first_imgLufthansa recently organised the Startup Expo, 2016, in partnership with The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE). The largest initiative of its kind, the Expo brought startups, mentors, investors, industry partners and government to the same platform, supported by a corporate in partnership with TiE, a leading entrepreneurial organisation.The expo provided an opportunity to 200 aspiring entrepreneurs to showcase their ventures, attend insightful workshops, expert talks, mentoring sessions.The event witnessed participation from entrepreneurs ranging from women entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, student entrepreneurs, service providers, technology and food entrepreneurs.  The participating startups interacted with 30 investment decision makers in investor zones where 700 meetings between the investors and startups took place. They also got the opportunity to network with top business experts like Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Vice Chairman, Naukri.com, Deep Kalra, Founder and Group CEO, Make My Trip India Pvt Ltd, Alok Mittal , Founder, Indifi Technologies, O P Manchanda, CEO, Dr Lal Path Labs Pvt Ltd and more, besides investors, VCs, accelerators, industry associations, service organisations and corporates to be successful entrepreneurs.The Startup Expo received a widespread support and participation from organisations such as Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, GOI, Department of Science & Technology, Nasscom, CII, PHD Chambers, NEN, Indian Angel Network, SheTheStory, Yourstory, LetsVenture, SIDBI, PadUp Ventures, IvyCamp, AWS, CIIE, Microsoft Ventures etc.Wolfgang Will, Director, South Asia, Lufthansa Passenger Airlines, highlighted, “The Startup Expo pays tribute to the entrepreneurial energy in India driving one of the largest startup systems in the world. It is another link in Lufthansa Runway to Success, which has grown over the past four years into one of the biggest SME platforms in the country. We are delighted with the overwhelming response to the initiative, an affirmation of the fact that India is very close to our heart and that as a brand we are more Indian than you think.”last_img

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