STARTUP SUMMIT

Sasi Creative School of Business hosted The Startup Summit- Boot Camp organized by Young Indians (Yi) during 16 – 18 October 2015. Young Indians is an integral part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), a non-government, not-for-profit, industry led and industry managed organization playing a proactive role in India’s development process, formed in the year 2002 and currently has more than 1837 direct members in 38 chapters, and engages around 10500 students through student nets, under the brand ‘Yuva’. Yi Coimbatore chapter is the largest chapter with more than 180 like minded individuals.

Native Angels Network (NAN) is a forum for Angel Investors who would invest in innovative ventures rising from their own native regions. NAN is created and managed by Native lead Foundation, a non- profit organization working in the space of Start-up ecosystem building in Tier II & III regions with the participation of the respective native community. As the most vibrant chapter of Young Indians (Yi), we are deeply committed to cede, nurture and evolve a culture of entrepreneurial mentoring, innovation, coaching and learning wherein successful young entrepreneurs of today inspire, motivate and guide youth of today to become entrepreneur business leaders of tomorrow.

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Young Indians (Yi) Coimbatore Chapter in association with Native Angels Network (NAN) is planning to organize a new initiative – “The Start up Summit” in November 2015 at Coimbatore. The objective of the event is to identify few innovative start-ups, mentor them and get them funding opportunities. The registration’s for the event was open till 01 October 2015 and there were 30+ start-ups who have registered for the event. The entries were then shortlisted by a panel of experts comprising of Entrepreneurs & Investors and 22 entries were selected during the process.

The selected 22 entries underwent a Startup Boot Camp at Sasi Creative School of Business. The boot camp is aimed at fine tuning the ideas of the start-ups and prepare them for the pitch fest. During this residential boot camp, the selected 22 startups worked and learnt with each other. They also had an opportunity to get one on one interaction with established entrepreneurs and investors. On the third day, the participants pitched their businesses to an expert panel who gave individual & personalized feedback to all the participants. This exercise will help the Startups get prepared for The Startup Summit during Global Entrepreneurship Week in November. The selected start-ups from the boot camp will also get mentored by entrepreneurs and investors till the finals. The final pitch fest will be an opportunity for the start-ups to showcase their products / services to the audience. This will also act as a platform for them to get Potential customers / Mentors / Invest