Friday, 7 February 2020

Chitkara University Hosts “India Fund Fest 2020”: India’s Largest Single Day Start up Funding Event Raises Major Deals for Start ups

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 07th Feb, 2020:- India Fund Fest was held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chandigarh on 7th February 2020. This follows the resounding success of the first three editions in 2017, 2018 & 2019 to give budding entrepreneurs an opportunity to get on to a path of accelerated funding. It is the first time it shifted out of Bengaluru and was hosted by Chitkara University with the active support of the Chandigarh Angels Network. The event was organized by Natio Cultus Consultancy Pvt Ltd- Hyderabad.
This is a business funding program that has become hugely popular because of its distraction free format, as there is no carnival like atmosphere, no speeches of sponsors, no panel discussions, no stalls to sell products and services and no crowds of unrelated people and needless networking – only entrepreneurs and the matched investors. In the previous three editions of the event, entrepreneurs from across India and 47 other countries registered and participated.
This year, 28 entrepreneurs pitched their businesses for funding to fourteen master investors who offered deals to entrepreneurs. The companies were selected through a rigorous filtering process out of 20,000 interested applicants. The selection of these startups was made by an eminent jury and through a proprietary ‘Investor Readiness Report’ process, ensuring the companies are thoroughly vetted. The entrepreneurs were from varied industries and came from twenty different cities.
The event was telecast as a web TV series on the India Fund Fest You Tube channel.
There were over 5 companies from Chandigarh and Punjab region representing at the event with two from Chitkara Innovation Incubator.
Dr. Madhu Chitkara- Vice Chancellor Chitkara University, said that this is a great opportunity for the region to have access to start up capital with so many investors coming over on a single day for assessing the start-ups pitches from all over India.
Nalin Singh, Founder of Natio Cultus Consultancy Pvt Ltd., author of the best seller and national honour winning book “Get Funded Now” was the Deal Master for India Fund Fest 2020 along with the Managing Partner of Lexygen, Vijay Sambamurthi, said that we are delighted with the response to the Fund Fest and the platform as a whole. The support of Chitkara University and Chandigarh Angel Network has been remarkable. We believe that an accelerated path to timely funding is critical for a vibrant startup ecosystem and that is what we endeavour to provide.
Other than the 12 Master Investors, there was an audience of 150+ invited investors and business experts from Indonesia, Singapore, USA and other countries, attended this prestigious event hosted by Chitkara University, Chandigarh. Incubators and accelerators from India were also a part to witness the live pitching session.
Few of the early ones who were able to prevail upon investors included
The start-up Swastik Ride Now Global Solutions LLP, Bathinda founded by Vipul Sharma, Ankit Mathuria , incubated at CEED, Chitkara University walked away with a fund of 50 Lakhs to start their new venture dealing in providing rental service to hostel students for commuting on hourly as well as daily or monthly basis.
Machstatz Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd. founded by Sameer Patnaik, A.Srikant Gupta, Pruthviraj Subudhi & Incubated by Derbi Foundation, providing end to end solution in the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) field using artificial intelligence algorithms and machine learning diagnostics to provide advance analytical solutions got lucky with a startup capital of 1 Crore.
Anukai Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Patiala founded by Gaurav Goyal & Incubated by CEED, Chitkara University, working towards solving the problem of traff­ic congestion via smart computer vision and AI-based algorithms. The startup has developed a solution named “InteLights” an Intelligent Traff­ic Management System that uses existing infrastructure cutting-edge communication and processing technologies, and appropriate Machine Learning & Computer Vision algorithms to control and prioritize the traff­ic signals based on the current intensity of traff­ic at each lane of an intersection. Anukai Solutions Pvt. Ltd bagged a fund of 40 Lakhs.

CRB Public School Holds Its 03 Day Annual Sports Meet: 03 Day Events Concluded Today

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Chandigarh 07th Feb, 2020:- CRB Public School of Sector 7-B Chandigarh witnessed its three day Annual Sports Meet closing ceremony at the premises with excitement and enthusiasm.
The meet unfolded the display of vibrant races of tiny tots. They completely thrilled themselves by participating in various fun filled race. The students of classes I to VIII showcased their skill in Bend Race, Lemon & spoon Race,  Balancing Race, One Legged Race, Three Legged Race, Kho-Kho, Dodge Ball, Long Jump, Badminton, Skating, Carom, Chess, Shot put , Sack Race, Cone Race, Fun Race and many more events.
The winners of respective events were applauded and honoured with Medals and Trophies and Certificates by our Principal Mrs. Sangeeta Mittal and Director Naveen Mittal.
In an address to the students, the School Director congratulated the winners and encouraged all the students to maintain a balance between academics and sports for their holistic development. Our Prime Minister has a similar view that students must participate in some sport or the other, after all “Khelega India Tabhi To Badega India” as this an ira of competition. He also added that it helped them developed a spirit of healthy competition and sportsman ship.

