Pitch Your Start Up Idea at a Live Transborder Event

Mumbai / Heidelberg – July 7th, 2018
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Venue Heidelberg
Technologiepark Heidelberg BioPark Im Neuenheimer Feld 582, 69120 Heidelberg Germany

Venue Mumbai
91springboard,1st Floor, Kagalwala House, Plot No. 175, CST Road, Kalina, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai 400098

Why SHould you Join Us

Showcase Your Idea. Access The Network

Access the Platform

Get access to a Platform that works in the bridge between India and Germany. Showcase your startup to German and Indian investors, and you win cash-prizes.

Find Mentors Who Nurture

Get valuable feedback and incubation on your ideas and seek mentors with experience in both countries. Understand the Indian and German consumer behavior straight from the people who founded startups.

Learn the Jugaad. What Works

Learn what works in the Indian market.  Seek advice from entrepreneurs and VCs and get a headstart on legal formalities. Know how to access talent for your venture in the Indian market.  

About The Theme

Innovations with a Global and Social Impact. 

We want to explore ideas which can be translated from local to more global in social and technological context. Some examples for such a theme include – Digital Health, Clean Energy Concepts, Fintech, Data driven technologies, Online Censorship Technologies, Every day solutions. The pitch up competition will be live streamed across Heidelberg and Mumbai followed by rapid networking sessions. Audience will be a unique mixture of Government officials, Experienced Entrepreneurs, experts on Indo-German Segment, Startup Enthusiasts and Students.

An unique opportunity to view culturally sensitive startup community.

Last Date to apply: June 17, 2018

Expert Speakers

Meet Our Keynote Speakers / Heidelberg

Sugandh Rajaram

Sugandh Rajaram

Consul General of India, Munich

Mr. Sugandh Rajaram is the current Consul General at the Indian Consulate, Munich. He has served at various positions and locations including Moscow, Jakarta, New-York. Prior to the current assignment he also served at the Ministry of External Affairs, New-Dehli.
Dr. Gunjan Bharadwaj

Dr. Gunjan Bharadwaj

CEO, Innoplex AG

Completed education in IIT Bombay, FH Pforzeim, MIT Sloan and EBS Oestrich – Winkel. He worked for BCG and EY before founding Innoplex in 2011 and has been the CEO since. An author of 12 patent applications and several publications in HBR, MIT Sloan Review and International Journal of Innovation Management.
Amit Shah

Amit Shah

Advisory Board Member, Chair of Industry 4.0

Amit Shah is a builder, leader and advisor with more than 15 years of experience in the field of sensors, communications, IoT, M2M, Industrial IoT, Industrie 4.0 and Smart Solutions. In his career spannding 25 years, 4 start-ups and corporates, he has been driving Innovation, continuously redefining markets, Engineering new products and Solutions to cater to customer needs.

Rudradeb Mitra

Rudradeb Mitra

Machine Learning Entrepreneur

Mr. Rudradeb Mitra started his career as an AI researcher in 2002. He has worked and published on topics of AI, like NLP, Semantic web, Declarative Languages. Rudradeb is a serial entrepreneur who has built 6 startups in 4 countries.
Dr. Nana Bit-Avragim

Dr. Nana Bit-Avragim

CSO | Chairwoman, Advisory Board at XPOMET©

Dr. Nana Bit-Avragim is a medical sciences expert and digital health strategist. Nana is passionate about new life sciences technologies and believes that innovation means adapting to the future.
Matteo Consonni

Matteo Consonni

Business Creation Manager / Accelerator and Education Services bei German EIT Health GmbH

Matteo provides business creation services to EIT Health Germany members and German / Swiss start-ups in the field of biotechnology, medtech and digital health. 

 

Meet Our Keynote Speakers / Mumbai

Prerna Mukharya

Prerna Mukharya

Founder of Outline India

Outline India is a for-profit social enterprise in India that stands for creating social impact through data.
Prerna’s research start-up has changed the way data is collected and utilized for social schemes and programmes by academics, policymakers, private stakeholders and the Indian government.
Raja Jamalamadaka

Raja Jamalamadaka

Marshall Goldsmith award winning Coach, TEDx Speaker, Mentor-Startups, IIT Entrepreneurship Cell, Harvard

Raja Jamalamadaka, a mentor and a coach, is a venture partner at startup accelerators and jury member at startup boot-camps evaluating business-ready and funding-worthy startups. He is featured as a top blogger by LinkedIn and is a keynote speaker at various conferences and TEDx events.
Jürgen Hase

Jürgen Hase

CEO UNLIMIT (powered by Reliance)

Jürgen Hase, Group Level Director of IoT/M2M, is responsible for implementing the IoT business in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. He was also the Vice President of the M2M Competence Center at Deutsche Telekom (DT) for over a decade and has expreiance in the field of developing, implementing and executing new businesses.

