India Start-up Foundation, a prominent Not-for-profit organization supporting the growth and development of the Indian Start-Up ecosystem, announced The India Startup Festival (ISF) 2023 from 10th to 12th August 2023 at Muddanahalli, Bengaluru. ISF 2023 will be a unique platform for startup founders to Connect with peers and investors, collaborate and draw a growth path for their venture.
On the sidelines of the Curtain raiser event @ T Hub at Hyderabad an ‘Investor Connect Workshop’ was organized for the registered startups for 1:1 investor connect and be a part of Rapid Pitch Zone. The response to the Investor Connect workshop was overwhelming with 1000+ startups registering for the event to pitch to 125+ investors & CXO’s during the workshop.
Additionally, the India Startup Foundation signed memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with T-Hub, TiE Hyderabad, HYSEA, and AgHUB to work together towards the shared objective of creating a strong ecosystem to foster, incubate, fund, and mentor startups from the area.
ISF 2023’s theme, “Innovation at the Bottom of the Pyramid,” covers rural healthcare, education, agritech, food technology, fintech, rural innovations, and more. Rural India needs to solve many issues to support entrepreneurs and improve society. Rural entrepreneurship in agriculture, food security, skilling, and financial inclusion can improve the country incrementally and scalable.
Over 10,000 Idea, Early, and Growth Stage startups will compete at ISF 2023. 500+ VCs/angel forums, HNWIs, corporate CXOs, international delegates, and esteemed speakers will attend ISF 2023. London Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the US, France, and other countries will attend ISF 2023, providing global outreach and networking opportunities. Innovative startups will win cash at ISF 2023.
Speaking about the India Startup Festival 2023, Mr. JA Chowdary, Key Architect, Indian Tech Industry and Chairperson and Convenor of India Startup Festival said, “The India Start-up Festival (ISF) is complementary to the great initiatives of Government of India (GOI) such as Start-up India, Digital India, Make-in-India, etc and will bring together more than 10,000 start-ups to advance their mission and drive towards an Atmanirbhar Bharat. With a vision to reimagine the start-up landscape in India, we are committed to empowering entrepreneurs and fostering a startup community that will enable them to unleash their full potential.”
Read also – Deloitte Appoints Manoj Kohli As Senior Advisor
This festival will be a vibrant hub of entrepreneurial energy and innovation. It will present an excellent opportunity for startup founders to network with investors, mentors, and industry leaders. The startup eco-system in Hyderabad is very vibrant and growing rapidly. The Investor Connect Workshop at T-Hub received an overwhelming response and set new record of participation by the startups, the investors and CXO”, he added.
The ISF 2023 is honored to welcome esteemed chief guests – Mr. Lord Loomba, House of Lords, UK – Founder & Chairman of Loomba Group, Mr. Sadguru Sri Madhusudan, Founder of Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence, Karnataka, Ms. Meenakshi Lekhi, Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture, and Mr. Sunil Gavaskar, India’s Cricket Legend, Chairman of Heart-to-Heart Foundation, who will grace ISF 2023 with their presence and share their insights on fostering innovation and entrepreneurship.
About India Start-Up Foundation
India Start-up Foundation was founded by a group of entrepreneurs who have built successful businesses themselves and walked the path. Having built start-ups from scratch, raised multi-million dollar investments and built global businesses, distribution networks and strategic partnerships, the entrepreneurs understand what it takes practically for another first time entrepreneur to build and scale a start-up.
India Start-up Foundation has been formed to support these first time entrepreneurs, especially from smaller Tier II and Tier III towns, to successfully build & scaleup their start-ups. This support is provided by arranging progressive and constructive start-up events where early-stage start-ups and those in the start-up ecosystem willing to support them can meet, interact, develop relationships and collaborate. Besides events, it focuses on reaching out to hundreds of incubators around the country and providing them the guidance, access to mentors and resources.