After receiving hundreds of applications, we shortlisted 12 startups for this edition, selected 12 startups went through one day long mentoring from industry experts from different domains at Amazon Web Services office in Powai. Mentors who were part of the session included:
- Sudershan Ravi, Founder, Ripplehire
- Ankur Handa, Lead -Content Partnerships and Business Development, Yahoo
- Abhijeet Kumar, Founder, Ah! Ventures
- Annkur Aggarwal, Founder, Pricebaba
- Sumit Ranka, Founder, ThinkPot
- Vijay Khubchandani, Founder, MindSparx
- Dhruvil Sanghvi, Co-Founder, LogiNext
- Pravin Jhadav, Product & Growth at FreeCharge
- Aditya Mishra, Founder & CEO, SwitchMe
Based on mentor feedback we shortlisted 6 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 26th August, these selected 6 startups i.e. pitched to a group of angel investors at the LightBox VC office.
The pitches were attended by prominent angels including:
- Vijay Talreja
- Sanjay Mehta
- Abhijeet Kumar
- Janam Mehta
- Hiren Asudani
- Harshad Lahoti
- Shweta Markandeya
- Rajeev Ranka
- Bharat Banka
- Bindia Maheshwari
- Akshay Mittal
- Nidhi Saraf
- Gaurav Sachdeva
- Nikhil Kapur
Following up the trend, Pulse42 party was attended by people from the Mumbai’s startup community which included Entrepreneurs, Angels, VC firms etc.
Thanks to the awesome organisations AWS, and LightBox VC for hosting us.
Special thanks to Ajeet Khurana, Gaurav Arora & Digbijoy Joseph of Amazon, Dhruvil of Loginext, Annkur of Pricebaba & Akancha Srivastava for helping us out in organizing this edition.
[We would like to thank all our sponsors Amazon Web Services, 10,000 Startups, 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.]