# S T A R T U P M O N K

Hustler Plexus is an initiative by StartUp Monk to provide a bridging platform between the forthcoming entrepreneurs and the industry experts, for the purpose of networking and learning through local meetups in metros and tier II and tier III cities across India.
Entrepreneurs, professionals and students get an opportunity to meet with the senior entrepreneurs and leaders of the industry, listen to their journeys, learn from their experiences and interact on a one-to-one basis.


Venue -


Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, India
Date & TIme -
13th October, 2019.
3 PM to 5 PM

Ahmedabad StartUp Ecosystem

Ahmedabad ranks 7 in India and 146 globally, based on the strength of its startup ecosystem. With a traditional business orientation, inexpensive infrastructure and proximity to premier colleges, Ahmedabad is fast becoming a serious launchpad for startups, especially in the tech-enabled space.
Long considered the hub for textile and pharmaceutical industries, Ahmedabad has now upped its game, encouraging tech-based startups to emerge.
Although there is a conducive environment for start-ups in the state, there are certain areas that need to be addressed. The need of the hour is to focus on incubation and acceleration.
There is also a pressing need for monitoring and assessment of the start-up ecosystem. Also, the ecosystem needs to continuously identify the challenges that start-ups face and suggest best practices that can be used by them for better performance.
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Panel Discussion on Issues and Opportunities ahead for the Ahmedabad Startup Ecosystem. The speakers on the panel will be:

A dialogue between the audience and expert panel, for the purpose of solving doubts and queries of upcoming entrepreneurs and professionals, followed by Networking Tea for the attendees to network amongst themselves and the Panel Speakers.


Shani Pandya

A person fiercely passionate about entrepreneurship and inculcating grassroots level leadership and innovation among communities, Mr. Shani Pandya is an ecosystem enabler based out of Gandhinagar in Gujarat.
Currently holding the position of the co-founder of Innovation and Incubation Centre at the PDPU alongside managing his responsibilities as founder and CEO of Imagine Powertree Pvt. Ltd., Shani closely works with multiple leaders, entrepreneurs, and mentors across domains to empower innovation and investments in the local startup ecosystem.
A thinking, mission-oriented individual, he has a deep-rooted interest in areas such as sustainable development, education, social impact and towards nurturing student entrepreneurship in today’s youth.

Faraz Wadhwania

Faraz completed his MBA in Entrepreneurship from Nirma University. He is a serial entrepreneur who previously owned two startups JnF Grenergy Pvt. Ltd. and Swaham Artesign LLP.
Faraz was previously also Lead Accelerator for Startup Tunnel in Jaipur for the Department of Information Technology & Communication on their flagship incubation program.
Currently, he is heading operations for DevX and alongside scouting innovation for DCB Bank Innovation Carnival, a holistic startup program by DCB Bank and DevX.

Dhruvam Thaker

33 years young, holding business administration and engineering background, Dhruvam wanted to do something different than others and follow his passion, and thus he left his corporate job with decent pay, and started The SMART Taxi.
The SMART Taxi which was started with only 1 cab (and Dhruvam driving it), has become a venture having presence in 14 cities (Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Pune, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Rajkot, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Indore and Bhopal) with more than 300 best cabs associated with us. The SMART Taxi serves MNCs, Fortune 500 companies, SMEs and start-ups.

Sneha Garachh

Having switched her profession twice, like early 20’s girl, Sneha founded her passion into baking and then traveled back again into the world of codes, pixels & bytes.
She co-founded Liveblack, a micro-agency which deals with Web, Brand, and Design and is responsible for running the operations smoothly and efficiently.
She believes entrepreneurship isn’t easy, there are many ups and downs but Liveblack is the right example that if you are really passionate and focused, you can startup with meager resources.
Terms of Participation -
It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking and learning opportunity. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might actually start a company with, build relationships with coaches, and learn from your peers. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun.
As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea.
As a member of your startup community, you agree to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the event facilities with proper care. You agree that you are responsible for any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold Startup Monk, our local volunteer team, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident.
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