13 Feb 2019 17:22 IST

FLAME University set to host start-up summit

The event will bring together entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders to help start-ups

FLAME University will bring together a group of successful entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders at BLAZE — its flagship start-up summit — on March 1 and 2, at its campus in Pune. Designed to support growing start-ups, the summit will be led by Darshan Doshi, Director of the FLAME Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (FCEI).

Making the announcement, Prof Dishan Kamdar, Vice Chancellor, FLAME University, said,“BLAZE is an initiative by FCEI at FLAME that envisions to bring together thought leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders on a common platform to support deserving entrepreneurs. We will provide them the opportunity and incentive to reach their potential and hope that they build ventures that will create jobs and wealth in the future.”

The theme of BLAZE is to understand the challenges faced by innovators and start-ups in their journey to scale up, through workshops, talks and panel discussions with trailblazers in this space, and give aspiring entrepreneurs an opportunity to grow through the new venture competition. As a part of this, FCEI will select 15 new ventures and business ideas from applicants across India to present their business-pitch to an investor panel, comprising eminent names from the industry and the start-up world.

Outlining the value-add that BLAZE will provide to start-ups and idea stage ventures, Doshi said, “BLAZE will play the role of a catalyst in accelerating the growth of entrepreneurship across the country. It offers a multifold ROI to the promising ideas and selected ventures. We will partner with the entrepreneurs to identify their growth areas, solve their challenges and hand-hold them till they are ready to go to market. We will also connect them with prospective customers and investors for potential funding support, and provide them the much-needed boost to grow and scale their ventures confidently.”