The first edition of Thrive Haryana’2019 was recently being organized at The Leela, Gurugram by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) in association with the Government of Haryana. The first edition of Thrive was an initiative expected to be the biggest Haryana Tech-Start-up event. The event was organized for the thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, academicians, from the start-up ecosystem who promised to share their vision on how they see the world evolving aided by the impact of Indian start-ups across the world.
Delivering the inaugural address, Shri Dhammapal Chauhan, Additional Managing Director, HARTRON spoke about how India is a big market with huge potential but still lacking to obscure the business. He emphasized how crucial it is to safeguard national and economic interests to achieve a successful start-up organization. He also addressed that with the current and the upcoming opportunity India has it can surely become a US 5 trillion economy within a few years.
Further addressing the delegates, Dr. Raj Nehru, Vice-Chancellor, SVSU discussed that in order to become a successful start-up one needs to be innovative and highlighted how risk-taking plays an important part to build a strong start-up. He also highlighted the potential that lies with India is huge and also that there is an immense opportunity for start-ups to grow as start-ups are the best backbone in the country which will ultimately help in generating employment for the country.
Vivek Bhargava, CEO, Dan Performance Group, Dentsu Aegis Network delivered a keynote address discussing the changing phase of Entrepreneurship in India and highlighted that it is ultimately the mindset of the society which has helped the entrepreneurship to grow. He discussed how a certain skill set is required along with the developed mindset to help an entrepreneur to grow and he concluded by saying that “since we are at the cusp of changing if we broaden our ways of thinking in no time will be able to achieve a US10 trillion economy.”
The highlight of the conference was a discussion on various topics like Future in Emerging Tech, Learning through self-experience and fundamentals and funds at the right time
Dhruv Shringi, Vice- Chairman, IAMAI and Co-founder& CEO,Yatra.com delivered another keynote address talking about his journey as an entrepreneur highlighting the challenges along with the opportunities an entrepreneur faces. He also enlightened the delegates about why sustainability is important for any business to grow and one also needs to have a differentiated market strategy in order to have a better and a last longing start-up.
The Summit speaker’s line-up included several high-profile industry stalwarts like Dhruv Shringi, Vice-Chairman, IAMAI and Co-founder & CEO, Yatra, Vivek Bhargava, CEO, Dan Performance Group, Dentsu Aegis Network, Vaibhav Agarwal, Founder, inc42, Rajat Gandhi, Founder & CEO, Faircent, Rajesh Sawhney, Founder & CEO – GSF Accelerator & Co‑founder, InnerChef, Harish Bahl, Founder & Chairman, Smile Group, and many others.
The aim of the conference was to celebrate the best of the start-up community by bringing together the fastest-growing start-ups, most innovative corporations, investors active in the region and talented tech enthusiasts. Also, to utilize the immense untapped potential so that start-ups and stakeholders benefit from the opportunities waiting to be harnessed enabling the founder’s world over to be exposed to the latest and the best possible.
The Internet and Mobile Association of India [IAMAI] is a young and vibrant association with ambitions of representing the entire gamut of digital businesses in India. It was established in 2004 by the leading online publishers, and in the last 15 years has come to effectively address the challenges facing the digital and online industry including mobile content and services, online publishing, mobile advertising, online advertising, e-commerce, and mobile & digital payments among others.
Fifteen years after its establishment, the association is still the only professional industry body representing the online industry in India. The association is registered under the Societies Act and is a recognized charity in Maharashtra. With a membership of nearly 300 Indian and overseas companies, and with offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Kolkata, the association is well placed to work towards charting a growth path for the digital industry in India.