The first ever Central India startup expo iExpo 2017, was hosted by IIM-Indore on Sunday. The platform was to provide young entrepreneurs to seek and learn from reputable minds of business world.
The expo was arranged by E-Cell (Entrepreneurship Cell) of the intuition. They witnessed overwhelming response from the budding entrepreneur as well from the investors and mentors. The investors appreciated the startups in different categories like drone mapping, food, lifestyle, education, healthcare, logistics and many more.
The function was inaugurated by the campus dean Prof Kamal Jain and senior faculty Prof DL Sunder and other faculty members.
The investors like ah! Ventures, Reddy Futures, Venture Catalysts, White Unicorn Ventures, Swan Angel Network, Z Nation Lab, Calcutta Angels and Ankur Capital participated in the event.
Prof Kamal Jain gave examples about different achievements and how we need to focus on our goals and make a better world. He said “iExpo is such a dream which has come true – to create a platform where start-up, investors and students meet to explore mutually rewarding collaborations.”
Prof Sunder spoke about encouraging entrepreneurship and virtual incubation after the graduation. He mentioned that “One of the initiatives taken up by IIM Indore is a course on entrepreneurship orientation that is offered as a core subject to the first year students. The institute is in the process of setting up an incubation centre and will consider offering an entrepreneurial stream during the second year of the post graduation.”
iExpo aimed to create an ecosystem for the start-up with the mentors and investors to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship. The inaugural ceremony was followed by a short Investor Introduction session. The investors briefed the gathering about their own organizations and the type of start-ups they were planning to invest in. This was followed by presentations from the 35 startups participated in the event. Read more about Indian Startup News.