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TieCon Delhi 2017
Dates : 15-16th December 2017
Venue : Hotel Taj Palace
Description :

Tie is a non-profit, global community welcoming entrepreneurs from all over the world. There are currently 11,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 60 chapters across 17 countries. This mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, and education. The foremost and most widely known events that TiE hosts are taken, which is the largest professional and networking conference for entrepreneurs.

TiECON Delhi 2017 was a two day mega event focusing on bringing out disruptive business models, translating thoughts into action, and celebrating success and failure at each step of entrepreneurship. The event was spread across 2 days from December 15- 16, 2017 and was attended by several startups, serial entrepreneurs, VC and angel investors, policy makers – National and State and academia.


Participation of Rajasthan

In the meeting held on under chairmanship of Principal Secretary, Department of IT & Communications, it was decided that Rajasthan will participate as ‘Partner State/ Sponsor State’ in the event. As a partner state/ sponsor state, a 12 member delegation from Department of IT, Government of Rajasthan led by Mr Ravindra Shukla (MD RKCL), Smt Deepshikha Saxena (Joint Secretary DoIT), Mr Manu Shukla (Project Officer).

Rajasthan showcased its iStart platform through a 18 sq. mtrs. Pavilion. Government of Rajasthan facilitated the participation of 50 participants from among the startups registered with iStart providing them the opportunity to showcase their products during the 2 day long event along with a waiver of registration fee. 24 startups participated in the event. More than 30 B2G meetings were conducted with prominent players in the startup space, one to one mentoring sessions took place for the startups and over 20 startups made their pitches to VCs. The pitch witnessed interest from several investors and industry players in the products showcased by startups. In addition, startups also conducted more than 150 B2B meetings.



Attendee Startups :
iStart At IIM Chaos
Date : 25–28th January 2018
Venue : IIM Ahmedabad
Description :

Chaos, is the annual cultural festival of IIM-Ahmedabad. This four day event attracts India’s top tier colleges, schools, private institutions and celebrities, making it an event to look forward to in western India.

Chaos 2018 was powered by the iStart Platform. All the top events at Chaos were kick-started with a video on the digital initiatives undertaken by the Government of Rajasthan and an introduction to the iStart platform.


Participation of iStart

An iStart Zone was set up in the heart of IIM Chaos. Students, entrepreneurs, college representatives, professors and corporate individuals visited the Zone to learn more about the initiatives introduced by the Government of Rajasthan, including but not limited to the one of its kind iStart Platform, the startup rating mechanism - the QRate program, the e-Mitra platform, the Bhamashah Technohub and the iStart Nest. On the spot mentoring sessions were also conducted with entrepreneur attendees. Some of the feedback received is attached below:

“Startups are excited to see iStart at Chaos 2018 and we can’t wait to engage with them further and be a part of their success stories.” - Founder, Poll Tech Labs


“I’d like to thank iStart for associating with us and being present at the event” - Gaurav Sagar, Coordinator Chaos

Jaipur Literature Festival
Date : 25–29th January 2018
Venue : Diggi Palace, Jaipur
Description :

The Jaipur Literature Festival, founded in 2006, is an annual literary festival which takes place in the Indian city of Jaipur each January. Described as the ‘greatest literary show on Earth’ and the ‘Kumbh of literature’, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival is a sumptuous feast of ideas. JLF 2018 was a five-day event set against the backdrop of Rajasthan’s stunning cultural heritage and the Diggi Palace in the state capital Jaipur.


Participation of iStart

A delegation from Department of IT, Government of Rajasthan led by Mr Ravindra Shukla (MD RKCL), Smt Vinita Srivastava (ACP (Dy. Director), RISL), Smt Richa Bhatnagar (eMitra) and Smt. Tina (eMitra) was present at JLF 2018. Rajasthan showcased its iStart platform and facilitated the participation of 14 startups registered on iStart platform to demonstrate their products/solution during the 5 days-long event, along with a waiver of registration fee. DoIT set up an exclusive stall showcasing iStart platform and other fiscal and non-fiscal initiatives of Govt. of Rajasthan. iStart Stall was one of the most visited pavilion during the entire event. The delegation and startups witnessed heavy interest from various participants during the entire event.



Attendee Startups :
Paytm Build for India
Date : 10th February 2018
Venue : F-1, Sector-6, Noida
Description :

Paytm - Build for India is an initiative to promote the culture of grass root innovation in India. India needs grass root innovation to solve its problems. The current education system is more focused on degrees and less focused on grass root innovation. The Incubator aims to provide a platform to the grass root innovators to solve problems which concern the citizens of India.


