WSE is the ultimate meeting point for tech founders, innovation executives, and investors to build partnerships and shape the future. A massive gathering of exhibitors, entrepreneurs, other front-runners in technology, national and international speakers, backers and investors from different parts of the world to network for the betterment of technology and mankind. The event sets stage for a Global Expo conference which started off in the Silicon Valley in India and shall pave its way as a global event. The chain of events shall witness technology conference event, Tech Hackathons, Pitch competitions, Startup awards and much more.
WORLD STARTUP EXPO SERIES
WSE is a multi-event initiative by UAE based Venture Capitalist firm Cocoon Ventures with a vision to bring together Start-ups, Aspiring Entrepreneurs, Investors, Incubators, and Accelerators from across the globe to collaborate, network & showcase their vision. WSE seeks to provide a supportive & sustainable platform for emerging businesses through various programs included in its charter but not limited to, such as funding, mentoring, transforming business ideas into practical business models etc.
The first edition in 2016 saw a massive gathering of over 300+startup exhibitors, thousands of entrepreneurs, leading technology providers, investors, thought leaders policy makers and influencers with a vast panel of national and international speakers confluence at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) in Bengaluru, for over 3 days. The mega expo saw a 3-day expo, day conference; four master classes conducted over 2 days, a 36-hour coding challenge – World Tech Hackathon, pitch competitions and WSE awards – all under one roof!
WORLD STARTUP EXPO SERIES – 2nd edition, INDIA
The 2nd edition of the World Startup Expo series – India, will be the finest and the largest gathering of start-ups and entities related to the ecosystem in the region. It will further grow and strengthen the Indian Startup Ecosystem Network through 4 regional events (referred to, as ‘Chapters') to be held in various cities across the Nation to provide better access and greater opportunity to start-ups spread all over the region. This will happen in 2019 at four locations in India, in the order of Hyderabad, Bengaluru, New Delhi and Mumbai as regional events and a grand finale to be hosted in one of these cities as a conclusion to the saga.
A venture capital firm founded by a team of technology enthusiasts established entrepreneurs and like-minded investors dedicated to helping startups and entrepreneurs with resources they need to make it large. At Cocoon Ventures, we value technology and the endless possibilities it can achieve for the future; but even great ideas need a landing gear. We provide the growth capital required for seed stage and early-stage startups across a wide spectrum of industries.
Set in the UAE, one of the world's largest and competitive consumers market, we embrace every opportunity presented to us and seek to invest in solutions that carry the potential transform markets. Building great companies requires more than just capital. It is a process only bettered with partners who have successfully done it before. We come with a broad panel of a highly skilled professional who evaluate, identify and mentor; working with our partners in every step to ensure their success. We love to see our partners, our customers grow and hence we focus on maximizing every business opportunity by utilizing our networks and expertise to bring it to fruition.
We focus on creating lasting business relationships that are mutually beneficial. Our investment approach is quite transparent and flexible. We look to invest in Ideas /business models that can transcend the market trends & Technologies that are game changers
DESIGNED & HOSTED BY
Transformation Studios is a business intelligence and information company based in Bangalore, where we work with Industry leaders- the movers and shakers & government bodies, who are policymakers, in researching, conceptualizing and executing high profile B2B events, conferences, exhibitions, training programs and workshops.
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Ankur Dinesh Garg
Susmita Das Gupta
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SPONSORS & PARTNERS
Almost everybody in the region and beyond who are plugged into the start-up dimension. The following ecosystems are th ose, with whom we have been connecting for a while now.
PEOPLE WITH THE IDEA - STARTUPS
Ideators, boots strappers, launchers, unicorns... Fund seekers and supporters, tech start-ups, non-tech start-up entities, the darers, the doers...all those who have been witnesses of the start of the decade of start-ups.
PEOPLE OF THE LAND - GOVERNMENT BODIES, POLICY MAKERS
From regional and central governments to support the cause and present new schemes or policies in favour of the ecosystem
PEOPLE WITH THE MONEY! PEOPLE WITH THE CONNECTIONS - INVESTORS, STARTUP GIANTS, CELEBRITIES, GURUS
Executions of ideas need resources – money, skills and guidance- you seek them and we got the right guys coming to the event. Know them in person. Present your case, be inspired. After all, it matters to know people, who know people.
PEOPLE FROM BIG OFFICES – TECH GIANTS, CORPORATES & SPONSORS
Our sponsors, our patrons, a few of them known to be hiding the Tony Stark suit tech in their basements. No, but seriously guys, why no if a little push from a tech giant can actually help you propel into the deep fathoms of unchartered territory with a little more confidence? Meet them at the expo. Hear them during the conference. And as always stay surprised.
