Here is Inc42\u2019s latest edition of startup events coming up this week.\r\n\r\nThe Indian business ecosystem has been abuzz with talk of the Flipkart-Walmart deal and the ecommerce market is looking ahead atat interesting times as competition between Flipkart-Walmart and Amazon hots up.\r\n\r\nBut apart from the of all this talk of increased rivalry between companies, what\u2019s really germinating in the minds of many Indians today is entrepreneurship. Sachin Bansal, Binny Bansal, Jeff Bezos, etc might be rivals in a business, but to the common man, they are a source of inspiration whose success is encouraging many to take the path less taken.\r\n\r\nNo wonder that India is on the verge of an entrepreneurship boom and institutions to train aspiring entrepreneurs, along with government organisations and companies, are looking to nurture and provide a boost to the startup ecosystem as much as possible.\r\n\r\nThere is much to look forward to in terms of engagements and encouragements that these institutions have to offer as the upcoming events of the week suggest.\r\n\r\nKeeping up with our consistent efforts to bridge the gap between the Indian startup ecosystem, policymakers, and industry stalwarts, here are the startup events that you should consider participating in this week.\r\nIndia IoT Symposium\r\nThe India IoT Symposium is coming up with its IoT series featuring business meetings, presentations, and discussions with IoT specialists and provide enterprises more ways to network! With more than 500 attendees, over 40 speakers and panelists, and above 100 sponsors and exhibitors, this event will connect IoT enthusiasts from across the country.\r\n\r\nThe India IoT Symposium is an event for people looking to develop their brand visibility among influential buyers and procurement specialists.\r\n\r\nLast year, the event welcomed a senior delegation of government officials to the event from across a variety of departments. This time around, the symposium will act as a destination for enterprises to come and network and learn more about the latest technologies that can enable the growth of their businesses.\r\n\r\n \tDate: May 24-25, 2018\r\n \tKey Speakers: \u00a0Dr Aloknath De, Samsung; Farhana Haque, Vodafone; Alok Lall, Microsoft\r\n \tWho Should Attend: IoT startups and entrepreneurs, supplier executives, analysts, tech investors\r\n \tVenue: Courtyard by Marriott, Mumbai\r\n\r\nStartAP Awards 2018 programme\r\nThe StartAP Awards 2018 programme will be held on the Visakhapatnam beach side on May 25.\r\n\r\nAccording to the CEO of StartAP, Siddharth Marupeddi, the programme will be one of India\u2019s biggest business event. It is expected to have over 1,000 special invitees, 200-plus startups, 20 speakers, three power panels with panelists from across the country. The awards will be given in three main categories \u2014 Leadership Awards, Organisational Awards, and Startup Awards \u2014 with over 35 awards for the taking.\r\n\r\nIT minister of Andhra Pradesh, Nara Lokesh is expected to handhold the event and distribute the awards among the winners along with the who\u2019s who of the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the country. The event places Andhra Pradesh significantly on the global startup map with more than 100 startup CEOs and 35 investors and VCs expected to attend the event.\r\n\r\n \tDate: May 25, 2018\r\n \tLocation: Visakhapatnam\r\n \tWho Should Attend: Startups, IT specialists, entrepreneurs, investors\r\n\r\nStartup Weekend Emerging Tech Hyderabad \r\nStartup Weekend\u00a0is a global movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is a community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 35,00 past events in more than 150 countries around the world.\r\n\r\nParticipants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centred around action, innovation, and education.\r\n\r\nWhether you\u2019re \u00a0looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, a specific skill set, or a team to help you execute your idea, Startup Weekends is where you can to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.\r\n\r\nFocus Areas for Emerging Tech:\r\n\r\nBlockChain\r\n\r\nAgriTech\r\n\r\nRobotics\r\n\r\nUAV's \/ Drones.\r\n\r\nAugmented Reality \/ Virtual Reality \/ Mixed Reality\r\n\r\nCrypto\r\n\r\nArtificial Intelligence \/ Machine learning\r\n\r\n \tDate: May 25-27, 2018\r\n \tKey Speakers: Jay Krishnan, chief executive officer at T-Hub Hyderabad; Murali Talasila, partner innovation leader at PwC; Reena Dayal, director, Microsoft Garage, India\r\n \tWho Should Attend: Tech enthusiasts, investors, and entrepreneurs\r\n \tVenue: Microsoft Development Centre, Microsoft Garage, Gachibowli, Hyderabad\r\n\r\nGlobal Eentrepreneurship & Innovation Program\r\nColumbia Business School is coming up with its Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation Course to help future entrepreneurs set up their own business and innovate. The course will be a partnership between Oakridge International School and Columbia Business School in India.\r\n\r\nThis is an intensive one-week pre-college university level course, exposing high school students to the theory and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation. In this programme, students are guided through the new venture creation process by the Columbia Business School faculty and can apply it to their own ideas.\r\n\r\nThis course provides the necessary practical and applicable techniques to test and develop their ideas.\r\n\r\n \tDate: \u00a0May 23-27, 2018\r\n \tWho Should Attend: Aspiring entrepreneurs\r\n \tSpeakers Of The Course: Dr Jack McGourty, Daniel McQuade, Manoj Pooleery\r\n \tVenue: Hyderabad\r\n\r\nStay tuned for the next version of our weekly series \u2018Indian Startup Events Of The Week.