Bangalore, August 2, 2023: India Start-up Foundation, a not-for-profit organization supporting the growth and development of the Indian Start-Up ecosystem, has announced the 2nd edition of India Startup Festival (ISF) 2023 from August 10 to 12 2023 at Muddanahalli, Bangalore.
The theme of ISF 2023 is ‘Innovation at the Bottom of the Pyramid’ Engaging discussions during the event will encompass vital areas such as Rural Healthcare Education, Fintech, Rural Innovation, Agritech, and Foodtech. Elite policymakers from the nation and world-leading change harbingers (see Annexure 1 for details of dignitaries) will attend ISF 23 to address grassroots-level challenges and propose impactful solutions.
ISF 2023 will be a platform for startup founders to Connect with peers, industry leaders, and investors, collaborate, and draw a growth path for their venture. It will host over 10,000 startups from India, UK, Japan, and many other countries. The top 10 startups will be awarded cash prizes and will be mentored by their sector-specific industry leaders. The startups were shortlisted from the Investor Connect Workshops organized in Bangalore, Hyderabad, USA, and UK.
Says J A Chowdary Chairperson & Convenor, India Startup Festival:“The India Start-up Festival (ISF) is complementary to the great initiatives of Government of India (GOI) such as Start-up India, Digital India, Make-in-India, etc and will bring together more than 10,000 start-ups to advance their mission and drive towards an Atmanirbhar Bharat. For India to flourish, the fruits of the Startup ecosystem must reach rural India, ushering in new opportunities and employment prospects. This is the core theme of ISF 2023 Empower ‘Innovation at the bottom of the Pyramid’ to empower the grassroots that will inevitably lead to exponential growth.”
He adds: “We will be recognizing 8 eminent personalities in India with lifetime achievement awards in recognition of their contribution to the industry and growth of the country. To encourage the next generation of innovators, we will also be recognizing the Ten Junicorn (students) Team. India Startup Foundation is also signing a number of MoUs to provide a flourishing eco-system for startups to guide, mentor, market, and fund the startups and help them succeed.”