India’s Biggest Start-up and networking Summit
STARup is a gathering of over 2,000 entrepreneurs, investors, corporate representatives and government officials and influencers from the Indian, Israeli, Asian and European startup ecosystem. STARup, first launched in 2016, which saw 700 leaders in the startup community coming together.
This year, The Hive Collaborative Workspaces at VR Bengaluru was the proud Venue Partner of this stellar ensemble. It was a networking experience, like no other.
The conference was presented by Ah! Ventures and focussed on the theme of Emerging Technology Trends. It welcomed an array of distinguished personalities from the start-up ecosystem; Praveen Sinha (Jabong), Sauvik Banerjjee (TATA Cliq), Archana Priyadarshini (Unicorn India Ventures), Shalini Prakash (500 Startups), Dr. A. Velumani (Thyrocare) and Sandeep Agarwal (ShopClues) among others.
The two-day conference witnessed a host of panel discussions and sessions with eminent speakers across FinTech, HealthTech, EduTech, Emerging Tech, CleanTech, FoodTech & Logistics, Platforms & Aggregators, Robotics & AI and Co-working segments.
Mr. Ankit Samdariya, spokesperson for The Hive, said, “STARup is one of the largest networking and knowledge sharing events in the country. In-line with our vision of connecting communities, we partnered with STARup2017 to provide a platform for the start-up ecosystem to connect and engage in a colloquial environment at VR Bengaluru.”
STARup2017 challenged conventional conferences by conducting it in different venues across VR Bengaluru, including a pub, a fitness studio, a rooftop bar and poolside and co-working spaces.
Mr. Harshad Lahoti, Founder, Ah! Ventures said, “For the first edition STARup in Bangalore, The Hive was an ideal choice as it offered 1 million sq.ft of unique co-working and networking spaces at VR Bengaluru. The Hive’s culture of collaboration resonates with the essence of STARup which is all about bringing communities together.”
To detract from the gravitas of the event, there were five breakout sessions such as, Money on the Table, Tu Bhi Beer Hai, Jam with T-Man, 18-of-a-Kind and Wallet Bureau which sure did enliven the atmosphere.
All in all, it was a successful networking summit with several business partnerships formed under the unique ambience provided across our flagship, VR Bengaluru.