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Startup Convergence 2017

25th February, 2017

Driving Innovation to Enterprise : selected startups were provided incubation space at IFIM’s Startup Foundry

IFIM Business School organized first edition of their Startup Convergence “From Innovation to Enterprise: Forging the Road Ahead” on the February 24 and 25, 2017. The two-day event brought together people from various verticals of the start-up ecosystem to discuss and deliberate on issues pertaining to entrepreneurship. This event, organized for the first time by a private business school, witnessed fourteen startups with a ready prototype, pitching in their businesses to different venture capitalists. The panel of judges included Vish Sathappan (Director at Brand Capital), (Founder, Headstart Network Foundation), Sumit Khandelwal (Co-Founder, Xoxoday). Startups such as Jade Retreats – specialising in unparalleled hospitainment experience, My Show – a seamless platform for entertainers and seekers, DhiviExpress – a technology driven logistics startup, YourMarch – a business intelligence platform which works on sentiment analysis, are few among those who participated at the event.

In addition, key note speeches by Saundarya Rajesh, Founder Chairperson - Avtaar career creators), Mustafa PC - CEO iD Foods, Dr. Prabal Sen – Professor in Economics – XLRI and two panel discussion sessions motivated the participants and boosted their firm direction into their ventures. “IFIM Business School has always looked into great depths of new ventures. With the courses focusing on entrepreneurship, Startup Convergence is a key platform for the students to get a first-hand account into the intricacies of starting an enterprise. This is a bridge building event that hopes to bring together various stakeholders of the startup ecosystem and exchange ideas on contributing effectively to the development of entrepreneurship.” said Dr Srividya Raghavan, Chairperson, CoE Entrepreneurship, Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship and Marketing, IFIM Business School.

“The startup industry has been breaking new landmarks. Every day a new start up is born, often without much guidance. With Startup Convergence, we have been able to receive a great response from budding startups with a keen interest in getting incubated at our Startup Foundry.” said Prof Abhishek Nirjar, Director of IFIM Business School.

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