Demo Day- Discover Cohort 2023

AIC- RNTU Foundation organized Demo Day- Discover Cohort 2023 which marked the ending of Discover Cohort 2023. At Demo Day, 12 Startups of Discover Cohort 2023 pitched their startup to 6 investors who were present physically for the Demo Day. The event comprised of multiple sessions, pitching by selected startups, graduation ceremony of startups and felicitation of investors.
Session 1:
Introduction and Journey of Discover Cohort 2022 The session was taken by Mr. Ronald Fernandez, CEO, AIC- RNTU Foundation where he talked about their journey as an organization since inception, support and services they provide to startups, about the vision behind discover cohort, the impact it has made in the journey of startups and how it helped some participating startups to secure funding.
Session 2:
About AISECT and Introduction The session "About AISECT and Introduction" was taken by Mr. Siddharth Chaturvedi, Vice President, AISECT. Mr. Chaturvedi threw light on their vision, approach and focus as an organization, verticals in which they work and how innovation by them helps in bringing sustainability. He also talked about major initiatives that AISECT has taken, their strengths, awards and accolades.
Session 3:
Focus Areas & Investment Thesis All the investors talked about what they look for before and while investing in startups. They also shared their journeys till the date. Presentation by shortlisted startups: All the startups presented their pitch deck one by one which summarized problem statement, Solution, Business Model, Financial Model, Market Size, Competitive Analysis, Go to Market, Current Traction, Current Funding Requirement (Ask). Each presentation followed by Q&A by the investor panel. Some investors showed interest in various startups and look forward to connect with them for further discussion. The pitching then came to end with graduation ceremony of startups. Mr. Ronald with final words said "Even if we are graduating the startups, but will always be in touch and support startups to make this ecosystem more viable." He then presented all the startups with graduation certificates. Mr. Ronald also honored all the investors with momentos and thanked everyone for being part of the event and making it more successful.

Date and Venue: 2023-09-09 - AIC-RNTU BHOPAL

Objectives in Brief: Provide growing opportunities with the help of investment raising

Organizers/Co-Organizers: AIC-RNTU Foundation