Startup Maharashtra Yatra
by Shrutee K/DNS
Startup Maharashtra Yatra is an initiative by SkillSikho.com in association with Mentorpreneurs. The objective of this Yatra is develop startup ecosystem Tier2, Tier3 Cities of Maharashtra. This yatra will reach and encourage students and entrepreneurs in Maharashtra across 10 cities and help them with the right resources for their startups. Most of the startup events happen in Metros, with English as their communication language. This becomes a big challenge for the youth in Tier 2, Tier 3 cities as language becomes a big barrier for them.
Information with respect to startups, incubators, accelerators, investors, funding raising and benefits derived from startup ecosystems, are all restricted only to certain sections. The Startup Maharashtra Yatra aims to change this situation and promote startup ecosystems in small towns of Maharashtra. And so with this initiative we decided to reach the youth of Maharashtra in their own cities with their regional language.
Renowned names in the startup industry will be a part of this initiative. This will provide an opportunity to the budding entrepreneurs to interact with them. Through a - “Pitch Your Startup” competition , a winning startups will get opportunity to raise funding upto 50 lakh rupees. A total turn out of more than 1000+ students and 5000+ businessmen is expected for this programme. The Startup Maharashtra Yatra will be organised in two phases. In the first phase it will be launched in Thane on 30th April, 5th May in Chiplun, 12th May in Aurangabad, 17th May in Nashik, 26th May in Jalgaon. The second phase will see the initiative being launched in Pune, Nagpur, Amravati, Sangli and Kolhapur. Prior registration is required for this programme. For further information and free registration visit the website - www.startupyatra.skillsikho.com
Startup Yatra will be organised in 10 cities in Maharashtra.
Active participation of renowned startup businessmen, mentors and investors from various parts of India.
An opportunity for entrepreneurs to interact with established startups.
Selected startup entrepreneurs to receive one-to-one guidance regarding startups from experts.
Opportunity for budding startup entrepreneurs to give a presentation before investors through the ‘Pitch your Startup’ contest. Pitch competition winners will get opportunity to win funding upto INR 50 Lakh from angel investors and investors firms.
Networking opportunities with startup businessmen from various fields.
Aiming to provide online training about startups to 50,000 upcoming startupreneurs through an first online pre incubation course for startups in Marathi Language initiated by Skillsikho.com.
First ever event on startups in a local language.
Programme organised to provide proper guidance about startups to students and entrepreneurs from Tier2, Tier3 cities in Maharashtra.