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Associations

Title Sponsor

IBM

In Association with

Social Incubation Patner

Villgro
Villgro is India’s oldest and foremost social enterprise incubator, supporting innovators and social entrepreneurs during their early stages of growth. Since 2001, Villgro has incubated 103 such enterprises, generated around 4000 jobs, secured Rs 873 million in follow-on funding, and touched over 6.8 million rural lives.
Ankur
Ankur Capital Fund is a SEBI registered venture capital fund based in Mumbai that provides seed capital to start-up businesses in agriculture, education, healthcare and fin-tech sectors.

Executive Partner

IAN
Indian Angel Network is a network of Angel investors keen to invest in early stage businesses which have potential to create disproportionate value. The members of the Network are leaders in the Entrepreneurial Eco-System as they have had strong operational experience as CEOs or a background of creating new and successful ventures. They share a passion to create scale and value for startup ventures.
Palaash Ventures
Palaash Ventures, an investment fund floated by veterans of media industry, started its operations in the early 2013 is based out of New Delhi and having presence in Bangalore as well. Palaash's investment objective is to fund such opportunities which are backed by a robust and Thinking Team, ideas which are innovative, disruptive and have the potential to be highly scalable.
Unilazer
Unilazeris a Mumbai-based private equity and venture capital firm specialized in early- and late-stage investments.
CIO
CANis a new angel network with a mission to accelerate seed stage start-ups through fundraising support and customer discovery.

VC Partner

Blume Ventures
Blume is an angel and seed venture fund that backs startups with both funding as well as active mentoring and support. They typically fund startups through multiple rounds, leading up to larger institutional rounds like Series A and B from Venture Capital firms. Vision is to be the leading platform that sources, funds, nurtures and creates value for India's bright young companies – making them blume.
Nexus
Nexus is India's leading Venture Capital fund. They invest in early and early growth stage companies across sectors in India and US. Nexus is a team of successful entrepreneurs with extensive investing and operating experience, who love to get their hands dirty. They understand the unique challenges faced by entrepreneurs and know that it takes teamwork and exceptional execution capability for a company to succeed. Partner companies have access to the entire Nexus team in India and Silicon Valley for help in recruiting talent, forging new alliances, opening doors to new customers, shaping strategy and connecting with best-of-breed executives, advisors, co-investors and board members.
Kae Capital
KAE Capital is a sector agnostic fund and invests in companies which bring about innovative solutions for the existing gaps in the markets, backed by a great team. Our focus – investing in Innovation, Leadership and Growth. KAE bring in the expertise of identifying and building large companies even from a concept. Team at Kae Capital has a wide range of experience in helping companies grow, fill gaps in the market and help create winning companies. KAE Capital look for entrepreneurs who envision technology as a means to disrupt sectors such as Mobile, e-Commerce, Education, Healthcare, Consumer Internet and so on.
Unicorn
Unicorn is an early stage technology focused venture fund which invests in seed and early stages of technology focussed businesses.

IP & Innovation Partner

LexOrbis
LexOrbis is one of the highly rated Intellectual property law firm based having offices in New Delhi & Bangalore with clients from multiple industries, geographies and ethnicities. They advise their global clients on protecting and enforcing their rights in patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights, geographic indications and domain names.

Accelerator Partner

HealthStart
Healthstart is India's first healthcare incubator. It is dedicated to promote and nurture healthcare entrepreneurs.

Title Sponsor

IBM
Augray

In Association with

Social Investment Patner

Villgro
Villgro is India’s oldest and foremost social enterprise incubator, supporting innovators and social entrepreneurs during their early stages of growth. Since 2001, Villgro has incubated 103 such enterprises, generated around 4000 jobs, secured Rs 873 million in follow-on funding, and touched over 6.8 million rural lives.
Unconvention
Unconvention|Lis a social enterprise platform that seeks to unearth and nurture social entrepreneurs, and grow the social enterprise movement deeper in India.

Strategic Partner

NEN
NEN represents India’s largest and most dynamic community of new and future high-growth entrepreneurs, with over 70,000 members in 30 cities. It provides critical support to start-ups and early-stage entrepreneurs through high-impact entrepreneurship education; access to mentors and experts; fast-track access to incubation and funding; and learning tools and materials .

Executive Partner

Kolkata Chapter
Kolkata Chapteris among the oldest across the vast TiE network. In the last 10 years, it has emerged as the forum of choice for startups, serial entrepreneurs, VC and angel investors, policy makers and academia. At the heart of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, TiE Kolkata plays the role of an ecosystem builder by bringing in multiple stakeholders and values to align with the common goal to foster entrepreneurship.
Palaash Ventures
Palaash Ventures, an investment fund floated by veterans of media industry, started its operations in the early 2013 is based out of New Delhi and having presence in Bangalore as well. Palaash's investment objective is to fund such opportunities which are backed by a robust and Thinking Team, ideas which are innovative, disruptive and have the potential to be highly scalable.
Angaros
Angaros Group is an operating holding company, based out of Singapore. The group brings together exceptional entrepreneurs and global companies and offers a unique combination of capital and creativity.
Ventureast
Ventureeast is a pioneering Indian VC fund manager with close to $300 million under management. Ventureast have a rich history of investing in innovative businesses across multiple sectors, and multiple stages of a business - from seed and early to growth stages.

