The startup conclave Conquest, which we covered earlier is entering the final stage. Now, its definitely something to look out for.
Rupee hits an all-time low of Rs 68 per dollar. India wakes up to a new state. A BITSian e-commerce platform redbus.in sets precedent for all web-based start-ups to come by being acquired by Naspers for INR 840 crores.Conquest, BITS Pilani’s annual international start-up conclave gears up for the GRAND grand-finale. The year is 2013 and India is changed forever.
After many-a hair splitting arguments our judges finally have something they agree with. The top ten finalists. From thousands of entries the list was narrowed down to 50. These start-ups evolved over a period of four months. They underwent rigorous mentoring cum networking sessions at all major cities of India catering to their specific needs. The top 50 were then judged by eminent VCs and entrepreneurs based on presentations that they submitted. Points were given for traction gained, business model, market and customer acquisition strategies. After much normalization and compilation here’s India’s ten best startups.
-m.Paani: mPaani is a social enterprise focussed on using mobile technology as a platform to provide key services like water, food, shelter, education to the underprivileged
-BuyingIQ: BuyingIQ.com is an online shopping advisor, dedicated to help you find the best electronics for you at today’s lowest price
-HuntShire: Huntishire is a platform for companies to gamify their recruitment, attract and retain top talent.
-Freshmentors: Freshmentors gets you college advice from high achieving college students at top universities
-LinkSmart: LinkSmart provides innovative, safe and low cost authentication and verification solutions to the business community in its quest to ensure the integrity of its physical goods
-Mobile Harvest: Mobile Harvest aims at bringing rural development through a mobile application
-TradersCockpit.com: TradersCockpit is India’s leading Financial portal that provides affordable research and analysis tools in dealing with financial markets
-InCights Mobile Solutions: InCights is the developer of Voice biometric engine that has the ability to link wide variety of entities based on sound technology principles of Linked Data and Signal processing
-MyPref: MyPref is a mobile app that helps you search and locate specific food items from the best restaurants in the location around you
-iTraveller: iTraveller is an ERP platform for travel agents who are managing destinations
The above ten will share the FICCI auditorium, New Delhi on September 15th, along with distinguished VCs and world-class potential investors. They will battle it out for the ultimate title. A title that lets others believe in their start-up as much as they do. A title that lets them have Rs 3 lakh in equity-less money, Rs 1 crore worth of incubation and all the tech-support they need. Conquest 2013 provides a complete package to all its finalists, so that all their needs like cloud computing requirements, analytics, customer support, CRM, payment gateways etc. are taken care of by Conquest partners.
In addition to the grand battle Conquest 2013 boasts of staggering names like Amit Ranjan (Co-founder, Slideshare), Ankur Warikoo (CEO, Groupon India), Dev Khare (Lightspeed Venture Partners), Bharati Jacob (SeedFund) and many more. Do expect a ground-breaking panel discussion which will change the way you look at the Indian start-up scene. September 15th 2013, and India will change forever.
Now, it’s time for you to be a part of this change. Witness it all first hand- Ten promising start-ups, Game changing VCs and investors, Phenomenal panelists, Radical entrepreneurs, Industry’s hotshots, Sweeping media coverage… everything you can hope for in a start-up conclave. Just visit our registration portal and get your tickets today! Being our treasured Comptalks readers you get 2500 INR off on the corporate pass and INR 250 off on the regular pass. The Discount code is “CON13+CT”. Remember: we have way too many followers and only so many seats. See you in Delhi.