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Kanpur, July 1, 2023: The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) proudly announces the launch of UpStart'23, the latest edition of its prestigious event designed to empower and nurture aspiring startups in India. The event is hosted by the student-led Entrepreneurship Cell of IITK. Going above and beyond the boundaries of traditional startup competitions and brief pitching sessions, UpStart'23 emerges as a transformative initiative, offering participants opportunities for exponential growth and unprecedented success. What sets UpStart’23 apart is its commitment to provide participants with more than just accolades and rewards, but an experience that will shape their entrepreneurial journey.
UpStart takes participants on a remarkable journey that commences with a rigorous selection process, comprising multiple rounds of meticulous scrutiny. These rounds involve immersive brainstorming sessions conducted at various levels, accompanied by invaluable face-to-face mentoring sessions. The aim is to foster an environment where startups can refine their ideas, fine-tune their strategies, and unlock their full potential.
Further expanding its impact, UpStart Nationals will take place on July 16, 2023, in Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, and Hyderabad, bringing together aspiring entrepreneurs, industry experts, investors, and mentors from across the nation. Founders from every corner of the country will pitch their ideas to a panel of Venture Capitalists, enabling participants to expand their networks, gain valuable insights into the startup ecosystem, and propel their ventures to new heights.
The grand finale of this extraordinary journey is UpStart Finale, which will be held during E-Summit, the flagship event of E-Cell IIT Kanpur. UpStart Finale stands on the pillars of its unique structure, providing a platform for startups to ignite their potential, innovate with groundbreaking ideas, and inspire others with their unwavering passion and determination. During this event, the top finalists will have the exclusive opportunity to pitch their innovative startup endeavors to a distinguished panel of esteemed Venture Capitalists.
UpStart'23 promises to be a game-changer in the startup landscape, creating an inclusive platform for young entrepreneurs to showcase their talents, connect with industry leaders, and unlock boundless possibilities. With its innovative approach and unwavering dedication, Entrepreneurship Cell IIT Kanpur is set to empower the next generation of trailblazers and drive the nation's entrepreneurial spirit.
For more information and registration, visit UpStart’23
About IIT Kanpur:
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur was established on 2nd November 1959 by an Act of Parliament. The institute has a sprawling campus spread over 1055 acres with large pool of academic and research resources spanning across 19 departments, 22 centres, and 3 Interdisciplinary programs in engineering, science, design, humanities, and management disciplines with 540 full-time faculty members and approximately 9000 students. In addition to formal undergraduate and postgraduate courses, the institute has been active in research and development in areas of value to both industry and government.
For more information, visit www.iitk.ac.in.