India has been one of the fastest growing startup hubs today and might come close to Silicon Valley’s tally. To mentor such new startups most of the top players in the industry like Google, Microsoft and a lot of others have started incubators. Joining the league of startup incubators, India’s third largest private sector bank has opened their arms to help such organizations in terms of banking and financial help. Extending such great initiative, Axis is launching an exclusive networking property, Axis Start-up Social, at a ‘one-of-its-kind’ event aimed at supporting the country’s startup ecosystem.
As per a recent Nasscom Startup Report, the year has seen an addition of over 1,000 startups bolstering India’s position as one of the leading startup ecosystems across the world. This takes the total number of technology startups in the country to over 5,000, as per the Report. From Thought Factory to Start-up Social, the Axis Bank has been one of the driving force many start-ups by opening up avenues with potential investors, companies, and networking.
Axis Startup Social Kick-off
To launch such great initiative, Axis chose WeWork Galaxy which is a co-working place which consists of many budding entrepreneurs and startups. The event was able to a quite big number of audience who were to keen on networking with their fellow entrepreneurs.
Speaking about the initiative, Sidharth Rath, Group Executive, Corporate & Transaction Banking, Axis Bank said,
We are excited to launch Axis Start-up Social, a platform through which we hope to provide the much required, ‘extra edge’ to the start-up community by handholding them, sharing knowledge and providing the required financial solutions. Today, the Indian ecosystem is flooded with innovative ideas but what is missing is the presence of the right channel and guidance in terms of acceleration, scaling up and funding. Through Axis Start-up Social, we endeavour to create an ecosystem to encourage innovation and the next-level-of-growth opportunities to start-ups that are ready to take that leap.
To kick-start Axis Start-up Social, Axis had invited to a couple of successful startups, Licious and Divrt to share their startup journey.
Word from Entrepreneur at Axis Startup Social
Taking the center stage, Mr. Vivek Gupta from Licious shared how his startup about meat delivery helped catering their service to thousands of users. There was some key takeaway from his struggling times. He explained to us how Sanitary metrics is more important and sustainable than vanity metrics. It was a very interesting session for every entrepreneur who was out there.
Next up, Mr. Amit Rohatgi from DIVRT who came all the way from Silicon Valley took the center stage to explain about his journey. His whole session was about how he failed multiple attempts before he could lay a perfect path for his startup – DIVRT. The key takeaway from Amit’s session was all about the importance of execution and teamwork! He also expressed how family and friends play a key role in helping entrepreneur achieve his dreams.
To wind up such thoughtful and serious sessions to kickstart Axis Start-up Social, the organization has invited Industry’s best stand-up comedian Mr. Vivek Poddar. Vivek not only shared how he moved away from his 9-6 job and built his own empire in comedian circle but also made us laugh till our stomach hurts. He is one of the best stand-up comedians I have seen till date who could crack jokes on poor guys like us. I mean IT professionals.
Without any doubts, Axis Start-up Social is one of the interesting asset added to the company’s startup incubator hub. With Indian government backing startups with ease of doing business, we will be seeing a lot of startups coming out and Axis Start-up Social will provide a space for such startups to network and learn from others.