KTR inaugurates The August Fest - India's Largest Startup Conference, Hyderabad
The August Fest, the Asia's Largest Startup Conference kicked off here in city at JRC Convention Center today morning. The 4*. Edition of the Fest was formally inaugurated by KT. Rama Rao by delivering the key note address.
To mark the inauguration of the festival, a Panel Discussion "What it takes to build success stories from Hyderabad" was held. The panellists included Mr. Jayesh Ranajan, IT Secretary, Govt of Telangana; Mr. Phanindra Sama, Co-Founder, redBus.in - NextGen PMS Pvt. Ltd and Mr. Abhay Deshpande , CEO, Martjack, who scripted a success story inspite of being rejected Kiran Maverick and Adi, Founders of Eat Sleep Drink Startup which conceptualised The August Fest also graced the inaugural.
The August Fest is organised by Eat, Sleep, Drink(ESD) Startup in support with Government of Telangana, T-Huba and ISB, it will be held at JRC Convention Centre.
We are bringing the best of the minds from across India and the world to Hyderabad for August Fest. 107 speakers and 12,000 participants. There will be 125 Startup pitches and 20 workshops this year, informed Kiran Maveric, the founder of Eat, Sleep, Drink(ESD) Startup.
By any standard, this is the massive conference, no startup or aspiring startup can afford to miss.
For the first time non startups and general public are also allowed to participate.
Celebrate Entrepreneurship and learn from experts at August Fest. The new thing we have introduced this year is Revolution Stage, Startup Stage, Scale up Stage and Un-Conference this year and over the two days Startups can choose what they want to learn and network with Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Game Changers and Investors coming from across India and other countries, Kiran added.
This year we tried our best to invite as many women speakers as possible, Kiran informed.
Some of our speakers.include Carman Chan - Hong Kong - Investor in over 25 companies including Spotify, Meetup.com and Palantir Technologies; Ernest Sanchez - Spain - Entrepreneur and Investor who is looking to set up an accelerator in India; Soundarya Rajinikanth - Entrepreneur, Film Maker and daughter of Rajinikanth.; Charu Sharma - Founder of Pro Kabaddi League; Shobu Yarlagadda - Producer of Baahubali. And Neal Cross - Singapore - Innovation Head at DBS Bank.
The other speakers include Rahul Reddy of Octopus; Shruti Royyuru, Marketing and Product Specialist at Wealthobjects; Dr. g. Raj Kumar, CEO & Founder of HR, Footprints Management Services Pvt Ltd; Akancha Srivastava, Director of Azure; Praneeth Kasula, Founder at Cubical Reach; Chris Chandler, Design Practice Lead at Philosohie.is; Vaibhav Agarwal, Co Founder of Inc42; Krishna Gandhi, Founder of Grandhi Law Chambers(GLC); Neal Cross, CIO of Des Bank; L.Hemachandran, Founder & CEO at Celebrity Bandminton League; Stephanie Alys, Co-Founder at Mysteryvibe; Nandita Kanwar, Founder of Econcero Consulting Pvt. Ltd; Archana Khosla, Founder Partner of Vertices; Anshul Motwani, Co-Founder of Fadbulletin; Hosamane J Savitha, Founder at Hasovan; Anurag Maloo, Regional Manager Tech Stars; Manish Harodia, Founder at Dream Wallets; Jairaj Mashru, Founder at Bombay Innovation Group; Satish Kataria, Founder at Catapooolt; Ashish Chadha, Chief Excecutive at Sporty Media; Sajid, Founder at Shetu.org; Yatin K Thakur, Founder at Coworkin; Nirali Shah, Coach at International Meditation; Mike Larosa, Founder at Wayfarer Advisory Group; Vanessa Sans, Founder at Happy Working Lab; Shraddha Patil, Co-Founder & Chief Mentor at Thementorpreneurs; Nikolaj Astrup, Founder at Refuga.com; Ryan Patel, Board Director at American Red cross LA; Ajay Ramasubramaniam, Director at Zone Startups India; Burak Buyukdemir, Founder at Startup Turkey; Lakshmi Rebecca, Founder at Red Bangle; Rajive Dhavan, Founder at What's in a Name; Aruna Reddy, Entrepreneurship Centre Head at ISB, Lakshmi Manchu, Actor & Producer; Pankti Shah, Founder at Crazy Wanderer and Rishi Chowdhury Founder at Incubus Ventures
We traveled to 30+ Countries in last 24 Months to bring in best of the minds from across the World to The August Fest> Kiran declared.
Giving highlights, Kiran added that The August Fest is a two day festival with full of Startup Pitches, 100s of Startups interacting at the Expo, TED Style talks, panel discussions, workshops, networking, access to mentors, unit etc. On the day one, program began with Fireside Chat on what it takes to Build a successful Startup followed by Panels on opportunities in sports and entertainment for Startps, Inspiring talks and 100+ non stop pitches will be held, he added A first of its kind activity that showcases many products in India. We have invited Limca book of records team to evaluate, Kiran shared.
On the Second day it will start with keynote by Ms Carman Chan who is a popular investor followed by Panel discussions on h Care, Accelerators.
Adi, Co Founder of ESD, adds "we have multiple Tracks on Main Stage, Startup Stage, Scaleup Stage and an Un-conference to give high quality learnings for Startups.. Each stage will have specific content like.. Business Model Canvas, Idea Validation, Choosing right tech team, workshop on financial projections is useful for those who are starting up or people who have already startup and looking to scale"