To get an engineering degree from the IITs or an MBA degree from the IIMs or a degree in fashion technology from the NIFTs is almost every Indian’s desire. Inspite of all the muddle, we have seen hundreds of engineers turn into entrepreneurs to successful business magnets, MBA graduates turning into artists, fashion designers turning into filmmakers. To seize their dreams and chase them was all it took for the likes of the Sabeer Bhatia’s and Chetan Bhagat’s to whom we look up to as ideals.

This August, Hyderabad is gearing up to celebrate art and entrepreneurship. With more than 1500 amazing entrepreneurs, filmmakers, photographers, designers and more ISB is ready to host the 2 day carnival in partnership with TiE (The indus Enterprises), NASSCOM 10,000 Start-ups and Progress Softwares. While some of the most successful people in various fields sharing their experiences assures to keep you thrilled throughout the day, the chilly nights are packed with fun.

Among the speakers, one notable name is, Mr. KT Rama Rao, Honorable IT Minister of Telangana, he will be the inaugural speaker at the upcoming startup festival. Ever since Mr. Rao took over as the IT Minister for the state of Telangana, lot of positive buzz is generated in the city of Hyderabad. The Minister wows to make the city completely wifi enabled through the HyFi (Hyderabad wiFi) project. For the startup community, he is intent on creating the India’s largest Incubator right here in Hyderabad. He has become one among the IT community through a series of events and most recently his CEO Ride, a 10 Km ride in the Madapur IT corridor with about 200 CEOs of various IT companies. .

 Mr. Vishweshwar Reddy, MP in the Lok Sabha, Vishal Gondal an Angel Investor and Entrepreneur, Rajiv the entrepreneur behind Chhota Bheem and Raj and DK (movie directors) are among the other 35 prominent speakers.

The event will run in 5 tracks

  • Featured talks
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Arts, Design & Movies
  • Crawls
  • Agri

A couple of very gripping episodes of the event will be the Showcases and Crawls. There will be a showcase of products, apps, hardware, electronics and gadgets besides movies, photography, designs and architecture. The fest incorporates something new with startup and incubator crawls, and arts and movie studio crawls blending them with fun crawls!

With an opportunity to make ample number of connections and strong networking, the event will also provide a platform for businesses to raise on the spot funding. Startup pitches will take place to fortify seed funding giving startups a chance to win INR 10 Lakhs in seed funding.

Read more details on the application process here:  http://10000startups.com/techstock-theaugustfest/

Also a platform will be provided for short films and films, that will be screened in the showcase, to take away prizes and funds.

For all business and arts enthusiasts out there, it is potpourri of chance, inspiration and talent.

The early bird tickets, which are at a cut-price will close on 3rd of August. General tickets will be available from the 4th.

MeraEvents is the ticketing partner and Inc42 is the official media partner for The August Fest.

For registrations click here and for further details visit TheAugustFest.com.

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