The 3rd edition of the Exhibit 100 Hottest Start-ups presented by Panasonic Smart Phones created quite a buzz. Esteemed names like Manasi Kirloskar, G V Keshav Reddy – Reddy Future Funds, Ananya Birla, Taranjeet Sapra, Pankaj Rana, Mohit Gulati – Altius Ventures, Gopal Modi – Orios Ventures, Dr Apoorv Mehta – Venture Catalysts, Ujjwal Saraf and Ramesh Somani were on the jury panel who filtered approximately 350 entries and curated 40 out of them. Start-ups spanned across different categories like Tech, FMCG, Fashion, Entertainment, etc. At the venue, the 40 shortlisted start-ups were given 5 minutes to present their concepts, achievements so far and goals to the jury and other guests present from the tech world. A question and answer round followed the pitches for the jury to maximize their understanding of each start-up who then judged them on a points format on a scale of 1-5.
Young business tycoon Manasi Kirloskar also delivered a keynote address which was informative and motivating.
Seen in the pictures is Manasi interacting as a jury member at 100 Hottest Startups by Exhibit Magazine