If you are an investor, entrepreneur, or academician, it is time for you to pack your bags, and head towards the God’s own country, Kerala. The Kerala Government has taken up the initiative to host, what is possibly Asia’s largest ecosystem congregation, ‘Huddle Kerala’ on April 6 and 7 at Kovalam.
The event will be sparked with Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurating the conclave. The two-day startup event will see over 2000 attendees, 40 speakers, and 30 sessions. Entrepreneurs will get a chance to pitch their idea in front of industry leaders, investors, and other startup associated groups.
It is expected that around 100 companies/startups will be pitching their ideas on the first day. Ten of these companies/startups will be shortlisted. These 10 startups will be nurtured, mentored, and molded by Industry leaders, and coaches.
‘It is true to the fact that not every startup pitching the idea will get funding or receive mentoring. Still, they will get valuable insights from business leaders to whom they pitch their idea and business plan. The best startup can walk away with Rs 10 Lakh cash prize. This will be a lifetime experience for everyone attending the event,’ said an official, related to the ‘Huddle Kerala’ event.
The list of speakers include, but not limited to, M Sivasankar IAS (Secretary, Dept. of Electronics & IT Government of Kerala), Amit Gupta (CEO, Asia Net Media), Ashok Reddy (Founder, Grabon), and Dinesh Agarwal (Founder, Indiamart).
His Excellency Sheikh Fahim Bin Sultan Al Qasimi (from Sharjah) will be the Guest of Honor for this event. Prince Constantijn of Netherlands will also be present at the event.
Entrepreneurs who would like to pitch their ideas need to register on for the event in.explara.com. The fee for ‘Startup Special Ticket’ registration is Rs 600 and includes; All-Conference Access, Exhibition Access, Chance to Pitch and Networking Opportunity. Registrations close on April 3rd.