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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Anurag Garg, Founder & CEO, nivesh.com Received Rs 2 Crore Funding at New Superstar Startup 2018 Contest


Franchise India, Asia's largest integrated franchise and retail solution company in conjunction with upcoming bollywood film ‘Padman’ starring veteran actor Akshay Kumar have come together to empower aspiring Startups in the country. ‘Padman’ along with the company has given prize money worth Rs 2Cr to Anurag Garg, Founder & CEO, nivesh.com.

As a runway to Startup 2018 the company organized a 10 city Startup Superhero hunt to meet and hear from leading startup founders about their business ideas and potential to make it a big business case. The auditions for the same kicked off from Kolkata on January 6th and will go up to January 21st encompassing cities of Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Delhi, Jaipur, Ahmedabad & Chandigarh covering all zones. The grand finale have held at IIT Delhi on January 22, 2018 in front of Investors & Actor Akshay Kumar along with Shri Giriraj Singh, Minister MSME; Sanjeev Bikhchandani, founder, Info edge; Rahul Sharma, Micromax co-founder as chief guests. They have asked to share a short pitch about their startup on the Main Stage and it have followed by Q&A with a panel of judges.

“I feel happy to be with the Startup 2018 contest by Franchise India. Similar to my upcoming film ‘Padman’ we are providing an opportunity to aspiring startups to showcase their products and ideas. This has an opportunity for them to demonstrate the innovative solutions that they can bring to the table.  ‘Superstar Startup Hunt’ have provide an opportunity for all small entrepreneurs across India to make their dreams come true. This contest has encouraged the innovative ideas that will bring change with unique pathway in India,” said Veteran Actor, Akshay Kumar, from ‘Padman’ fame.

“At Franchise India, it has been our endeavor to enable and support budding entrepreneurs and startups with great ideas and solutions. We foresee that Startup 2018 will be the biggest startup carnival in India that have attended by over 1500 young entrepreneurs, innovators, designers, professionals, investors, media and collegiate community looking to take up entrepreneurship as a career mission.  This contest hunt have revolutionize the Indian business sector by giving the people the opportunity to showcase their entrepreneur qualities especially business women who wish to make their mark in industry,” said Chairman, Franchise India, Gaurav Marya.

He further added, “We are delighted to bring in Akshay Kumar who is an Icon known for movies carrying social messages as part of this contest. We are positive that young entrepreneurs have encouraged with his presence.”

Startup Awards have recognized the brilliant work done by 40 top Startups, Individual Entrepreneurs who have impacted Indian entrepreneurship through exemplary activities and their leadership of their startup companies.

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