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Inauguration of 5th Edition of The August Fest 2017 at ISB, Gachibowli

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Some of the inspiring speakers include Robin Wauters, Senior European Business Journalist and Co-Founder of tech.eu; Srinivas Madhavam, Co-Founder of VDeliver; Poorna Malavath, Indian Mountaineer; Varun Singh Bhati, Para High Jumper

Hyderabad, August 26, 2017: Asia's largest Startup Festival, 5th Edition of The August Fest to kick off here in the city at ISB, Gachibowli on Saturday morning. This is the 5 edition of the festival.

The festival features two events—Scaleup Festival and Sports Carnival to be held on Saturday and Sunday.

Ramana Gogula, Singer, songwriter, musician, and composer, Mentor and Investor and Robin Wauters, Senior European Business Journalistl graced the inaugural function and inaugurated it.

Ramana Gogula spoke about The Monk Who Wants His Ferrari Back.

A panel discussion on Growth Case Studies held. The panelists include: Raj Naravati of Hug Innoations; Niranjan Seelam of Zippr; Srinivas of VDeliver and Ravi Mittal of QuackQuack.

Raj N Phani of Zaggle spoke on Art of Customer Acquisition. A information session on National Entrepreneurship Awards held and it was powered by Govt of India.

A Panel Discussion on Creating Scaleup Friendly Ecosystems was held and participated by Jayesh Ranajan, Aruna Reddy, Robin Wauters, Hatem Abuelezz, Srini Kollipara.

GR Reddy shared a growth story of Husys from Starting upto IPO.

Jasminder Singh Gulati of Founder Now Floats shared Story of Digital Desh.

Two panel discussion held on How Startup Companies can leverage the Corporate Innovation and another Wonder Women. Purnima, Renuka, Priya, Nandita and Aruna were the panelists in Wonder Women Panel Discussioin.

Robin Wauters, Senior European and Tech Journalist spoke on PR Strategy for Startup Growth; Deepti spoke on Kattappa for every startup; Ammar Kanchwala spoke on Growth hacking for your brand/company to success by use of Digit al Marketing.

Bhanupakash, the world's fastest human calculator spoke on partitioning thought and gave live demonstration.

According to Aadit Vemuri, Chief of Innovation of The August Fest, nearly 12000+ start-up enthusiasts, 100+ amazing speakers and 300+ investors, accelerator representatives are being participated in the event.. 150 speakers speak in 20 sessions.

The August Fest is organizing six events in 2 cities to celebrate entrepreneurship in its fifth year. The 5th Edition of The August Fest was formally announced in Mumbai on 19th August and is being held in Hyderabad on Saturday and Sunday.

It is being organized with the support of Government of Telangana, ISB, Smart Sense Digital, and more community partners

The August Fest, until now was the mega fest. And now it is broken into six small festivals focusing on different verticals. In the 5th edition this year we are expanding to more industries including tech, arts, media, sports and organizing six events in 2 cities that include The Media Festival, Scale-up Festival, The Sports Carnival, Investor Summit, Future Festival, and Social Innovation Summit informed Adi Vemuru.

Sharing more details, Subash Achanta, Chief of Operations of The August Fest said Scale up Festival is hosting speakers like Jayesh Ranjan (Secretary, Dept, of IT, Govt, of Telangana), Robin Wauters (Senior European Business Journalist and Co-Founder of Tech.eu), Hatem Abuelezz (Founder, The Peak BC from Egypt), Raj Neravati (Founder and CEO at Hug Innovations), Jasminder Singh Gulati (CEO at Now Floats) and more.

Another event organized to create a platform for sports ecosystem is The Sports Carnival, informed Karthik. It will take place on the Sunday, the 27th of August and will host speakers like Varun Singh Bhati (Para High Jumper), Poorna Malavath (Indian Mountaineer), Dinaz Vervatwala (MD at Dinaz's Fitness Studio), SekharBabu (Founder at Transcend Adventures), Said Baba (Founder of Sports Coaching Foundation) and more.

Over 60 business leaders and sports personalities are expected to speak at these events. There will be 25 Startup pitches and ten workshops this year, informed Adi Vemuru.

Some of the startups who will pitch include: www.getwashapp.in-- an app that provides hassle free laundry services; www.frugaltesting.com-- a self-service web and mobile app; Swift HCM unifies Learning Management System, Workforce Management and Assessment Evaluation onto a single cloud-based affordable platform; Let's Occasion - Online portal hosting vendors & mandate goods related to any event; www.fitmeals.co.in—a Subscription based gourmet

Health Food Delivery Service; www.whistledrive.com—whistleDrive is a transportation company that offers driver on demand and enterprise transportation solutions; www.feastattrucks.com-Feast at Trucks strives towards branching out the food truck culture in India to various geographies and bring a jump in the Food and Beverage scenario across the industry.

The other startups who are pitching include www.shopwhich.com—service offered by the company simplifies the complexity of locating a exact store for desired clothes; www.justbulkit.com--it is an online B2B wholesale platform connecting manufacturers directly to restaurants, offices, retailers and any legitimate business holder; www.storesnoffers.com- is a Hyper-local Deals Discovery Platform cum Marketplace, connecting Shoppers and Sellers (Merchant Stores) to trade at Win-Win situation; www.engrip.com- provides tools and technology that captures informal learning; www.travelshelf.in— travel Shelf is a library of trips. A traveler can store, manage, access, and share every data related to travel including photos, stories & itinerary at one place; www.bizbee.io; www.throttle.club-throttle is a social marketplace for the passionate and enthusiastic motorcycle riding community and works towards improving their riding experience. Throttle is for bikers, what Linkedln is for professionals; www.gsgreen.in —GS Green (an authorized dealer of GXT GREEN) introduced it's biodegradable Ecograde bags that are made of natural biopolymers that are non-plastic and are the best alternative to conventional plastic bags available at the same cost and www.cyrrup.com —is a"Vehicle Black Box", the complete smart vehicle management system and transportation system.

In future, we would like to focus events that feature future technologies such Al, Machine Learning, Robotics, Smart Cities, Driverless Cars, Automation, Bio Hacking, Digital Health, Fin Tech, Block Chain, Crypto-Currency etc. We will also organize Investor Summit, where 400 investors from India and other countries will meet in India for the first time to discuss trends and opportunities.

Since 2013, The August Fest has been bringing the best of business leaders from across the world to Hyderabad. Last year it hosted 9600 attendees from 70 cities and 20 countries.

With an idea to create more impact in other industries, this year The August Fest is brining Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Change Makers and Investors from across the world onto one platform to network and collaborate, added Subhash Achanta, Chief of Operations of The August Fest.

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