Jaipur: A remarkable programme by TiE Rajasthan to assist the next-gen entrepreneurs and to provide them an opportunity to pitch their business idea to serious investors, two days ‘TiE SMASH UP 2019’ concluded today at Jaipur. The event witnessed speakers from across the India sharing their Start-Up journey and motivating the budding start-ups. It is noted that TiE Smash Up has so far supported 1000+ aspiring entrepreneurs, hosted 40 sessions with more than 100 speakers and connected 50+ investor networks to curated startups.
Day 2 of the event featured Maverick Speaker Talks, Mentoring Session and Crazy Talk etc. During the Marverick Session, sharing his experiences while preparing for IIT in Kota, Mr. Sumit Jain, Co-Founder & CEO, Open Talk said before leaving for Kota, he was not above average student but undivided focus on studies changed his perspective and therefore he cracked IIT. He further shared that with one year of undivided focus and attention towards your working pattern you can do anything in your life. With his own experiences, he defined that sometimes loosing is also winning. He also shared his successful learning from commonfloor.com to building a social voice conversation app – ‘Open Talk’.
Talking about automobile sector at large, Mr. Nikunj Sanghi, Chairman, Automotive Skill Development Council said, “Automobile sector has always been in news because it excites the public. It is the core component in the Indian economy and this is the only sector in Indian economy that contributes 49% in the manufacturing sector of Indian GDP and 8% in the overall GDP.” Talking about the disruptions in the industry, he said, “Disruptions coming in the automobile sector in next 2 years will be such that have never been seen in the history in last 100 years or so. Electric vehicles, shared vehicles etc. are reality and they will change the way we live our lives now.” He further said that electronic vehicles will influence our lifestyles and the way we commute on daily basis. According to him, an electronic car owner will have to plan his whole day in advance and that there will be in-built applications in car that will take care of the entire human needs.
Consultant to Niti Aayog, Ms. Neelashi Shukla shared details regarding Niti Aayog’s initiatives to encourage spirit of entrepreneurship among women. She said that women entrepreneurship programme works to get everybody on same platform and also act as information repository. During her address, Ms. Shukla also briefed about Women Transforming India Award 2019 by Niti Aayog.
Mr. Vineet Rao, Co-Founder & CEO of Jaipur based startup Deal Share sharing about his success journey stated that for a start-up it is essential to focus on scaling. The target must be catering mass population but at the same time sticking to ground realities. To the budding entrepreneurs, he advised to focus on building a business first which will ultimately result in easy capital follow. In his opinion, now non-metro cities like Jaipur have a key to success. He also talked about how their decision to start operations from Jaipur turned totally in favor of the company resulting in strong progress of Deal Share.
After the speaker talks and mentoring sessions, ‘Smasher Pitches and Award’ session was conducted where selected 5 start-ups presented a 3 minutes pitch to the mentors. Dhawal Jain & Aman Kumar of a start-up for interior designers, “Hello VoRld” bagged the title of Smasher Award 2019. Hello VoRld helps young furniture brands display their products to potential customers using new age technologies like AR and VR. Other selected start-ups included ‘Guitaa Technology’, ‘Flexmotiv’, ‘Dress Folk’ and ‘Evolve Next’.
Other prominent speakers for the event included, Mr. Rajesh Dembla, Mr. Kovid Chugh, Mr. Manish Kelshikar, Mr. Aditya Arora, Mr. Jasmeet Singh Anand, Mr. Mahavir Sharma, Mr. Ravi Modani, Mr. Sharvik Shah etc.