Kolkata, 11th January 2018: Brandshoots Ventures (BVPL) today announced the commencement of its first Demo Day, to be held at The Westin, Kolkata on 12th January, 2018. BVPL has been mentoring a set of nine startups from eastern India for the last 5 months. The startups encompass a variety of industries and business verticals.
The Demo Day will be attended by a large number of angel and PE/VC investors from across the country and promises to be the biggest conclave of its nature in eastern India. Some of the prominent investors who will be present during the demo day are Matrix Partners, Intellicap, Avishkar, Fosun Capital, Naspers, Qualcom, Yournest, Amazon India, IAN, IIFL, SMC Capital, Venture Catalyst, Lets Venture, GVFL, Idein Ventures, and Indigoedge etc.
The keynote speaker for the Demo will be Mr. P C Bala (very often addressed as Bala or PC) is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. Bala is currently the Executive Director and President of Matrix Business Services India Pvt Ltd. He is the lead author of “Rajini’s Punchtantra”; the book has become one of the best sellers. The second book “Grand Brand Rajini” another best seller where Bala is again the lead author was launched in the year 2012.
Mr. Bijay Murmuria, one of the Directors at BVPL says “The first cohort is a brilliant mix of technology enabled new age businesses with the core idea of bringing innovation to everyday problems both at the consumer and business spectrums. Their ideas and business acumen is a strong identifier of the potential of startups in eastern India and we are extremely bullish on their future prospects.”
Mr. Rajesh Singhal reresenting Brand Capital said “East is a hot bed of ideas and it has got everything required to scale up including skill manpower, infrasrtructure & market and other resources. Branshoots is a small endeavour to bring all these together to enable the ideas to propel.”
The current cohort participants are:
Alfatek Systems : A 3D printing technology company who are revolutionizing the space through high quality prototyping in traditional as well as new age implementations of 3D printing in areas such as bioprinting.
Bubble Blue: An integrated day care, Montessori and play school imparting a model educational curriculum for toddlers and children. Currently have 5 centres around Kolkata and want to expand nationally in 2018.
Dabadigo : A mobility company enabling the masses to access short and long term rentals of e-scooters, driving mass mobility, convenience of private vehicle and zero emission green transportation.
Delybazar: An e-grocery platform focussed on delivering fresh meat and fish products. Their primary USP lies in delivering non frozen, economical and hygienic products at very short turn around times.
Fincart: A leading robo-advisory platform using unique Hybrid-Assisted-Online Sales model for the ‘financially illiterate’ population of new age India.
H-Spree: An organic, food based, non medicinal approach to cure chronic lifestyle ailments such as hypertension, diabetes coronary diseases and obesity – enabled by a world class advisory team.
KnwAll: An enterprise class ed-tech platform enabling educational institutes, teachers and parents to manage, monitor and optimize performance and operational aspects of their students and children.
Scan It: India’s first image recognition app, facilitating online and offline shopping and product discovery. They currently have 98.5% accuracy and want to scale their business through licensing and strategic partnerships.
Tiyo: An all encompassing healthcare platform for patients, doctors, clinic and diagnostic centers. The enable consumers to find doctors, set appointments and avail various healthcare services at their doorstep across tier 1, 2 and 3 cities.
Another 30 growth stage startups will be in attendance to interact with investors and business leaders to gain knowledge, raise investments and understand the metrics of the national entrepreneurial ecosystem.