IIT Mandi Catalyst organised its 3rd edition of annual flagship event Himalayan Startup Trek on September, 14-15 2019. The event aimed at bringing together the stakeholders of the Indian startup ecosystem and provided young entrepreneurs a platform to pitch their ideas for incubation support and fund raising.
The two-day annual flagship event hosted about 35 speakers/mentors/investors and more than 270 teams applied for HST 2019, out of which, a total of 96 teams were shortlisted which encompassed a range of sectors including Health tech, Edu tech, Waste management, Logistics, Travel/Tourism/Hospitality, Clean & renewable energy, Agriculture and biotechnology, Disaster management & road safety, Smart homes, Manufacturing, Enterprise management, Finance etc. The total of 51 startup teams pitched to a jury of experts to get incubation support from IIT Mandi Catalyst. Based on feedback, 25 of these teams have been offered incubation support at IIT Mandi Catalyst. Over 100 startup enthusiasts engaged in various formats of interactions during the event and attended various sessions across two days.