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Local Startups' Meet

Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur presents to you, one of its kind Startup meet in your city. Announcing Local Startups' Meet 2019! Whether you are looking to raise funds, gain entrepreneurial insights, or network with industry-leading investors and renowned entrepreneurs, there are a lots of unique opportunities waiting for you at the nationwide LSMs

Event Structure

A great chance to network with the industry's most dynamic and respected Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors, Accomplished Entrepreneurs and Incubators through a series of workshops along with panel discussions and pitching sessions, the event is designed so as to achieve maximum benefit possible in the fastest way possible.


  1. LSM Pune

    Venue: 91springboard,Yerwada
    Venue partner: Windrose Capital
    Time: 2 PM onwards

    LSM Delhi

    Venue:91springboard, NH-8, Udyog Vihar, Gurugram
    Time: 3 PM onwards

  2. LSM Bangalore

    Venue: 91springboards, 7th block, Kormangala
    Time: 3 PM onwards

  3. LSM Mumbai

    Venue: Venture Catalysts
    Time: 2 PM onwards

  4. LSM Gurgaon

    Venue: UIncept Startup Accelerator & Incubator
    Time: 3 PM onwards

  5. LSM Trivandrum

    Venue: B-HUB
    Time: Will be uploaded soon

    LSM Hyderabad

    Venue: iKeva
    Time: Will be uploaded soon

  6. LSM Kolkata

    Venue: Technopreneurs' Surrogate Ventures
    Time: 3 PM onwards

Why LSM?

The best merits of attending Local Startups' Meet is the wealth of strategy that you gain, plus the network you build and the experience that you takeaway. In our process of empowering the ecosystem, we also have lots of additional benefits for startups

  • Startup Services:

    Free and discounted deals from TheStartupLab and OyoWorkspaces in Finance, Legal, Coworking services for top 3 startups.

  • Free AWS Credits:

    • Every startup who participates in the event will receive 2000$ AWS credits
    • Top startups will get 5000$ AWS credits
    • Other startups who attend the event (& not pitched) will be personally mailed by us and offered 1000$ AWS Credits
  • Bi-Monthly Mentoring:

    Bi-monthly mentoring for top 5 startups with Managing Partner, WaterBridge Ventures

  • Hire Interns:

    Opportunity to hire Interns from IIT Kharagpur at Global Entrepreneurship Summit

  • Free of Cost:

    No charge to attend/pitch in front of eminent investors or attending the networking sessions.

  • Invite Only Event:

    Invite only event for 60-80 curated entrepreneurs under one roof including eminent entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.
    Past guests include :

    • Mr. Greg Morgan (Co-founder & CEO, Zoomcar)
    • Mr. Sarbvir Singh (Managing Director, WaterBridge Ventures)
    • Mr. Ritu Verma (Co-founder & managing partner, Ankur Capital)
    • Mr. Subhadeep Sanyal (Principal, Omnivore Partners)
    • Mr. Alok Bansal (Co-founder, PolicyBazaar)


It is a great initiative to strengthen the startup ecosystem. I expect more such initiatives to pop up.
Alok Bansal

Alok Bansal

Co-founder, PolicyBazaar

Very encouraging to see the interest and energy that is driving this “Local Startups Meet” initiative. Wish everyone all the best as they go about building their businesses.
 Sandro Stephen

Sandro Stephen

Regional Head, North India Operation at Indian Angel Network

I love the spirit of these young entrepreneurs and these young organisers as well. All the Best!
 Subhadeep Sanyal

Subhadeep Sanyal

Principal, Omnivore Partners

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Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur is proud to launch a new initiative E-Start, a platform to validate your ideas and build your business models with an exclusive mentorship offered by experienced Entrepreneurs in a single day! Get a chance to meet the best mentors, learn how to build your business model, how to pitch in front of investors and scale your idea to the market with hands-on discussion and mentoring. Coming to 6 cities this year.


  1. E-Start Pune

    Venue:Symbiosis Institute of Technology
    Time:3 PM onwards

  2. E-Start Mumbai

    Venue:International Institute of Sports Management(IISM World)
    Time:10 AM onwards

  3. E-Start Jaipur

    Venue:Global Institute of Tehonology
    Time:3 PM onwards

  4. E-Start Indore

    Venue:UIncept Startup
    Time: 3 PM onwards

  5. E-Start Bhopal

    Venue: Sagar Institute of Research and Technology
    Time: 2 PM onwards

  6. E-Start Kolkata

    Venue:Techno Main, Saltlake
    Time:2 PM onwards

    E-Start Ranchi

    Venue:Atal Bihari Vajpayee Innovation Lab
    Time:2 PM onwards

Why E-start?

"An idea has no value unless implemented". Ever thought of taking your idea to the big stage to see its feasibility and value? E-Start brings the stage and opportunity for you!! Amidst our process of mentoring the early stage startups, E-Start offers a lots of benefits to the participating teams

  • Direct entry into EMPRESARIO:

    The Winners in each city will get exclusive entry into the semi finals of Empresario, the annual international business model competition.

  • Certification:

    Each Team will be provided with a certificate by Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur signed by the Chairman of Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur.

