News Correspondent, abptakmaa, Kolkata, 28th Jan 2021 : Technopreneurs Surrogate Ventures Private Limited presented the First and the Biggest Mentor-ship Driven Incubation Program in Eastern India. They have 300+ startups engaged and 20+ startups incubated and accelerated and have become a catalytic entity in the Biggest Tech/IT hub of Eastern India. To mark the moment, Technopreneurs launched Startup Carnival 3.0, gearing into its third year, bringing together 150+ Startups, Entrepreneurs, Investors, Business Houses and Enablers of change to the biggest and coolest Startup Carnival of the East on Wednesday January 27, 2021 at Café Upthere, Offbeat CCU at Topsia Road.
The various topics of discussion included speed dating with investors, industry and banks, pitch for glory, offline networking, business match making and meeting, master classes and workshops, industry connect, open mic and startup night out.
The Inaugural Session at 3.30pm was on “Re-imagining Next: Technology Innovation in the new normal”, with welcome address by Mr. MeghdutRoyChowdhury, Chairperson – The Entrepreneurs Committee of BCC&I & Director of Global Operation, Techno India Group, theme address by Chief Guest Shri. DebashisSen, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, HIDCO, and address by chief mentor MrGoutamRoyChowdhury, Founder Chairman of Techno India Group & Chancellor of Techno India University. Other guest speakers and chief guests include MrHariBalasubramanian, Angel Investor and Mentor Indian Angel Network, MsUshoshiSengupta, Former Miss Universe India & Director UshoshiSengupta Foundation, MrAbhishekRungta, Founder & CEO Indus Net Technologies, MsManoshiRoyChowdhury, Co-Chairman Techno India Group and vote of thanks by Mr Ravi Ranjan. Chief of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Strategy & Head of New Age Programs at TSVPL & PRESIDENT IIC Techno India University.
Mr. Meghdut Roy Chowdhury, Chairperson – The Entrepreneurs Committee of BCC&I & Director of Global Operation, Techno India Group said, “Aligned with the initial idea of the Technopreneur surrogate ventures, the start-up carnival was also created and curated to bring all the players in the start-up ecosystem of the East together for an informal meeting once a year where they could benefit from networking and connecting with investors and venture capitalists amongst incubators, co-working spaces and all other players in the start-up ecosystem. Startup Carnival, the only mixer of its kind held in Kolkata, is not very different from the way that the mixers in Silicon Valley or other big ecosystems happen. We believe that this is going to have longstanding impact and hopefully enable lots of new conversation and collaboration amongst new age entrepreneurs in the city of Kolkata and the state of West Bengal.” Publicity : Supreeta Singh.