A lot of young entrepreneurs have been asking us about events where they can showcase their startup ideas and network with potential investors and mentors. Here are we, with the list of upcoming startup events where you can showcase your startup or even participate and get to know about various investors, who can be approached at the right time.

Startup Launchpad

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Bangalore-Nov 7-8,2015- WebsitePune-Nov 21-22,2015 – WebsiteHyderabad-Nov 21-22,2015 – WebsiteChennai-Nov 28-29, 2015 – Website

Startup Launchpad is a platform for startups, early stage  teams and individuals to launch their unseen startups as well as pitch to accelerators, seed investors for funding.


  • Practical advice & actionable inputs from experts & successful founders
  • Meet over 10 experts and founders and 4-5 early stage tech investors.
  • $500 cloud credits from Amazon Web Services
  • 3hrs of direct experts & mentors support
  • Free User lifecycle management Service for App from AppIce
  • Access to pitch to city’s top accelerators & incubators


Startups that are < 18 months old and teams in idea-stage, prototype-stage & early traction-stage can participate in the Startup Launchpad. Teams that are looking to connect to successful founders, experts in product management, design – UI/UX, legal & accounting should participate in the launchpad.

Startup Meet – Pune – Nov 7,2015 – Website

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Each Startup Meet follows the same format of 3hrs. The meetup kickstart with pitch by each of the shortlisted startups to angel investors & accelerators. Organizers host a short panel discussion with investors, followed by Q&A between investors & audience. It concludes with networking snacks & drinks.


  • Learn & receive valuable feedback from experts & investors
  • Be added on investors’ watch list for funding
  • Network with other founders & market your product among the audience

Startup Meet allows early stage tech startups to participate & pitch.

Startup India 2016Website

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Organised by Scaale Capital, the VC firm with offices spread across four key markets of SF, London, Barcelona and Mumbai, Startup India Rocks is an extended edition of similar events organised across the globe, most notably in the valley in US. The 2015 chapter of the event happened on Oct 7-8, 2015. The site is open for early subscription for the 2016 event.

There are more startup events that happened recently and most likely will be back in 2016-

SaaSx2– SaaSx2, an iSPIRT initiative, will see around 150 SaaS entrepreneurs gathering for structured networking sessions and learning from successful SaaS businesses. Around 50 startups had participated in the 1st edition of the event.

TiE-Hyderabad – The mission of TiE Angels is to support top-tier emerging companies with early stage investment and support. There are about 100 investors that invest through TiE Angels and TiE Angels have already made investments in more than 24 companies so far.

IBM Global Entreprenuership Program-This program has a vision to provide comprehensive and strong network resources, so as to be able to drive collaborative cloud innovation for startups.

We will keep updating the list, as we get to know more. Till then register and keep building India!

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Ruchi Pandita

Ruchi is a word-weaver, a painter, an amateur photographer and a poet at heart. The ease with with she can explain the most complex stuff impresses people around her. Being a gemini, she is never content, always looking for new ways to explore her self and the world around. The startup revolution has greatly influenced her and she is using her talent to help budding entrepreneurs find the way forward.


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