Venture Garage post the success of Capitalize 1.0 last year is now ready to host its flagship event Capitalize 2.0 on 12th January 2018. Capitalize is a unique event for Startups conducted annually by Venture Garage. It is a platform for entrepreneurs to Learn, Network and Pitch for funding. The second edition of the event is happening in Gurgaon at HSIIDC Auditorium. The event will add significantly to the startup ecosystem in India by bringing together Govt., Angel & VC Investors, Industry Leaders, Associations and more than 200 Startups.
The key highlight of the event will be the presence of Shri Vipul Goel as Chief Guest. Vipul is also the Cabinet Minister in the state of Haryana & in charge of Ministry of Industries & Commerce, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Skill Development & Industrial Training.
Some other renowned personalities who have confirmed their attendance include:
|Mr. Raman Roy : Chairman NASSCOM & MD Quatrro||Mr. Pavan Duggal : Renowned Cyber Lawyer||Mr. Sumit Jain : Kalari Capital||Mr. Tej Kapoor : Fosun Capital|
|Mr. Vikram Gupta : Ivycap Ventures||Mr. Vinay Singh : Fireside Ventures||Mr. Rahul Kapoor : London Entrepreneur Network||Mr. Navin Honagudi : Kae Capital|
& many more…..
Capitalize 2.0 is also a moment to celebrate the success of Gurugram as a startup ecosystem. Most of Haryana’s startup community is concentrated around Gurugram due to its proximity to the national capital. Lots of other factors such as a large potential customer base, relatively more economical & quality infrastructure, availability of skilled professionals for hiring, the presence of investors for growth funding and ease of doing business fueled by the Govt. of Haryana make Gurugram an ideal place to start-up.
Gurugram is the fourth largest start hub in India after Bangalore, Mumbai, and Delhi with approx. 1,500 startups. It houses some of the highest valued startups in India, including Oyo Rooms, Zomato, Urban Clap, Shopclues, Delhivery, and MakeMyTrip. Over $1Bil was pumped into Gurugram-based startups last year accounting for nearly 30% of total startup funding in India.
The efforts of Haryana Govt. to enable entrepreneurship have been significant. Some of the key initiatives which will give a thrust to entrepreneurship include:
- INR 1500 Crores to be invested in the Incubation and Startup Ecosystem
- 22 Technology /Business Incubators / Accelerators to be established in each of the different sectors in every district of Haryana
- 1 million sq. ft. of Incubation/ Common Office space to be developed
- Venture Capital funding of a minimum of INR 200 Crore to be facilitated
- Collateral free loans of up to INR 1 Crore for startups
- INR 1000 Crore fund for MSME loans
Devang Raja, Principal at Venture Garage said 4 startups will be shortlisted from over 200 national level entries and will get a chance to pitch to 20+ investors for funding. The format of the event will be as follows:
Session 1: Dream, Struggle & Prize
The journey of successful business leaders sharing their motivation and passion for entrepreneurship. How they began, the struggles they went through before living the dream of their lives. Each speaker would be advised to tough upon various aspects of entrepreneurship to include go-to-market, technology and financing.
Session 2: Key Note
The contribution and plan of Haryana State Govt. and various ministries to enable entrepreneurship from a perspective of policy changes & reforms, access to capital and enabling infrastructure.
Session 3: Investor Perspective
A panel discussion of 5-6 most active VCs from all over India sharing their thoughts on Gurugram based startups, how the funding landscape is changing and their future plans to invest in Haryana startups.
Session 4: Pitching & Mentoring
4 startups shortlisted from over 200 national level entries get a chance to pitch to 20+ investors for funding. Additionally, 4 startups get a chance to meet the business leaders for a 10-15 minutes mentorship session.
About Venture Garage
We Love Entrepreneurs. At Venture Garage, we strive to enable and equip the entrepreneurship ecosystem in India by providing startups with access to the market, capital, technology, advisory & government support. We manage a strong network of 150,000+ people working as entrepreneurs, CXOs and decision makers of large organizations.
About Capitalize 2017
Capitalize 2017 was hosted in April 2017 @IIT Delhi. 40+ investors flew in from various Indian cities to address an audience of 300+ entrepreneurs and various startup ecosystem players. Some of the marquee investors who spoke at the event include RehanYar Khan (investor in Ola), Ravi Kaushik (investor in Unacademy), OjasBabber (Amity Innovation Center), Tej Kapoor (investor in Delhivery) among many others. Top 8 startups shortlisted from over 200 entries were given an opportunity to pitch to the panel of 40 investors to raise capital up to Rs.2Cr. Eventually one of the startups raised Rs.2Cr from investors.