2015 was the year of innovation, creation and motivation! Thing are only going to get better and more real from now on and the Start Up India event which is scheduled for the coming Saturday will be an important milestone. More than a lakh people have shown interest in this government function, making it one of a kind.
The event will be held in Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi and is being organized by the department of industrial policy and promotion. It will be a day-long show where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to announce a new deal for start-ups. The number of requests that the organizers are getting is making narrowing down to 1500 people a very difficult task for them.
As the name suggests, the event is focused on Start up culture in India and emphasis will be on budding entrepreneurs rather than high profile established people like Ambanis, Mittals, Birlas and other business groups that were the focus of the ‘Make in India’ or ‘Digital India’. The organizers are aiming at inviting people below 40 years of age, for the event that will be a host to a lot of high profile entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley.
The lucky participants will get a chance to hear and interact with Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son. Son also plans to invest $20 billion in solar projects in India. Other much talked about visitors will include Uber founder Travis Kalanick and WeWork founder Adam Neumann. About 40 Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and angel investors have been invited as special guests along with know names from the Indian Startup club as well.
PM Modi will be presenting the government strategy for nurturing the Indian startup eco-system, easing out the burden of compliance and un-necessary restrictions. Google might also present its Launchpad Accelerator programme, which will be short-listing one startup from a panel of five. The organizers have written to ministries to ensure that students from IITs, IIMs, Central universities, as well as those at incubators and start-up centers set up by the science and technology and biotechnology departments can view the event.