Bengaluru: Ah! Ventures, a startup focused growth catalyst that brings together promising businesses and investors, plans to disrupt the Indian startup ecosystem by bringing out the best entrepreneurs, investors and corporate representatives together for some serious business through a startup program. The Summit named ‘STARup’ will be held on September 17th, 2016 at IIT, Mumbai, for which the registrations are open now.
The startup summit is designed around four dedicated verticals - FinTech, CleanTech, HealthTech and Marketplaces, and they will be hosting the best 250 entrepreneurs, 250 investors and 50 corporate representatives. The summit is scheduled to have Investor Pitching Sessions, where investors will pitch to entrepreneurs. The gathering will be a premier opportunity for handpicked idea & growth stage sector-agnostic startups from national & international arena to showcase their innovations to investors.
The organizers witnessed over 400 registrations, 70 speakers interested and 30 exhibition stall bookings within eight weeks of launch. The prominent panel of Speakers/Panelists/Jury includes the industry pearls such as Abhi Dhall, Aditya Gadge, Akshit Gupta, Amitabh D Sinha, Ashwin Srivastava, Deependra Singh, Devesh Chawla, Harshad Lahoti, Jappreet Sethi and Jitendra Gupta.
Startups and investors can register themselves post a nominal registration fee. It also provides flexibility to book stalls for exhibitions, both for startups and corporates, again at a nominal price.
Founded in 2010 by Harshad and Abhijeet Kumar, ah! Ventures has systematically disrupted India’s early stage funding ecosystem through its innovative approach toward startup investing. First of its kind initiatives like the CLUB ah! Network & Platform, ah! Angels (India’s largest angel network), ah! Seeders & ah! VC networks (India’s first seed & VC investment networks respectively), have helped our country to bring together and integrate the segregated startup funding lifecycle under one roof.