Amrita University ’s Technology Business Incubator (TBI), in association with Government of India’s policy think tank, NITI Aayog, will hold its first Startup Hub event at the Kochi campus on September 23, 2017.
The one-day event will bring together enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, idea seekers, venture capitalists and angel investors on a common platform.
Kochouseph Chittilappilly, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of V-Guard Industries, will deliver the keynote address as the Chief Guest. Prabhjot Bakshi, Director, Getwings and Microsoft’s Regional Director in Ahmedabad will be the technical speaker of the day. The versatile event has a diverse group of experts with similar ideologies that includes Prof. Sunanda Muralidharan, Chairperson, Amrita School of Business, Kochi.
Established in 2008, Amrita University’s TBI is one of the very few business incubators in India that provides startups a national platform to showcase their ideas/products/services and receive funding, that too at a large scale. Most other TBIs only cater to regional markets. Till now, Amrita TBI has incurred 0% loss from its investments. The Amrita TBI PitchFest, organized since 2012, is an annual platform for startups across India to showcase their ideas, qualify to receive seed investments, and get incubation space at Amrita University’s Technology Business Incubator.
Amrita University’s Technology Business Incubator recently won the National Award for being the best Technology Business Incubator in the country from the Dept. of Science and Technology, Government of India.
Said Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan, CEO, Technology Business Incubator, Amrita University said, “The Startup Hub will allow budding entrepreneurs and students to get first-hand information from experts, take their startup idea to the next level and offer them a plethora of business opportunities. The event is a part of Amrita TBI’s workshop series which exposes entrepreneurs to some of the most successful business professionals and their intriguing insights.”
NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), Government of India’s flagship program to promote innovation and entrepreneurship, is also inviting applications for ‘Mentor India’. Mentor India is as a strategic nation building initiative to engage leaders who can guide and mentor schools students in 900+ Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) established by AIM in schools across India. The applications can be submitted online here.