All About Startup Funding

Nexus, in association with Headstart Delhi, organized the June edition of Startup Saturday on June 9th at the American Center, New Delhi. The theme of this edition was “All About Startup Funding.”

Startup Saturday is a flagship event organized by Headstart Network Foundation. These events help early stage startups and aspiring entrepreneurs by providing them the guidance, mentorship and network that they need to turn their entrepreneurial dreams into reality. The event was attended by more than 170 participants.

The event was kickstarted by Mr. Prajakt Raut, founder Applyifi, who spoke about the right time to approach an investor in order to effectively raise funding for a startup. This was followed by a fireside chat with Mr. Tarun Dua, founder of E2E Networks Limited.

A lightning pitch was also presented to investors by RealBox Data Analytics. The final session was a panel discussion on “How to Draw VCs’ Attention.” Panelists included Mr. Ridhish Talwar, Head of Programs, AdvantEdge VC; Mr. Raghav Rungta, Asha Impact; and Mr. Prajakt Raut. The panel was moderated by Mrs. Chandrima Sinha, Vice President of Invest India.

Because of the diverse range of industry expertise, the panelists brought different practical perspectives to the event. The energy, enthusiasm and active participation of the entrepreneurs made it a huge success.

During the event, Nexus and Headstart Delhi signed an MOU to support early stage entrepreneurs in Delhi. Nexus Director Erik Azulay signed the memorandum on behalf of Nexus during the ceremony and spoke about the incubation practices followed by Nexus, India’s premier incubator. Nexus will continue to play an active role as an entrepreneurial ecosystem enabler by bringing together different stakeholders for development and mentoring of the startup ecosystem.