Participation of iStart

A collaborative Meetup was organized for iStart startups at the Build For The India Mentors Day Event. The event attendees included open source engineers, data scientists and enthusiasts from across North India, and Paytm officials. The agenda was to introduce members to existing open source projects across India that are receiving mentorship and resources from the Paytm Incubator and various engineering departments including the CTO of Paytm.

Attendee Startups

Edurer : A collaborative Meetup was organized for iStart startups at the Build For The India Mentors Day Event. The event attendees included open source engineers, data scientists and enthusiasts from across North India, and Paytm officials. The agenda was to introduce members to existing open source projects across India that are receiving mentorship and resources from the Paytm Incubator and various engineering departments including the CTO of Paytm.

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Best Books Buddies : Best Books Buddies is a social networking site for readers, authors and publishers. It also functions as a business to business platform for buying and selling of books. The unique value proposition of the startup is that they have a large repository of data of the books available in India (including rare books), including the exact location, hence enabling customers to unearth material and request for it. It serves as a global advertising platform and also offers customized library services. The startup also boasts of having digitalized libraries across the world.

TiE Global Summit
Date : 21st-22nd of February , 2018
Venue : Grand Ball Room, JW Marriott, Sahar, Mumbai
Description :

Tie Global Summit is the largest Global Entrepreneurial Leadership Summit that takes place once a year across the Globe. This is the 2nd edition of TGS, which took place in Mumbai. This Summit, in partnership with the leading agencies of the Government of India, 20+ TiE chapters from India, USA, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and Dubai, and global venture capital funds is a culmination of Global Wealth Creators with Global Innovators.

There was a dedicated investor pitching session organized exclusively for iStart Rajasthan curated startups. The session gave a golden opportunity to all the curated startup entrepreneurs from Rajasthan by bringing them to one platform where they have pitched their ideas of various fields such as healthcare, banking, education, e-commerce et al to the investors from across the globe. The summit also hosted an exhibition where the various products/ services were showcased by the different startups. The iStart Rajasthan also participated in the exhibition and brought together the startups of Rajasthan to showcase their latest inventions that has bought a crucial impact in the society.



Attendee Startups :
Digifest Kota Edition 2017
Dates : ​17-18th August 2017
Venue : UIT Auditorium, Balaji market, Rangbari road, Kota,
Rajasthan - 324009
Description :

DoIT&C, Government of ​Rajasthan organized the 1st edition of Digifest at the education hub of the state, Kota. This 2-day Carnival of technology saw an incredible participation from startup and technology enthusiasts from across the state. The Government of Rajasthan has organized various competitions, workshops, sessions and IT Job Fair etc. all in one go. During the event Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhara Raje inaugurated iStart, Rajasthan Stack DIGISTAN of India and Challenge for Change, among other new initiatives.

This new start up platform iStart (http://istart.rajasthan.gov.in/) would serve as a single point for registration, functioning, support and hand-holding for the start up firms as well as angel funding groups and venture capital funds.

Launches at the Digifest At the Kota Digifest, August 2017 Hon’ble Chief Minister, Smt. Vasundhara Raje launched several initiatives for startups and gifted several other citizen-centric services to State's people. This includes:

Announcement of setting up of a Rs 500-crore fund for promotion of startups in the state
Launch of Startup platform iStart and launch of Startup ranking system Qrate
Launch of Challenge for change
Launch of Rajasthan Stack
Dedication of Kota Clean Energy Network - Kota became the first city in the state where city-based gas distribution system has been launched

Digifest Udaipur Edition 2017
Dates : ​​2nd-3rd December 2017

Venue : ​Mohanlal Sukhadia University (MLSU) auditorium, University road,
Udaipur, Rajasthan - 313001
Description :

DoIT&C, Government of ​Rajasthan organized the 2nd edition of Digifest in the city of Lakes, Udaipur. This 2-day Carnival of technology saw an incredible participation from startup and technology enthusiasts from across the state. At the IT festival there were various startups which displayed their ongoing work, business model and how they plan to disrupt the market with their ideas. The Government of Rajasthan organized various contests as part of Hackathon 3.0, expert sessions and showcasing of various eGovernance schemes, all in one go, and lakhs of rupees worth of prize money was distributed across events during the Digifest.

Launches at the Digifest At the Udaipur Digifest, December 2017 Hon’ble Chief Minister, Smt. Vasundhara Raje launched several initiatives for startups and gifted several other citizen-centric services to State's people. This includes:

E-gyan darpan
E-mitra+
e-Health card - E health card will save time for critical illness and take health security to next level in Rajasthan
Abhay Command Centre Udaipur
iStart Nest Jaipur centre - one of a kind incubator providing end-to-end acceleration and connection with venture capitalists for the startups, completely free of cost
Other than this, the 1st hindi Vernacular email by a State was also inaugurated by Mr. Ajay Data. The vernacular email, which was launched on December 3 is the first of its kind in the entire country.

