We bring to you the latest edition of the startup events to attend in the first week of the new year 2018.
The last days of the year 2017 brought together the memories of the entire year and with it, we closed the most exciting event of last week, the Techfest Mumbai where the attendees got a chance to interact with Saudi Arabia’s first Robot citizen, ‘Sophia’.
As Alex Morritt says, “New Year – a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.”
So, on the first day of 2018, we bring forth another set of events to attend this week. In case you have not yet updated your business calendar yet, here are a few exciting startup events to attend.
Startup Events To Attend This Week
Wharton India Startup Challenge
Established in 1996, Wharton India Economic Forum (WIEF) is an annual conference hosted by the students at Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. It is a global business forum focussed on understanding and engaging with India’s startup landscape. It has historically attracted a host of speakers ranging from President APJ Abdul Kalam to industrialists such as Mukesh Ambani, to investors such as George Soros.
Hosted by the WIEF, the annual Wharton India Startup Challenge (WISC) is aimed at promoting entrepreneurship in the country. One of the objectives of the contest is to provide support to aspiring entrepreneurs by offering them a global platform to showcase their grand ideas and raise funding from leading investors.
Since its inception, WISC has grown 20x. Over the years, it has helped startups raise more than $50 Mn in funding, and has served as a successful stepping stone for companies like Ketto, Zostel, and BabyChakra.
As part of the 5th edition of the WISC, more than 500 startups from 24 Indian cities are expected to participate in the challenge. Apart from that, 20+ institutional investors and industry experts will be present the audience, panelists, and judges.
- Date: January 5, 2018
- Who Should Attend: Startups, Industry Experts, Institutional Investors, VCs,
- Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai
- Tickets: INR 1999-INR 2499 per person
Chakravyuh 2.0 is an annual flagship event of IMT Hyderabad, organised by its Strategy Club, ATHENA. It is an exercise for all the major B-Schools and others across India where the participants get an opportunity to develop strategic thinking, logical approach and innovative ideas in the field of real-world strategic management.
Led with the theme, “‘Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limit’,” this is an ideal platform for the participants to showcase their understanding and command over the domain concepts of business, utilise it in real business situations and come up with innovative and effective solutions.
As part of the challenge, each team will be allotted three companies from three different industries and they must come up with a deliverable (New service/product) using the given combination and present them in front of the jury.
A Virtual amount of INR 10 Mn will be provided to each team and the weighted average of the ROI will be calculated according to the investment (for the entire 100%) and company with the highest weighted average ROI will be termed as the winner.
- Date: January 5-6, 2018
- Who Should Attend: Startup Enthusiasts, Management Students, Early Stage Startups, Idea Stage Investors
- Venue: IMT-Hyderabad, Telangana
- Ticket: INR 200 per person
Stay tuned for the next version of our weekly series Indian Startup Events Of The Week!