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To meet Inventors, Investors, Mentors, Industry Captains and Youth under one common Platform.

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Meet the achievers from the Industry and enjoy their expert advise for your upcoming business ideas and new startups.



Network with new business prospects, Investors, Innovators and Industry mentors.


Innovators Expo Showcase

Special showcasing of Innovators in an exclusive exhibition by Inventors and Engineers from PAN India.



StartLaunchpad is a platform to launch and promote made in chitkara innovations which are ready to conquer the potential market.


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Abhiraj Malhotra

Schoolpad Technologies Pvt Ltd

Akshay Ahuja

Robo Champs

Aniket Bhardwaj

SEACUP Visionaries Pvt Ltd

Ankit Bhateja

Xovian Research & Technologies Pvt Ltd

Anurag Maloo


Brijesh Aggarwal


Denny Kurein

Keiretsu Forum

Devesh Chawla

Chatur Ideas

Dhruv Sehra

Kalaari Capital

Divam Wadhwa

Chai Nagri

Dr. Madhu Chitkara

Chitkara University

Dr. Harkiran Kaur

Chitkara Alumni Network

Dr. Navkiran Kaur

DST Chandigarh

Dr. Nitin Saluja

GFF Innovations

Dr. Varinder S. Kanwar

Chitkara University

Gautam Gandhi

Google India

Gaurav Goyal


Gayathri Sharma

Wadhwani Foundation

J K Sharma

IIT Ropar

Kunal Nandwani

uTrade Solutions Pvt Ltd

Nalin Singh

Natio Cultus

Navdeep Asija

Eco Cabs

Pranay Gupta


Dr. Preet Deep Singh

Invest India

Rahul Narvekar

Sun and Sands Advisors Co. Ltd

Prof. Rupinder Tewari

Chief Coordinator, DST- centre for policy research, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Sameer Jain

TIE Chandigarh

Sameer Sharma

Shoutlo- A Uengage Company

Sandro Stephen

Indian Angels Network

Sharad Dabra

SD Finearts

Sharad Vivek Sagar

Dexterity Global

Shubham Goyal

Seacup Visionaries Pvt Ltd

Sohrab Sitaram


Vineet Khurana

Chandigarh Angels Network


SURGE brings together the region’s startup ecosystems and subsystems, venture capitalists, new age entrepreneurs, academic community, and region’s success stories to a common and interactive platform. The core objective of this SURGE is to introduce the VCs and industry pioneers to the current startups landscape, and to enable entrepreneurs seek mentoring and fund raising opportunities from the funds pool. Chandigarh region is often seen as a not-so-mature market for startups to raise funds or to find right VC community for mentoring. The SURGE is a step to accelerate Chandigarh’s growth towards being an exciting startup market that is a win-win for startups, VCs, and the talent pool.

The incubators are playing a huge role in this entire startups ecosystem growth and these incubators have their own cycle and constraints. The SURGE talks about their role in the community and how they are such an important success factory of entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurship is challenging and it is a long yet exciting journey. The founders needs access to right mentors, incubators, and a support system (academic, government, and for profit businesses) to learn the best startups growth strategies.They should see this SURGE as an opportunity to see their goals beyond the product ideas stage.

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Venue : (CUPB) - EXPLORETORIUM

Inauguration Dr. Madhu Chitkara

Inauguration by Dr. Madhu Chitkara - Vice Chancellor, Chitkara University and Rahul Narvekar.


Panel Discussion-I Dr.Harkiran Kaur

"THE UNDERTAKERS" An exclusive session with successful alumni Entrepreneurs born out of Chitkara University moderated by Dr. Harkiran Kaur ,Chitkara Alumni Network. Meet startUp founders from : SchoolPad Technologies, Chai Nagri, SD Fine Arts, Shoutlo, Zadd and SatShri Technologies.

11.15 AM - 01.15 PM PLATO HALL

Workshop Anurag Maloo

Workshop on customer validation and lean Model Canvas by Anurag Maloo, Regional Manager, Techstars.

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM


02:00 PM - 4:00 PM PLATO HALL

Workshop Nalin Singh

Workshop on art of Fund Raising for Prototyping & MVP by Nalin Singh Natio Cultus. This workshop will focus on fund raising for prototyping and MVP, birth of instant funding channels like Indiegogo and kickstarter pose a threat to VC Funding.

