Vibrant Gujarat StartUp and Technology Summit 2018’ (VG-STS) under the Vibrant Gujarat initiative, in association with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and GESIA IT Association (GESIA), is proposed to be scheduled from 11-13 October 2018 at the Exhibition Centre, Helipad Ground, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Atal Innovation Mission- Niti Ayog and Invest India are also partnering with the event as a mentor and guide. Entrepreneur Development Institute India (EDII) and PwC are the Knowledge Partner, and ‘K and D’ is the event partner for the VG-STS 2018. This summit is a major event being organized as a run-up to the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit in January 2019.
The objective of the Summit is to showcase the forces driving India’s and Gujarat’s start-up revolution and to strengthen the start-up ecosystem. The program would comprise of Grand Challenge, talks by inspirational speakers, networking with business leaders/experts, interaction with global accelerators, display of proof of ideas, mentoring/evaluation, funding options, validate and understand Next Generation changes, and exhibition, etc. The event will provide an excellent opportunity to start-ups and stakeholders to connect with the best and brightest minds to explore how to fuel their business growth. Additionally, the event will feature leading companies, innovators, entrepreneurs, venture capital firms, academic institutions, NGOs, and startups in the space of StartUp and Information Technology from India and abroad.
Highlights of the event:
1. 3-day event in a space of 25,000 sq mt
2. Expected participation of 400-500 national and international delegates, 2,500 participants, 600+ exhibitors, 40,000 footfalls from across the globe
3. The Grand Challenge – Prizes of upto 3 crores for Start-ups
4. Parallel Conferences, Master classes
5. Experience Next Technologies – AI, IOT, Blockchain, Big Data
6. Start-up Themes: Agri-tech, Fintech, Smart & Shared Mobility, Women Centric Solutions, Manufacturing 4.0, Governance 2030, Maritime & Military Intelligence & Health-tech
The Grand Challenge will invite participation from Start-ups for Idea Stage, Blooming Stage and Scale-up Stage. This competition shall revolve around various challenges of national and global importance using science, technology and innovations.
This time the Grand Challenge 2018 offers 25 Prizes in Idea Stage, 3 Prizes in Blooming Stage, and 16 Prizes in Scale-Up Stage. The top 64 entries in the Scale-Up Stage will be shortlisted and the selected Startups would pitch their idea in front of the Jury panel on 11th October 2018, who will then select the top 16 entries. The top 16 would present in front of Super Jury on 12th October 2018 for the Top 4 slots and the other 12 entries will receive consolation prizes. The top four winners in the Scale-Up Stage will get the Prizes money to the tune of INR 30 lakhs, INR 27 Lakhs, INR 25 Lakhs, and INR 22 Lakhs respectively.
For more information about the Summit, please visit www.vgstartup.com. The agenda of the road show is enclosed along for kind reference.