Scaale: a Growth Consultant Group headquartered in San Francisco having four key verticals: Capital, Sales, Talent and Workspace. Last year, they hosted India’s first Global Start-Up conference, Start-up India Rocks in October 2015 at The Leela Goa which was attended by over 200 delegates from 20 countries and over a 100 entrepreneurs. India’s leading Business Channel ET Now covered the conference live and broadcasted a 30 minute episode.
Startup India Rocks! 2016 is bigger and better. They are doing a 20 city roadshow to search for India’s 100 best start-ups. After having successful events in Jaipur and Kolkata, the third startup destination for the roadshow was Hyderabad on 29th July at T-hub. The one day event was attended by over 70 startups. The panelist included Mr. Viiveck Verma (Cofounder of Anaptyxi People Consult Pvt), Mr. Shyam Peela (Director at Evoke Technologies) and Mr. Mandar Gadkari (Director, India at Cross Border Angels), Ms. Sreedevi Devireddy (Executive Director at TiE, Hyderabad), Mr. P. S. Sreekanth (Investment Director at Hyderabad Angels) and Mr. N.R.R. Vijayakumar (Founder & CKO at Aequitas Global).
The event started with knowledge driven sessions like Series A to Z covering topics that help entrepreneurs to understand the multiple facets of raising growth capital that startups face by using case studies of Scaale’s portfolio companies. Thereafter, Legal Insights session was conducted by Voxlaw and Branding and Strategy Insights by Content Marketing division of Times Network. Apart from that, Microsoft directed the startups on Leveraging Intelligent Cloud a content driven session on the importance of cloud technology for businesses across sectors and geographies.
Due to the overwhelming response from Hyderabad, 2 parallel pitching sessions were organized. Each track had over 15 companies that pitched to a panel of 3 investors. This brought to a successful event of over 30 startups that were offered a stage to pitch to our panel of 6 investors.
WINNERS FOR HYDERABAD CITY EVENT
The winners are offered a direct entry to pitch at the finale to be held in Bengaluru at the SAP Labs Corporate Campus on Nov 18 and 19, 2016. These startups now enter the pool of India’s 100 best startups of 2016, who get an opportunity to get funded from global investors / CxO’s. The following cities in the month of August are Cochin (Aug 17), Ahmedabad (Aug 23), Pune (Aug 25) and Goa (Aug 30).
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