Startup Haryana - Happening Haryana

Happening Haryana Startup Weekend

SACC made its National footprint with the launch of Startup Torch by honourable Chief Minister of Haryana Mr. Manohar Lal Khattar at Gurgaon. SACC President Mr. Manipal Dhariwal handed over the lit - up torch to the honourable Chief Minister.

SACC partnered with Haryana Government for their major program Happening Haryana (Global Investors Summit 2016) held at Gurgaon in March 2016. The torch went to around 25+ educational institutes of Haryana where SACC conducted Startup Bootcamps before the Startup Weekend Haryana finals in March.

Startup Weekend Women, Kurukshetra Startup Weekend Women witnessed a tremendous turnout, primarily from the students of Kurukshetra University and National Institute of Technology. The major aim of the event was focused in the interest of women, empowering and uplifting the women folk of the state of Haryana. Amongst the huge spread unrest, violence and agitations across Haryana, it could not deter these women from showcasing their talent in the startup weekend Kurukshetra. Filled with unmatched enthusiasm and energy, the turn up and response was an overwhelming one.

Startup Weekend, Gurgaon Startup Weekend, Gurgaon(4th - 6th march 2016) held under the aegis of ‘Happening Haryana’ and Startup Acceleration Chamber of Commerce(SACC), turned out to be a life changing event for many. One of the highlights, being the enormous student participation, from every nook and cranny of the State of Haryana. Rohtak, Sirsa, Kurukshetra, Sonipat, Panipat, Hissar, are a handful amongst many cities. The environment throughout the event was insistent and competitive, owing to the large proportion of the participation coming from top notch colleges. The presentations by these great young minds of the country were truly innovative and futuristic. Moreover, the level of vigor, confidence and groundbreaking ideas among the participants amazed even the jury members. There was a new ray of hope among the youth of Haryana to get mentored and get technology and financial support to build sustaining and employment generating Startups.

Honourable Chief Minister of Haryana Sh. Manohar Lal Khattar addressing the gathering at Startup Session of Happening Haryana: 8th March 2016.

Happening Haryana: Winner of Startup Weekend for Women - Nitesh from Sirsa, studying at NIT Kurukshetra demonstrating her Startup Prototype to the Honourable Chief Minister of Haryana, Sh. Manohar Lal Khattar.

Happening Haryana Startup Committee Chairman Sh. Vijai Vardhan Ji (IAS) being honoured by Captain Abhimanyu Cabinet Minister Govt of Haryana and by Sh. Ram Bilas Sharma - Cabinet Minister for Education.

Final Particpants from all parts of Haryana pose for a group pic at North Cap University - Gurgaon.

Honourable Chief Minister of Haryana Sh. Manohar Lal Khattar honours SACC Team along with Honourable Cabinet Minister Captain Abhimanyu.

Happening Haryana: Principal Secretary Industries Haryana Sh. Devender Singh - IAS being honoured by Captain Abhimanyu Cabinet Minister Govt of Haryana and by Sh. Ram Bilas Sharma - Cabinet Minister for Education. Present on Dias are Sh Sudhir Rajpal - Managing Director HSIDC- Government of Haryana, Sh Vijai Vardhan Ji- IAS, and Sh. Deep Kalra Founder Make My

Event Summary: Happening Haryana Global Investors Summit 2016 Startup Weekend Finals:
The Honourable Chief Minister Sh. Manohar Lal Khattar ji chaired the Startup session and encouraged the youth, as he announced financial support for all 6 winning teams. He guided the youth on being honest and remain dedicated to the goal. Sh. Ram Bilas Sharma (education Minister) Haryana announced financial support for all 10 participating teams, he also suggested top the youth to have one plan and one mission and remain focused. Capt. Abhimanyu (honourable Industry and Finance Minister - Govt of Haryana gave a inspirational talk to the students and welcomed them to avail the opportunities with the government). SACC and NASSCOM announced space and co working space at their incubation centers. All teams will be supported in building their MVP and prototypes by all stake holders. The program which started with the welcome address by Sh. Vijai Vardhan ji (ACS - Higher education Haryana) witnessed participants from over 20 academic institutions from Haryana. Sh Manipal Dhariwal, President SACC showcased a special video recap of Bootcamps in Haryana. Sh D Suresh - Commissioner Gurgaon coordinated the thanks note and acknowledged the delegates and organizers. Some of the noted dignitaries present at the finals were:

  • Sh. Rajesh Khullar - IAS - PS to Haryana CM.
  • Sh. Devender Singh - IAS - PSI Haryana Govt.
  • Sh. Sudhir Rajpal - IAS - MD HSIDC Govt of Haryana.
  • Sh. D. Suresh-IAS - Commissioner Gurgaon.
  • Sh. Vivek Atrey- IAS - Director Industries, Govt. of Haryana.
  • Sh. TL Satya Prakash - IAS - DC Gurgaon.
  • Sh. Vinay Pratap Singh - IAS ADC - Gurgaon.
  • Sh. Manipal Dhariwal - President SACC.
  • Sh. Nitin Monga - SACC.
  • Sh. Sumeer Walia - SACC.
  • Sh. Sumeet Swarup - NASSCOM.
  • Sh. Manilokeshwar Chauhan - CII.
  • Sh. Vivek Thakur - CII.
  • Sh Deep Kalra - Founder Make my Trip.
  • Sh. Niley Verma - Sr. Official -KPMG.
  • Sh. Vijai Vardhan - IAS - ACS - Govt. Haryana.
  • Sh. Sunil Goel- Founder Your Nest angel Fund.
  • Sh. Prajakt Raut - Founder - Applifyi.
  • Sh. Deepak Pahwa - MD Bryair - Gurgaon.

Summary of 6 Winning Teams!

Main Winner: TAG ON from NCU plus Manav Rachna Univ Faridabad: Biz idea: Tracking device on DGPS Technology! Team founder - Shubham Gupta.

Winner 2: FARMNET: Biz Idea for helping farmers for recommending the projections on crops cultivation. Team from IIM - Rohtak - team founder Prachi mithani.

Winner 3: BLOOD LINE: Biz idea for Mobile App to get Blood donor in emergencies. Team from NCU - Gurgaon - Founder Vineet Gupta.

Winner 4: LIFE HACKSSS: Biz idea was to highlight frugal innovation for consumer based goods : from DAV College College Chandigarh: Founder - Annika Jotsi.

Winner 5: YELLOW TREE: Biz idea to create a platform for writers for integrated knowledge journalism. From - IIM Rohtak - Founder Karan Shah.

Winner 6: VAHANA - Biz idea for easing the process of public transport with GPS Technology - from MDI Gurgaon - IIM Rohtak - Founder: Vishal.

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