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Networking tea & Snacks

09:00 AM - 9:30 AM Venue : AUDI-104

Inauguration of Startup Camp Dr Archana Mantri

"Inauguration of "NOVATE+". A special EXPO by Dr Archana Mantri, Pro - VC, Chitkara University & Dr. Varinder Kanwar, VC - Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh. Opening Remarks by Dr Archana Mantri, followed by Expo till 3 pm. Special Guests- Pranay Gupta, CEO, 91 Springboard & Sohrab Sitaram, Co-Founder & Director, Keventers.

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Venue : AUDI-104

Inaugural Address & Special Keynote Mr Pranay Gupta & Sohrab Sitaram

Inaugural and Special Keynote - Mr Pranay Gupta, 91 Springboard & Sohrab Sitaram(CO-Founder & Director, Keventers)

10:30 AM - 3:00 PM Venue : COURTYARD

Innovation Expo-NOVATE+

LAMHE- Life Style, Agriculture, Materials, Healthcare and Education

10:30 AM - 3:00 PM Venue : AUDI-104



11:00 PM - 12:30 PM Venue : AUDI-108

Panel Discussion-II Prof. Rupinder Tiwari & Dr Preetdeep Singh

"Panel on next generation technologies - AI, VR, Drone Management & their adaptability, role of the government". Panelists : Pranay Gupta-91 Springboard, Dr Preet Deep Singh, Manager Startup India, Govt of India, Dr. Rupinder Tewari, chief coordinator, DST- centre for policy research, Panjab University, Chandigarh. Moderator: Mr. Ankit Bhateja Founder Xovian Research & Technologies, Bangalore.

1:30PM - 2:30 PM Venue : CUHP


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Venue : AUDI-104

Awards BY CURIN to best Innovations

BY CURIN to best Innovations Showcased at NOVATE+ Expo. Panel of jury will be assessing the compelling innovations and rewarding the deserving inventors.

4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Networking Over CHAI

5.30 PM - 6.30 PM Venue : AUDI-108

FIRESIDE CHAT Sohrabh Sitaram

"Scaling up challenges for startups" by Sohrab Sitaram Co-Founder & Director, Keventers and interview by Namita Satija, Founder, PLAPP.

07:30 PM


8:30PM - 10:30 PM Venue :Audi 108



07:00 AM - 08:00 AM Venue : GUITAR STAGE

Meditation Session

Experiential Meditation Session by Mr. Suneet Joshi

09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Venue : AUDI-104

Inaugural Address & Special Keynote Mr. Suresh Kumar & Mr Vaibhav Agarwal

Keynote Address and Q&A by - Mr. Suresh Kumar, President, ISBA- Indian Science & Technology Entrepreneurs parks & Business Incubators Association and Mr. Vaibhav Agarwal, CEO, INC42.

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Venue : COURTYARD

Launch of e-bike Mr. Sumeer Walia & Mr. Aniket bhardwaj & Mr.Shubham Goyal

WE MADE IT IN INDIA-Made in Chitkara- Launch of first of its kind E-bike manufactured by Chitkara University's Alumni Opening remarks by Director CEED and Business Mentor to ZADD Mr. Sumeer Walia, Special keynote by Mr. Aniket bhardwaj and Mr.Shubham Goyal Founders ZADD-Chief Guest : Dr. Madhu Chitkara/Dr. Ashok Chitkara

11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Venue : (CUHP)

Tea Break

12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM Venue : AUDI-104

Business Quiz by PLAPP

A business quiz for students & young entrepreneurs by PLAPP

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Venue : Conference Room

Round table Conference of various E-CELL Students President and Incubation Managers Mr. Suresh Kumar

"Connect the Dots: E-Cell Round table" In Chair: Suresh Kumar, President, ISBA; Moderator - Sumeer Walia

Various Entrepreneurship Cells/ Student Presidents of the country will:

-Exchange ideas and knowledge.

-Discuss common problems and their solutions.

-Address on Growth and sustenance of the E-cell.

-Share their impact and outcome.

