Startup Events To Attend This Week: AI For India, Huddle Kerala And More

Startup Events To Attend This Week: AI For India, Huddle Kerala And More


A Curated Lowdown Of Startup Events [April 2-8, 2018]

This is Inc42’s latest edition of what startup events are coming up in this week.

The world is moving at a rapid pace. Time is of great essence but it is not in anyone’s control. It seemed like only yesterday we had celebrated the New Year and today, we are done with the first quarter of the year as well.

The last three months has added pace to the momentum that the Indian startup ecosystem was picking up with.

Consistent with our observation of the startup ecosystem in India, Inc42 has brought out the Indian Tech Startup Funding Q1 2018 report that claims over $1.17 Bn has been invested in 196 deals already.

India is indeed drawing fundings for various sectors and what’s probably really interesting is to observe the various mechanisms by which startups and investors are trying to achieve a confluence for mutual sharing of knowledge and interests.

In the upcoming events, Inc42 has curated the information for two such events where the governments of Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh are hosting entrepreneurs and investors for nurturing startups and for creating jobs.

In regard to this, Inc42 has carved out this information over the coming week’s events where all such skilling and entrepreneurship issues might find some pragmatic solutions.  

Inc42 provides the know-how of where to go for these events, who to contact to register, what you can expect from the events and more importantly, which events are relevant for different businesses.

Keeping up with our consistent efforts, to bridge the gap between Indian startup ecosystem and policy makers along with industry stalwarts, here are some of the startup events curated by Inc42 team that you can look forward to for participation this week!

Here Are The Startup Events To Attend This Week

AI For India

To strengthen it’s AI for India’ programme, Flipkart will host its 5th annual flagship event – ‘slash n’.  The two-day tech event will congregate an array of speakers including business leaders, data scientists, academics, researchers, engineers and technology enthusiasts for the conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI). The conference will feature two keynote sessions by Dr.Luo Si, Chief Scientist NLP, Alibaba DAMO institute Machine Intelligence, Sachin Bansal, Co-founder and Chairman, Flipkart, an opening note by Kalyan Krishnamurthy, CEO Flipkart and a number of other interesting sessions presented by key contributors from the AI and technology ecosystem, showcasing leading work and discussing new thoughts and ideas.

Aligning with its ‘AI for India’ programme, the conference will showcase Flipkart’s strengths in technology and data to build scalable AI-powered solutions, that will be a key enabler in boosting the Indian economy. The conference will bring together the brightest of minds from Flipkart, Myntra, Microsoft, Ola, IISc and Alibaba, sharing learnings and showcase case studies on how organisations can adopt, optimise and innovate on new technologies including AI and ML specific to the Indian market and its multifaceted Indian consumers’ unique needs and problems. Flipkart will also exhibit use cases of artificial intelligence across various areas of the e-commerce platforms that empowers its customers to interact with ease.

Speaking about the event, Kalyan Krishnamurthy, CEO, Flipkart said, “From enabling new lines of businesses to disrupting operations that once exclusively relied on human workers, there is an emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a class of revolutionary technology. Through our flagship event, slash n, we have created a platform that will enable the tech community to exchange and understand the potential of AI and ML across all industries in India.”

Flipkart’s AI For India programme specifically focusses on solving uniquely Indian problems through the application of AI.

Date: April 5-6, 2018

Who Should Attend: Business leaders, data scientists, academics and technology enthusiasts

Venue: Radisson Blu (previously known as Park Plaza)

Speakers: Dr.Luo Si, Chief Scientist NLP, Alibaba DAMO institute Machine Intelligence; Sachin Bansal, Co-founder and Chairman, Flipkart; Kalyan Krishnamurthy, CEO Flipkart

If interested, click here!

Huddle Kerala

Huddle Kerala is a platform for startups and tech talent to meet with top-tier investors, executive and media. The conference features two days filled with several stage programmes, talks at networking sessions, roundtable discussions as well as workshops.

Speakers line-up includes successful founders, serial entrepreneurs and investors. The event aims at facilitating a communion between founders and investors and to build up a huge startup community.

Huddle will primarily focus on the emerging sectors like Block Chain, Crypto Currency, IoT, Gaming and e-Sports, Cyber Security, Digital Entertainment, AR/ VR, AI, UI/UX & E-Gov/m-Gov.

Date: April 6-7, 2018

Who Should Attend: Startups, investors, industry leaders and academicians.

Speakers: M Sivasankar, IAS (Secretary, Department Of  Electronics & It, Government Of Kerala), Amit Gupta, CEO, Asianet News Media & Entertainment Ltd., Dinesh Agarwal (Founder, Indiamart)

Venue: The Leela Kovalam, Beach Road, Kovalam, India

If interested, click here!

Connecting Ideas With Money: Investor Series – Orios Venture Partners

Orios Venture Partners is a seed stage venture fund which primarily invests in consumer technology startups and brands. Its portfolio includes a few of India’s leading startups including Prettysecrets, Yumist, Pharmeasy and Zooty amongst others.

The event under the aegis of Orios Venture Partners is aiming to bring investors and entrepreneurs face-to-face.

This is the 31st such talk organised by Orios Venture Partners, where guests are invited from a variety of asset class – Angels, Venture Capitalists, and Private Equity – to chat on a range of funding subjects within the interest areas of the entrepreneurs.

Startups seeking funding may also register for the event. The event will serve as the platform to present their pitch deck as well as will help the startups to network with investor companies or individuals.

Date: April 4, 2018

Who Should Attend: Entrepreneurs and investors.

Venue: Lounge 47, 2nd Main Rd, Defence Colony, Indira Nagar 2nd Stage Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038

If interested, click here!

DigitalOcean Tide

DigitalOcean, in partnership with NASSCOM 10,000 startups is organising Tide, a day-long conference of insightful talks and panel discussions meant for technology-enabled businesses.

This conference will be relevant for both business and technical folks at your organisations.

Some of the sessions lined up for the event are:

Tech session: To discuss the best practices and tips to manage and scale applications on the cloud, including hands-on workshops

Startups: To learn from the founders who have been there, done that – to learn from their successes and failures!

Networking: To meet fellow developers, entrepreneurs and VCs from the ecosystem.

Date: April 6th (Friday)

Speakers: Bala Girisaballa, President of Techstars India; Arjun Pratap, CEO, EdGE Networks; Kritika Murugesan, Director, NASSCOM 10,000 Startups, etc.

Who should attend: Entrepreneurs, technology enthusiasts and innovators.

Venue: ITC Gardenia, Residency Road, Bangalore

If interested, click here!

That’s all for this week. Do share your experience if you happen to attend any of the above events in the comments section below.

Stay tuned for the next edition of Startup Events Of The Week!

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