Exhibit’s 100 Hottest Tech Start-ups 2017 announces, entries open till end March

29 March, 2017, Mumbai: Exhibit Technologies announced the third season of “EXVENTURES – Exhibit 100 Hottest Tech Start-ups 2017” presented by Panasonic Smart phones and in association with TiE, IAN & ET NOW. Being organized at the St. Regis, Mumbai on 14th April, the event will provide a platform to 40 shortlisted tech start-ups to present their accelerated 5 minute pitch in front of apanel of Jury, VC’s, HNI’s and 100 other start-ups, to raise funds. The event will also award Startups across eight categories. All tech start-ups can send in their entries to thetechy.com/startups before 30th March, 2017.

“Having gone through the phase of Starting up and giving shape to my own idea, I know and understand the struggle of raising funds. Exventures, Exhibit’s 100 Hottest Tech Start-ups 2017 provides that platform to all the tech Start-up to come face to face with the best VC’s to pitch their idea and explore the opportunity of raising funds to expand their business and give shape to their dreams”, said Mr. Ramesh Somani, CEO & Founder, Exhibit Technologies.

A remarkable event in the tech start-up industry, EXVENTURES will witness a panel discussion followed by Start-up pitches and awards. 40 tech start-ups will be chosen from all the entries received. They will be given 5 minutes to present their accelerated pitch to the panel of Jury and VC’s which include the likes of Venkatesh Peddi, Vice President, IDG Ventures India Advisors; Ananya Birla, Founder, Svatantra Microfinance, ace musician; RehanYar Khan, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Orios Venture Partners; Gopal Modi, Operating Partner, Orios Venture Partners; Panka jRana, Business Head, Panasonic India (Mobility Div), a Sharp negotiator; Ramesh Somani, Founder and CEO – Exhibit Technologies; Niren Shah, Managing Director – NVP India  and a few more . Ms. Ananya Birla would also be giving a key note and take the seat of jury and hear out some startups. Every startup that is pitching will get a rating out of 10 from the jury along with their valuable comments.​At the end of the day, top 10 startups will get a special prize on behalf of Exhibit Magazine and the jury.If the Jury would like to invest in a particular Startup the same will be arranged and facilitated. EXVENTURES will facilitate all day interaction between Startups and the VCs to achieve funding. Its also a televised event along with a Special issue featuring all these start ups,giving them the media reach as well.

The Funding pitch will be followed by the Tech Start-up awards in eight categories which includes:
1.The Shell Crack Startup of the year - A startup whose founders are still at college.
2.Most Out-of-the-box Startup of the Year - Craziest and the most innovative ideas.
3.The Social Messiah Startup of the Year - A startup that works for the social cause using technology as its front.
4.The Underdog of the Year - Somebody new to an already existing category, an underdog maybe.
5.Rags to Riches Startup of the Year - A bootstrap that started with nothing and now is extremely hot.
6.The Woman Founder of the Year - A successful startup headed by a woman.
7.Most Eco-friendly Startup of the Year: A startup that's against polluting the environment.
8.Startup of the Year - The most successful startup.

The startup should be at least one year old before Jan 2017, it should be in full working space and sales through their registered started-up firm and should be a PVT LTD company or in a transition phase to a PVT LTD company in order to get shortlisted for the above awards. The Panel curates and chooses amongst the many entries being received on thetechy.com/startups.

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