At Espark Viridian, Ahmedabad in mid-January, we welcomed entrepreneurs from the AIM Smart City Accelerator, a dedicated Smart city Accelerator aiming to build Smart city with a vision to support and scale startups that are building sustainable, inclusive and innovative solutions for smart cities. It is being run in partnership with Ashoka University, Indian School of Business – Hyderabad, and Microsoft Accelerator. Sharing the AIM Smart Accelerator’s mission of commitment to support entrepreneurial mindset and vision to transform India, we hosted their current cohort entrepreneurs by organizing a startup mixer with our entrepreneurs in the cohort. Their entrepreneurs were working on the sectors of Healthcare, Sanitation and Waste Management. Introductions from start-ups were followed by engaging interactions where each entrepreneur was talking about the nuances of the trade, challenges he was facing and how he was able to overcome them.
This was quite learning for all and a great opportunity to network for start-ups across domains and geographies. As our centre is located in the GIFT City, Gandhinagar, they also got a chance to know about GIFT city, Gandhinagar initiatives through the presentation by the GIFT City official.