India Accelerator’s 4th edition of Demo Day concludes on a successful note, where 10 start-ups showcased their future strategies and plans to participating top-tier investors, mentors, corporate strategists and like-minded people, leaving an impression on them. Known as the only GAN-partnered accelerator program, India Accelerator has provided an open platform for start-ups across sectors and categories with the Demo Day property. Presented in association with Startup Buddy, the virtual event began with a keynote address by the Chief Guest, Mr. Mahavir Pratap Sharma, Chairman, TiE Global Board of Trustees, Co-Founder and Chairman of Rajasthan Angel Network & Chairman – TiE India Angels, during which he spoke about the excellent work that India Accelerator is doing by encouraging each of these start-ups to scale and grow even during such times.
Mr. Sharma’s keynote was followed by an invigorating speech by the Co-Founder of India Accelerator, Ms. Mona Singh where she shed light on the current scenario of start-ups in India along with their strategy to expand the scope with the help of various initiative like the developing of sector focused programs. Another interesting session was held by Mr. Anjan Bose – Former Secretary-General, NatHealth during which he highlighted how healthcare is a very crucial sector, based on recent developments, we need to focus on health-tech, which can be in any aspect of the overall sphere of the industry. Speaking about the Agri-Tech sector Mr. Dhianu Das – Founder, Alfa Ventures spoke about how agriculture needs a technological boost, the impetus it receives via technology will help the overall growth of the country. Providing insight on the cybersecurity space Mr. Chandra Sekara Reddy – Founder, Cognore; Senior Director, ColorTokens shared his thoughts on the need for cybersecurity, with the growth of digital penetration, cybersecurity is one of the most important sectors that require further incentive.
With key insight pertaining to the SME Vertical, Mr. Hemant Dua – ex-CEO of Delhi DareDevils, said that the sports, media and entertainment segment is an ever-growing one and especially in the digital era, consuming content has become a global phenomenon. This has presented a huge opportunity to creators, platforms and influencers; and the industry is looking for diversification, innovation as well as expansion. While sharing his knowledge on the social impact vertical, Mr. Rajiv Gulati, Sr. Programmer of the UN Tech Innovations Lab spoke about how technology and innovation can be used to build a lasting and positive social impact while building a sustainable and successful business. Adding to the mix, presenting partner, Mr. Amit Singal – Founder & CEO of Startup Buddy said that IA is a holistic platform that works towards addressing startups’ concerns and from the grass-root level.
Participating start-ups namely, The Kachcha Chittha, Ingenium, Tubbr, Hypermine, Ingreens, My Game Mate, Dhurina, Goto, Ubiqc and AS Technolutions Pvt. Ltd showcased their future plans and strategies while also sharing insight on how each of them will utilize the funds they hope to raise. With each presentation, the participating investors were left spellbound as they observed keenly their presentation skills, passion and dedication towards building a robust solution to the respective fields that they cater.
Speaking about the event, Ashish Bhatia, Founder of India Accelerator said, “Demo Day has become a guiding beacon and with the success of its 4th edition we look forward to taking the next step in helping these start-ups build their respective legacies. We believe that each of these companies have the potential to bring about a transformative change in their respective industries and sectors as they extend the boundaries of conventionalism. Their passion and dynamic approach towards building their businesses left us spellbound, while also giving way to move the industry forward.”
Prior to the day-long event, India Accelerator hosted a 16-week boot camp where participants were provided with the necessary mentorship, the network, the technology and the peripheral services (like legal, financial, etc.) along with enabling of the seed capital.