The Hindu Business Line
Maker Village to host start-up conclave
The second edition of National Deeptech Start-up Conclave, Hardtech ’19, being organised by Maker Village, will be held at Technology Innovation Zone, Kinfra Hi-Tech Park, Kalamassery, on April 5 and 6.
The two-day event will have keynote speeches by senior officials, leaders from global technology firms, narration of entrepreneurial stories from outstanding entrepreneurs of the country, special addresses by business leaders from across the world and focussed sessions by academics from global universities.
Maker Village CEO Prasad Balakrishnan Nair said that about 10 top VCs/angel investors of the country will have direct one-to-one with selected start-up entrepreneurs during the two-day conclave. A major highlight of the event will be the life stories from some of the most successful start-up entrepreneurs the country has produced.
This the biggest hardware start-up conclave in India in which more than 50 speakers from various countries are participating. The conclave will also have focussed parallel sessions on key drivers of creating a vibrant start-up ecosystem, he said.
The event is scheduled to coincide with the setting up of advanced/scaled-up prototyping and productisation facilities, commencement of Centre of Excellence (CoE) on Engineering Design and Simulation and the initiation of the operation of International Hardware Accelerator.