The Funding Den: A path to follow the green

Aug 18, 4:30 AM – 1:30 PM


KIIT University, Patia, Bhubaneswar, 751024

THE FUNDING DEN, is an Investor Pitch Event organized by Startup Grind Bhubaneswar where selected/registered entrepreneurs and startups can present their products or startups in front of the investor panel. The event is scheduled for 18th August 2024 from 10:00 am IST onwards.

In-person event
Panel DiscussionPitch Battle


About this event

THE FUNDING DEN is an exclusive shark-tank format investor pitch event hosted by Startup Grind Bhubaneswar, tailored to foster the growth of the startup ecosystem by connecting innovative early-stage and MVP-stage startups with influential investors and venture capitalists. This pivotal event offers a dynamic platform for budding entrepreneurs to unveil their innovative products and business strategies in front of a discerning panel of investors.

The event is designed not only to facilitate immediate funding opportunities through direct engagement and interaction but also to enable constructive feedback, mentorship, and networking. The event aims to bridge the gap between visionary entrepreneurs and seasoned investors, creating an environment ripe for discussing potential collaborations and investments. By participating in THE FUNDING DEN, startups gain the unique opportunity to impress and persuade potential backers to support their journey towards market success.

Event Structure:

  • Panel Discussion: Before the pitching session begins, there will be a panel discussion involving the investors. The discussion will cover various entrepreneurial aspects and expectations from the event and the presentations.
  • Pitch Presentations: Registered startups will present their ideas through a structured presentation or prototype model on stage. Each participant will have approximately 8 minutes to pitch their ideas to the investor panel.
  • Q&A and Feedback: Following each presentation, the investor panel will engage with participants, asking questions and providing critiques and suggestions for improvement.
  • Investment Decision: Investors will conclude the session by disclosing their interest in making investments, leading to potential handshake deals.
  • Follow-Up Meetings: Investors and entrepreneurs will have the chance to schedule private meetings for further discussions and negotiations.
  • Audience Engagement: Activities such as a startup treasure hunt and an entrepreneurial quiz to engage the audience.
  • Prizes: Goodies and gift hampers for winners of audience activities.

Initiative's Mission:

  • Offer a refreshing and inspiring experience for the startup ecosystem and entrepreneurship growth.
  • Build a well-connected community that fosters collaboration and support among startups.
  • Emphasize principles of making friends, giving first, and helping others.
  • This initiative focuses on Bhubaneswar, often overlooked yet rich with untapped potential and innovation, providing the startups here a platform to showcase their talents and drive economic growth, thereby promoting a more inclusive entrepreneurial landscape.


  • Aayush Vats

    Startup Grind Bhubaneswar

    Chapter Director



Sunday, August 18, 2024
4:30 AM – 1:30 PM UTC


  • Nandini Mishra

    Startup Grind KIIT


  • Aastha Vij

    Startup Grind Bhubaneswar



  • Aayush Vats

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director

  • Prachi Arunima

    Startup Grind Bhubaneswar

    Chapter Co-director

  • Deepank Saini

    Event Manager

  • Nandini Mishra

    StartupGrind Bhubaneswar

    Director- KIIT

  • Aastha Vij

    Social Media Manager

  • Pradeep Pal Singh Negi

    HR Lead

  • Swati Kapoor

    Startup Grind Bhubaneshwar

    Research Lead

  • Shreyas Pande

    Co-director - KIIT

  • Aashish Singh

    Operations Manager

  • Harsh Vardhan

    Startup Grind Bhubaneswar


  • Satyaprakash Sahoo

    Startup Grind Delhi NCR

    Community Manager




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KIIT University

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AIC Nalanda Institute of Technology Foundation

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TiE Bhubaneswar

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