Plantation of Herbal and Medicinal Plants at GGSCW

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Chandigarh 07th Feb, 2020:- The Environment Society–VASUDHA and Rotaract Club of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women-26, Chandigarh in collaboration with Rotary Chandigarh Mid Town organized a plantation drive of Herbal and Medicinal Plants in Herbal Garden of the College on 7th Feb, 2020.  Rtn Rita Kalra, Past President; Rtn Vinod Jawa, Past President and Rtn Nitin Kapoor Secretary along with the Principal, Staff and students of the College, planted 50 plants given by the club.  
The Principal, Dr. Jatinder Kaur explained the significance of commonly available and frequently used herbal plants in our daily life.

PCRA & GAIL to Holds Fit India Walkathon on Feb 9

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Chandigarh 07th Feb, 2020:- As a part of the Petroleum Conservation Research Association’s (PCRA’s) larger campaign – Sanrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav (Saksham), GAIL (India) Limited is organizing Saksham Fit India Walkathon on February 09 at “Sukhna Lake”, Chandigarh from 8 am onwards.
Chief General Manager, Chandigarh Zonal Office of GAIL India Ltd., Lalit Bhatt said that this is an initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who firmly believes that if every citizen avoids using diesel or petrol driven transport medium, even for one day in a week, it would add up substantially to development of new India. Inspired by Prime Minister Modi’s vision, PCRA is organizing a month long awakening campaign (from January 16th to February 15th 2020), through which walkathons across close to 624 districts are being organized by oil and gas PSU’s to draw mass attention and sensitize various groups of the society on the need and benefits of petroleum products conservation.
Emphasizing on the need of the campaign Lalit Bhatt added that the motive behind Saksham Fit India Walkathon is to develop a mass awakening to adopt walking as a mechanism to not just save fuel but also safeguard the environment and its limited resources at large.
Walking should also be looked at as a primary fitness activity, especially aimed at improvement of health. The objective of campaign and the walkathon is to sensitize participants about the conservation of petroleum products, educate the masses on ways to mitigate pollution levels and save resources by choosing to walk short distances.
It also aims to promote a pollution free environment in Chandigarh. In this event, the participants can take part in a 2 Km walk starting from Sukhna Lake. 
While participants can register online at, there will also be on-the-spot registration for the event beginning from 08:00 AM at Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh on February 9th, 2020.
For larger participation, there is no registration fee being charged. In fact, the first 1000 participants will be given a participant kit which includes a T-Shirt, Cap and refreshments on first come first serve basis.
Large participation is solicited to make this campaign a great success.

Dev Samaj College for Women organises 'Tashan-E-Basant'

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Chandigarh 07th Feb, 2020:- Dev Samaj College for women, Sector-45/B, Chandigarh, celebrated the festive spirit of Basant Panchami by organising ‘Tashan-E-Basant’. The campus wore the hues of the spring festival. Various competitions -  Mehndi, Swing Decoration,  Solo and Group Dance, Photo Booth Creation Competition and Miss Basant Pageant were held to celebrate the spirit of the festival. Students enthusiastically participated, and were dressed in traditional colours of the season.
The Chief Guest, Nirmal Singh Dhillon, Secretary, Dev Samaj, was given a warm welcome by the Principal, Dr. Meena Chopra. Nirmal Singh Dhillon quoted the nature poet, William Wordsworth, as he reflected upon the importance of spring in our lives. Dr. Agnese Dhillon, Principal, Dev Samaj College of Education, was the Guest of Honour on the occasion. Dr. Agnese Dhillon congratulated the college for the successful event to mark an age old tradition.
Jyoti of BA 3rd year was crowned Miss Basant and Divya and Sneh were the runners up. Kashish of BA 3rd year stood Ist in Solo Dance,  Ambika, BSc 3rd year in Mehandi, Komal, Anusha and Megha, BA 1st year were winners in Swing Decoration & Jashan and Kanika bagged 1st position in  Photo Booth Creation Competition. The students tremendously enjoyed the performances and applauded the winners.