1:30PM - 2:30 PM Venue : CUHP


2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Venue : AUDI-108

Panel discussion-III Dr Navkiran Kaur, Mr. Param Kalra & Mr. JK Sharma

"Challenges & Opportunities in Pre-Incubation & Rising co-working business culture"- A crisp panel with incubation managers & co-working space owners focusing on ecosystem building for early stage entrepreneurs. Panelists: JK Sharma- IIT Ropar, Param Kalra, Starthub Nation, Dr. Manisha Acharya, CEO, Indigram Labs, Dr. Preet Deep Singh, Startup India, GOI. Moderator: Dr Navkiran Kaur, Scientist, DST - Chandigarh.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Venue : AUDI-108

Special Keynote Address Gautam Gandhi

Special Keynote Address by: Gautam Gandhi, Ex Business Head, Google India. Session Focus: Building Digital Sales Strategies - a not to miss session for social media marketing companies, social media geeks, students and young creative brains to enhance their go to market skills in digital media.

09:30 AM - 10:15 AM Venue: EDC - Chandigarh

Networking tea

A good opportunity to exchange business cards, build network with Chandigarh city entrepreneurs, stalwarts and investors.

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Venue: EDC - Conference Room

Inaugural Address & Special Keynote Mr. Denny Kurien

Inaugural Address & Special Keynote - Denny Kurien, President & CEO, Keiretsu India. Keiretsu forum is a global investment community of accredited private equity angel investors, venture capitalist & corporate institutional investors. Enjoy the candid conversation with Keiretsu India champion Mr Denny Kurien, followed by Q&A.

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Venue: EDC - Chandigarh

Tea Break

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Venue: EDC - Conference Room

Panel Discussion-IV Mr.Dhruv Sehra & Mr.Denny Kurein & Mr.Devesh Chawla & Mr.Sameer Jain

Fund raising -This session will focus upon challenges faced by the Indian investors in identifying the next unicorns of the country & challenges faced by startups to find such investors. Penalists : Dhruv Sehra of Kalaari Capital, Devesh Chawla of Chatur Ideas, Sameer Jain, TIE Chandigarh, Mr. Sandro Stephen, Regional Head-North, Indian Angel Network. Session Moderator : Denny Kurein- Keiretsu.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Venue: EDC - Cafeteria


2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Venue: EDC - Conference Room


Live Public Pitches by Chandigarh Angels Network (CAN). Session to be hosted & chaired by Mr. Vineet Khurana, Vice President, CAN. Total 4 local startups to pitch from and around Chandigarh

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Venue: EDC - Conference Room

Panel Discussion-V Mr.Sanjiv Gupta & Mr.Pukhraj Gujral & Mr.Vineet Khurana & Mr.Kunaal Satija

"How To Start a Startup Without Funds" Moderated by Namita Satija, Plapp, Sanjiv Gupta, Pukhraj Gujral, INSCOL, Vineet Khurana, Chandigarh Angels Network (CAN), Kunal Satija, Edurev.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Venue: EDC - Chandigarh

CHAI by Chai Nagri With Live Music



Followed by Relaunch of Startup OPD by Vipul Sharma and Vatan Kaushik

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Venue: CUPB-EXPLORETORIUM

Keynote by Social Crusaders Dr Navdeep Asija & Sharad Vivek Sagar

A special session on Social Impact by: a decorated Social Crusader - Dr Navdeep Asija, Alumni, IIT Delhi and winner of excellent award by Govt of India, Sharad Vivek Sagar, Founder and CEO of Dexterity Global.

10:45 AM - 11:50 AM Venue: CUPB

CHAI by Chai Nagri

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Venue: Plato Hall



11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Venue: EXPLORETORIUM

Social Entrepreneurship Dr. Nitin Saluja

A special track on social entrepreneurship", PANEL on Social Impact Innovations, Panelists: Dr. Nitin Saluja, GFF Innovations, Gaurav Goyal, Founder, Anukai, Sharad Vivek Sagar and Navdeep Asija. Session Moderator: Sumeer Walia.

1:00PM - 2:00 PM Venue : CUPB


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EDC Building , Plot No. 20, Rajiv Gandhi Technology Park, Kishangarh, 160101

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