UPStartup Conclave is an exclusive startup event going to be held in Lucknow on 15th September 2018 at Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM). Department of IT & Electronics, UP Government in association with Lucknow Management Association and IIM Lucknow are organizing the UPStartup Conclave. The U.P. Chief Minister and Government of Uttar Pradesh are committed to developing U.P/Lucknow as a new Startup Hub on the India map. In its relentless pursuit to promote entrepreneurs with ease of doing business, Uttar Pradesh Government is all set with its new Startup Policy and is making major interventions in this direction.

Benefits for the Startups!

Opportunity to showcase one's Business Plan in a national-level event organized by the Department of IT & Electronics, Government of Uttar Pradesh which will be attended by top Leaders and Officials of the UP Government, Industry stalwarts, Entrepreneurs, Investors, Public and Private Incubators, Accelerators and Students.

Opportunity to network with Mentors, Investors, Industry Experts, Incubators and successful Entrepreneurs.

Prizes and accolades for Best 3 Business Ideas identified in Ideation category and Best 3 Startups in Product-ready category.

Recognition to best Business Plans / Products in Ideation and Product-ready (MVP) Categories from each industry sector- opportunity to present the business pitch to an esteemed jury and audience for the Final round.

Certificate of Merit to all Winners and Finalists. Certificate of Participation to all Teams/Startups shortlisted for pitching in the preliminary round.

Space for Product display (stalls & canopies) for selected startups at the event site.

Opportunity to get selected by UP Government recognized Incubators and thus being eligible for benefits under 'UP IT & Startup Policy 2017!

Opportunity for investment-ready startups to participate in Investor-Pitching event to be organized later, this year.

Prizes sponsored by Incubators/Industry for sector winners.

Opportunity for startups to showcase their product to concerned Department Officials, in a one-to-one meeting.

Event Itinerary

Timings Schedule Venue
09:00 - 09:30 am Registration Bodhigrih 2
09:30 - 09:35 am Briefing about UPStartup Conclave Bodhigrih 2 - Hall No (FF)
09:40 - 11:30 am Parallel Pitching Sessions (Round 1) [7 sessions with 10 - 15 startups in each session] Bodhigrih 2
  • Ground Floor (GF) - Hall No. CR Sector 108, 109, 110, 111
  • First Floor (FF) - Hall No. Sector 208, 209, 210 and Other Sectors
11:30 - 11:45 am Networking Tea Bodhigrih 2 - GF and FF Corridors
11:45 - 01:15 pm Pitching Session (Final Round Ideation Stage) Bodhigrih 2 - Examination Hall No 01 FF
11:45 - 01:15 pm Pitching Sessions (Final Round Product Stage) Bodhigrih 2 - Hall No. 211 FF
11:45 - 01:15 pm Pitching Sessions (Final Round Special Prizes) Bodhigrih 2
11:45 - 01:15 pm Networking Session Bodhigrih 2 - Examination Hall No 02 FF
01.15 - 01.30 pm Participants moving to Utsav From Bodhigrih 2 to Utsav
01:30 - 02:00 pm Lunch Utsav
02:00 – 03:00 pm Panel Discussion on "Developing a Thriving Startup Ecosystem in UP" Utsav
03.00 - 04:15 pm Award Ceremony Utsav
04:15 – 05.00 pm Witness product display, Roundtable for Startups and Networking over Tea Utsav