Bhopal’s Biggest Startup Summit – Startup Mahakumbh 2017

With the boom in Startup Ecosystem, India has become a great hub of startupreneurs. Bengaluru, Chennai & Mumbai may have been favoured destinations for startups until now, but there is a new breed of young entrepreneurs emerging from non-metro cities such as Indore and Bhopal.
To encourage the passion of these youngsters, there is an increasing number of start-up communities that are working to connect them to create a better ecosystem full of ideas. One of such community is in Bhopal i.e “Startup Space Station”, whose owner Mr. Ritesh Rangare and his team continuously working towards the betterment of Bhopal startup ecosystem, and thus recently organised  the biggest corporate summit of Central India “Startup Mahakumbh 2017” on 14th of May in Bhopal where Startups & Investors, Co-Founders & stellar Mentors shared a platform for exchange of ideas, thoughts, experiences, and resources.

Mr. Ashish Pandey

This event was organized to acknowledge and motivate the emerging startups of Tier 2 city Bhopal. The remarkable presence of Speakers, investors, sponsors and startupreneurs made this event a huge success. Speakers bounded the audience through their inspirational words for 9 hours.

Mr. Pradeep Karambelkar

Mr. Pradeep Karambelkar, the very first speaker of this event, motivated the audience by telling some qualities every Entrepreneur should have. Then other speakers Mr. Ashish Pandey, Mr. Rahul Rangare, Mr. Punit Kumar Dwivedi, Mr. Karanvir Singh, Mr. Hitesh Ahuja, Mr. Naved Ansari, Mr. Nehal Surana Miss Aafreen Ansari and Mr. Prashant Tripathi, gave some really useful tips about startups strategy, funding, investment, time management to the audience. 
After the motivational speaker session, there was pitching round, in which 9 Startups participated and judged by 5 VCs.

Few Speakers Enjoying moments of Startup Mahakumbh 2k17

All the startup ideas were really innovative. The winner of this pitching session was Medicloud-365, iMature and The Banyan Tee, who presented their idea and business model really well. Hearty congratulations to all of them.

The Banyan Tree – One of the winners in Startup Pitching competition

To encourage and acknowledge the efforts of Startup Space Station, Entrepreneur Cafe & W3BMinds announced their strategic partnership with them.

Ms. Aafreen Ansari (L), Founder MyChild App

As its name indicated, “Startup Mahakumbh 2k17” was really the biggest startup festival of Bhopal and it won’t be possible without the support of their Co-sponsors Vision Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd., Kautilya Academy Bhopal, Denasia.
Media Partners IBC24, Red FM &  the startups ecosystem Partners (Wadhwani Foundation, Young Indians [Yi] – Bhopal Chapter , CII India, Entrepreneur Cafe, India Network, Dropout Dudes, Startup Success Stories, Bharatiya Startups, Startup Selfie, Applop, Startup Wiz, Startup angel; who helped them to made this event one of biggest event in the history of Bhopal.
 Congratulations to Startup Mahakumbh team for organizing such a great event, hope such initiatives would help this startup ecosystem to be a better place for all.

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