“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
Yes, in togetherness… there is a great power. In togetherness, we find a confluence of our energy, a commonality of envisioning and this and only this will create the synergy for development.
Putting it in verbatim, in the words of PM Narendra Modi’s dictum of good governance, working together is shifting ‘Ease of doing business’ to Ease of livelihood’.
Needless to say, confluence and synergy is the key to creating more and developing more. In the startup ecosystem, confluence and the presence of a single window as the singularity point of all the information are much required.
In India, where the wave of startups is currently vibrant, this singularity of information is all the more important. As a result, various conferences, seminars and meetups are organised to create that singularity which the industry can optimise upon.
We bring to you the latest edition of the startup events to attend this week.
The Startup Events To Attend This Week
LetsIgnite was started by the Bengaluru-based angel investor community, LetsVenture. Founded in 2013 by Shanti Mohan and Sanjay Jha, LetsVenture has facilitated funding for over 132 startups till date, amounting to a total of over $50 Mn.
The Nandan Nilekani, Ratan Tata – and TV Mohandas Pai-backed online fundraising platform currently boasts of more than 7,500+ connections and 2,500+ investors.
LetsIgnite is a curated event for prolific angels, ecosystem influencers, corporates, family offices. The central theme of LetsIgnite Delhi is ‘Beyond Boundaries’, which means going beyond the traditional and geographical boundaries of investing. LetsVenture is inviting consulates from different countries and delegates from other state governments to share their outlook on trends and opportunities in their startup ecosystem.
The event will also host its most sorted after Angel Investing masterclass and will see conversations around trending topics such as Blockchain. Marquee angels, ecosystem influencers, decision & policy makers, corporates and family offices are expected to be on the panels during the event.
- Date: February 14, 2018
- Who Should Attend: Entrepreneurs, Angels, Ecosystem Influencers, Corporates, Family Offices
- Venue: Silver Oak at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
- Ticket Price: INR 5K-INR 15K
Anchored around Youth and Innovation, the theme for Confluence 2018 is “Cities on the Horizon”.
Cities are the drivers of global economies. Urbanisation in emerging markets has been the dominant force of global growth in the recent decade. Given the speed with which cities in emerging economies are growing, there is an entire generation of global cities, waiting to be realised.
‘Cities On the Horizon’, aims to present and acknowledge the myriad layers that make up for a city and celebrate the city as a living, breathing collective – much more than a blueprint of grids and plans.
This year the Confluence 2018 aims at bringing together a never-before collective of diverse fresh perspectives and urban innovations and would include the participation of students, startups and experts from urban development, government, citizen forums, academicians, and business leaders.
Confluence is the thought leadership platform of Mahindra World City in partnership with McKinsey India as a knowledge partner.
- Date: February 15, 2018
- Who Should Attend: Students, startups, experts from urban development, Government, Citizen Forums, Academicians, Business Leaders, etc.
- Venue: The Oberoi, New Delhi
Besides these two mega-events, there is also LAUNCHPAD which is being organised by the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani on February 18 2018. The Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), New Delhi is also conducting E-Summit 2018 on February 17-18 2018.
That’s all for this week. Do share your experience if you happen to drop at any of the above events in the comments section below.
Stay tuned for the next edition of Startup Events Of The Week!