It’s been six years, we have been working tirelessly to foster the startup ecosystem and help entrepreneurs succeed, while, constantly adapting to the needs of our readers and the changing landscape. When we started Inc42, we not only wanted to become an authority on startups in India but also foster a community for startups, entrepreneurs and investors.
Over the years, we have built this strong community and support the growth of founders. With a ringside view of the Indian startup ecosystem, we understand the needs and know what matters, as well as the people who matter. This is evident in every story we do, and every event we host. Be it our city conference — The Ecosystem Summit — or The Junction, our residential conference, or even the small community events such as VC Dinners, Mixers or Founders Meetup.
We have helped build networks and relationships over the years, and have helped the startup community come closer and work in tandem. In continuation to our principles and ideologies and to keep the trend going — we are bringing our invite-only tech party — Pulse42 back after almost two years in a new and evolved format!
At the heart of Pulse42 is the need to grow a community of entrepreneurs and investors. Coming at the start of the new financial year, it is the ultimate showcase of India’s thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem, with a confluence of startups, investors, accelerators, incubators and other ecosystem stakeholders from the corporate and government spheres coming under one roof — with no agenda!
Tap Into ‘The Pulse of Tech’
India is one of the largest startup ecosystems in the world, and it is growing at an unprecedented pace. Since we started Pulse42 in 2015, Indian startup ecosystem has added more than 12,000 startups, taking the total tally of startups to 49,000 (Inc42 DataLabs). That’s a massive growth from the total number of startups till 2015 in India, and it’s finally time to expand the community to include the new faces.
In the past, Pulse42 has remained a closed doors event — most of you might not even have heard about it, no one knew when they happened except the ones invited as the best of India’s startups and investors mingled in an exclusive networking event. But the community has grown immensely and after doing 10 editions of Pulse42 and engaging over 1000+ founders, investors and ecosystem enablers, it’s time to break out of stealth mode and give more people a chance to experience the same.
“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”
– Henry Ford
While in past editions, Pulse42 was an ‘invite-only’ shindig, this year anyone in the startup world can apply to attend by filling in a simple application form. If you make the cut, you will be invited to the most happening startup party in town.
Like previous years, this year’s Pulse42 is all about bringing ‘The Pulse of Tech’ outside sterile meeting rooms, and to a more vibrant atmosphere with food, drinks, music and quirky conversations in India’s tech capital, Bengaluru. Celebrate the vibrant community of startups, and tap into ‘The Pulse of Tech’ by applying for a chance to be at Pulse42.
No Agenda Formal Meetups
As we have seen in the past, Pulse42 not only brings businesses and investors together but also creates an atmosphere for honest and open discussions thanks to its community focus, with none of the formal baggage of conventional tech meetings. Simply put, this is India’s most fun tech meetup.
You won’t find predetermined speaker lists, old-fashioned agendas or formal introductions with suit-clad executives and investors. Come in your finest party attire, and hang out with your peers in this amazing no-holds-barred tech party where churn rates are all about your conversations and there’s absolutely no pressure to exit.
To keep conversations flowing, Pulse42 will be held at a mesmeric venue, with scrumptious food and cocktails, and plenty of time to pitch your ideas and have an open discussion with the community.
Curated Guests, Leading Startups and Exclusive Interactions
As with every Inc42 event over the past six years, Pulse42 will see the most impressive curated guest-list for a startup meet ever, with some superlative names in tech, headlining the night.
This is the place where relationships are forged, and startups get funded. Pulse42 has seen partnerships bloom like never before, just like it happened for Unacademy in 2016.
We’re expecting over 100 techsters to attend this scintillating evening. And that’s the ultimate who’s who of the Indian startup ecosystem – past editions have witnessed luminaries such as Rajan Anandan (Google), Anupam Mittal (Shaadi.com), Arihant Patni (Hive Technologies), Sanjay Nath (Blume Ventures), Sid Talwar (LightBox Ventures) among others from the Indian startup ecosystem!
Pulse42 is all about disrupting what you expect from a typical tech meetup; it turns your idea of tech meetups on its head. The only thing we ask is you chat, network and connect with like-minded people. Bring your best ideas and give wings to your startup dreams at Pulse42.
Applications to attend Pulse42 are live now. Early bird applicants get a discounted price of INR 3,999 per invite, while applications after the introductory offer period are priced at INR 4,999 per invite.