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Deepshikha Chakravarti
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StartUp Expo

In its first year, it was hailed as an unprecedented initiative that could transform the start-up journey in India. By the second edition, it is already recognized as the largest ecosystem for start-up success.


The Start-up Expo is a powerful movement to catalyse start-ups and guide young entrepreneurs on making the transition from passion to success. A collective universe coming together to provide a transformative platform to start-up founders – absolutely free of cost!  SheThePeople.TV, India’s Biggest Storytelling Platform For Women, is proud to be partnering the second edition of Start-up Expo. We believe that entrepreneurial energy is what can take India to the next level and put women at the forefront. Let us inspire new dialogue, exchanges leadership ideas, fosters networking and contribute to growth.

Startup expo 2017

Join us at the Start-up Expo Delhi, 2017

Event Details

The Start-up Expo Date: 23 August 2017

Venue: GoWork, 183 Rajiv Nagar, Udyog Vihar Phase I, Sector 20, Gurugram



Surabhi Dewra,
Preeti Singh, Trunk Pool
Raka Chakrawarti,

Alexander Schlaubitz Lufthansa

Shaili Chopra, Founder, SheThePeople.TV


Co-created by Lufthansa and TiE, the Start-up Expo is a collaboration of nearly 100 partners converging under one roof on one day to provide all that a startup needs for success – all together. Investors, venture capitalists, accelerators, business experts, mentors, corporates, support agencies, industry associations, government organizations, potential customers and more. Expert workshops on critical start-up concerns such as How to pitch to an investor, Go to market strategies, Branding and differentiation. Investor Zones. Mentoring Zones. Networking Zones. Partner lounges. Plus one-on-one meetings with investors – a whopping 700 investor meetings took place at the expo last year!


Confirmations have come in from 30 leading investors, including SAIF, IDG, Matrix, YourNest, Sequoia Capital, Indian Angel Network, Omnivore Partners, Trifecta Capital, Unitus Seed Fund, Venture Catalyst, Ankur Capital, Calcutta Angels Network, Chandigarh Angels Network and much more. They will all be at the Expo searching for the best investment opportunities. Over 200 startups are coming from across the country to showcase their strengths and explore funding possibilities. More than 10,000 participants are expected!

The Startup Expo is an extraordinary initiative, the single largest in India. It is the combined power of India, coming together to nurture young men and women as they set out on their entrepreneurial voyage. The Expo will be attended by an array of government dignitaries and business icons, including Mr Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Government of India; Mr. Saurabh Srivastava, Chairman Emeritus, TiE Delhi-NCR; Mr. Pramod Bhasin, Founder, Genpact; Chairman Clix Capital, Mr. Deep Kalra, founder; Mr. Alok Mittal, Founder, Indifi Technologies; Ms Padmaja Ruparel, Co-Founder Indian Angel Network; and Ms. Shaili Chopra, Founder, SheThePeople.TV, among others.


This unique one-day event falls under the umbrella of the flagship programme Lufthansa Runway to Success, the largest SME platform in India today. The programme, which began as a television series eight years ago, has grown consistently each year to become a nationwide movement, adding into its fold a growing stream of free mentorship camps, covering metros and small towns alike. And now, the Start-up Expo – an event that has been hailed as an unprecedented opportunity for startups to not only gain the much-needed exposure, but also explore partnership opportunities and interact with all the stakeholders that can help them to scale new heights!

The 2016 edition of the Expo received an overwhelming response, evident not only on the ground, but also in a viral social media campaign encompassing Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, blogosphere as well as digital media, which achieved a unique reach of over a million and an absolute reach of over 2 million! The buzz is already palpable this year. Can’t wait to see it grow exponentially!

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