Get your writer mode on! Here is Smita Parikh giving you a chance to present yourself at Lit-O-Fest Mumbai

“We need to not only preserve Hindi literature but also take it to international platforms. That is why we make the festival inclusive of stalwarts like Narendra Kohli who has pioneered the creation of groundbreaking literary works in Hindi,” she emphasizes. “We should love our language and not shy away from it.”

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These wonderful women are tipping and how!

“The feeling that people experience when standing on the edge of a ledge isn’t the fear of falling, its the fear that they might jump.” ~Paul Bettany, Margin Call

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Block your calendar Bangalore, these Under 25 geniuses are coming to the city!

Bringing together a charismatic bunch of speakers from across the country, the Under 25 Summit is India’s largest youth festival. In its three years of existence, Under 25 club has created an interactive platform of its own kind and has attracted some of the best performers from across the country.

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Meet some innovative startups that presented at World Startup Expo – Bengaluru

Young minds nurturing ideas, the ideas taking shape, investors funding the companies, a success story born again.  Sounds familiar?

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Kitli Conversations – Kota

Kitli Conversations is all set to come to Kota on 11th December, 2016. We will present to you some of the most inspiring individuals from your city who will share with their experiences with you through stories and indulging conversations.

What is Kitli Conversation?

Kitli Conversation is a no-agenda meet-up format, conceptualised with the aim to foster conversations, giving everyone an opportunity to inspire and get inspired through stories. We get you together with some of the most inspiring individuals from your city, where you can have conversations with them and know how they did what they did.

At Kitli, people exchange stories and ideas, not business cards.
If you wish to attend, please register yourself here:

Do not forget to make your registration payment by following the payment link here, using the same name and phone number used in the google form.

For any queries, speaker recommendations, sponsorship and partnership, contact:
1. Shruti Chaturvedi – 8905531545
2. Shreyans Mehta – 94136 01388

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World Startup Expo 2016, Asia’s largest congregation, aims to bring together the most happening and disruptive startups and SMEs, along with the expertise of executives from the top corporations, government agencies, incubators, investors, HNWIs, VC funds, banks, students and technology companies from across the world.

To maximize the platform, WSE 2016 will have four different streams running over three days. These include:

  1. WSE Exhibition: 10000 SQM exhibiting area with 500+ startups, technology companies, educational institutions, free trade zones and banks
  2. World Tech Hackathon: A coding challenge which will see participation from over 2000 students and corporates
  3. WSE Conference: A 2-day conference with high profile national and international speakers
  4. WSE Awards: An award ceremony acknowledging the work done by startups

The event sets 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.

This event is being 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 government’s vision of making India a global manufacturing and investment hub

Key event highlights:

  1. A platform to showcase your brand, engage with startup gurus and collaborate with investors, technology providers and emerging entrepreneurs.
  2. An opportunity to win the regional cup to compete for US$ 1M at the Startup World Cup.
  3. A global convergence of over 50 confirmed partnerships from leading incubators, accelerators (public and private), associations and government bodies.
  4. A chance to be a part of the mentorship programme by Cocoon Ventures, leading to an opportunity to pitch your idea to global investors at the Investors Summit.

Trescon Global, a business events and consulting firm, is conceptualising and executing this massive undertaking.

Commenting on this initiative, Nebu K Abraham, co-founder and chief executive officer, Cocoon Ventures and director – World Startup Expo said, “The expo aims at connecting startups with national and global investors and startup gurus. It will serve as 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,” he added.

This event will be hosted at BIEC, Bengaluru from 21 – 23 Nov 2016. For more details, please visit –

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Shaping Davos – Curating Ahmedabad’s entrepreneurial ecosytem

Ahmedabad: City’s one of the most active entrepreneurs community, Ahmedabad Global Shapers (an initiative of World Economic Forum) hosted Shaping Davos on January 20, 2016. Ahmedabad was one of the 20 cities to join live discussions from the conference at Davos, participating in conversations revolving around 10 key global issues.


Ahmedabad is one of the few cities from India which is rapidly gaining popularity among upcoming startups, thanks to Government initiatives and the existing industrial ecosystem. Discussions revolved around the theme ‘Creating 75 million entrepreneur, is it possible?

Sunil Parekh, Chaaipani, Ahmedabad Global Shapers, Shaping Davos, World Economic Forum, Entrepreneurship, Chaaipani, Innovation, Startups

Mr. Parekh also instated the need of cultivating an entrepreneurial mind-set at an early age and redefining risk in career progression for young people .


