With a huge number of companies witnessing accelerated scale despite uncertain times, TiE Delhi-NCR has kick started the 10th edition of India Internet Day, themed Digital India: Escape Velocity.
The virtual conference will span over two days, 23rd and 24th September, with a focus on tech trends including fintech, crypto SaaS for SMEs, gig economy, capital markets, healthcare, hybrid education and more. The conference plays host to in-depth sessions and keynotes by leading founders and investors from India and around the world.
Karan Mohla, Co-Chair for iDay 2021 and Partner, Chiratae Ventures, said as India leapfrogs to being a tech enabled economy, India Internet Day 2021 rings in with the theme Digital India: Escape Velocity. “The year 2021 has been a defining one for the Indian startup ecosystem in more ways than one – record amount of fund inflow, creation of new unicorns, companies going public and a new benchmark in terms of mergers and acquisitions. This reflects the strength of the Indian startups. Through iDay this year we are putting a spotlight on the learning, insights and trends which have in the last 18 months, seem to have lent ESCAPE VELOCITY to the entire startup ecosystem.”
Geetika Dayal, Executive Director, TiE Delhi-NCR, said India Internet Day is curated and led by a team of serial entrepreneurs and investors. She highlighted that it has become a leading platform to catch the makers and leaders of the India Internet Growth story. “Over the years, tech entrepreneurs have hugely gained from the conference. The year, we put a spotlight on how technology and resilience have shown the way through the worst crisis of our times. 40% of Indian unicorns have been added in 2021 and this augurs well for the startup ecosystem. With engaging conversations at #iDay in form of Keynotes, Fireside Chats, AMAs, Masterclasses, Panel Discussions, Unicorn Roundtables, we wish to continue to foster entrepreneurship.”
From its inception, #iDay has set out to be a leadership conference that looks to set conversations around vision 2025 for the industry. After a resounding debut in 2012, it has grown from being relevant to being indispensable for stakeholders across the ecosystem.