Hear from startup experts on what is hot in startup space
Pitch for incubation support and investor funding
Listen to curated discussions on startup issues.
An indepth workshop: Validating your business model
Speed dating with mentors, experts and investors.
Display your prototype/product and recruit interns.
HST is an annual event organized by Catalyst that aims to bring together stakeholders of Indian startup ecosystem. HST 2017 had participation from large number of startup enthusiasts, investors, industry experts and government officials who deliberated on a range of startups related issues. 15 handpicked startups out of over 100 applications pitched to a jury and five selected teams were offered incubation support at Catalyst.
The 2nd edition of HST will have a much larger scale and outreach. In addition to curated panel discussions on varied topics, HST this year will feature ‘MVP Boot-Camp’ for Idea stage startups, ‘Investors’ Den’ for startups looking to raise seed funds, ‘Meet a Mentor’ for one-to-one Q&A with tech-business experts, and ‘tête-à-tête’ with faculty for aspiring entrepreneurs seeking technical guidance
HST 2018 will be held on April 28-29 at picturesque IIT Mandi campus in Kamand valley by the side of river Uhl in Himachal Pradesh
HST 2018 will be fruitful to Indian startup ecosystem stakeholders. While the early stage startups will get to learn the rules of the game, operational startups will have a shot at raising funds from investors. Industry experts and government will get to interact and guide next generation entrepreneurs.
Following people/organizations should attend:
Panel 1: Cracking first generation entrepreneurship : Rules of the Game
Panel 2: Technologies of Tomorrow
Panel 3: Make for Customers: Why user experience matters?
Panel 4: Landing the right investor: Is it only about the money?
Bootcamp: Idea to Market - Validating your business model
Panel 5: Entrepreneurial Hubs in small cities: Emerging ecosystem in Himalayan Region
Panel 6: Progressive Entrepreneurship: Alternative developmental models and Creativng Impact at BoP
Accelerating Product Development: Google Cloud for Startups
Early stage start-ups will get an opportunity to pitch their venture for funding from pedigree investors from funds including Bharat Innovation Fund, IvyCap Ventures, Ankur Capital, Waterbridge ventures, Sangam Ventures, CapAleph, Omnivore partners.
Idea stage startups will get a chance to pitch for incubation support from IIT Mandi Catalyst that involves infrastructural support, office space, grant and funding upto 15 lakhs, mentoring and much more.
Meet investors, tech experts, entrepreneurs and faculty and ask your burning questions one-to-one. Great opportunity to find money, advise and mentoring to for your idea.
In this two hour hands on in depth session, Prof. Bringi Dev will take start-ups through the Need for Lean, importance of articulating the Core Business Idea, the Lean Canvas, Testing and Validation of Business Idea, establishing value proposition and testing the idea through MVP.
Show everyone how you are going to shape the world of tomorrow with your solution. Set up your startup display booth in the event area to display your prototype/product and gather valuable feedback.
Among the fastest growing states in India, Himachal had at a CAGR of 10.8% during the decade 2005-2015. With per capita GSDP 1.5 times the national per capita GDP, the state has tremendous potential for business activity in agriculture, horticulture, biotech, food processing, clean energy, thermal energy, tourism, pharma and healthcare. Government of Himachal Pradesh, through CM Startup Scheme launched in 2017, is also promoting already flourishing startup culture in the state.