Applications for the Vibrant Gujarat StartUp Grand Challenge 2018 have commenced and deadline for entry submission is August 26, 2018
As a build-up towards the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019, the International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology (iCreate) is working closely with the Government of Gujarat as one of the Knowledge Partners for the Vibrant Gujarat StartUp and Technology Summit 2018, as well as the lead organiser for Vibrant Gujarat StartUp Grand Challenge 2018.
The Vibrant Gujarat StartUp and Technology Summit 2018 will take place from October 11-13, 2018. This is supported by organizations like Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), Industrial Extension Bureau (iNDEXTb), Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Gujarat Electronics & Software Industries Association (GESIA). The 3-day event is aimed to provide an excellent opportunity for collaborations and propel investments towards the startup and IT ecosystems. It will also bring in experts to discuss NextGen sectors like AI, IoT, Blockchain and Big Data. The Summit will see an expected footfall of over 10,000 attendees ranging from startups, students, startup enthusiasts, investors, service providers, young professionals, incubators and government officials and will comprise various workshops, seminars, networking opportunities, etc.
As part of this Summit, iCreate, among other organizations like Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), SkyQuest, Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE), LJ and Kadi Sarva Vidhyalaya Kelavani Mandal will be leading the national-level Vibrant Gujarat StartUp Grand Challenge.
iCreate will also host Road Shows in 8 out of the 30 identified Indian cities i.e. Surat, Mehsana, Rajkot, Shimla, Kochi, Patna, Bhubaneswar and Visakhapatnam, to spread the message of Vibrant Gujarat 2019, the Vibrant Gujarat StartUp and Technology Summit in October 2018 and the Vibrant Gujarat StartUp Grand Challenge 2018.