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Startups: Inspiring Disruptive Innovations

Sunday, 9 January 2022
Time:10:00 hrs to 18:30 hrs Venue: International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology (iCreate), Opp. Kensville Golf club and resort, Off. Bavla Rajkot Highway, Deo Dholera Village, Ahmedabad 382240

Gujarat is committed to realizing Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat. In this endeavour, the State has been working meticulously in resonating the vision of an Aatmanirbhar Gujarat. The pre-summit event on ‘Startups: Inspiring Disruptive Innovations’ will highlight India and Gujarat’s startup, innovation and entrepreneurial potential.

Gujarat is committed to realizing the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of an ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’. In this endeavour, the State has been working meticulously in resonating the vision of an ‘Aatmanirbhar Gujarat’. The pre-summit event on ‘Startups: Inspiring Disruptive Innovations’ will highlight India and Gujarat’s startup, innovation and entrepreneurial potential.

Under the visionary leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, the Government of India has undertaken several initiatives such as ‘Startup India’ and ‘Atal Innovation Mission’ to build a strong eco-system for nurturing innovation and Startups in the country. India today is the 3rd largest Unicorn ecosystem in the world with over 60 Unicorns. India’s ranking in the Global Innovation Index has also improved significantly in the last few years and is now ranked among the top 50 countries.

The Government of Gujarat launched ‘Startup Gujarat’ to empower Startups, innovators, incubators, investors, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs and stakeholders to exchange knowledge, generate seed funds and grow. Gujarat launched the ‘Student Startup & Innovation Policy’ to support the innovations and ideas of young students by providing them with a conducive environment for the optimum harnessing of their creative pursuits. Notably, Gujarat has been the ‘Top Performer’ in States Startup Ranking, DPIIT for two consecutive years in 2018 & 2019.

The day long pre-summit event has dedicated sessions to highlight various aspects of India’s startup ecosystem. The pre-summit aims to showcase Gujarat’s role in reaching the target of 100 Unicorns in India as well as in improving the country’s ranking further in the Global Innovation Index. Various sessions have been organized in partnership with Gujarat’s flagship institutions including iHub, iCreate and GUSEC.

VGSS Sessions:

Inaugural Session
Fueling Growth and Wealth Generation through Startups
Electric Vehicle (EV): Accelerating India's Green Economy
Role of Startups in Creating Next Generation Tech Solutions
Unicorn Conclave

Events on the Sidelines of the Sessions:

Showtime

The ‘SHOWTIME’ exhibition offers creative engagement and immediate feedback for the ideas. Explore and test their innovations with the end-users. This space is for over 70 startups and incubation centers from Gujarat to showcase their innovations, share, learn and improve.

Mentoring Garage

The Garage offers an exclusive mentoring opportunity for budding entrepreneurs and startups to receive mentorship from industry leaders across sectors. Industry pioneers and members of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) and TiE Ahmedabad will offer rich and insightful guidance based on their experience.
To register Apply Here

The Bowling Alley- Pitching Event

The Bowling Alley is a pitching event that offers startups with ideas and disruptive innovations across sector to access national and international investors who will be present at the pre-summit event. It is an excellent opportunity for the startups to share ideas, attention and get their first breakthrough. The best ideas pitched can receive commitment of funding from the angel investors and can network, learn and grow.
To register for the Pitching Event Apply Here

Startup National Partners

Startup India
ASSOCHAM
CII

Startup Organizing Partners

icreate
iHub
gusec

Startup Mentoring Partners

GVFL
GCCI
TE Ahmedabad Fostering