Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], February 17: Techno India Group is marching ahead with great fervour to organise their forthcoming Start-up Carnival 4.0. With a mission of bringing together start-ups, investors, entrepreneurs and business houses alike, the one-of-its-kind carnival will transform the future of start-ups in India. Let’s face it, 2021 has been a landmark year for start-ups in India. Simply put, they are the new face of the nation. The contribution to innovation, the addressing of global challenges and the entrepreneurial spirit are transforming the country’s economy.
The start-up carnival will offer budding entrepreneurs, traditional businesses, enthusiasts and start-ups an exceptional platform to showcase their talents, success stories and expertise. From back-to-back fireside chats to interactive panel discussions, a lot will happen on the day-long event, held on the 17th of February, 2022. The carnival will be a crucial platform for the start-ups to display their excellent growth potential. Insightful sessions on topics like ‘From Eden Garden to Shark Tank’ by Technopreneurs, ‘What is the Metaverse? – Here’s Why it Matters’ by Starshot Ventures, ‘Sustainable Businesses: Realtopia or Utopia?’ by Y-East & WICCI WBSBC, ‘Moneyball: Traditional Businesses Investing in Start-ups’ by Bengal Business Council, ‘Boom of Influencer Marketing & Creator Economy in East India’ by Ovonts, ‘Thematic Fundings’ by FreeFlowand ‘The Future of Electric Vehicle Ecosystem’, by StartUp N Rev, will be held.
The various topics of discussion will include the future of EVs and how ready is the country to adopt this new technology, traditional business models and modern ones and the synergy between the two, sustainable businesses that prioritise the social and environmental impact and more. Besides, the ‘Eden Garden to Shark Tank’ panel discussion, held by Technopreneurs, will explore the journey of the four start-ups in Kolkata who participated in Shark tank, where they will discuss their experience, expertise and insights on the same.
The carnival would also witness the launch of a ‘Start-Up Hunt by Techno India Group’, which is a nationwide hunt for idea-stage and revenue-generating businesses on domains like No-Code, Blockchain, AI/ML, Healthcare, Agriculture, Education & Sustainability. The aim is to scout new entrepreneurial talents for Techno India Group to potentially welcome innovation beacons within its ecosystem. The core focus will be on presenting unlimited opportunities for the entrepreneurs of the nation. Interested individuals can apply online (www.technoindiaeducation.com/startuphunt) before 28th February 2022 to get significant funding, investment and job opportunities. Besides, the Techno India Group will be hosting 8 entrepreneurs who founded the Bharatmala initiative, with a mission to foster the culture and spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship and start-ups amongst the young minds. They are travelling across 14216 kms on 2 EV bikes and visiting 25 colleges across the nation. The team would share key insights on the EV domain through various interactive sessions and panel discussions. In addition, PotHoleRaja, which is a social venture borne to save lives & bring out social awareness about road safety among all citizens for better India, would fix potholes around the venue using their unique vehicle.
Last but not least, Techno India University will be launching a unique, full-time program on EV technology to create a sustainable flow of quality human capital capable of overcoming the global challenges of tomorrow. Techno India university would be one of the very few institutions in India to launch such an innovative premium program. For more information and admission related queries, please call 033-41804111/4222. Get ready to witness a plethora of intriguing events ranging from curated panel discussions to networking sessions by renowned professionals and gather valuable insights. One could also catch a glimpse of India’s 1st performance electric motorcycle by StartUp N Rev.
Co-founder and CEO of Y-East – a homegrown platform dedicated to social and environmental impact, Pauline Laravoire stated, “We need more and more businesses that equally prioritise their financial, social and environmental viability. These kinds of events, which are still rare in the region, provide a unique opportunity to showcase concrete examples of businesses that have successfully achieved profitability, social inclusivity and environmental performance. And that’s the way to go!”
“Considering the massive impact of the previous 3 editions, the main idea behind the start-up carnival has always been to bring together all budding entrepreneurs and enthusiasts of the east and help them connect with the investors and incubators and benefit from that connection. In addition, we are also associating with the esteemed chambers, business houses and enablers of change,” Meghdut Roy Chowdhury, Executive Director & Chief Innovation Officer of Techno India Group, Founder of OFFBEAT CCU & Co-founder of Bengal business council, said upon being asked about the carnival’s objectives.
