Startup cricket team auction for the first edition of TiE Startup Premier League (TSPL), a first of its kind initiative in the state to create a lasting bond and create opportunities for collaboration between startups and large businesses, was held in Jaipur. In this special event, 10 selected startups from the state made pitch about their business and cricketing skills in an interesting way to big businesses of TiE charter members who bid to buy their favourite team.
Siddharth Shah of Rajesh Motors picked Freshokartz, Manuj Goyal of Pinkcity Jewelhouse bought Schoollog, Parijat Agarwal of Metacube picked Tinkerly, Ole Rooms was bought by Anil Agrawal of NAV Back Office, Bodhi AI by Samit Bordia of Samit Emeralds and Rupesh Tambi of KL Tambi & Sons, WeVois by Praveen Maheshwari of PR Rolling Mills, Raj Bagri of Roasty Tasty bought Fabriclore, Sunil Jain of Gemco Design bought Fleeca, Siddharth Shah, Samit Bordia and Rupesh Tambi jointly bought Garaaz, Sunil Jain and Nishant Jain of Tradeswift teamed up to buy cricket team of Learn and Build.
Dr. Ravi Modani, President, TiE Rajasthan and Ravi Goenka, Convener, TiE Startup Premier League (TSPL) conducted the auction. They told that the presentation of startups was so interesting that owners for 5 out of 10 teams were decided by lucky draw as the bidding reached to the highest auction amount. From here onwards, all startups along with their team owners will start practicing for TSPL Box Cricket League to be held on 28th -29th January. However, TiE Startup Premier League (TSPL) aims for much more than cricket and will provide startups with opportunities to network with large businesses, mentors and investors and have a wider reach, they added.
Sharad Bansal, co-founder of Jaipur-based startup Tinkerly, said TSPL is a golden opportunity for budding startups to work with large enterprises. Also, the rule of two women players in the startup cricket team in this league will provide employment opportunities for women.
This IPL styled cricketing event is a combination of the Indian inborn craziness for the sport with the frenzy and energy of the startups. TiE Startup Premier League (TSPL) is a professional Box Cricket League including group stage matches, semi-finals and finals wherein 10 startups teams fulfilling the eligibility criteria would play against each other to win the league winner trophy and many other awards. But wait, TiE Startup Premier League (TSPL) is not just about cricket, it’s a platform for startups to network with the TiE community of successful entrepreneurs, mentors and investor s providing them with a larger outreach and backing that they deserve.
About TiE Rajasthan
TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) is a go-to network of 13000+ global entrepreneurs spread across 61+ cities in 14+ countries. TiE Rajasthan is a vibrant and one of the most recognized chapter worldwide. Each year TiE Rajasthan impacts 500+ startups and students, conducts various thematic events & activities to encourage and nurture next generation entrepreneurs.
TiE Rajasthan comprises of successful entrepreneurs & accomplished professionals, volunteering to support startup founders & budding entrepreneurs, with an aim of fostering entrepreneurship across industries, at every stage of the entrepreneurial life cycle. TiE Rajasthan provides hand-holding support to start-ups & enterprises to the next level of growth through mentoring, education, funding and networking with prime focus on fostering Women and Young Entrepreneurship.
About TiE Startup Premier League (TSPL)
TiE Startup Premier League (TSPL) is an innovative concept that is bringing a lot of fresh ideas to the table. It is first of it’s kind platform in Rajasthan, tailor-made for the startups. The idea is to celebrate & promote entrepreneurship and sportsmanship by taking a weekend off from the everyday problem solving hustle and create a sustainable bonding between startups and TiE community.