Rajasthan IT Day 2018
Dates : ​18th-21st March, 2018
Venue : Rajasthan University, Commerce College, IGPRS and Jawahar Kala Kendra Jaipur
Description :

Rajasthan IT Day: Department of Information Technology & Communication, Government of Rajasthan has organized and celebrated 3rd edition of Rajasthan IT Day in the Pink City Jaipur. This 4-days Mega-Carnival of technology has seen the incredible participation of over 2 Lac people across the country. The Government of Rajasthan has organized various competitions, workshops, sessions and IT/Startup Expo in one big basket.


Key Highlights :
TecRush
The 4-day mega IT carnival was kicked off with a unique 5.4KM technology run - TecRush. This ‘Run For Technology’ received an overwhelming response witnessing 25,000 runners participating and winning multiple prizes.TecRush in addition to the run, gave opportunities to young, old, women and children to participate in 50+ activities held across 8 Zones, and a chance to win over 5000+ Awards.
Hackathon 4.0
The Hackathon 4.0 became the World’s Biggest Hackathon ever with 6500 participants showcasing their coding skills over a 36-hour non-stop coding competition. Coders, developers & designers were given a platform to use their cutting-edge technique and inventive methods on themes like Bhamashah, e-Mitra, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, AR/VR, Blockchain, Machine Learning, Data Warehouse and Data Mobility.
Green-a-Thon
To promote the use of cutting-edge technology in building a better tomorrow, Department of IT&C organised ‘Green-a-Thon’ on Rajasthan IT Day 2018. The 36 hour coding competition brought forward green ideas, envisaged to make the world more sustainable. Green-a-thon witnessed 800 coders developing sustainable solutions to make state cities smart and green.
e-Mitra/ITGK Hackathon
In order to leverage the use of eMitra and taking it to another level with the contribution of society, Department of IT&C, Rajasthan organised e-Mitra Hackathon. This 24 hours activity Department of IT&C, Rajasthan organised organized by encouraged the participation of e-Mitra kiosk owners to pitch their innovative ideas on how to enhance and simplify the usage of e-Mitra services using electronic media.
EduHack
A 24 hour Hackathon which offered a unique platform to teachers, professors, lecturers and educationists of Rajasthan wherein they created path-breaking solutions to improve our education system.
Rajasthan Job Fair
Rajasthan organised Rajasthan JOB fair at the Rajasthan Digifest & IT Day, 2018. The extravagant job fair hosted 27,000 aspiring youth offering more than 6500+ job opportunities in multiple sectors. As many as 2,500 job-seekers received employment offers, while 5,500 candidates were shortlisted for further evaluation by 150+ companies at a job fair organised by the Rajasthan government.
Rajasthan IT Expo
Rajasthan IT Day 2018 has hosted the ‘Tech State’, ‘Happy Village’, ‘Happy City’– a one of its kind experience where the latest inventions were showcased by the Government of Rajasthan that has bought a crucial impact in the state.
Startup Meet
During IT Day multiple brainstorming and knowledge-sharing sessions/panel discussions have been organized under the umbrella of Startup Fest.
Investor Pitch
More than 50 Startups has showcased their ideas at Startup Expo Multiple investor sessions where startups were able to pitch for investments, network and meet mentors. Also, as a part of the startup fest a sector agnostic CIO roundtable conference was organized Startups were also given multiple avenues to share their success stories and meet their fellow startups from across the country and engage in B2B, B2C & B2G interactions.
Mentorship Programs
There were other curated sessions with startups, showcasing the sector overview of areas such as IoT, healthcare & smart city There were also focussed sessions for startups which encapsulated areas of ideas to market and on the challenges startups face.
Startup Sessions
The Startup expo witnessed eminent speakers showcasing their skills through various thoughtproving and inspiring workshops and panel discussions. Sessions such as ‘Scaling up your business’, ‘How technology can be deployed for development’, 'How to get ready for Investments' ‘Why Startups Fail’ and a lot more provided the audience with in-depth insight on the industry as well as gave them much needed knowledge and rule book to succeed in the real world.
Eminent speakers from the IT & Startup industry have joined the event and shared their thoughts on various subjects. The prominent speakers at the event were Mr. Mohandas Pai, Mr. Anil Joshi (Unicorn Ventures), Mr. Vinod Sood (CEO Hughes), Mr. Azad Pathan (former Chairman IOCL), Mr. Mohit Bhasin (KPMG), Mr. Harnath Babu (KPMG), Mr. Ajay Meher (Sony Entertainment), Mr. Piyush Gupta (NISG), Mr. Deepak Ramanathan (Amazon), Norti Devi, Ajaita Shah (Frontier Markets), Shradha Sharma (YourStory).
Rajasthan IT Day 2017
Dates : ​20th-21st March, 2017
Venue : Birla Auditorium, Jaipur (Rajasthan)
Description :

