StartUp Cricket League Launched Grandly By Hero Akhil

Published : Jul 20, 2016 05:27 am

Place : 91 springboard, Madhapur, Hyderabad : The one of kind exciting amalgamated concept, Start Up Cricket League (SCL) has announced its official launch on 20th of July 2016 for the year 2016 and a grand gala event will organize in the city for this launch. Chief Guest and Brand Ambassador, Actor Akhil Akkineni inaugurated the program and unveiled the dazzling trophy for this unique and exciting event in the presences of other celebrated personalities of Hyderabad. He also announced the cash prize money of Rs. 1 lac to be awarded as Seed Fund for the winning team.

Commenting on this exclusive initiative, Mr. Akhil Akkineni said " SCL 2016 is sure to be an outstanding success as the entrepreneurial ecosystem across the country would be reverberating with utmost enthusiasm. I am thrilled to be a part of this exhilarating idea and captain the Telugu team of entrepreneurial players." 

StartUp Cricket League is the World's first sporting event conceptualized with the Aim of fostering he entrepreneurship and supporting Startups, thereby bringing the indian startup ecosystem all together closer. This informal conclave brings startups from varying sectors to bond together along with other significant members of the startup biome such as investors, founders, mentors, incubators, accelerators, students, etc. The friendly cricket matches rolled out would foster networking, team spirit and sportsmanship amongst the entrepreneurs themselves.

This tailor made concept for Startups to celebrate both entrepreneurship and sportsmanship just got even bigger and better this year, as the mega event will be rolled out in four startup hubs across the country namely Bengaluru, Delhi, Jaipur and Hyderabad. Winning teams from the four cities will then battle it out at the grand finale held right here in Hyderabad on the 18th of September to win the title of National Champions.

Speaking at the launch event, Mr. Sai Kiran Founder of Startup Cricket League (SCL) said; " This is truly a golden opportunity for the growth of the startup ecosystem as  entrepreneurs can bond with investors and other categories of influential people over a friendly cricket match. They can become the talk of the nation by spreading awareness about their venture to not only the startup community, but also to the general public who get to view the matches online."

Big gaints on the lines of Flipkart, freecharge would be participating with other renowned startups like Citrus, OYO Rooms, Perk, GrabOn, etc. Some of the renowned investors who will also partake in the Startup Cricket League are Matrix Partners, Accel Partners, Kalaari Capital, Hyderabad Angels, etc.

Apart from the cricket matches organized, there are an array of creative activities planned for this year's SCL. Internship Bucket, Founder's Pavillion, Startup Crossfire, Startup Pitch, Startup Power play, Super Catch and Startup Epo are the on-ground and off-ground activities that will be rolled out for the benefit of the numerous startup participating.

Interested startups who wish to register and participate in the Startup Cricket League, 2016 can simply log on to

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