Himalayan Startup
Trek 2019

September 14-15, 2019 | IIT Mandi Campus


Speakers

Hear from startup experts on what is hot in startup space.

Pitching

Pitch for incubation support and investor funding.

Panel

Listen to curated discussions on startup issues.


Bootcamp

An indepth workshop: Validating your business model.

One-to-One

Speed dating with mentors, experts and investors.

Showcase

Display your prototype/product and recruit interns.


WHAT IS
HIMALAYAN STARTUP TREK

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HST is the annual flagship event organized by Catalyst that aims to bring together stakeholders of Indian startup ecosystem. HST 2018 had a footfall of 200 including 40 startups that got an opportunity to meet the investors. Around 35 eminent speakers included investors, industry experts and government officials who deliberated on a range ofstartup related issues.
The 3rd edition of HST will have a larger scale and outreach. HST this year will again bring together a host of startup experts and provide a gigantic platform to

startups to pitch their idea to investors and for incubation support. In HST 2019, we are expecting around 40 speakers/investors and over 50 startup teams from across the country. Startups will get a chance to network with the investors to raise seed funds and get incubation support at IIT Mandi. Mentor meets will be arranged for one-to-one meeting between startups and experts. Special session with faculty is also being planned for aspiring entrepreneurs seeking technical guidance. Catalyst is anticipating a footfall of over 500 in HST 2019.

Highlights of HST 2017
Message from Board | Catalyst | HST 2018
Win incubation support from IIT Mandi Catalyst || Himalayan Startup Trek 2018
Starting up in Himalayas: Catalyst Startup Companies
CATALYST PORTFOLIOS 2019
How to Think About Technology || HST 2017
Product Development Issues || HST 2017
Legal Issues for Startups || HST 2017


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WHEN AND WHERE IS IT?

HST 2019 will be held on September 14-15, 2019 at picturesque IIT Mandi campus in Kamand valley by the side of river Uhl in Himachal Pradesh.



WHO SHOULD ATTEND?



HST 2019 will be fruitful to Indian startup ecosystem stakeholders. While the early stage startups will get to learn the rules of the game, operational startups will have a shot at raising funds from investors. Industry experts and government will get to interact and guide next generation entrepreneurs.

Following people/organizations should attend:



FOCUS AREAS




PROGRAM STRUCTURE



Pannel Discussions

Eminent Speaker Sessions

Tech/Business Talks

Pitch to Investors

One to one with Startups

Pitch for Incubation

Startup Showcase

Budding Startup Ecosystem in Himachal Pradesh


Among the fastest growing states in India, Himachal had at a CAGR of 10.8% during the decade 2005-2015. With per capita GSDP 1.5 times the national per capita GDP, the state has tremendous potential for business activity in agriculture, horticulture, biotech, food processing, clean energy, thermal energy, tourism, pharma and healthcare. Government of Himachal Pradesh, through CM Startup Scheme launched in 2017, is also promoting already flourishing startup culture in the state.


GLIMPSE OF LAST YEAR


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS



Hemant Kanakia

Kanakia Ventures

Mr. Kanakia has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, mentor and investor. He is currently serving as president at Kanakia Ventures. He is focused on mentoring young entrepreneurs in India and has invested in 18 early stage companies since January 2010. He is an alumus of IIT Bombay, Case Western Reserve University, and Stanford University.


H K Mittal

NSTEDB

Mr. Mittal heads NSTEDB division of Department of Science and Technology, GoI. He has been instrumental in giving a new vibrancy to promoting innovation and entrepreneurial acumen among a wide section of Indian entrepreneurs. ranging from simple rural industries to high end technological enterprises. He is an alumnus of IIM-A.


Sonam Wangchuk

SECMOL & HIAL

Sonam Wangchuk, awardee of "Global Award for Sustainable Architecture", is an engineer, innovator and education reformist from Ladhakh. He is the founding-director of the Students' Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh (SECMOL), founded in 1988. Known for designing the SECMOL campus, he is also the founder of Himalayan Institute of Alternatives, Ladakh.


SPEAKERS





Karthik P.

Google India

Bhavesh Manglani

Delhivery

Saurabh Mittal

IIT Mandi Catalyst

Prof. Bringi Dev

IIM Bangalore

Manish Kheterpal

WaterBridge Ventures

Saloni Malhotra

Reboot-Wellness

Chintan Bakshi

Startup Oasis

Vineet Neeraj

Kobster

Kapil Bharti

Delhivery

Hemendra Mathur

Bharat Innovations Fund

Kshitij Chopra

Delhivery

Gaurav Agarwal

1mg

Dr. Amarjeet Singh

Zenatix

Abhinav Gupta

Advisor to Startups

Sumeer Walia

CEED, Chitkara

Anuj Kapoor

Five Benches

Vivek Sharma

Gandhi Fellowship Program

Dr Santanu Bhattacharya

Delhivery

Lakshmi Vaidyanathan

Jivass Technologies

Varun Rattan Singh

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Contact Information

IIT Mandi, Kamand Campus, Himachal Pradesh-175005, India
01905-267146
iitmandicatalyst@gmail.com