NewsVoir | 22 Nov, 2016
World Startup Expo 2016, Asiaâs largest congregation, brought together the most happening and disruptive start-ups and SMEs, the expo saw a global convergence of over 50 confirmed partnerships from leading incubators, accelerators (public and private), associations and government bodies.
The event set the stage for a curated set of startups to present themselves in front of an audience comprising of investors, early stage adopters, mentors, potential co-founders and partners. The exhibition area was spread across 10000 sq/mts with more than 500+ startups, technology companies, educational institutions, free trade zones and banks. The expo also conducted a coding challenge with over 2000 students and corporates. This challenge gave students an opportunity to win the regional cup to compete for US$ 1M at the Startup World Cup. Various Panel discussion and knowledge sessions were held on all three days at the summit with high profile National and International speakers. The last day of the summit will host an award ceremony acknowledging the work done by startups
International delegated and speakers at the event included Baybars Altuntas, Global Guru of Entrepreneurship, Bestselling Author, Angel Investor, Dragon of the Dargonâs Den, George Molakal, CEO, Alcor Fund, Ravi Belani, MD, Alchemist Accelerator, Harry Tomi Davis, President, African Business Angels Network, Her Excellency Sara Al Madani, UAE SME and Enterprise Counsel, Kunal Kapoor, Actor & Co-Founder, Ketto to name a few.
The World Startup Expo 2016 is powered by Middle East based Venture Capital firm, Cocoon Ventures, who plan to bring a global network of investors to invest in India; thus aligning their mission with the governmentâs vision of making India a global manufacturing and investment hub. The company aims to invest $20 million in Indian startups in the next few months. Commenting on this initiative, Nebu K Abraham, Co - founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cocoon Ventures and Director â World Startup Expo said, âOur aim was connecting startups with national and global investors and startup gurus. We created a common link merging the dynamic startup ecosystem, leveraging brands and empowering them to get financed. We are positive that together we can nurture and strengthen the global startup ecosystem in the long run,â he added. Delegates also got a chance to be a part of the mentorship programme by Cocoon Ventures, giving them an opportunity to pitch their idea to global investors at the Investors Summit.
Baybars Altuntas and Ankur Dinesh Garg at World Startup Expo
The World Startup Expo was conceptualised by global business events and consulting firm, Trescon.
About World Startup Expo
WSE is for everyone looking to learn, listen and collaborate; to harness their creativity and find the tools and resources to bring their ideas to fruition. It is for those startups looking to build and expand their tribe.
About Cocoon Ventures
Cocoon Ventures is a venture capital firm that provides growth capital required for seed stage and early stage startups across a wide spectrum of industries. Set in the UAE, our mission is to be an ideal business launch pad through empowering dynamic entrepreneurship, creating and nurturing long-term business relationships.
For more details, please visit, http://cocoonventure.com/
Trescon is a global business events and consulting firm that provides a wide range of business services to a diversified client base. It is founded and managed by a group of specialists with more than six decades of combined expertise in successfully developing business events, trainings and consulting for corporates, governments, associations and high-net-worth individuals across the world. Tresconâs main business platforms are C-suite events, B2B bespoke events, Training and development, Intelligent demand generation, Expos and business setup consultancy.
To know more, visit tresconglobal.com