Associations

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Gaurav Choudhary

gaurav@ecell-iitkgp.org

Title Partner

IBM
Augray

In Association with

Social Investment Patner

villgro

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Villgro is India’s oldest and foremost social enterprise incubator, supporting innovators and social entrepreneurs during their early stages of growth. Since 2001, Villgro has incubated 103 such enterprises, generated around 4000 jobs, secured Rs 873 million in follow-on funding, and touched over 6.8 million rural lives.

Unconvention|L is a social enterprise platform that seeks to unearth and nurture social entrepreneurs, and grow the social enterprise movement deeper in India.

Total Start
Ankur team has a collective work experience of over 40+ years in starting companies, management and CXO roles at corporates investing and providing business building support to social entrepreneurs. Their skill sets are suited to building businesses.

Strategic Partner

NEN
NEN represents India’s largest and most dynamic community of new and future high-growth entrepreneurs, with over 70,000 members in 30 cities. It provides critical support to start-ups and early-stage entrepreneurs through high-impact entrepreneurship education; access to mentors and experts; fast-track access to incubation and funding; and learning tools and materials .

Executive Partner

Kolkata Chapter
Kolkata Chapter is among the oldest across the vast TiE network. In the last 10 years, it has emerged as the forum of choice for startups, serial entrepreneurs, VC and angel investors, policy makers and academia. At the heart of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, TiE Kolkata plays the role of an ecosystem builder by bringing in multiple stakeholders and values to align with the common goal to foster entrepreneurship.

TLabs
TLabs,an initiative by Times Internet, is a startup accelerator and early stage seed-fund in India for internet and mobile technology startups.It is one of the most established Indian accelerators, powered by a panel of 70+ mentors -that includes highly-experienced entrepreneurs and industry professionals TLabs runs a structured and highly intensive four-month mentoring program for these startups. It also offers a funding of INR 10 Lakh, a co-working space and a host of other benefits from prominent tech partners, to the startups it accepts in the program.

Palaash Ventures
Palaash Ventures, an investment fund floated by veterans of media industry, started its operations in the early 2013 is based out of New Delhi and having presence in Bangalore as well. Palaash's investment objective is to fund such opportunities which are backed by a robust and Thinking Team, ideas which are innovative, disruptive and have the potential to be highly scalable.

IncuCapital
Angaros Group is an operating holding company, based out of Singapore. The group brings together exceptional entrepreneurs and global companies and offers a unique combination of capital and creativity.

Total Start
Ventureast is a pioneering Indian VC fund manager with close to $300 million under management. Ventureast have a rich history of investing in innovative businesses across multiple sectors, and multiple stages of a business - from seed and early to growth stages.

VC Partner

IAN
Indian Angel Network is a network of Angel investors keen to invest in early stage businesses which have potential to create disproportionate value. The members of the Network are leaders in the Entrepreneurial Eco-System as they have had strong operational experience as CEOs or a background of creating new and successful ventures. They share a passion to create scale and value for startup ventures.

Nexus
Nexus is India's leading Venture Capital fund. They invest in early and early growth stage companies across sectors in India and US. Nexus is a team of successful entrepreneurs with extensive investing and operating experience, who love to get their hands dirty. They understand the unique challenges faced by entrepreneurs and know that it takes teamwork and exceptional execution capability for a company to succeed. Partner companies have access to the entire Nexus team in India and Silicon Valley for help in recruiting talent, forging new alliances, opening doors to new customers, shaping strategy and connecting with best-of-breed executives, advisors, co-investors and board members.

Dsign Design
KAE Capital is a sector agnostic fund and invests in companies which bring about innovative solutions for the existing gaps in the markets, backed by a great team. Our focus – investing in Innovation, Leadership and Growth. KAE bring in the expertise of identifying and building large companies even from a concept. Team at Kae Capital has a wide range of experience in helping companies grow, fill gaps in the market and help create winning companies. KAE Capital look for entrepreneurs who envision technology as a means to disrupt sectors such as Mobile, e-Commerce, Education, Healthcare, Consumer Internet and so on.

Dsign Design
Blume is an angel and seed venture fund that backs startups with both funding as well as active mentoring and support. They typically fund startups through multiple rounds, leading up to larger institutional rounds like Series A and B from Venture Capital firms. Vision is to be the leading platform that sources, funds, nurtures and creates value for India's bright young companies – making them blume

IP & Innovation Partner

IncuCapital
LexOrbis is a comprehensive intellectual property law firm based in New Delhi, India with clients from all geographies and ethnicities. They advise their global clients on protecting and enforcing their rights in patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights, geographic indications and domain names.