Hear from startup experts on what is hot in startup space.
Pitch for incubation support and investor funding.
Listen to curated discussions on startup issues.
An indepth workshop: Validating your business model.
Speed dating with mentors, experts and investors.
Display your prototype/product and recruit interns.
HST is the annual flagship event organized by Catalyst that aims to bring together stakeholders of
Indian startup ecosystem. HST 2018 had a footfall of 200 including 40 startups that got an
opportunity to meet the investors. Around 35 eminent speakers included investors, industry
experts and government officials who deliberated on a range ofstartup related issues.
The 3rd edition of HST will have a larger scale and outreach. HST this year will again bring together a host of startup experts and provide a gigantic platform to
startups to pitch their idea to investors and for incubation support. In HST 2019, we are expecting around 40 speakers/investors and over 50 startup teams from across the country. Startups will get a chance to network with the investors to raise seed funds and get incubation support at IIT Mandi. Mentor meets will be arranged for one-to-one meeting between startups and experts. Special session with faculty is also being planned for aspiring entrepreneurs seeking technical guidance. Catalyst is anticipating a footfall of over 500 in HST 2019.
HST 2019 will be held on September 14-15, 2019 at picturesque IIT Mandi campus in Kamand valley by the side of river Uhl in Himachal Pradesh.
HST 2019 will be fruitful to Indian startup ecosystem stakeholders. While the early stage startups will get to learn the rules of the game, operational startups will have a shot at raising funds from investors. Industry experts and government will get to interact and guide next generation entrepreneurs.
Following people/organizations should attend:
Among the fastest growing states in India, Himachal had at a CAGR of 10.8% during the decade 2005-2015. With per capita GSDP 1.5 times the national per capita GDP, the state has tremendous potential for business activity in agriculture, horticulture, biotech, food processing, clean energy, thermal energy, tourism, pharma and healthcare. Government of Himachal Pradesh, through CM Startup Scheme launched in 2017, is also promoting already flourishing startup culture in the state.
HST 2019 will attract startups, investors, government, practitioners and startup/industry associations in large numbers. In addition to panel discussions on varied topics, HST this year will bring together a host of startup experts and provide a large platform to startups to pitch their ideas to investors and for incubation support.
Entrepreneurs/to-be entrepreneurs working/having the intention of working towards solutions for the social and economic problems of Himalayan region and the rest of the world.
Students, researchers and academicians of institutes of higher learning in India.
Corporates and non-profit organizations interested in collaborating for/funding the technological initiatives in the Himalayan region.
Officials of government that work on regulations relating to sustainability and natural resources.
Yes, certificate of participation will be provided to all startup teams and attendees.
Registration Fee for Startups: Rs. 2500 per person, includes participation and food for 14-15 Sept.
Charges for Attendees: Rs. 3000 per person, includes food for 14-15 Sept.
Accommodation: Rs. 500/person/day.
Display Stall: Rs. 2000/team/day. (Table 4X2 ft, Chair, electric point)
No, TA/DA will not be provided to attendees.
The nearest airport to Mandi is the Kullu Airport at Bhuntar, Dharamshala Airport at Gaggal and Chandigarh airport. Flights to Kullu are restricted to only from Delhi, and Shimla.
Distance from Bhuntar Airport to Mandi - 75 KM
Distance from Gaggal Airport to Mandi - 145 KM
Distance from Chandigarh Airport to Mandi - 185 KM
From Delhi or Chandigarh, one can catch the bus from ISBT (Inter State Bus Terminus). There are different varieties of bus facilities from Delhi and Chandigarh - ordinary, deluxe and AC buses. Alternatively, One can also plan to hire a cab or come by personal vehicle.
This distance to Mandi can be covered in approximately 12 hrs from Delhi and 6 hrs from Chandigarh (it depends on traffic on the roads or weather conditions) by bus.
Taxis are stationed outside Mandi main bus stand 24 x 7. The cost of a one-way trip to the IIT campus is about Rs. 600/-
Himachal Road Transport Corporation/Local buses also ply between Mandi and Kamand. Please note that these buses sometimes can be crowded.
IIT Mandi, Kamand Campus, Himachal Pradesh-175005, India