“We don’t talk about economic opportunities in Kolkata, I want to change that. I believe this carnival is going to have a long-term impact, and it will facilitate a lot of new collaborations and discourse among new-age entrepreneurs in Kolkata and West Bengal”, added Meghdut Roy chowdhury, who is also the conceptualiser of the start-up carnival.
‘It is really heartening to see the work being done by the Techno India group in getting the startup Ecosystem in the Eastern states of India to come up to speed with what’s happening in the other part of the country. While Delhi and Bangalore are the startup nerve centres, Kolkotta can become the gateway for bright youngsters from the North East and other states to address challenges and create opportunities to build sustainable and scalable businesses for the rest of the country. Techno India, through its own institutions, its alumni network and partnerships with Investor and mentor networks, can accelerate the Innovation and the startup culture in this part of the country. The fact that they, without any hesitation, decided to be part of the Bharat Mala ride initiative is encouraging for the startup founders who are part of this epic journey.’ Said John Kuruvilla Chief Mentor@ Brigade REAP, Asias’s 1stPropTech accelerator and the Organiser of this Startupnrev initiative.’
About Techno India Group
Techno India Group, a Hewlett Packard (HP) partner, was established in 1985 with the primary purpose of offering high-quality science and engineering education in West Bengal, India. The well-known private education company in India, attributed to its academic excellence and diverse course options. From science and engineering to management, medicine, and other critical areas such as information and communication technology, genetics, biotechnology, food technology, construction technology, architecture, biomedical technology, paramedical sciences, management sciences, sports technology, and media science, the Techno India Group has broadened its focus. In an effort to provide a firm foundation for the state education system, Techno India also managed to enter the sphere of basic and secondary education by constructing many model schools.
About Techno India University
West Bengal’s Techno India University is the state’s first private university, with over 7000 students studying Engineering, Business Studies, Basic Sciences, Pharmacy, Law, and a range of other emerging technology courses, including Blockchain, IoT, Automation, Data Science, and so on. TIU was established in 2013 as the flagship institution of the Techno India Group, the largest educational conglomerate in Eastern India, with 22 colleges, four universities, 12 business schools, 25 schools, and two upcoming medical institutions spread around the country.
Y-East, an initiative of Techno India Group, is a platform that connects all the individual and organisational actors of the sustainability and social sectors from and for East and North East India. In other words: all citizens, NGOs, corporations, investors, start-ups, public entities, educational institutions… which truly care about social and environmental impact and want to do something about it in these regions, in their own desired and possible capacity. Y-East really embodies the belief that cooperation and partnership are the keys to greater positive impact by gathering all these actors through one unique online platform, mechanically generating more offline opportunities to collaborate.
About Offbeat CCU
Offbeat CCU is a one-of-a-kind Integrated Ecosystem based in Kolkata. Offbeat CCU is a hub for entertainment, hospitality, events, workshops, certifications, fitness, lifestyle, and education, among other things. It is the first full-fledged backpackers’ hostel in Kolkata. It also houses TopCat CCU, Offbeat Agility, Offbeat Strength, Offbeat Spaces, Gravit8, Y-East, Cafe Offbeat, Scene Create: Centre for Creative Arts, Offbeat Essentials, and Offbeat Live, as well as offering Short Term Certification and Workshops on a variety of topics.
Bengal Business Council
The idea of this council consisting of heterogeneous industries, despite the presence of several chambers of commerce, stemmed from the need to revive the culture of entrepreneurship in the Bengali community, develop the sense of strong fellowship, network building and brotherhood amongst the members of society and be a unified voice of the Bengali Business Community.
To foster the growth and development of businesses run by Bengalis by raising awareness, camaraderie and brotherhood amongst its members and their larger network with the definitive goal of cultivating the spirit of enterprise by ensuring the perpetuity of Bengali family enterprises and by means of mentorship and funding of ventures by entrepreneurs from the Bengali community to revive the forgotten renown of Bengalis as the premier business community paving the way for nation-building.