After receiving hundreds of applications, we shortlisted 10 startups for this edition, selected 10 startups went through one day long mentoring from industry experts from different domains at Amazon Web Services office at MG Road. Mentors who were part of the session included:
- BK Birla, CTO at Asklaila
- Rohith Veerajappa, Co-founder, Wowlabz
- Divyam Khurana, Interaction Designer at Netbramha Studios
- Manoj Mohan, UX Lead at Wow Labz
- Satanik Chaudhuri, Co-Founder & Vice President – Marketing at PropGod
- Yadunandan, Sales Manager, Enterprise – Talent Solutions at LinkedIn
- Tanpreet, City Sales Head from Bangalore
- Sujoy Golan, Global Head of Digital Marketing at InMobi
- Anant Vidur Puri, VC Investment Professional, Bessemer Venture Partners
- Naresh Deevi, Partner, Husys
- Supriya Goswami, Director Marketing, India and South East Asia at InMobi
- Shubendu Panigrahi, Founder, Ventursity
Based on mentor feedback we shortlisted 5 startups, who were further nurtured on how to Pitch right to the investors and were also guided on how to make an efficient pitch deck. Annkur of Pricebaba took this session.
On 10th September, these selected 5 startups i.e. pitched to a group of investors at the Matrix Partners office.
The pitches were attended by investors including:
- Venkat Raju
- Rajesh Rai
- Venugopal of Orios
- Sharad Puri of Applyifi
- karthik Ramachandra of Mumbai Angels
- Pradeep Kamasani
- Dhruvil Sanghvi of Loginext
Following up the trend, Pulse42 party was attended by people from the Bangalore’s startup community which included Entrepreneurs, Angels, VC firms etc.
Thanks to the awesome organisations AWS, and Matrix Partners for hosting us.
Special thanks to Pallav Nadhani of Fusion Charts, Gaurav Arora & Digbijoy Joseph of Amazon Web Services, Dhruvil Sanghvi of Loginext, Prajakt Raut, Deepak Ravindran of Lookup, Angad Rikhy of Unitus Seed Fund & Megha Bhagat for helping us out in organizing this edition.
[We would like to thank all our sponsors Amazon Web Services, 10,000 Startups, Lookup, Loginext Solutions, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Atom Technologies, Embibe, Paytm, growX ventures, Guerrilla Ventures, eshiksa, Outbox who helped us put together this amazing event and made it a success.]