Shaping Davos discussion in Ahmedabad was graced by dignitaries like Mr. Nagarajan, IAS – DDO, Sabarkantha, Mr. Shailendra Jaiswal, deputy Director Genera – National Academy of Indian Railway, Mumbai based Vijaya Pastala, founder and CEO of Under The Mango Tree and Neeraj Sonalkar, research associate, centre for design research, Standford University, Major General Anukul Chandra (retired), a defence industry expert and representatives from Government of Gujarat.

Participants brainstormed over ideas that could build a fertile ecosystem for entrepreneurs in Ahmedabad as well as Gujarat.

“We heard some interesting ideas that usually newer entrepreneurs do not think about, like setting up enterprises that can solve some recurring problems in Defence and Railways, which also is a brilliant potential market”, said Deep Patel, one of the participants and founder of Interestship.

Retired Major General Anukul Chandra threw light on sectors in Defence Industry where startups can operate in and helped youngsters with various queries including where-to-go & who-to-reach. On the other hand, Ms. Pastala, talked about venturing in social sector.

“Think of this as a business, work on making it a social enterprise and not an NGO for a sustainable, long-term impact”, she said.

Mr. Shailendra Jaiswal who represented Indian Railways shared the need of various app-based solutions to make the railways function more efficiently.

“Food & Beverages is a lucrative business in Indian railways followed by cleanliness and customer service. We are more than happy to welcome young entrepreneurs who can create solutions to these problems”, he said.

The event hosted over 150 participants from various entrepreneurial segments. Key-deliverables from the event were shared through live webcast at Davos by Ms. Monica Yadav, one of the shapers with Ahmedabad Global Shaper Community and Mr. Nagarajan.

“Ahmedabad has a brillant mix of successful startups, experienced mentors, incubators, premier educational institutes and some very efficient communities who are working on entrepreneurs in the city” said Kumar Manish, Curator at Ahmedabad Global Shapers

Kumar Manish, Chaaipani, Ahmedabad Global Shapers, Shaping Davos, World Economic Forum, Entrepreneurship, Chaaipani, Innovation, Startups
AGS also represented the reports from their survey on entrepreneurs in Ahmedabad at the event.

“These findings will be base to our next steps in taking the Ahmedabad entrepreneurial ecosystem to new level”, said Sneh Bhavsar, vice-curator at Ahmedabad Global Shapers.

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Bangalore based Student Management Circle to set two world records in a day in Ahmedabad

Most industries as well as graduates, globally, are struggling with what Diana Farell called ‘real tragedy’ in one of her interviews – Unemployability. Studies show how employers world-wide are struggling with a lack of skills among graduates of academic and vocational courses whereas, the other party involved is unable to find the right job. Internship during college is being seen and accepted as one of the solutions to the problem.

The story in India is no different. It is interesting to see how newer startups & initiatives are emerging to solve exactly this problem.

Campus Internship Fair (CIF), a pilot project of Student Management Circle (SMC) is now venturing into Ahmedabad. Initiated a year ago in Bangalore, SMC has successfully worked with 17 colleges in Bangalore and with more than 3000 students.

“Venturing into Ahmedabad was a step towards our goal- delivering our services to the Tier II cities. Working in Ahmedabad has been a learning experience. The two cities, Bangalore and Ahmedabad are quite different in their ways and mannerisms. But all in all, the goal has remained singularly the same as in Bangalore- to give opportunities to aspiring students”, says Sumedh Menon, corporate relations manager with SMC.

“Though CIF not a ‘Start-up fair’, however, we understand that is extremely important to cultivate a healthy ecosystem for start-ups and, that’s why, we are inviting startups from all over the city. We are bringing in MNCs and SMEs since most students aspire to work there”, he adds.

Ahmedabad is rapidly becoming a fertile city for newer initiatives and a well-structured ecosystem.
Sumedh shares,

“Most people we approached in Ahmedabad have turned out to be a great support to make this event happen. We’d thank Chaaipani, our official Media Partner as well as our start-up partner, 1947. Totally cannot miss thanking Viral sir from L.J Institute, our venue partner”

Companies (Corporates and startups both) can participate in the event at no cost.

What is most exciting is that the would not only be giving the students as well as intern recruiters their golden opportunity, but also attempt to create two world records:

  • 15000 participants that will proclaim this to be the largest internship fair in the world
  • Over 100 organizations participating from pan India, physically and E-hiring.

Chaaipani, in partnership with Student Management Circle, invites you all to Campus Internship Fair, 26th Feb’16 – 28th Feb’16, 9.00 AM onwards at L.J. Institute, Ahmedabad. We encourage students of all colleges to register online at the earliest. A win-win where you not only get the most important – hands-on- experience for beginning your careers, but also get to be a part of two World Records.

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