Pitch session speed dating style
Since 2014, startup conferences have grown in both size and number.
There are various forms of speed networking events (we will cover that later) so you should make sure you understand what you’re signing up for.
Tickets start at Rs 2,500, and can touch Rs 1 lakh for VIP passes.
The formats have changed too and include round-table events, pitch sessions, networking events, and women-focussed meetups. Surge’s second edition in 2017 drew half the audience it did in 2016.
“There is no business alignment on why the event is being run. Organisers are not designing the event based on the outcome.
There is more noise and every weekend there is an event. They design it on who’s available to talk,” she says.
But both investors and founders say an elevator pitch is a bit of a gimmick.