Startup India Foundation has been formed to support first-time entrepreneurs, especially from smaller Tier II and Tier III towns, to successfully build their startups. This support is provided by arranging no-nonsense startup events where early-stage startups and those in the startup ecosystem willing to support them can meet, interact, develop relationships and help each other. Besides events, it focuses on reaching out to hundreds of incubators around the country and providing them with the guidance, access to mentors and resources.
Seaside Startup Summit Goa
We organised our first event, Seaside Startup Summit, one of its kind and unique non-formal startup event organised in a form of tent camp which aims to establish a new type of startup platform worldwide. It was first held on shores of Lake Sevan in Armenia and is now going global.
The first location selected for launching the Summit in India was Goa. The summit was held from March 6 – 11, 2018 at the beautiful Cabo de Rama Beach, South Goa. Over 100 early-stage Startups, 200+ entrepreneurs, 100+ investors, 70+ volunteers and 300+ guests from India, Europe, Armenia, Australia and the Middle East participated in the Seaside Startup Summit – making it the bridge between startups ecosystems worldwide.
During the summit over 1000 participants which include entrepreneurs, developers, mentors, trainers, investors etc. had an opportunity to:
- Improve their skills and acquire new knowledge during the Workshops,
- Campfire talks and mentoring sessions,
- Obtain new valuable contacts,
- Discover possibilities of cooperation and partnership,
- Compete with their teams and ideas during the Startup Battles and Pitching sessions,
- Win grants and get investments,
- Have a great time during the leisure activities.
The four describing words for the Summit are: CONNECT, LEARN, WIN and have FUN. It is an amazing international platform for the startup ecosystem.
Give me 5 – Mentoring
India is now the 3rd largest startup hub with thousands of early stage startups. More than 90% of these startups are done by first time entrepreneurs where having access to experienced mentors can make the difference between being successful or shutting down. Startup India Foundation is committed to helping these first time entrepreneurs, especially from smaller towns in their startup journey.
Give me 5 is a unique way for successful entrepreneurs, investors and experts to give back to the Indian Startup Ecosystem by donating 5 hours of their time every month to Startup India Foundation. These mentoring hours will be made available to early stage entrepreneurs or wannabe entrepreneurs through a structured mentoring program.
This mentoring initiative will serve as a bridge between the first time entrepreneurs who most need mentoring with the experts and successful entrepreneurs who want to support the Indian Startup Ecosystem.
For more details, refer to the Give me 5 – Mentoring section in the menu.