IITGN Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre (IIEC) organised a unique hyper-accelerator programme for technology startups during January 28 to February 1 at IITGN campus. The intense programme provided the participants an in-depth understanding on topics such as market validation, lean business models, fundraising techniques, valuation, pitch deck, sales and marketing plans, strategic planning, intellectual property and negotiation & exit strategy, among others.

Mr Krishna Kunapuli, a certified Venture Capital executive from UC Berkeley and founder of 3Lines Venture Capital in Denver, USA and Mr Kamalesh Dwivedi, an active angel investor, mentor and business advisor to early-stage startup companies in USA and business partner at 3Lines Venture Capital, guided the participants of technology startups through the five days.

On the last day, 13 teams presented their startup ideas/plans to a jury. The participants included students, medical practitioners and revenue-stage startups from Gujarat, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.