PEOPLE WITH THE PEN & THE CAMERA – THE MEDIA
What is an event glamorous after all, without the insistent clicks a few shutterbugs? Look your best, because the best of media is in town to cover you with a dazzle of flash.
Why is everybody coming?
True those words that start-up event s today, are certainly not critical to find as those guys at the collider would be looking to find a Higgs boson. But hey, why deny a chance when you know that you can years later proudly proclaim that you, were that guy in the white t-shirt in that part of the credits video. Jokes apart guys, there is actually a lot happening in this 2-day program (switch tone to formal) which will confer attendees with one or many of the takeaways they wish to derive from attendance.
GET NOTICED – ACTUALLY
You don’t need to be a sponsor to get noticed as a start-up at this festival. We have ensured that your attendance packages and corresponding benefits open doors to a wide variety of branding or meeting or proposing opportunities, again at a very pragmatic and affordable pricing
Everybody knows that this is the ultimate secret to build a powerful business empire. Yet very few practice this religiously, as their lives depended on it and guess what? The returns turn out to be very good. Our panel of speakers and representatives from government bodies from both India & Abroad, HNWI’s, are handpicked and privately invited to add to the aurora of the atmosphere. Don’t forget your business cards before you get into your taxis.
DISPLAY, DEMO AND DEMAND
As a start-up, you have open opportunities to exhibit at the expo, speak at the conference and meet face to face with your prospective investor. To eliminate chaos, we can help you with pre-scheduled meets, a dedicated meeting table or even arrange a product launch session in the heart of the conference open to a huge audience that will witness your moment.
WHAT’S THE AGENDA?
We promise the conference session to be one of the best discourses you will see in destructuring and demystifying those complex layers surrounding the start-up dimension. Panellists shall have real-time access to your inputs as Ideators through questionnaires and response forms months prior to the session to render synchronization between the audience and the masters of the show.
If you are however a start-up that's out of infancy, or better a unicorn, well – you got to be there? What place other than to be here, surrounded by admirers and fans asking questions, writing down things, asking for your advice? Feels good to be a celebrity? Be here, be them. See them who you were a few years ago. You got your mantra. Share with them. Be the change. Make it happen!
How to come?
Things I should know
WHAT IS THE PARTICIPATION FEE?
Participation fees for an individual are minimal. There are also packages designed, should you need branding, exhibition space or even thought leadership. Please refer to the partnerships and sponsorships – start-ups brochure for all kind of fee details
WHAT IS THE PRICE TO SUBMIT MY PITCH OR SUBMIT MY APPLICATION FOR AWARDS?
NONE. However, should you choose to be at the event, you need to pay a minimal individual attendance fee
HOW DO WE GET A BOOTH AT THE EVENT?
Simple. Refer to the partnerships & sponsorships – start-up brochure for package details and benefits
AS A STARTUP, ARE WE ENTITLED TO MARKETING & BRANDING BENEFITS?
YES, the details about the same are present in the pricing brochure
UNPARALLELED BRAND VISIBILITY & PROMOTION
The World Start-up expo series 2019, India aims to be the biggest series of start-up events ever held in this part of the world. Beginning Hyderabad this summer of 2019, the series will see a massive confluence of the start-ups' ecosystems come together at Bengaluru, New Delhi & Mumbai successively. Imagine the audience. Now imagine the impact. Now combine them together to see your ROI (No, we did not steal this from Pixar)
HOCUS POCUS ON THE MAGIC. FOCUS ON THE AGENDA
Our strategically drafted package plans and benefits will encourage you to do the most, and do the best. Wish to be a thought leader? We got you. Wish to be on a panel. Hey, we got you a seat. Multiple digital marketing schemes within the reach of event opportunity will help you get better traction and visitors on your products or solutions page. The exhibition part can help you go a bigger mile in connecting with your customers and prospective clients alike
MAKE AN IMPRESSION
Who's on the list you ask? We got government bodies, influencers and policymakers, VIP's, Celebrities & High Net Worth Individuals you definitely be tempted to think about a selfie with. It's at places like these, where your logo should be on the backdrops, the banners and event the badges. Got questions on how we can do that for you? Speak to our expert today!
ELF ON THE HELP
It's ok to lose yourselves, but not a festival like this. Our benefits come with a dedicated account management service, to see matter like one to one meeting schedules, your itinerary etc is taken care of, in real time, so you can focus on what you do best – meet people, close deals, forge partnerships and friendships.
Business intelligence prior to event commencement is what we excel at. We got you covered. We got you informed. Know who’s coming to the event. Prepare your pitch. Practice your tone and make that thing happen which matter above everything else – PRESENTATION!