Thursday, February 21, 2019

Pune Startup Fest’19 to begin on Feb 23rd


PUNE: Since last 12 years, Bhau’s Entrepreneurship Cell, College Of Engineering, Pune (BEC-COEP) has been working to promote the culture of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. They aim to inculcate the spirit of Entrepreneurship and Innovation amongst the people. It also aims to provide a plethora of opportunities to the innovative youth, such as creating an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, providing pre-incubation facilities and conducive environment for innovators in the institute so that successful commercial and social ventures are developed.

This year  BEC-COEP has planned to conduct  “Pune Startup Fest “ in association with Tricentis, as an initiative to bring together  startups in and around Pune to inspire students of COEP as well as the citizens of Pune, on 23rd  and 24th February 2019.

Under the patronage of Startup India, Maharashtra State Innovation Society and in association with Pune Muncipal Corporation, Pune Startup Fest aims to promote and celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of Pune. It is an initiative to provide high visibility transformative platform for curated set of more than 100 startups to present themselves in front of a variety of audience.

A platform for entrepreneurs to connect with others

An investor zone for the startups to interact

Student startups to display their innovation

Internship zone for students to get internships

Other zones like technical zone, lifestyle zone,  social zone and agricultural zones.

Pune StartUp Fest has 7 major zones:

1.Technical Zone

Google’s founders Larry Page & Sergey Brin transformed the way we look at the internet today. Companies develop new technologies that satisfy the demands of consumers and businesses, or integrate existing technologies creatively and innovatively. This zone is dedicated to such startups.

2. Social Zone

Social entrepreneurs combine commerce and social issues in a way that improves the lives of people connected to the cause. They don’t measure their success in terms of profit alone – success to social entrepreneurs means that they have improved the world, however they define that.  

3. Agriculture Zone

The Agriculture Industry employs about 40 percent of the world population. This sector is influencing many entrepreneurs and is creating a wave of Agri-Tech based startups.

4. Lifestyle Zone

Unconventional solutions to everyday problems, innovation to sustain livehood, or a quick fix or tweak that can ease lives of various individual – everyone wants a healthy, hassle free life, and these startups will make it the perfect enabler.

5. Student Startups

Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are self-made billionaires who made their fortunes in tech and they started their businesses while they were still students. There are no boundaries to being an entrepreneur, but they never stopped believing in themselves.  

6. Startup Internship

Working for a Startup can be more valuable than a Fortune100 company. A student with little proficiency might end up bagging the Internship which will add value to their career at a very early stage. Interns bring in a lot of energy and are more competitive than a regular hire at times.  

7. Investor Zone

Startups need a catalyst to accelerate their development. Seed investment, Angel Funding, Connections, Mentorship are much needed attributes from an Investor. They support as a backbone to the entrepreneur.There are also dedicated mentors who will guide students who just have an idea and don’t know how to proceed further.
The following events are being conducted for the students:
The PSF’19 is open for all and anyone with an open mind to learn something creative must attend and for the same should fill the attendee form or register for any event on and bring along with them to witness a promising two days.


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