  • Invite Only Event :

    Invite only event for 12-15 curated teams under one roof including eminent ecosystem mentors and venture capitalists.

  • Prizes :

    A chance to win prizes worth INR 35 Lakhs at Empresario.

  • Free of Cost :

    An idea and an enthusiastic team is the only fees for participation.

To know more about Empresario


Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive

Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive is Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur’s mammoth drive held in major cities throughout the nation for those ambitious minds who have that spark to change the nation’s entrepreneurial face and be the forerunner of industry. Held in prestigious colleges of their respective cities, EAD is a sprint through Guest Lectures, Workshops, Panel Discussion and Interactive sessions directly from doyens of corporate India giving you a great insight of how you can stand out from your own crowd.


  1. EAD Chandigarh

    Venue: Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College
    Time: Will be uploaded soon

    EAD Nashik

    Venue: MET Bhujbal Knowledge City
    Time: Will be uploaded soon

    EAD Pune

    Venue: Symbiosis Institute of Technology
    Time: Will be uploaded soon

  2. EAD Mumbai

    Venue: Guru Nanak Institute of Management Studies
    Time: 10 AM onwards

  3. EAD Dehradun

    Venue: Graphic Era University
    Time: Will be uploaded soon

  4. EAD Noida

    Venue: Galgotias College of Engineering and Technology
    Time: Will be uploaded soon

    EAD Raipur

    Venue: Shri Shankaracharya Institute of Professional Management and Technology
    Time: Will be uploaded soon

    EAD Hyderabad

    Venue: Koneru Lakshmaiah University
    Time: Will be uploaded soon

  5. EAD Jaipur

    Venue: Global Institute of Technology
    Time: Will be uploaded soon

    EAD Kanpur

    Venue: Rama University
    Time: Will be uploaded soon

    EAD Trivandrum

    Venue: B-HUB
    Time: Will be uploaded soon

    EAD Udaipur

    Venue: Techno India NJR Institute of Technology
    Time: Will be uploaded soon

  6. EAD Indore

    Venue: Acropolis Institute of Technology and Research
    Time: Will be uploaded soon

    EAD Lucknow

    Venue: R. R. Institute of Modern Technology
    Time: 2:00 PM

  7. EAD Bhopal

    Venue: Sagar Institute of Research and Technology
    Time: 10:30 AM onwards

  8. EAD Kolkata

    Venue: Techno Main Saltlake
    Time: Will be uploaded soon

    EAD Ranchi

    Venue: NIFFT Ranchi
    Time: Will be uploaded soon

    EAD Nagpur

    Venue: Priyadarshini Institute of Management, Hingna Campus
    Time: 11:00 am

  9. EAD Siliguri

    Venue: Inspiria Knowledge Campus
    Time: Will be uploaded soon

  10. EAD Bhubaneshwar

    Date: Will be uploaded soon
    Venue: Will be uploaded soon
    Time: Will be uploaded soon

Why EAD?

Given this ecosystem, it is now time to capitalize. At this juncture Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT KGP is proud to contribute and enable the students to maximize and be successful in the years to come. EAD 2019 brings out the entrepreneur in you by:

  • Innovation

    “An idea can change the world” with this faith we aim at inculcating the zeal to innovate.

  • Networking

    We help you to connect with the start-up ecosystem.

  • Workshops & Panel

    Developing a sense of teamwork and refining your thought process is one of our primary motives.

  • Experience

    Networking with Entrepreneurs and participating in workshops would help you gain a practical experience of how a start-up functions.

  • Mentorship

    Interacting with experienced Entrepreneurs and Mentors will help you to convert your dream to reality.

  • Funding Models

    Few startups would get the opportunity to pitch their model in front of the investors thus raising capital required for the startup.


EAD Chandigarh 2017 was a wonderful event with lot of enthusiastic students involved who were willing to learn and do new things for a better future and were looking for mentoring and exposure also.
Anubhav Agrawal

Anubhav Agrawal

CEO & founder, bookbyslot

The event has been a great plethora of interactions with seasoned and budding entrepreneurs of the country. Looking forward to keeping associated with your forum and events
Gaurav Agrawal

Gaurav Agrawal

Director,50k Network Raipur

Overall a very good initiative by E-cell, IIT kgp. More such events should be carried to encourage students. Keep doing the good work. Best of luck.
Anurag Rastogi

Anurag Rastogi

Cofounder & CEO, Newgenapps

Everything was great ! Thanks so much , it was amazing event and all your hard work makes everything look smooth and easy , and I appreciate all that you did to make it so . Best wishes for future events by e-cell IIT KGP .
Mohit Sahu

Mohit Sahu

Co-founder, BlueBanyan Technologies

It was a memorable experience. The entrepreneurship community is very united in Kolkata and these events will play a huge role in fostering entrepreneurship in the city. Best of Luck.
Kaushal Modi

Kaushal Modi

Business Head - JioTV

I must compliment you for the excellent manner in which the event was organised and conducted. You all are doing a great service to the young Indian students by fostering entrepreneurship among them.
Mahendra Sureka

Mahendra Sureka

Founder, CEO - MACJ