurship, IT-ITeS & Start-Ups Committee,
ASSOCHAM said, “Start-up Summit & TechAwards would witness the participation of innovators, entrepreneurs, founders, business owners, students, educators, investors and senior marketers apart from the other stakeholders enabling the Start-Up ecosystem like digital executives and professionals, web & mobile strategists, designers and web project managers, business leaders and business developers, venture capitalists, equity funds, NBFCs etc. who are operating in the Startup ecosystem in North India.”
The Start-Up Summit, 2016 has been conceptualized to develop the entire eco-system for the growth of the Start Ups in Northern India from informing Start Ups with their capital requirements, incubation, issues related to intellectual property, marketing support, financial and technical help to scale up their businesses.
Prominent personalities including Dr. Omkar Rai, Director General, Software Technology Parks of India STPI; Shailendra Singh, IAS, Joint Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy Promotion, DIPP; Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Founder and Executive Vice Chairman of Info Edge, the naukri.com fame; Anirudh Tiwari, IAS, Invest Punjab; Vivek Atray, IAS; Rajneesh Agarwal, Director, STPI; Raj Kamal Chaudhuri, IAS, Director-cum-Secretary, IT, Punjab; Gokul Butail, Advisor, IT, HP; Devender Singh IAS, Samar Singla, Founder, Jugnoo; J.B. Singh, President, TiE, Chandigarh, Jitin Talwar, Co-Founder, TT Consultants and many other dignitaries will also be the part of Start-Up Summit.