Connecting startups from 20 cities to international investors: Startup India Rocks! 2016

startup india rocks 2016

India’s first global Startup event that connects startups to investors, CxO’s, corporates, mentors across various geographies is back with a bang in 2016 after its successful debut last year over a 2 day conference in Goa.

Cross Border Angels (CBA) presents Startup India Rocks! 2016, which is bigger and better this year. The event would be covered across a 20 city roadshow in a hunt for India’s 100 best Startups starting next week in Jaipur. The aim of CBA through this year’s event is to evangelize the entire startup ecosystem in each city by bringing together all key stakeholders: entrepreneurs, investors, family offices, HNI’s, Corporates and CxO’s. For Rajasthan entrepreneurs it will be a platform to present before the Rajasthan Angel Innovators Network (RAIN) who are the most active network in the Rajasthan Startup ecosystem.

“The key to target 20+ cities: (Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad, Vishakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Cochin, Trivandrum, Goa, Pune, Ahmedabad, Baroda, Gandhinagar, Surat, Bengaluru, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Chennai, Bhopal and Indore) is to offer a platform for the entrepreneurs to achieve their goal of raising funds from investors not only from their city but from PAN India and global investors. On the other side, angel investing which is becoming a preferred asset class amongst HNI’s, family offices, CxO’s and wealthy professionals would get access to a professional network of investments and curated deal flow”, said Mandar Gadkari, Director, CBA .

The 20 city road show is partnered with Microsoft-Technology Partner, ET Now- TV Broadcast Partner, Voxlaw- Legal Partner, 14 square – Living Style Partner, Further, the best startups from each city enter into a pool of 100 startups who would be offered a stage to pitch at the finale directly to be scheduled in November in Bengaluru.

Startup India Rocks 2015

Startup India Rocks! 2015 had a rocking debut witnessed investors from 20+ countries, 40+ Corporates and 100+ entrepreneurs who pitched at the event, lauched products, networked and eventually successfully raised funds through the network of investors present at the conference.

ETNOW broadcasted an exclusive Startup India Rocks! 30 minute episode post the event. Over $3million worth of investments have been closed for startups who were a part of the event last year.

The event is conducted in a favorable environment for startups, where time is allocated to startups to network with known entrepreneurs, insights into legal aspects of running companies will be discussed, branding & marketing case studies would be shared, and finally the most important of all, startups will pitch to the investors.

3R’s will be given to startups in this event. Right Time, Right Channel, and Right People

About the event company

Startup India Rocks! is conceptualized and evangelized by the Capital Division of the Scaale Group. Scaale is a venture resource group helping companies execute innovative and global strategies through capital, talent and sales. They have presence in 6 countries (USA, Canada, Spain, UK, China and India) and a team of 100+ professionals working with 100+ clients.

CBA (Cross Border Angels & Investors) is a group company of Scaale raising funds for startups and growth companies around the world. CBA has developed unique process and experience of international investment starting from deal screening, due diligence, term sheets, closing deals, special purpose vehicles to post investment relationships.

Why should startups apply to this event?

  • Opportunity to get funded by international smart investors
  • Opportunity to network and meet with global mentors , experts , advisors
  • Opportunity to have your company evaluated by CBA experts through well-established processes
  • Meet with corporates for early exposure, traction or funding
  • Bounce your ideas with peers
  • Attain media exposure through the media partners
  • Have acess to various startup specific products by partners

All in all one mega startup event is what it takes for Indian Startup ecosystem to grow and expand into foreign shores.

IndianCEO has partnered with this event to bring you updates across 20 cities, stay tuned for more startup updates.

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