Government of Rajasthan has organised and celebrated its 2nd edition of Rajasthan IT Day 2017 in the Pink City Jaipur from 20-21 March on the theme, “Promote & Serve Rajasthan Digitally”. This two-day Carnival of technology saw an incredible participation from startups, technology enthusiasts and students from around the country. Individuals and teams from across the country completed for opportunity to incubate their winning ideas and the potential to bring it to up. The Government of Rajasthan has organized various competitions, workshops, sessions and IT Job Fair etc. during the event.

The event was honored by the presence of dignitaries of Government of India and Government of Rajasthan; officers of Government of Rajasthan, specifically Department of Industries, BIP, Finance Department, Department of Information Technology & Communication; IT industrialists and members of Rajasthan Venture Capital fund.


Key Highlights :
Hackathon 1.0
A world class Hackathon event was organised where participants showcased their coding skills over a 24-hour non-stop coding competition. Coders, developers & designers were given a platform to use their cutting-edge technique and inventive methods on themes spread across sectors and industries.The top three winning teams signed a contract with Department of Information Technology & Communication, Government of Rajasthan. The three winners of the hackathon were Protonly, Yeppar and Ankoosh. They won Projects worth of $23,051.6 (INR 15 lakhs), $15,367.7 (INR 10 Lakhs), $11,525.4 (INR 7.5 Lakhs) respectively.
Marathon
A 24 hour, multi topic innovation marathon was hosted for coders, developers, designers, inventors and all around creators wherein they created path-breaking innovative solutions for the day to day challenges.
Seminar on IT and Startups
The thrust of the event was towards taking steps for improving the quality of life and making creative cities of the future better through design, innovation, and technology. During the two days, people from the corporate world including startups spoke on how technology is impacting life.
Investor pitch and Startup mentoring sessions
The event gave a unique platform to startups and entrepreneurs by bringing them to one platform where they have pitched their ideas to angel investors, venture capitalists and other funding agencies. This was a golden opportunity for IT startups working in any field such as healthcare, banking, education, e-commerce et al to showcase their work and attract investors. Rajasthan Job Fair - Rajasthan organised Rajasthan JOB fair at the Rajasthan IT Day, 2017. The extravagant job fair hosted aspiring youth offering various job opportunities in multiple sectors.
Rajasthan IT Expo
At IT expo, the citizens have witnessed the latest technological advancements and have got an opportunity to not just see, but also experience world class technologies that they have just heard of.
Rajasthan IT Day 2016
Dates : ​21st March 2016
Venue : Birla Auditorium, Jaipur (Rajasthan)
Description :

Government of Rajasthan organized the first ID Day on 21st March 2016. On this occasion the state government launched RajNet- a wide area network connecting the state capital with all 9,894 gram panchayats and 183 municipal areas- to strengthen connectivity and allow the inclusion of remote areas through Information Technology. “Built as a multimode connectivity network (through VSAT and terrestrial linkage), RajNET facilitates voice, video and data connection, enabling effective delivery of citizen services like Bhamashah, e-Mitra and MNREGA across the State, including its remotest areas,” a press release stated.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said: “Effective governance has to be based on a robust IT infrastructure and within the framework of comprehensive e-Governance architecture. This is what we are seeking to provide in Rajasthan.”

The first IT Day was based on the theme ‘Promotion of IT Start-ups’, in line with the State’s focus on empowering start-ups.


Key Highlights
Expo Zone– A techzibhition to showcase innovative products from across India that included Robotics workshops.
Hands-on Gesture Hardware Workshop with Balaji Lakshmanan
Panel Discussions on various topics like crowd funding – The How, What and Why, Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Student Entrepreneurs Track
iKen Workshop – For all early stage entrepreneurs or aspiring ones, the iKensession during Rajasthan IT Day 2016 was extremely educative. The session included introduction to basic design thinking skills in students and tips on developing the ability to deal with unconventional situations that require creative, unique and multiple concepts
Around 1400 delegates witnessed the events with over 200 key decision makers. An original structure with a day of keynotes and panels in plenary sessions interspersed with expert master classes and networking sessions make these summits essentials for reaching a unique audience: CIOs, IT Managers, IT Project Managers, COOs, ICT Decision Makers, IT Developers, IT Networks Managers, CISOs, etc.
Apart from these, a platform that was provided to curated startups for pitching their ideas to a panel of Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists. This was a golden opportunity for IT startups working in any field such as healthcare, banking, education, e-commerce et al to showcase their work and attract investors.
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