Beta Start is CFBE’s flagship Pitch Day event, aimed at empowering and accelerating the growth of upcoming seed/pre-seed stage start-ups by providing them with a platform to showcase their innovative ideas to investors, industry experts, and other stakeholders. The event not only promotes innovation but also fosters connections between start-ups and investors, opening doors to potential funding opportunities. Additionally, selected start-ups benefit from extensive training and mentorship sessions from industry experts, refining their business models and pitch presentations.

By participating in Beta Start, start-ups gain exposure and recognition in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, validating their concepts and attracting further attention from investors and potential clients. This prestigious event has forged valuable partnerships with leading organisations, offering start-ups an unparalleled networking platform for mutual growth and collaboration. Beta Start is a golden opportunity for start-ups to access funding, mentorship, and valuable resources, propelling their entrepreneurial journey to greater heights.

Beta Start is a biannual event. In 2023, Beta Start 1.0 was organised in January and concluded successfully with the Demo Day event in February 2023. The event witnessed 100+ registrations leading to 15 start-ups racing for the winner title.

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To celebrate the success stories of Beta Start and continue its legacy of creating impact by supporting innovative ideas from the start-up community, CFBE hosted Beta Start 2.0 on September 9, 2023.

Important dates for Beta Start 2.0
Last date to register August 18, 2023
Masterclass August 24 – 27, 2023
Announcement of finalists September 1, 2023
Demo day & declaration of winners September 9, 2023

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Masterclasses Conducted

1. Perfect Pitch for Early Stage Start-ups – Mr. Shashank Randev, Founder VC, 100X.VC
2. Funding for Early Stage Start-ups – Mr. Amit Kumar, Co-Founding Partner, ah! Ventures Fund
3. Entrepreneurship- A Road Less Travelled – Mr. Aman Goel, Co-Founder & CEO, Cogno-AI
4. Growth Drivers for Early-Stage Start-ups – Mr. Gautam Pai, CEO, Awfficacy Capital
5. Go-to Market Strategy for Early Stage Start-ups – Mr. Advait Kurlekar, CEO Upohan Management Consultant & Charter Member- TiE Pune


1. Mr. Jigar Shah – Co-Founder, 82°E
2. Ms. Kanchi Daiya – Regional Head (West), Indian Angel Network
3. Mr. Devesh Chawla – Founder & CEO, Chatur Ideas
4. Mr. Hardik Joshi – CEO, SP-TBI

Demo Day Jury

Demo Day Jury

Start-ups shortlisted for Demo Day

  • Anushka Jobtech
  • Ariviya Deep Tech
  • BharatGo
  • Buy One Gram
  • Croplly
  • Elemantra
  • Infiheal Healthcare
  • Kounselo
  • Moglie e-World
  • Passdn
  • ProPlant Foods
  • Rolling Plates
  • TripBuilder
  • Woloo
  • Zyapaar

Beta Start 2.0 Winners:

1st – ProPlant Foods
2nd – BharatGo
3rdBuy One Gram
Most Promising Start-up – Elemantra

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