Startup Events To Attend This Week: India Digital Summit, Blockchain Hackathon And More

We bring to you the latest edition of the startup events to attend this week.

In case you are bored of networking events and are looking for some serious ‘gyaan’ on the upcoming status of the Indian startup ecosystem as well as entrepreneurship, then this week’s events will hit the right corner for you.

The week has already kick-started with a strong bond between India, Israel, and the US. NASSCOM in partnership with Indiaspora organised the Tech Triangle Summit today, in a bid to strengthen the trilateral ties between India, Israel and the US for innovation and entrepreneurship.

The chief focus of the summit was to explore the different ways in which the ties between the three countries can be deepened in the future, especially in domains such as geopolitics, business and industry, innovation and entrepreneurship and financial investments.

The experience of attending this summit had been phenomenal for the attendees. Going ahead, we have few more summits, and even a hackathon to charge up the tech-brain of yours this week.

Startup Events To Attend This Week

India Digital Summit

This is the 12th edition of India Digital Summit. Organised by IAMAI will focus on trending and most debatable issues rising in the Indian ecosystem such as government policies, cryptocurrency, entertainment tech, adtech, digital transformation and more.

So far, the event has hosted eminent speakers including PM Narendra Modi. This year the list of speakers is again mesmerising with names such as Amitabh Kant, NITI Aayog; Ajit Mohan, CEO, Hot Star; Amol Mathur, Director-Security Division, Akamai Technologies; Deep Kalra, CEO and Group Chairman, Make My Trip; Rajan Anandan, MD, Google India & Chairman, IAMAI; Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Co-founder, InfoEdge; Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder, Paytm; and Virender Sehwag, Former Cricketer, Team India besides others.

  • Date: January 17-18
  • Who Should Attend: Startup founders, Budding Entrepreneurs, Digital India Stakeholders, Cryptocurrency enthusiasts, Coaches, Mentors, Corporate heads, Officers & Senior executives, Regulators, Advisers & Ministers from the Digital Industry,
  • Venue: The Lalit Hotel, New Delhi
  • Tickets: INR 1500-INR 20K

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Under 25 Summit: Hyderabad

The Under 25 Summit is said to be India’s Largest Youth Festival. Since its inception in 2014, the Summit has become the one stop congregation for youngsters from all over the country.

It is a day-long event filled with inspiring speaker sessions and panel discussions apart from some enthralling music performances.

Some of the speakers who will be sharing their stories at the Summit are Bhuvan Bam, Asia’s Fastest growing YouTuber; Shaurya Singh, Finalist on The Stage; Srinivas Kollipara, the COO of T-Hub; Ritviz, Prabhdeep – Hip Hop Artist among others.

In last four years, the summit has already reached to 10+ cities with 250+ speakers and 50K+ attendees.

  • Date: January 20, 2018
  • Who Should Attend:  Baker, Artist, Musician, Maker, Designer, Entrepreneur,
  • Venue: Sri Sathya Sai Nigamagamam, Hyderabad
  • Tickets: INR 500-1250

If Interested, click here!

Blockchain Hackathon For Governance

Of late, Karnataka government has been quite aggressive in adopting and exploring the new developments be it linked to the new age tech or the Central Government initiatives to promote the Indian startup ecosystem.

Recently, the State IT Minister Priyank Kharge has shown an inclination towards blockchain technology. In order to explore the adoption of blockchain in government services, backed by the state government, a ‘Blockchain Hackathon for Governance’ is set to be organised in the upcoming week.

It will be a fast-paced event designed to create demonstrable prototypes utilising blockchain in government applications. As the first level of engagement, various government departments have been consulted to develop use cases for a blockchain hackathon.

Later a ‘Blockchain Conclave’ under the aegis of Bengaluru Tech Summit will also be organised to deliberate on issues involving the technology and will result in the publication of a white paper.

  • Date: January 19-21
  • Who Should Attend: Students, Startups, IT professionals, Cloud-based blockchain technology providers
  • Venue: Koramangala Indoor Stadium.
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