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02 Dec, 2023

CT University Hosts Big Fish Pool Season 2 - The Biggest Startup Conclave: Expanding Horizons of Entrepreneurial Excellence

CT University proudly hosted Big Fish Pool Season 2, the largest startup conclave dedicated to expanding the horizons of entrepreneurial excellence. This groundbreaking event showcased the innovation and creativity of top startups, connecting them with investors, mentors, and industry leaders.

The inaugural session commenced with a warm welcome by the esteemed Pro Vice Chancellor Dr. Abhishek tripathi of CT University, setting the tone for an exciting day ahead. Distinguished guests, including Dr. Dapinder Kaur Bakshi, Joint Director, Research, Innovation & Startup Facilitation, Punjab State Council for Science & Technology; Dr. Sumeet Suseelan, Chairman, ASSOCHAM; Mr. Dhaval Kaku, Program Coordinator, Innovation Mission Punjab; Sh. Virinder Sharma, I.E.D.S., Director, Govt. of India, Ministry of MSME, MSME-DFO, Ludhiana, and Sh. Jeevandeep Singh, PCS (A)EGSDTO, Ludhiana, shared insights into the evolving startup landscape.

Honored to welcome the esteemed Chief Guest, Shri Iqbal Singh Lalpura, Hon'ble National Chairperson, National Commission for Minorities, Government of India. His address added immense value to the conclave, inspiring both budding and established entrepreneurs present.

The conclave further witnessed a thought-provoking dialogue led by the Chancellor, CT University, setting the course for future endeavors in the entrepreneurial realm.

Track 1: The Big Fish Pitching and 

Track 2: Startup Expo showcased 53 groundbreaking startups from 13 states, pitching their innovative ideas before a powerhouse panel of 23 investors. The event provided a unique opportunity for startups to secure funding up to 20 crores, contributing to the future of entrepreneurship. Keynote sessions by Master Meedhansh Kumar Gupta, Recipient of The Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2022; Mr. Saurabh Munjal, Co-Founder & CEO, Archian Foods Pvt. Ltd. (Lahori Zeera); Ms. Aditi Bhutia Madan, Founder Director, BluePine Foods Pvt Ltd highlighted the significance of inclusive entrepreneurship. A diverse panel of experts explored topics ranging from scaling startups internationally to catalyzing innovation in higher education institutions. A special moment was the inauguration of the United Nations Harmony Development Centre. H.E. Mr. Basem F. Hellis, Counselor, Embassy of the State of Palestine, India, graced the occasion, further emphasizing the global significance of the conclave.

Dr. Ati Priye, Director Planning and Development, and the Organizer and Curator of the Big Fish Pool, said, "We are thrilled to witness the tremendous success of Big Fish Pool Season 2, The Biggest Startup Conclave. The event brought together the brightest minds in the entrepreneurial landscape, fostering connections between startups, investors, and industry leaders. The insightful discussions and groundbreaking pitches have undoubtedly set the stage for a new era of innovation and growth in the startup ecosystem."

Dr. Manbir Singh, Pro Chancellor, CT University, congratulated the team and remarked, “My heartiest congratulations to the entire team for orchestrating such a remarkable event. Big Fish Pool Season 2 has not only showcased the diverse talent and creativity within the start up community but has also provided a platform for meaningful dialogue and collaboration.”

On this occasion Chancellor Charanjit Singh Channi , Vice Chairman Harpreet Singh, Heads of schools, and all the faculty members were present.

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