Huddle, a co-working incubator, comes to Cyber City Gurugram, to strengthen the start-up ecosystem, bringing together a network of entrepreneurs and industry leaders to provide intellectual, social and financial capital for each “Huddler”.
New Delhi, India. Oct. 2017(Source: Huddle/PTI)
Founded by a five-member team – Ishaan Khosla, Sanil Sachar, Rakesh Bhatia, Sanjiv Sachar and Suhail Chander, Huddle aims to take each start-up to the next level providing industry-specific guidance, through one-on-one mentorship fueling growth and expansion.
Huddle has an impressive mentor panel, bringing together key stakeholders of the start-up community under one roof. The panel includes senior leaders such as Gautham Mukkavilli, Former India Beverages CEO, PEPSICO; Bhaskar Pramanik, Former Chairman, Microsoft India; Indrajit Banerjee, Former President & CFO, Ranbaxy Laboratories; Ravindra Pisharody, Executive Director, Tata Motors Ltd.; Manoj Kohli – Executive Chairman, Softbank Energy to name a few.
Huddle is also hosting ‘Huddle Up!’ – a first of its kind collaborative event to bring today’s industry stalwarts with tomorrow’s leaders, on Saturday, 4th November, 2017 at Cyber City, Gurugram. The flow of events will ensure interaction among all stakeholders of the ecosystem. There will be brainstorming sessions, limited to up to 10 entrepreneurs paired with up to two Huddle mentors. Besides there will be networking opportunities with Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Business Support partners.
On kick-starting this venture, Sanil Sachar, Partner, Huddle, says “Huddle is a collaborative effort to strengthen the startup ecosystem with the combined efforts of all relevant stakeholders coming together. At Huddle, it’s not just about working together but bringing the right people together. At Huddle, we work towards providing every arm of support needed by a startup to propel their venture.”
Startups require more than just a space to grow. Keeping this in mind, Huddle provides industry-specific guidance and a unique four-point approach. These are:
a) Tailor-made mentorship – The mentors focus on supporting start-ups through their vast network in the Financial Services, Healthcare, Technology, AI, AgriTech, Consumer Goods & Services and Manufacturing sectors. This mentorship is provided on a one-on-one basis for each mentor and Huddler relationship and is structured on a weekly basis.
b) Investment opportunities – A selected few get to pitch their ventures to investors and ‘reverse pitch’ opportunities allow investors to introduce themselves to Huddlers.
c) Business Support – Access to partnerships with external business function providers, including Legal (ILPS and Alpha Partners), Advisory (Grant Thornton), Hospitality (Lemon Tree Hotels), and many other business support functions.
d) Networking – Get the opportunity to connect with mentors, influencers, industry partners, and investors.
Being situated in India’s premier corporate hub, Cyber City, Gurugram, Huddle resides amongst world-renowned corporations, bringing the start-ups in close proximity with their clientele. A high energy environment, Huddle provides each “Huddler” the flexibility to work according to their preference. They can pick from various work settings apart from their station. Built to cater comfort through modern industrial design, Huddle enables them to maximize work efficiency with ergonomic seating and large workstations.