SIIC, IIT Kanpur Incubated Indian Startups Take Centre Stage at World Business Angels Investment Forum 2023, South Africa

Kanpur : The Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC), IIT Kanpur collaborated with Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to showcase its innovation capabilities at the World Congress 2023 of the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) in Durban, South Africa. The showpiece event witnessed the transformative prowess of five Indian start-ups incubated at SIIC, IIT Kanpur, highlighting India’s technological advancements on a global platform.
India showcased its technological advancement and emphasized its commitment to promoting a supportive environment for startups with financial inclusion policies. The delegation was led by Mr. Sudatta Mandal, Deputy Managing Director of SIDBI, the delegation included key figures in India’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, namely; Mr. S.P. Singh, Chief General Manager at SIDBI; Dr. Nikhil Agarwal, CEO of SIIC, IIT Kanpur; and Mr. Ankit Saxena, Assistant Vice President of Investments at SIIC, IIT Kanpur.
Mr. Sudatta Mandal Deputy Managing Director of SIDBI commented, “The journey to WBAF 2023 is a testament to India’s commitment to fostering innovation and collaboration on a global scale. SIDBI is proud to lead this delegation, and we are confident that our participation will open new avenues for collaboration and investment, ultimately propelling India’s startup ecosystem to greater heights.”
Mr. S.P. Singh, Chief General Manager at SIDBI said, “WBAF 2023 provides a unique platform for showcasing India’s vibrant startup landscape. SIDBI’s presence and collaboration with WBAF through the signed MoU will underline our dedication to creating an environment conducive to the growth of startups and ensuring financial inclusion for all.”
Dr. Nikhil Agarwal, CEO of SIIC, IIT Kanpur expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “The startups incubated at SIIC, IIT Kanpur are on a mission to redefine industries and contribute to India’s technological prowess. Our presence at WBAF 2023 is a golden opportunity to showcase the innovative solutions developed by Noccarc Technologies, Kritsnam Technologies, AgroNXT Services, Renergizr Industries, and Voltworks Technologies to a global audience.”
At the event, SIDBI solidified its commitment to enhancing financial inclusion in India by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with WBAF. This strategic partnership aims to support startup growth and foster financial inclusivity, marking a significant step in transforming India’s financial landscape. This collaboration will further strengthen international relations and augment prospective startups with significant growth potential in both nations.