Pune Emerged Winner of National HedNxt Startup Fest 2018
Members of the winning team were awarded Rs. 3 Lakhs each for their projects
Pune, 30th October 2018: “KrazyBee”, India’s largest micro-lending platform, plans to provide an enabling platform for college students to embark on their entrepreneurial journey with the HedNxt Startup Fest 2018. Students from Sinhgad Institutes- Pune, Reva University- Bengaluru, IIT- Madras, emerged as winners at the Finale of the 1st Edition of the HedNxt Startup Fest 2018 conducted by KrazyBee. The winners were awarded Rs. 3 Lakhs each for their projects. The event witnessed participation from 80 colleges across India, bringing out a host of unique entrepreneurial ideas.
HedNxt Startup Fest 2018 is a student-centric start-up fest, where KrazyBee & WPS have joined hands to encourage the entrepreneurial aspirations of college-going students. HedNxt, conceived as India’s first student-centric Startup Fest, is an initiative by KrazyBee, which is India’s leading E-commerce platform and first Online Instalment Store for students. HedNxt is sponsored by Mi-Incubator and Kingsoft (WPS) who are KrazyBee’s Program and Technology Partners, while Welike is the official Media Partner of HedNxt.
Commenting on the event, Mr. Madhusudan E., Founder & CEO of KrazyBee, said, “At HedNxt 2018, participating college students are given a chance to pitch their business ideas to mentors and VCs and raise funds for their start-up. I am delighted that the fest has hosted so many student entrepreneurs, whose ideas have the potential to create a change for a better tomorrow.”
Addressing at the occasion, Danny Chen, Marketing Director of Overseas Business, said, “We are delighted to be a part of this initiative conducted by KrazyBee. During this fest, we have witnessed a great number of student participation and received positive feedback from the students. Even though WPS is still fresh in the Indian market, many students are aware of our cutting-edge products and services. We have approximately 18 million active users in India. Our objective is to not only provide these products and services to the students during their academics, but we also look forward to paving the right path for them for their future career choices. With this idea, we are in line with the core aim of this initiative. Our main objective is to provide a platform for the students to share their business ideas and help them in making their dreams a reality. ”
Quotes from the winning team:
Abhishek, a student from Sinhgad Institutes- Pune, commented, “I can gain a lot of experience and confidence with the right support and guidance from KrazyBee and WPS. We have started Vlogworks, a marketing agency through which we want to establish a connection between companies and individual influencers. Vlogworks functions to promote brands for various companies by connecting them to the right influencers. ”
First Edition of HedNxt Startup Fest (Left to Right) – Mr. Mayur Potdar, Head Strategic Alliances, KrazyBee; Mr. Yash Lohekar, a student of Sinhgad Institutes-Pune; Mr. Abhishek Shah, student of Sinhgad Institutes-Pune; Mr. Vishal Srivastava, student of Sinhgad Institutes-Pune; Mr. Taran, student of IIT- Madras; Ms. Pranoti Datta, student of Reva University-Bengaluru and Mr. Danny Cheng, Marketing Director of Oversea Business