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TTF is India’s largest travel trade show network. Since 1989, it provides annual marketing platform and opportunity to network with the travel trade in all major cities. Vast number of Exhibitors from multiple countries and 36 Indian States / Union Territories participate in TTF, making it the leading travel trade show organizer, with about 50% market share.


Calcutta Angels Network (CAN) is a platform for entrepreneurs and investors to come on board to create an enabling environment for angel investments, mentorship and guidance. It is the first structured platform of this kind in Eastern India.For budding entrepreneurs, CAN will provide a platform to access funding as well as mentorship. While for investors, it provides a platform to invest in cherry picked deals from across business sectors.
CAN is associated with the premier angel networks, accelerators, incubators and institutes for knowledge sharing, deal flow sharing and co-investments. Like other Angel Clubs, it will have no external source of funding.


10,000 Start-ups is an initiative of NASSCOM which is aimed at incubating, funding and supporting 10,000 technology start-ups in India over the next ten years.

The program is partnered by Indian Angel Network and supported by Google, Microsoft and Verisign.
NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies) is India’s leading trade body with 1400 members comprising of domestic and global Information Technology companies present in the Indian market. 95% of the revenue generated by the Indian IT industry comes from NASSCOM affiliated member companies.


Amadeus is at the heart of the global travel industry. We join and connect the key players in travel tech to shape the future of travel. In Asia Pacific, our vision is to build and foster the leading travel tech startup community – Amadeus Next.

Amadeus Next is not just another corporate startup programme, incubator or accelerator. We mentor, nurture and partner with startups in Asia Pacific to take them to the Next level on their journey to scale into awesome companies. We build an ecosystem of likeminded partners and organisations that are equally as excited about travel tech. Next leverages Amadeus’ technology, expertise, reach and funding to empower entrepreneurs to challenge the status quo.


The purpose behind Start up Hyderabad makes us more than just a blog. With firm belief in the city of Hyderabad to have the potential to concoct the biggest of 'the' next things, we are here to bring about a change. Apart from aiming to be the biggest source of all valuable and relevant information to entrepreneurs and business enthusiasts, we strive to transform and boost the start-up ecosystem in the city. Start-Up Hyderabad is here to inspire, promote, develop and be that one push that is needed to commence your journey. Launched in February, 2014, we've been successful in helping businesses with an impactful start and we take pride at every step towards their growth.


Indian Angel Network is a network of Angel investors keen to invest in early stage businesses which have potential to create disproportionate value. The members of the Network are leaders in the Entrepreneurial Eco-System as they have had strong operational experience as CEOs or a background of creating new and successful ventures. They share a passion to create scale and value for startup ventures.

Started in April 2006, the Indian Angel Network in addition to money, provides constant access to high quality mentoring, vast networks and inputs on strategy as well as execution. The Network members, because of their background are better able to assess the potential and risks at the early stage.


Hyderabad Angels (HA) is a group of seasoned angel investors who are keen to invest in promising start-ups and early stage companies to create tangible as well as intangible value.

Established in early 2012, HA investors are leading venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and business leaders, who, with their financial and business acumen, are committed to providing support to the rapidly growing Indian start-up ecosystem. Besides providing the much needed capital, we provide businesses with distinctive mentoring, access to our network and handholding the company through its entire lifecycle from fund raising with great focus on strategy and execution. Although based out of Hyderabad, we source investment opportunities from all over India and work closely with other Angel Networks, early stage VCs, Accelerators and Incubators.


Marking its 18-year anniversary in 2015, has evolved into the most widely used website by entrepreneurs and leaders in business worldwide. As the leading small business website, serves its visitors' needs by creating the most satisfying experience with relevant content, logical information management and ease of access.

When business owners need answers, is their ultimate source for solutions. Visitors access the website to find new insights and delve into core issues that affect every aspect of business management. is their trusted mobile business partner, ready to connect them not only to an infinite source of information but also an expansive online community where entrepreneurs meet, share and grow.