Meet our
Discussion Panelists / Heidelberg

Nora Herzog

Nora Herzog

GINSEP – German Indian Startup Exchange Program

Nora joined the German Startups Association in December 2015 as part of the events team. She has since become responsible for all international tours, as well as the GINSEP (German Indian Startup Exchange Program) as project lead. In that role she actively seeks to create a long-lasting bridge between the startup ecosystems India and Germany.
Dr. Vishnu Ramdeo

Dr. Vishnu Ramdeo

Founder-Director / Cultural Bridge e.V

Vishnu is the founder and Director of the Ramdeo College of Management and Science. Founder of the Cultural Bridge e.V. organisations promoting students exchange. Co-founder of Indo German Young leader’s Forum. He is the recipient of prestigious German Chancellor’s Fellowship and worked extensively on improving higher educational systems by fostering collaborations between institutions of India and the EU.
Dr. Markus Wiencke

Dr. Markus Wiencke

Founder Bluebilities

As an ethnologist and psychologist Markus Wiencke is interested in cultural and social diversity and in how it leads to synergies. Together with his wife Birgit Metzger who is a designer he founded the company Bluebilities GmbH. Bluebilities offers talent acquisition and development in the sectors of digitalisation and digital competences.
Suhas Patel

Suhas Patel

President at TiE Deutschland

Mr. Suhas Patel, an entrepreneur by nature, has helped many startups and has been an investor himself. He supports fostering entrepreneurship and is interested in business driven philantrophy and execution of business ideas.

Meet our
Discussion Panelists / Mumbai

Poyni Bhatt

Poyni Bhatt

Chief Executive Officer at Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (SINE) - IIT Bombay

Poyni Bhatt, fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, is a founding team member of SINE, the technology business incubator at IIT Bombay, and has been managing the incubator since 2004. She is also Involved in 100+ startups incubated at SINE.
Amitabh Sinha

Amitabh Sinha

Cofounder & Chief Strategy Officer, meetingsandoffices.com | Serial Entrepreneur | Mentor | Facilitator | Evangelist

Amitabh has spent twenty years going round the block. He’s more than a little obsessed with terms like efficacy, efficiency & effectiveness. His mantra is ‘it can be done better’, therefore there’s no such thing as a customer who can’t be given a better experience.
Nilesh Jain

Nilesh Jain

Founder and Partner – Z Nation Lab

Is co-founder & a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in silicon valley. He currently incubates, mentors & invests with entrepreneurs solving a problem big enough impacting a Billion lives. Also he is focused with leading edge Indian start ups, & marshals the technology & innovation platform with integration between India and USA.

Meet our
Jury Members / Heidelberg

Sumanta Pal

Sumanta Pal

Triangle Venture Capital Group

Sumanta in charge of investment management in a German VC and technology at two German Crowdfunding Platforms Funder Nation and SpaceStarters. He is a Space techie turned Venture Capitalist. He loves learning about new technologies and its commercial potential. Socially, keen on learning about diverse cultures. He holds a MSc in Space Studies from the International Space University and a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mumbai.
 Dr. Czuee Morey

Dr. Czuee Morey

Innovation Consultant in Digital Health, wega Informatik

With a background in life sciences & healthcare research, Czuee has worked in market analysis, patent analysis and entrepreneurship. Her recent roles have focused on market & venture evaluation of digital health applications in pharma/healthcare. She also founded a social startup on building a product for disabled people and has worked as a data analyst for an Indian healthcare app tracking maternal and child health in low resource settings. She has a PhD from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland and Masters from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.
Dr. Prateek Mahalwar

Dr. Prateek Mahalwar

Manager Ernest & Young

Prateek Mahalwar, an entrepreneur and a co-founder of startups such as “EOG Smartpatch” and “Paperity”, holds a PhD in life sciences from Max Planck institute. Currently, He is working as a Strategy Manger at Ernest and Young where he advices various Medicinal companies on areas like Strategy, Commercialization, Advance Analytics, R&D consulting.
Nitin Pande

