Introducing the partners for Hyderabad edition of Startup Knockdown

By on July 14, 2016 | Events

Last week the Kolkata edition of Startup Knockdown was concluded successfully with Airlines Technology and Izifiso emerging as the winners. The event was highly appreciated by participants and attendees alike. The startups received valuable inputs from the mentors to fine tune their business processes and even got invited by NASSCOM and Calcutta Angels for further discussions. Now we are all set for the Hyderabad edition of the event during TTF Hyderabad and just like the previous event, our partners have been really helpful in putting it all together. Here are the partners for Hyderabad event:


Judges and Mentors for Hyderabad edition

Hyderabad Angels

Hyderabad Angels (HA) is a group of seasoned angel investors who are keen to invest in promising start-ups and early stage companies to create tangible as well as intangible value.

Established in early 2012, HA investors are leading venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and business leaders, who, with their financial and business acumen, are committed to providing support to the rapidly growing Indian start-up ecosystem. Besides providing the much needed capital, we provide businesses with distinctive mentoring, access to our network and handholding the company through its entire lifecycle from fund raising with great focus on strategy and execution. Although based out of Hyderabad, we source investment opportunities from all over India and work closely with other Angel Networks, early stage VCs, Accelerators and Incubators.


T-Hub is a unique public/private partnership between the government of Telangana, 3 of India’s premier academic institutes (IIIT-H, ISB & NALSAR) and key private sector leaders. It stands at the intersection of the start-up, academic, corporate, research and government sectors. T-Hub is designed for technology related startups with a vision to catalyse the creation of one of the tightest and most vibrant communities in order to encourage and fuel more startup success stories in India.

Indian Angel Network

Indian Angel Network is a network of Angel investors keen to invest in early stage businesses which have potential to create disproportionate value. The members of the Network are leaders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem as they have had strong operational experience as CEOs or a background of creating new and successful ventures. They share a passion to create scale and value for startup ventures.

Started in April 2006, the Indian Angel Network in addition to money, provides constant access to high quality mentoring, vast networks and inputs on strategy as well as execution. The Network members, because of their background are better able to assess the potential and risks at the early stage.


Amadeus is at the heart of the global travel industry. They join and connect the key players in travel tech to shape the future of travel. The Amadeus Next initiative goes with their vision of building and fostering the leading travel tech startup community In Asia Pacific.

Under Amadeus Next, they mentor, nurture and partner with startups in Asia Pacific to take them to the Next level on their journey to scale into awesome companies. Next leverages Amadeus’ technology, expertise, reach and funding to empower entrepreneurs to challenge the status quo.

Marking its 18-year anniversary in 2015, has evolved into the most widely used website by entrepreneurs and leaders in business worldwide. As the leading small business website, serves its visitors’ needs by creating the most satisfying experience with relevant content, logical information management and ease of access.

When business owners need answers, is their ultimate source for solutions. Visitors access the website to find new insights and delve into core issues that affect every aspect of business management. is their trusted mobile business partner, ready to connect them not only to an infinite source of information but also an expansive online community where entrepreneurs meet, share and grow.


The Digital Marketing Hub. A place for digital marketing professionals and organisations to share, learn and grow. A community to communicate, contribute and collaborate. A forum for getting answers to your queries, sharing solutions and helping each other.


Myles is India’s first self-drive car rental service. Driven by technology to simplify the process and enhance the consumer experience, Myles offers more than 38 car models from different manufacturers and flexible renting options with the option to rent by hour, day, week or month. The fleet is spread in over 21 cities with more than 250 pickup locations. With this, they are looking to make urban transportation simpler while working towards eliminating the hassles associated with car ownership.

Started in early 2015, Funstay has grown leaps and bounds in its reach and now has the largest listings of homestay in India and is also the fastest growing homestay portal in terms of number of property listings.

The journey of Funstay is not that of a typical business, rather it is a journey of five friends with one common passion-Travel. Ever since they completed their education, each one of them has travelled widely both within the country and abroad. During these travel experiences, many a times they had stayed with locals at their homes, stayed in a village hut or in a cottage between vast coffee plantations. This gave birth to the idea of Funstay as they realized that the travel experience becomes exponentially richer and memorable when one can understand and get involved in the local heritage.


Froottrip is a provider of travel services in India and is an extension of which is based in UK. Froottrip caters to the price conscious travellers by offering best handpicked travel deals from affordable flights to a wide array of hotels and tailor made travel packages. It offers everything one needs for an amazing holiday, without breaking the bank.

We would like to thank all our partners for supporting the event. The event will be hosted at Hitex Exhibition Center in Hyderabad along with TTF Hyderabad.

If you are a travel startup and missed signing up for the Kolkata or Hyderabad event, fret not. Sign up for the other upcoming editions at

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