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Two women start-up founders to represent India at Start Tel Aviv

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on January 17, 2018

Mausumi Acharyya and Komal Talwar, who founded Advenio and XLAPT Labs, respectively, are to travel to Israel in September to compete with 22 other ventures

Advenio and XLPAT Labs, two Indian start-ups founded by women, are to represent India at this year’s Start Tel Aviv workshop in Israel.

Mausumi Acharyya and Komal Talwar, who founded Advenio and XLAPT Labs, respectively, are to travel to Israel in September to compete with 22 other start-up companies from around the world.

The Embassy of Israel in partnership with TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) Delhi-NCR had identified five promising start-ups at the Start Tel Aviv - India Finals.

The five ventures were Advenio, comprising social entrepreneurs specialising in low-cost healthcare solutions; XLAPT Labs, which caters to online patent search and analysis; Technology Uncorked, which helps bring into existence a new piece of gizmo, gadget or toy; Medimojo, which is into simplifying healthcare; and EZspend Prepaid Payment Solutions.

This year’s event received many entries from across the country.

The jury included Gita Dang, founder-Director, Talent Advisory Services; Dev Khare, MD, LightSpeed Venture Partners, India; Rajesh Razdan, founder-CEO, mCarbon Tech Innovation; Gaurav Bhatnagar, MD, Tek Travels; and Kalpana Jain, Senior Partner, Deloitte.

Hi-tech gathering

Start Tel Aviv is a global event held by The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tel Aviv Municipality to bring together start-ups from different countries to take part in an intense, five-day start-up workshop in the heart of Tel Aviv.

The festival is Israel’s largest international hi-tech gathering, and is to feature hundreds of start-ups, venture capitalist’s, angel investors and multinationals. Several interactions are expected to take place between the up-and-coming start-ups and entrepreneurs from around the world in the field of technology.

Focus on women

Ditza Froim, Minister Counsellor - Public Diplomacy, at the Embassy of Israel, said in a statement: “This is the first time the competition is focusing on women. We want to bring female entrepreneurs to the front of the stage to take their rightful place in the start-up world.”

Israel’s Ambassador to India Daniel Carmon, who awarded the winners, stressed the important role women can and should play in all sectors.

Published on August 16, 2016

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