Nitin Pande

Triangle Venture Capital Group

Nitin is a renewable energy consultant & corporate finance adviser with broad experience across the Solar technology sector. Prior to joining AEG, he worked at Frankfurt Energy Holding and ZN Shine Solar. At FEH he primarily focused on project acquisition, project management & project financing. Besides working at ZN Shine, Nitin’s consulting and advisory experience includes a role at the in-house corporate development and consultancy unit of AEG industrial solar which is one of the largest industrial conglomerate in Sweden. Nitin is an Entreprenuer, a founding member of TiE Deutschland e.V. He holds a M.Sc. degree in Finance from the Nürtingen-Geislingen University, Germany and a MBA degree from Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany. In the course of his M. Sc. studies, he was awarded scholarships. Nitin is an alumni of the NG University & BSEL University. Nitin speaks fluent English, German and Hindi.

Meet our
Jury Members / Mumbai

Sushanto Mitra

Sushanto Mitra

Founder & CEO, Lead Angels Network, TIE Charter Member

Sushant was the first CEO of Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, IIT Bombay one of India’s most successful and pioneering incubator with investments across consumer durables, consumer internet, telecom equipment, healthcare and hardware product companies.
Dr. Apoorv Ranjan Sharma

Dr. Apoorv Ranjan Sharma

Angel Investor, Cofounder & President at Venture Catalysts and Charter Member at TiE

Dr. Apoorv Sharma, co-founder & president of Venture Catalysts, is the recipient of the prestigious Best Incubator Award given by the President of India, for the outstanding performance of the JSS Incubator. Over last two decades; he has curated, incubated & led seed investment of 100+ startups.
Vinod Keni

Vinod Keni

Partner - Artha Venture Fund, Co-Founder, Peachtree Mgmt Advisors, Fintech SIG, TiE Mumbai. Company Builder & Investor

Vinod Keni, an aluminous of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Indian School of Business & Harvard Business School. He is an Accomplished Corporate Finance Executive, Investment Professional, Entrepreneur & Advisor.
Anup Mehta

Anup Mehta

Co-founder – Z Nation Lab

Anup is an investment director, a mentor, publisher of startup journals & a persistent entrepreneur He has more than a decade experience in managing successful businesses in Real Estate, Healthcare and Finance
Pushpamitra Das

Pushpamitra Das

Mentor / Board Member / Finance and Real Estate

Business Oriented Finance Professional with over 25 years of cross-industry experience having right mix of skills, competence, experience and cultural compatibility that are crucial for the Sr leadership role to achieve performance and growth of a business in a rapidly changing and growing environment.

Registration Costs

Event Ticket Prices

Tickets – Heidelberg Venue

The pre-sale for the venue tickets in Heidelberg starts on 25.4.2018 at 10 am.
Students will be required to show valid identity cards

Tickets – Mumbai Venue

The pre-sale for the venue tickets in Mumbai starts on 25.4.2018 at 10 am.
Students will be required to show valid identity cards

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand this is a new direction for you and there might definitely be some unanswered questions. Here we try to answer as many as possible

Who can participate in the Event?
We are looking for individuals and teams who think about creating impact with their startup ventures in social and digital space. Our major focus is also on Digital Health, Clean Energy Concepts, Fintech, Data driven technologies, Online Censorship Technologies, Social innovations. If you are creative and ready to make your idea global, this event is perfect for you to participate.
How can I present my ideas in the event?
First you will need to buy a participation ticket. Then you need to apply for the event through the Apply Now Page.
If you idea is selected for participation then your participation ticket price will be refunded.
How much are the costs to present my Idea?
You would need to buy a participant ticket and it would be refunded if your idea is selected for presentation.
Do I need Startup experience to participate?
Startup experience is not a prerequisite but a plus. We are looking for creative and entrepreneurial participants who are willing to explore new and digital ways to turn an innovation in a product that customers love.
Can I participate in the event without presenting?
Yes, definitely. Anyone interested to view and network with the startup community in Indo-German angle is encouraged to buy the tickets and participate.
What happens to the intellectual property (IP) or my idea after the event?
The IP of your idea remains with you. We would be glad to connect you with potential investors during and after the event.
Do I need to agree to any terms and conditions?
We would be covering the event through videography and photography. Participants would be required to sign a creative release document according to Germany Privacy laws.
The event output and prizes?
The event would give you a gateway to attractive cash prize. In addition, we would help you to support beyond the event by connecting you with a potential network in Germany and across India.
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