VC Partner

IAN
Indian Angel Network is a network of Angel investors keen to invest in early stage businesses which have potential to create disproportionate value. The members of the Network are leaders in the Entrepreneurial Eco-System as they have had strong operational experience as CEOs or a background of creating new and successful ventures. They share a passion to create scale and value for startup ventures.
Nexus
Nexus is India's leading Venture Capital fund. They invest in early and early growth stage companies across sectors in India and US. Nexus is a team of successful entrepreneurs with extensive investing and operating experience, who love to get their hands dirty. They understand the unique challenges faced by entrepreneurs and know that it takes teamwork and exceptional execution capability for a company to succeed. Partner companies have access to the entire Nexus team in India and Silicon Valley for help in recruiting talent, forging new alliances, opening doors to new customers, shaping strategy and connecting with best-of-breed executives, advisors, co-investors and board members.
Kae Capital
KAE Capital is a sector agnostic fund and invests in companies which bring about innovative solutions for the existing gaps in the markets, backed by a great team. Our focus – investing in Innovation, Leadership and Growth. KAE bring in the expertise of identifying and building large companies even from a concept. Team at Kae Capital has a wide range of experience in helping companies grow, fill gaps in the market and help create winning companies. KAE Capital look for entrepreneurs who envision technology as a means to disrupt sectors such as Mobile, e-Commerce, Education, Healthcare, Consumer Internet and so on.
Blume Ventures
Blume is an angel and seed venture fund that backs startups with both funding as well as active mentoring and support. They typically fund startups through multiple rounds, leading up to larger institutional rounds like Series A and B from Venture Capital firms. Vision is to be the leading platform that sources, funds, nurtures and creates value for India's bright young companies – making them blume.

IP & Innovation Partner

LexOrbis
LexOrbisLexOrbis is one of the highly rated Intellectual property law firm based having offices in New Delhi & Bangalore with clients from multiple industries, geographies and ethnicities. They advise their global clients on protecting and enforcing their rights in patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights, geographic indications and domain names.

Title Sponsor

IBM

Social Investment Patner

Villgro
Villgro is India’s oldest and foremost social enterprise incubator, supporting innovators and social entrepreneurs during their early stages of growth. Since 2001, Villgro has incubated 103 such enterprises, generated around 4000 jobs, secured Rs 873 million in follow-on funding, and touched over 6.8 million rural lives.
Unconvention
Unconvention|Lis a social enterprise platform that seeks to unearth and nurture social entrepreneurs, and grow the social enterprise movement deeper in India.

In Association with

Strategic Partner

NEN
NEN represents India’s largest and most dynamic community of new and future high-growth entrepreneurs, with over 70,000 members in 30 cities. It provides critical support to start-ups and early-stage entrepreneurs through high-impact entrepreneurship education; access to mentors and experts; fast-track access to incubation and funding; and learning tools and materials .

Executive Partner

Kolkata Chapter
Kolkata Chapteris among the oldest across the vast TiE network. In the last 10 years, it has emerged as the forum of choice for startups, serial entrepreneurs, VC and angel investors, policy makers and academia. At the heart of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, TiE Kolkata plays the role of an ecosystem builder by bringing in multiple stakeholders and values to align with the common goal to foster entrepreneurship.
Palaash Ventures
Palaash Ventures, an investment fund floated by veterans of media industry, started its operations in the early 2013 is based out of New Delhi and having presence in Bangalore as well. Palaash's investment objective is to fund such opportunities which are backed by a robust and Thinking Team, ideas which are innovative, disruptive and have the potential to be highly scalable.
Dsign Design
Dsign Design are group of Product designers & creative professionals who are committed to deliver extreme experiences with product design & developments.
GREX
GREX is a disruptive financial technology company building a platform to bring together Investors and Unlisted Companies for information exchange and securities transactions.
Total Start
TotalStart Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Developers” is a section 25 company (not for profit company registered with Registrar of Companies of India) focused on “building entrepreneurial ecosystems to “sustainably” nurture and develop “home grown” entrepreneurs and enterprises in entrepreneurially “less developed” regions in the world, networked with resources from entrepreneurially developed regions in the world in domain specific business areas “relevant” for the region.

VC Partner

IAN
Indian Angel Network is a network of Angel investors keen to invest in early stage businesses which have potential to create disproportionate value. The members of the Network are leaders in the Entrepreneurial Eco-System as they have had strong operational experience as CEOs or a background of creating new and successful ventures. They share a passion to create scale and value for startup ventures.
Nexus
Nexus is India's leading Venture Capital fund. They invest in early and early growth stage companies across sectors in India and US. Nexus is a team of successful entrepreneurs with extensive investing and operating experience, who love to get their hands dirty. They understand the unique challenges faced by entrepreneurs and know that it takes teamwork and exceptional execution capability for a company to succeed. Partner companies have access to the entire Nexus team in India and Silicon Valley for help in recruiting talent, forging new alliances, opening doors to new customers, shaping strategy and connecting with best-of-breed executives, advisors, co-investors and board members.

IP & Innovation Partner

inolyst
Inolyst is an online IPR service that makes it easier to protect your original work while simplifying the process of filing Intellectual Property Rights, making it more affordable and accessible across boundaries.

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