10 emerging deep-tech startups of India selected for MeitY Samridh – The Deep Tech Accelerator program
The wait finally got over for the 10 emerging deep-tech startups of India selected for MeitY Samridh – The Deep Tech Accelerator program, as they met each other during a bootcamp organized at the IIM Calcutta campus from 13 Oct – 15 Oct 2022.
The 3-day program focused on breaking the ice, setting the roadmap, understanding the startups’ offerings along with their roadblocks and providing them with the initial guidance. Special sessions were taken on the Go-To-Market Strategy and the nitty gritty of Fundraising.
The startups were mentored and guided by IIMCIP’s premium pool of experts like Mr. Devasis Gupta, Mentor, IIM Calcutta Innovation Park; Mr. Somesh Bhagat, Mentor and Member, External Evaluation Committee for Incubation, Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre, IIT Kanpur; Mr. Prabir Chatterjee, Partner, Grey Matter & Greenbacks; Mr. Sandip Poddar, Resident Mentor CIE IIIT Hyderabad; Mr. Bikas Mandal, Professor, Institute of Engineering and Management; Mr. Sanjoy Sen, Director, Opt-Solutionz Marketing OPC Pvt. Ltd.; Ms. Namami Ghosh, Head, Portfolio Management, IIM Calcutta Innovation Park; and Mr. Debapratim Das, Chief Finance Officer & Senior Mentor, IIM Calcutta Innovation Park.
Earlier in the day, Gaurav Kapoor, Chief Business Officer, IIM Calcutta Innovation Park, opened the house with a welcome note, followed by key addresses from Mr. Gaurav Thareja Asst. Manager, Invest India and Dr. Subhrangshu Sanyal, Chief Executive Officer, IIM Calcutta Innovation Park.
The startup founders coming from different parts of the country not just gained in terms of getting clarity on their business roadmaps, but also in building a healthy camaraderie with each other.