Started in early 2015, Funstay has grown leaps and bounds in its reach and now have the largest listings of homestay in India and is also the fastest growing homestay portal in terms of number of property listings.

The journey of Funstay is not that of a typical business, rather it is a journey of five friends with one common passion-Travel. Ever since we completed our education, each of us has traveled widely both within the country and abroad. During these travel experiences, many a times we had stayed with locals at their homes, stayed in a village hut or in a cottage between vast coffee plantation. We realized that the travel experience becomes exponentially richer and memorable when one can understand and get involved in the local heritage.


Take to the roads in the vehicle you love from Myles, India's first Self-Drive service. Be in control of the wheels and spin stories on roads. We have the keys for you to unlock happiness as you drive away with your loved ones. Choose from more than 38+ car models and rent by the hour, day, week, or month. Find us in your neighborhood with our fleet spread over in 21 Cities. So whenever you find the roads calling, Myles will always be near with 250+ pick-up locations. Ready to drive yourself to your next adventure in a Myles car?


T-Hub is a unique public/private partnership between the government of Telangana, 3 of India’s premier academic institutes (IIIT-H, ISB & NALSAR) and key private sector leaders. It stands at the intersection of the start-up, academic, corporate, research and government sectors.


Unitus Seed Fund is a seed-stage venture investment fund based in Bangalore and Seattle that invests in startups innovating for the masses in India. We help startups “prepare for growth” via seed funding, strategic & operating support, providing critical connections, and securing growth capital.


The inception to what is today amongst India's leading angel group was laid in mid-year 2006. Investing a company with no history was a fairly radical and new concept in a population with a very conservative mindset. 'Angel investment' as a separate asset class of investment was born when Sasha Mirchandani and Prashant Choksey joined hands and worked towards helping young entrepreneurs with fresh ideas or young companies. Entrepreneurs in their own family run business, they started meeting entrepreneurs over coffee to start screening ideas and ventures for potential investment.


Gujarat Angel Investor Network (GAIN) is a network of Angel Investors from Gujarat, where “entrepreneurship” is revered almost as a religion. The network would invest in start-ups/early stage companies with focus on companies in Tier II/Tier III cities and rural India.


Espark-Viridian is a joint initiative of Entrepreneurial Spark, UK and Viridian Ventures, India to support the entrepreneurship ecosystem in India. They have a national network of acceleration centres and they provide comprehensive package that includes infrastructure, seed capital, sector expertise and mentoring. The program is sector agnostic and encourages multiple industry sectors. The initiative is supported by partners like Headstart, Kotak and Paytm.


Investronaut are Incubators, Accelerators and Business Advisory Consultants - who understand that with a little bit of hand-holding YOUR business idea has the potential to be the next big disruptive product or service. They offer their services to start-ups and early growth companies at different stages in their lifecycle.

They generate investor interest and help you grow into an identifiable brand. Their work is done when you have reached critical milestones and have attracted the desired talent, when cash flows are positive and you are poised for scalability.


FICCI is an organisation that articulates the views and concerns of industry. It's Digital Travel , Hospitality & Innovation Summit 2017 brings together global leaders, upstart innovators from the field of Travel, Hospitality, Technology & Marketing to secure new business opportunities, increase brand awareness and to network with the key stakeholders of the Travel & Hospitality Industry.


OTM is India’s biggest B2B travel trade show for outbound and inbound tourism in India. All leading domestic & international tourism boards, OTAs, hotels and airlines are seen in this trade show.

Knowledge Partner


Agnitio Consulting was born from the need and desire to create a niche and specialized CXO in residence offering for travel, tourism and hospitality companies across the globe. Agnitio works closely with its clients not as typical consultants rather as an operating partner rolling their sleeves and getting things done. Agnitio works with startups right from ideation / incubation stage to driving scale and growth of companies through capital raising and M&A as well.

Digital Partner


Digital Defynd – The Digital Marketing Hub. A place for digital marketing professionals and organisations to share, learn and grow. A community to communicate, contribute and collaborate. A forum for getting answers to your queries, sharing solutions and helping each other.