Startup India International Summit
Prarambh (
प्रारम्भ)
15 – 16 January 2021

Australia Startup Ecosystem Outreach Program

(4:30-5:30PM AEDT) Wednesday | 13th January 2021

Dear AIBC Members,

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry, and other associations is organising the ‘Startup India International Summit – Prarambh (प्रारम्भ)’ from 15 – 16th January 2021 over a  virtual platform.

The Indian startup ecosystem is the world’s second largest startup ecosystem and is growing at an unprecedented rate, contributing to the innovation driven growth for the Indian economy. Since the inception of the initiative 22,500+ startups have been recognised so far, across 448 districts from 29 States and 6 Union Territories, of which 55% come from tier 1 cities and 45 % from tier 2 & 3 cities. These startups are not just confined to technology led business models, but also manufacturing and service business models across various fields such as Healthcare, Education, Agriculture, Renewable Energy etc.

With 31 unicorns (startups with a billion-dollar-plus valuation), India boasts of creating the third largest startup ecosystem in the world, thereby providing a further boost to nurture innovation.

The major objective of the Summit is to bring together global disruptive start-ups, budding entrepreneurs, curious  investors, policy makers, industry stalwarts and eminent academicians from the countries around the world with focus on BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) comprising Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand )  to develop synergies, showcase innovation, exchange best practices, build entrepreneurial capacities, secure financial opportunities and boost the entrepreneurial transformation.

This two-days event aims bring together global disruptive start-ups, budding entrepreneurs, curious investors, policy makers and industry stalwarts to develop synergies, showcase innovation, exchange best practices, build entrepreneurial capacities, secure financial opportunities, boost the entrepreneurial transformation and global expansion.

Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, would address the Summit on 16th January 2021.

With an objective to promote this important event and extend personal invitation to the start-ups community from Thailand, Confederation of Indian Industry along with the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Government of India,is organising an Outreach initiative / Roadshow on Startup India International Summit  on  13 January 2021, from 1100-1200 hrs (IST)/ 1630-1730 hrs (AEDT) over aVirtual Platform.

On behalf of AIBC National Chair, Jim Varghese AO and AIBC Industry Chair of Startups and Innovation, Irfan Malik we extend this invitation to all of you to block your Calendar for 13th January 2021 between 1630-1730 hrs (AEDT) and participate in the Startup & Innovation Outreach initiative. The Webinar Link details to join are as below:

Weblink / Webex Details for the Event:

Attendees- https://ciionline.webex.com/ciionline/onstage/g.php?MTID=e1d25c4f0a0003c7ff4670d431c5d1a23

Event number- 176 478 9180

Password- Cii@125

Please contact us at startupsinnovationchair@aibc.org.au or secretariat@aibc.org.au if you may need any further information on this event.

We look forward to your confirmation and participation at this event.

Best Regards,

Team AIBC