BRICS CCI hosted the 2nd edition of the Start-up Series ‘Start-up Stories: Unfolding the Unicorn journey’ aimed at providing a wholesome approach for young entrepreneurs and build young leaders to effectively articulate their ideas in a meaningful manner by networking, mentorship, partnerships, and funding for young entrepreneurs.
Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, MoS Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Govt of India, graced the event as the chief guest. He spoke about the Indian values in Startup culture. Shri Sameep Shastri, Vice Chairman BRICS CCI, responsible for conceptualising the event, stated “We have the power of innovation, we have new ideas, we are full of youthful energy and we are changing the way of doing business. Our start-ups are changing the rules of the game.”
Mr. Ruhail Ranjan (Head, Investment Vertical, BRICS CCI) highlighted the key role of Central Govt policies in nurturing the startup ecosystem.
Mr. Bibin Babu (Convenor Investment Vertical, BRICS CCI) stated that the only thing that can make global citizenship possible are Startups.
A one-of-kind lineup of eminent Unicorn and Soonicorn founders presented their experiences and thoughts as speakers and panelists, were- Mr. Prashant Pitti (Co-Founder & CEO, EaseMyTrip.com), Dr. Vaibhav Kapoor (Founder, Pristyn Care); Mr. Gajendra Jangid (Co-Founder & CMO, CARS24), Mr. Alakh Pandey (Founder & CEO, Physics wallah), Mr. Varun Alagh (Co-Founder & CEO, Mamaearth), Dr. Jitendra Das (Director, FORE School of Management), Mr. Aseem Garg (Founder, DCDC Kidney Care), Ms. Smiti Bhatt Deorah (Co-founder Advantage Club), Mr. Jitendra Sharma (Founder, Hair Originals), Mr. Bibin Babu (Co-founder, Payiza), Mr. Amit Singhal (Founder & CEO, Fluid Ventures), Mr. Sushil Sharma (Founder & CEO, Marwari Catalysts Pvt. Ltd.), Mr. Prashant Narang (Founder and CEO, Agility Ventures), Rajesh Sawhney (Board Member, GSF India), Sandro Stephen (Vice President, Indian Angel Network), Mr. Avi Mittal (MD, Golden Ace Ventures LLP), Mr. Teja Gudluru (Founder & CEO, UDo-Now).
The power-packed event had an audience including H. E. Mr. Hugo Javier Gobbi- Ambassador, Embassy of Argentina in New Delhi, stated that Indian IT establishment in Argentina is one of the most recent developments in the affable relation of the two countries and H.E. Mrs. Hayet Talbi EP Bilel, Ambassador, Embassy of Tunisia in New Delhi, congratulated BRICS CCI for being at the forefront for promoting youth entrepreneurship.
The event was co-powered by FORE School of Management, WAI WAI India and supported by Payiza, Golden Ace Ventures LLP, TV BRICS, The Brand Story, and Startup India, came to a phenomenal conclusion with Mr. Raunaq Jaisinghani (Investment Specialist, Invest India) delivering the valedictory address and Vote of Thanks by Mr. Dipen Shah (Member, BRICS CCI) and Dr. Abhay Kaushik (The Brand Story).