Pitch Day 2.0

Pitch day 2.0 was organized on July 22, 2017 at the premises of IIM Lucknow Noida Campus. The event started with business plan presentations from thirteen different startups that had advanced to Pitch day 2.0 after numerous and rigorous screening rounds. Nearly 150 applications were initially received. After two rounds of rigorous screening, 12 applicants were shortlisted and invited for the final Pitching Session.

The proposals/ presentations were in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, IoT, Solar Energy, etc. It is envisaged that the selected Start-Ups shall be SEED invested and incubated at L-INCUBATOR, IIM Lucknow.

The Startups made presentations to the Steering Committee, which was constituted for this purpose and comprised of Mr. Rakesh Misri, Executive Director (HPCL), Mr. Sanjay Kumar, GM (HPCL), Mr. Shantanu Mohinta, Sr. Manager (HPCL), Prof. M. Akbar, MD L-INCUBATOR, Mr. Girish (YourNest), Mr. Shailesh (SEEDFUND.in), Mr. Dhianu Das (Investor), Mr. Sameer (India Juris), Mr. Arun Aggarwal (Investor), and  Mr. S Rounaque Mustafa, VP, L-Incubator IIM Lucknow.

The event concluded with L- Incubator and HPCL coming together and signing an MOU that the former would assist HPCL Start-up group, which accepts proposals/ projects from innovators and entrepreneurs under its HPCL Start-up policy. Both parties will work together for incubating innovative ideas and business Start-Ups in the Energy Sector.