Surat Gets Set For Second Season of Start-up Summit by IVY Growth Associates


09th June 2023, SURAT, India: IVY Growth Associates, a venture capital firm and start-up accelerator, in partnership with SteamHouse India Limited announces the second edition of its annual Start-up Summit ‘21BY72’ in Surat city. The summit is set to witness the grand participation of 60+ Venture Capitalists and 500+ Angel Investors and over 200+ start-ups hailing from all over India and globally. The summit is scheduled for 16, 17, 18 June at Avadh Utopia, Surat. All in all 10,000 attendees from across the globe are expected at the summit which will facilitate opportunities worth roughly over 20 Crores and contribute to the national start-up ecosystem.

Surat ranks among one of the fastest growing cities in the world and one of the wealthiest city in India with Diamond and Textile Industries being the key contributor on a Global Landscape. Surat has witnessed over 600+ emerging angel investors participate in the Indian Start-up Ecosystem just in the past couple of years and seen success stories from Surat based Start-ups.

The summit works around the core objective to catalyse collaborations, provide a platform to entrepreneurs to exhibit and present their concepts, and opening investment opportunities for investors from across the world. The summit has successfully served as the Launchpad for start-ups like Emotorad, Legalpay, Stylework, Gorillalink (An Israeli Start-up).

The upcoming edition will see some key names from the ecosystem participating including Shark Aman Gupta (Co-Founder & CMO, Boat), Arjun Vaidya, CA Sarthak Ahuja and notable VC Firms like 100XVC, Blume Ventures, Artha Ventures and many more.

There will be knowledge-sharing sessions from over 80 Industry Veterans and 10+ Mega Influencers and live pitching sessions. It is expected to fuel funding to 20+ start-ups in the live pitching sessions.

IVY Growth Associates has already gained the ground in the city of Surat, various parts of India like Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi and The United Arab Emirates. It further aims at expanding its wings across Tier-2 and Tier-3 Cities like Indore, Nagpur, Pune, Hyderabad, and Kolkata. The summit will add another stud in the start-up accelerator’s portfolio and encourage the budding minds from other cities and countries too as the brand moves ahead in its journey.

IVY Growth aims at facilitating start-up funding worth 50 Crores, across at least 30 start-ups by the end of the current fiscal, and take the same number up to 200 start-ups in next five years.

“We have a very ambitious target of providing opportunities to at least 30 start-ups by the end of the ongoing fiscal. To achieve the same this summit will play a key role. The summit is expected to accelerate the entire process and help us reach our goal faster. At the same time, not that it brings investors and entrepreneurs under one roof, but also motivates others to come forward and participate. This is largely to encourage more ideas, and inspire more minds,” said Mr. Rachit Poddar, Co-founder, IVY Growth Associates.

IVY Growth Associates is not just working in India but has also grown the community globally. It has organised conferences in the UK, UAE and few more with the vision of building global corridors by the rise of angel investors.

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