An International Opportunity
Technologiepark Heidelberg BioPark Im Neuenheimer Feld 582, 69120 Heidelberg Germany
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.
An unique opportunity to view culturally sensitive startup community.
Last Date to apply: June 17, 2018
Meet Our Keynote Speakers / Heidelberg
Consul General of India, MunichMr. 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
CEO, Innoplex AGCompleted 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.
Managing Director EMEA of Intrigo Systems Inc and Chairman of the Advisory board of TiE GermanyMr. Ashutosh kumar, a digital business leader, is a veteran of SAP with 21 years of SAP experience. Prior to SAP, he worked in Schindler, Siemens and Tata Steel.
Machine Learning EntrepreneurMr. 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
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.
Business Creation Manager / Accelerator and Education Services bei German EIT Health GmbHEva-Maria Markutzik (née Gottmann) is a marketing and communication specialist, connecting communication and design skills with entrepreneurship and innovation in biotech, medtech and digital health.
Meet Our Keynote Speakers / Mumbai
Founder of Outline India
Marshall Goldsmith award winning Coach, TEDx Speaker, Mentor-Startups, IIT Entrepreneurship Cell, HarvardRaja 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.
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.
Discussion Panelists / Heidelberg
GINSEP – German Indian Startup Exchange ProgramNora 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
Founder-Director / Cultural Bridge e.VVishnu 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
Founder BluebilitiesAs 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.
President at TiE DeutschlandMr. 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.
Discussion Panelists / Mumbai
Chief Executive Officer at Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (SINE) - IIT BombayPoyni 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.
Cofounder & Chief Strategy Officer, meetingsandoffices.com | Serial Entrepreneur | Mentor | Facilitator | EvangelistAmitabh 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.
Founder and Partner – Z Nation LabIs 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.
Jury Members / Heidelberg
Triangle Venture Capital GroupSumanta 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.
Advisory Board Member, Chair of Industry 4.0Amit 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.
Dr. Prateek Mahalwar
Manager Ernest & YoungCurrently, Prateek Mahalwar is working as Manager Strategy – Life Sciences at Ernest & Young in Frankfurt. His work at EY includes advising biotechnology, pharma R&D and MedTech companies on areas like – Strategy , Commercialization, Advance Analytics, R&D consulting. He has been an entrepreneur as well and co-founded startups – a digital health start-up “EOG Smartpatch” (medical device and digital healthcare data) and a platform based startup – Paperity (publishing industry). He holds a PhD in Life Sciences from Max Planck Institute under the supervision of Nobel laureate Prof. Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard. His research was published in high impact journals like Science, Nature communication and eLife.
Jury Members / Mumbai
Founder & CEO, Lead Angels Network, TIE Charter MemberSushant 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
Angel Investor, Cofounder & President at Venture Catalysts and Charter Member at TiEDr. 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.
Partner - Artha Venture Fund, Co-Founder, Peachtree Mgmt Advisors, Fintech SIG, TiE Mumbai. Company Builder & InvestorVinod 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.
Co-founder – Z Nation LabAnup 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
Mentor / Board Member / Finance and Real EstateBusiness 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.
Event Ticket Prices
Tickets – Heidelberg Venue
StudentsFree tickets for students
- Want to pitch Ideas? Want to build your network? Looking for jobs in German companies?
OthersPrice for professionals, investors and all other guests of the event
Want to scout ideas? Looking to make investments? Want to network with Indian startups?
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
StudentsA special price if you are registered currently as a student
- Want to pitch your Idea? Want to build your network? Looking for jobs in German companies?
OthersPrice for professionals, investors and all others guests of th event
- Want to scout ideas? Looking to make investments? Want to network with Indian startups?
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
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