After an exhilarating experience in Shenzhen, Phase II of the Startup India Investment Summit moved to Shanghai, the Financial Capital of China.
The Indian Consulate General, Shanghai hosted a gracious dinner for Indian Startup delegation along with an insightful session with Dr. Edward Tse, Chairman& CEO of Gao Feng Advisory on China’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
It was a great interaction for Indian entrepreneurs to learn in-depth about the growth of China’s technology industry and Internet Companies, resulting in a Q&A round for Indian entrepreneurs and networking sessions.
Subsequently, Venture Gurukool hosted the event on November 28, 2019, in collaboration with the Consulate General of India in Shanghai and the Startup India Association (SIA).
The second edition of the Summit started with welcome remarks by Ms. Ntasha, Co-founder, Venture Gurukool.
Indian Consul General, Mr. Anil Kumar Rai presented a special address on the growth opportunities in the Indian Startup ecosystem.
Mr. Mahendra Swarup, Chairman, Startup India Association and Founder, Venture Gurukool, introduced the participating Indian startups and members of the Indian VC delegation to over 130 attendants consisting mainly of Chinese investors and VC’s.
Representatives of the 14 Indian start-ups then took to the stage to present their innovative ideas and pitched to Chinese investors, demonstrating the progress, the rapidly rising Indian startup ecosystem has made over the years and the tremendous investment potential it offers to overseas investors.
The event concluded with a panel discussion on “Indian Startup Ecosystem: Sea of Opportunities” involving Mr. Manu Rikhye, Partner at GrowX Ventures, Mr. Ashish Wadhwani, Managing Partner at IvyCap Ventures, Mr. Amarjeet Singh, Partner, KPMG, Mr. Yong Zhao, Managing Partner, 01VC, Mr. Pan Song, Founder & Partner, QiGoal Capital and Mr. Oscar Ramos, Managing Director, Chinaccelerator. The discussion was moderated by Mr. Mahendra Swarup.
Post the event, an exclusive closed-door lunch was organized with Indian Consul General, Mr. Anil Rai, prominent Chinese Investors, and Indian startup entrepreneurs to further their engagements.
The summit altogether paved the way for startup enthusiasts and investors from India & China to come together to explore and gauge the opportunities present in India’s growing startup ecosystem.