Lufthansa Start-up Expo 4, powered by Lufthansa and TiE Delhi-NCR is all set to return on September 28 at Epicentre, Gurugram. The Expo will have a “funding festival” in its fourth edition, offering startups an opportunity to access over 100 investors as well as gain critical insights on the what, when and who of fundraising.
The Expo provides startups a high-visibility platform facilitating unparalleled growth opportunities, investor meets, knowledge sessions, mentoring, partnership opportunities as well as business networking with top industry stakeholders.
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Speaking on the announcement, Senior Director Sales South Asia – Lufthansa Group Airlines, George Ettiyil said, “Start-up Expo opens new doors to success. Lufthansa has been committed to nurturing young and emerging entrepreneurs for over a decade now. We have been associated with Start-up Expo as a co-creator and host since the very beginning and are thrilled to bring together a world of opportunities yet again through Start-up Expo 4.”
Executive Director, TiE Delhi-NCR, Geetika Dayal, said, “India, at present, is a hotbed of entrepreneurial activity. Newer, more disruptive models of doing business and delivering services are addressing market white spaces that no one even knew existed.”
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This year, the event will witness keynote speeches and knowledge sessions hosted by industry leaders including Alain Chisari (Vice President Sales Asia & Pacific – Lufthansa Group Airlines), George Ettiyil (Senior Director Sales-South Asia – Lufthansa Group Airlines), Rajan Anandan (President TiE Delhi-NCR), Geetika Dayal (Executive Director – TiE Delhi-NCR), and Ramesh Abhishek (Former Secretary – DIPP) among others.
The event also provides the backdrop for the Elevator Pitch contest through which startups can showcase their unique business idea and garner interest from top investors.
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The Start-Up Expo is India’s biggest ecosystem for start-up success. An extraordinary initiative that brings together the collaborative power of India, the Expo offers budding entrepreneurs all that they need to succeed, all together, all in one place – absolutely free of cost!
The winning startup has an opportunity to win direct access to investors at the offices of Indian Angel Network, a dedicated mentor for six months, a sponsorship at the prestigious Cambridge Ignite global entrepreneurship program, a Lufthansa Business Class Ticket to Europe and complimentary membership of TiE Delhi-NCR.
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In 2018, the Expo brought together 200 mentors, 100 partners and 75 investors, along with 20,000 participants and 500 startup exhibitors. The event also facilitated over 1,200 investor meetings in one day, whilst also providing attending startups with valuable insights into business expansion and success. Lufthansa and TiE-Delhi NCR plan to further build on this success and raise the bar with Start-up Expo 4 – making it a unique growth opportunity for Indian startups.