India Start-up Foundation, a prominent Not-for-profit organization supporting the growth and development of the Indian Start-Up ecosystem, announced 2nd edition of India Startup Festival (ISF) 2023 from 10th to 12th August 2023 at Muddanah alli, Bengaluru.
The theme of ISF 2023 is ‘Innovation at the Bottom of the Pyramid’ Engaging discussions during the event will encompass vital areas such as Rural Healthcare Education, Fintech, Rural Innovation, Agritech and Foodtech. Elite policymakers from the nation and world-leading change harbingers (see An nexture 1 for details of dignitaries) who will attend ISF 23 to address grassroots-level challenges and propose impactful solutions.
ISF 2023 will be a unique platform for startup founders to Connect with peers, industry leaders and investors, collaborate and draw a growth path for their venture. The event is expected to be a dynamic platform fostering ideas, innovators, and Start-ups by providing them an ecosystem to interact, network, and collaborate with industry, government bodies and investors making it an ultimate hub of entrepreneurial excellence.
Speaking about ISF 2023, Mr. J A Chowdary, Key Architect, Indian Tech Industry Chairperson & Convenor, 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. 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. For India to flourish, the fruits of the Startup ecosystem must reach rural India, ushering in new opportunities and employment prospects. This is the core theme of ISF 2023 to Empower ‘Innovation at the bottom of the Pyramid’ to empower the grassroots that will inevitably lead to exponential growth.”
ISF 2023 will host over 10,000 startups from India, the UK, Japan, and many other countries. The Startup jury will meticulously handpick the top 100 (One Hundred) startups as finalists, granting them 2 exclusive chances to pitch on the grand stage and secure funding. The top 10 startups will be awarded cash prizes and will be mentored by their sector-specific industry leaders. The startups were shortlisted from the Investor Connect Workshops organized in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, the USA, and the UK.
About India Startup Festival
Since its inception in 2022, India Startup Festival has left an indelible mark on the startup ecosystem, drawing participation from over 2000 startups, who engaged in exhibitions, discussions, competitions, and triumphs. The festival garnered unwavering support from Investors, Mentors, Corporate Leaders, and Policy Makers, truly becoming a force to be reckoned with. To add to its legacy, fifteen startups emerged victorious from the fierce competition, propelling them from early to growth-stage success. These entrepreneurs now benefit from mentorship provided by CEOs of prominent corporations and seasoned industry experts, further fuelling their ascent toward greatness.