New Delhi, March 03, 2020: TiE Delhi-NCR, one of the most vibrant chapters in the TiE global network, hosted the 1st Edition of ‘TiE Tours: Unconference on gogoBus’, a one-of-a-kind business trip that aimed to leverage an unconventional setting to create differentiated entrepreneurial value. Kicked-off from New Delhi on February 29, the unique day-long ‘unconference’ while on the bus  provided an informal setup for candid conversations between entrepreneurs, investors and key members of the media about the startup ecosystem.

‘TiE Tours Unconference on gogoBus’ TiE Delhi-NCR’s initiative of a conference on wheels with marquee investors and entrepreneurs

The first session of the tour kick-started with in-depth conversations on mobility in 2020,  between Mr. Aloke Bajpai, CEO &  Co-Founder – Ixigo & Mr. Tej Kapoor, Co-Executive President of Fosun RZ Capital (India & Africa). This session brought to the fore various nuances of what the future of mobility could look like, growing need for sustainable and high capacity mobility solutions, EVs as a promising segment & more. In a session moderated by Prasanto Kumar Roy, Tech Policy & Media Professional various leading names of media got together to discuss how entrepreneurs could leverage media, what new trends to watch out for and how topicality of content could set their communication apart. The insightful conversations were intermingled with fun-filled breaks, entertainment, games &   a visit to the Taj Mahal adding more zest to the proceedings. 

Speaking on the event, Ms. Geetika Dayal, Executive Director, TiE Delhi-NCR, said, “Start-ups thrive on disruption, and what better way to highlight it than through a unique spin on the concept of a business conference? Through the ‘Unconference on gogoBus’ initiative, we aim to broaden the scope of what it means to connect, network, and engage with key stakeholders in the start-up ecosystem. The objective is to deliver a unique and engaging experience  while facilitating productive discussions. We’ve got excellent feedback on the 1st edition. ” 

Amit Gupta, Co-Founder, gogoBus, said, “ Unconference on gogoBus is a unique idea with which we aim to build an interesting knowledge-sharing platform for startups and investors. The informal format aided flow of ideas and free discussions around mobility & media in its 1st edition.  We also want to break the myth around uncomfortable bus travel with the experience that gogoBus provided in this first meetup.”

Commenting at the event, Aloke Bajpai, Founder & CEO, Ixigo, said, “It was a pleasure to be a part of the initiative. I believe that TiE Delhi-NCR’s efforts of bringing together the startup community to an informal setup like this are commendable. We had some immensely engaging and productive discussions at the Unconference on gogoBus. I look forward to the upcoming editions of the tour.”

TiE Delhi-NCR plans to continue this initiative with gogoBus with follow-up editions on various other interesting themes. Bringing together the  who’s’ who of the startup industry to an informal and exciting atmosphere.