Introducing the partners for Kolkata edition of Startup Knockdown

By on July 3, 2016 | Events

We are ready to set off for Kolkata in a few days for the upcoming Kolkata edition of Startup Knockdown+. The event will be bringing together some of the biggest names in travel to support young, promising startup in the travel industry. Different brands extended their hand for the event with a common goal, to support the travel startup ecosystem in India and help the innovators get in the limelight. Here are our partners for the upcoming Kolkata event:

Judges and Mentors for the Kolkata edition

Calcutta Angels Network

Calcutta Angels Network is a platform for entrepreneurs and investors to come on board to create an enabling environment for angel investments, mentorship and guidance. It is the first structured platform of this kind in Eastern India. For budding entrepreneurs, CAN provides a platform to access funding as well as mentorship. While for investors, it provides a platform to invest in cherry picked deals from across business sectors. CAN is associated with the premier angel networks, accelerators, incubators and institutes for knowledge sharing, deal flow sharing and co-investments.

10000 startups by NASSCOM

10,000 Start-ups is an initiative of NASSCOM which is aimed at incubating, funding and supporting 10,000 technology start-ups in India over the next ten years. The program is partnered by Indian Angel Network and supported by Google, Microsoft and Verisign.

NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies) is India’s leading trade body with 1400 members comprising of domestic and global Information Technology companies present in the Indian market. 95% of the revenue generated by the Indian IT industry comes from NASSCOM affiliated member companies.


Agnitio Consulting was born from the need and desire to create a niche and specialized CXO in residence offering for travel, tourism and hospitality companies across the globe. Agnitio works closely with its clients not as typical consultants rather as an operating partner rolling their sleeves and getting things done. Agnitio works with startups right from ideation / incubation stage to driving scale and growth of companies through capital raising and M&A as well.


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.


Froottrip is a provider of travel services in India and is an extension of which is based in UK. Froottrip cater 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.

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

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