The country is riding on a new wave of Startup culture. Stories of successful startups and funding have been brushing the shores for quite a while now. Riding on the same wave is news of a progressive start up being funded by none other than Delhi Government Initiative. The route for this was opened by Startup India Program, an initiative promoted to nurture young startups. Delhi Government had as per the "Industry-Academia Partnership and Incubation" program set an initial investment of Rs.100 crores. The aim of this was to provide potential startups with all a financial backing to help them in their operations. It was as part of this project that Creating Talks, a startup by an enthusiastic group of recent graduates, got their funding. The funding hand for Creating Talks was AIACTR Incubation and Research Foundation, supported by Ambedkar Institute of Advanced Communication Technologies & Research, Govt. of NCT of Delhi.
Creating Talks is one of the very few startups who has shined through the initial assessment and screening process that was a criterion for receiving the funding. Eklovey Verma, Founder is the main vision behind Creating Talks. He along with the team members Abhishek Khanna, Tanmay Kandpal, Shivam Dehinwal, Rishabh Kumar, Sarthak Mittal says that “The whole process of drafting a proposal and making a practical workable model to convince the funding panel was nothing less than to a battlefield but at the same time, in the process taught the team, a lot about running and executing startup idea in its full light”. He further explains his startup as a platform that would pave way for millions to come out and share their journeys. The startup has been formed with the vision of wrapping the country in one cloth and where communications can flow smoothly. They plan to take the existing market of talks, seminars and conferences to its zenith with the help of innovative and tangible technological advancements.
The startup already has two successful events under its kitty conducted none other than in IIT Delhi and Delhi Technological University, two of Country’s most reputed engineering colleges. On the added leverage of financial support from Delhi Government for their startup, Tanmay Kandpal, CEO of Creating Talks says that “The financial aid gives them the space to focus more on their work and worry less about generating revenue.“The funding has given them the wings that they were looking for in order to expand themselves pan India. The team in unison reacts to the funding by saying that “To get a strong support at the initial stage gives us not only strength but an assurance that we are right in dreaming and believing in them.”
Creating talks would be functioning on two level. Conducting City Based Open Events on one hand and exclusive brand based events led by prestigious colleges of the country. Under the banner of creating talks, technology rich events like seminars, conferences, digital meets and conclaves would be created both through exclusive invited entries and open sessions. All of these events would be focused on creating Engagement specific sessions for its audience.
Startups rely on powerful support and incubation centers at various colleges in Delhi is a huge step by Delhi Government to make sure that young minds are reaped in to build their dreams and contributing to the society. It seems that the vision of Startup India is finally getting its colors through the examples of these young ones whose dreams are getting fulfilled by incubation centers like AIACTR-IRF. Times are changings and so is the way how the society function. Let’s hope that such stories will be more in abundance and giving hope to millions of young minds out there.