Hear from startup experts on what is hot in startup space.
Pitch for incubation support and investor funding.
Listen to curated discussions on startup issues.
An indepth workshop: Validating your business model.
Speed dating with mentors, experts and investors.
Display your prototype/product and recruit interns.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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, 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.
IIT Mandi, Kamand Campus, Himachal Pradesh-175005, India