The Startup Expo is one of the key highlights of Pune Startup Fest. The Expo is aimed at providing entrepreneurs a high visibility transformative platform where they can showcase their ventures, meet investors, engage with government organizations, attend knowledge sessions, receive one-on-one mentoring, network with business experts, explore partnership opportunities, find potential customers and interact with students and stakeholders that can help them scale new heights. It serves as a great medium of interaction between the founders and students, thus promoting a thriving entrepreneurial culture. The Startups also recruit these young innovators who look out for new opportunities.



  • → 170 startup exhibitors from various sectors

  • → 20 startup exhibits in offline mode.

  • → More than 120 investors, mentors, and industry experts.

  • → A prize pool of Rs. 150,000 was awarded for competitions organised during PSF'23.

  • → A dedicated "Student Startup Zone" for enabling opportunities for young entrepreneurs.

  • → "Student Internships" - to help students find internships in startups.

  • → Rs. 12 cr were invested into startups over the last 5 years.




Amalgamation of Investors/Mentors from different domains of works coming together to network, interact, evaluate and mentor at Startup Expo sets up the premises of Investor Zone at Pune Startup Fest.

Despite the pandemic odds, Pune Startup Fest'23 was embraced with arms wide open as 120+ investors and mentors visited the event in 2 days. Their visit comprises thorough interaction with the Startups as per their domain of interest, leading to mentorship and investment channels. Over 12 crores of investment has been achieved in previous 5 editions of Pune Startup Fest and with the association of esteemed ensemble of investors/mentors we are geared up to deliver the same for 6th edition of Pune Startup Fest'24. Investor Zone serves the Startups with agenda of " Pruning predicaments with words of sagacity and watering worthy ideas with shower of greenbacks" in the process making it absolute centre of attraction.