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StartupWind is selected as the semi finalist for the Smart Fifty Competition that is seeking to find 50 solutions to transform India!

StartupWind is selected as the semi finalist for the Smart Fifty Competition that is seeking to find 50 solutions to transform India!

Santa Clara – February 6th, 2018 – StartupWind Inc, the Social Network for University Entrepreneurship and alumni angel funding platform was named as a semi finalist for Smart Fifty – a global competition seeking solutions that will transform India. StartupWind was chosen as one of the sixteen semi finalists from an outstanding group of more than 200 companies.

The Smart Fifty competition is conducted by IIM Calcutta Innovation Park in association with the Government of India’s Department of Science and Technology, with Brandeis International Business School and TiE Boston as the international partners. The competition seeks ideas that are sustainable, motivating, affordable, responsible and transformational.

StartupWind is the platform that helps drive success for entrepreneurs, alumni Investors and university entrepreneurship programs. It also allows entrepreneurs and investors to connect with their startup-minded peers from premium institutions in the US and India; thus, creating a powerful global innovation network.

StartupWind’s social ideation framework helps entrepreneurs refine and validate their ideas. The platform helps them record customer interviews, perform market validation and brainstorming while getting feedback from over 13,000 mentors, investors and peer entrepreneurs on the network.  Once the idea is validated, the business model canvas framework help entrepreneurs solidify the business side of their story so that they are ready to create a meaningful business and are more ready to engage with sophisticated mentors and investors.

StartupWind has been consistently focusing on entrepreneurship development in US and India, and has created the startup ecosystem digitally. StartupWind is also the platform partner for Women Startup Program conducted by Indian Institute of Management Bangalore that promotes entrepreneurship for women across India.

While talking about being one of the semi finalist of the competition, Naren Patil, founder of StartupWind said “We are very excited about being a semi finalist for Smart Fifty in Boston.   After partnering with IIM Bangalore’s Women Startup Program, we have realized that these are exciting times for entrepreneurship in India and StartupWind aims to bring all the Silicon Valley best practices to get Indian entrepreneurs ready for the global scale. Getting seed funding for startups is hard but getting ready for seed funding with a compelling business story is harder and StartupWind is the only platform enables entrepreneurs to get ready and get funded.”

Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, StartupWind unveils a new way to connect, ideate and fund startups.

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