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A reality show for Indian startups along the lines of Shark Tank is in the offing. The unlikely planner of the show is the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), which is in the process of conceptualising the programme it wants to air on India's national broadcast channel Doordarshan. They plan to hire an agency to scout for startups and investors to feature on the show. Actual funding will be provided to the winners," according to a senior DIPP official.
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The August Fest is now into its 4th Edition and is one of the Largest Startup Festivals that Celebrates Arts and Entrepreneurship in Asia! Having hosted 4200 amazing people from 40 cities and 10 countries last year and with 500 attendees in 2013 and emerged as one of the largest start up conferences in India.
Known for diversity & cool surprises; this year catch up with the remarkable speakers, outstanding entrepreneurs, techies, marketers, game changers, creative folks, dreamers, achievers, investors, startup ecosystem players from across India, Asia, Middle East, Europe and U.S.
For more details, please check the website: http://theaugustfest.com/
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A close comparison of the first half of the year with the same period in previous year gives a clear picture of the crunch, which comes to about a 40-percent overall dip in volume, from $3.5 billion in 2015 to $2.1 billion in current year.
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Start-ups and entrepreneurs looking to connect with and learn from other global companies and investors will be able to do so at Singapore's inaugural tech and innovation convention next month.
Government agencies and industry players in the innovation and enterprise sectors will come together at the first Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology, or Switch for short, to be held from Sept 19 to 21 at the Resorts World Convention Centre on Sentosa.
Switch will feature exhibitions, conferences and workshops revolving around entrepreneurship and technology innovation. These will be organised by 23 partners from both the Government and private sector, such as the National Research Foundation (NRF), IPI Singapore and start-up event promoter Slush Singapore.
Two of Singapore's existing tech start-up events, Techventure and TechInnovation, will be integrated into Switch.
There will also be a series of conferences and workshops around topics of interest for start-ups and investors. More than 3,000 investors, start-ups, corporations and international technology organisations are expected to attend the event.
To register for SWITCH – Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology, please visit here.
20 SEPTEMBER 2016 – SLUSH SINGAPORE
21 SEPTEMBER 2016 – PARTNER EVENTS
The article was first published on The Straits Times on 18/08/2016
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Lazio Region has released the public notice for sponsoring "Meet in Italy for Life Sciences 2016", the leading international business convention on Life Sciences that will take place in Rome at the "Salone delle Fontane" (Via Ciro il Grande 10, EUR district) from 25th to 28th October.
The initiative is promoted by Lazio Region, through Innova Lazio, in collaboration with Unindustria, CHICO (Cluster of Health Innovation and Community), BIC Lazio, EEN Network - Enterprise Europe Network -, ALISEI Cluster and the most representative national and regional associations. To date, over 200 national and international companies from over 24 foreign countries have registered for participating in the international brokerage event, not including the delegations of investors involved by ICE-Agency, partner of the event.
The initiative addresses to the Industry of Life Sciences, the Research world, the ecosystem of the Startup, national and international investors and venture capitalists, to all those who are interested in new opportunities in terms of technological and scientific cooperation, and involves the following sectors:
Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical
ICT for Health
Service and related activities
Providing visibility and business opportunities, networking, setting up specific discussion forums and dialogue between national and international public and private stakeholders. Bringing together talents and startups with investors, accelerators and entrepreneurs through the promotion of entrepreneurial culture and success stories. Networking the innovation generated by research.
a) Brokerage Event (26 and 27 October), which will take place during the first two days reserved for bilateral meetings and networking.
Registration until 10th October at www.b2match.eu/mit4ls2016
b) International conference (28 October) on the theme of Life Sciences and Well Being
c) Thematic workshops (October 27), in-depth meetings on specific topics and discussion with international partners.
d) BootCamp (25 and 26 October), a pre-session during which they will play a BootCamp for StartUp who embark on a journey of mentorship and participate in the pitching sessions.
Registrations until 31st August at platform.digitaltwisters.com/#/challenges/20522
e) Challenge addressed to large companies and research talents to promote the meeting between demand and supply of innovation.
Meet in Italy for Life Sciences is an opportunity to initiate national and international partnerships in the field of research, development and technology transfer and trade-related topics, for European projects, for investments, to make themselves known.
It is a unique opportunity for visibility to a strategic network of private and public stakeholders and to enterprises, universities and research centers, startups, national and international associations and clusters
It is a forum for discussiing and for getting in touch with potential partners/clients and with an audience of highly motivated professionals.
It is an event with a strong international flavor, which will host delegations from all around the world.
It is the showcase of excellence of the "Italy System" related to Life Sciences
The growing numbers: the latest edition saw 300 participants, 25 countries involved, 1400 B2B meetings (45% between different countries), 50000 profiles viewed.
Participation in the initiative is FREE
For information on the conference, and BootCamp Challenge:
Lazio Innova SpA
Internationalization, Networks and Studies
Phone: +39 0660516.647 - 711 - 712-333
For information on the Brokerage Event:
BIC Lazio SpA
Partner Network EEN - Enterprise Europe Network
Phone: +39 0680 368 264
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