Where Business meets the Law.

Business Mediation Summit





Monday,December 10,2018
West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences


Wednesday,December 12,2018
Foundation of Comprehensive Dispute Resolution ( FCDR)


Friday,December 14,2018
IMC International ADR Center


Saturday,December 15,2018
PHD Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Delhi

What is Business-Mediation Summit?

The quality of judicial processes and efficiency of court systems have been primarily responsible for India’s dismal ranking on the ease of doing business index. In order to improve the state of access to justice and ease of doing business rank of India, the Government of India has been focusing on strengthening Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and out of court settlement mechanisms. An ordinance was promulgated in May 2018 to amend the Commercial Courts’ Act, 2015 which makes Pre-Institutional Mediation mandatory for commercial disputes. In order to prevent commercial disputes from getting caught in complicated procedures of the court and sensitize the startup industry and the MSMEs with better dispute resolution practices and management tools, West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences Kolkata, in collaboration with ODRways which is in the top 10 mediation centers of India, is organizing Business-Mediation Summits in five major cities of India: Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi.

What is Start Smart Awards, 2018?

Start Smart Awards, 2018 is an initiative by National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata in collaboration with Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog, Government of India. The aim is to recognize the top 3 startups each from 4 zones of India, North, South, West and East. The award ceremonies of the zones will be held in Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi respectively. The top 3 startups from each zones will be provided incubation support by AIM, Niti Aayog. The purpose is to encourage startups to follow smart business practices, be compliance friendly and be updated with regulations and schemes which affects them. There will be panel discussions on smart and ethical business management practices which the startup industry and MSMEs can imbibe from the beginning.

Why participate in Start Smart Awards, 2018?


National Angel Investment Partner

The top 3 startups from each zone will get a chance to be funded by Venture Catalysts which is the biggest early stage investor firm of India!


Knowledge Partner

The top 3 startups from each zone will get incubation and mentorship support from Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog, Government of India.


National Incubation Partner

The top 3 startups from each zone will also be eligible to get incubation support from Technopreneur Surrogate Ventures.

Partner and Supporters

Register Here

Opportunity to be recognized in the top 3 startups of your zone by the NITI Aayog, Government of India!

The Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) is a flagship initiative set up by the NITI Aayog to promote innovation and entrepreneurship across the length and breadth of the country. To enable a vibrant ecosystem of innovation, AIM is promoting active collaboration between Government, Academia, Industry, Individuals and Societal focused NGOs and has set up one of the largest mentoring and incubation support for startups across India.



Advisory Support

Ravi is Founder of “Starting up with Ravi Ranjan” - A high growth Advisory Firm to support Government, Academia, Enterprises & Entrepreneurs.

Ravi is Ex- NASSCOM, Ex- Indian Angel Network &an Alumni of The Prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), a premier professional exchange program by U.S. Govt. Department of States. Ravi has been working closely with Indian Startup Ecosystem for over 10 Years and have established himself as a Startup Expert, Influencer, Entrepreneurship Evangelist and Ecosystem Enabler. He has been a pillar of constant support and guidance for the organizing team and his organization is the official outreach partner of this award ceremony.

Are you an early-stage startup looking for funding support?

Venture Catalysts is the official National Angel Investment Partner of Start Smart Awards, 2018.

With a network of 3,000 angel investors across India, this early-stage investment firm has topped the Indian start-up funding chart by closing 33 deals worth ₹315 crore in 2017, about 10 times that of 2016. They are looking to grow further in 2018!

The top 3 startups from each zone will get a chance to pitch to the top investors of Venture Catalysts.

Register and get the chance to be funded by the biggest investment firm of India!

Jury Members

Introducing the Jury Members of the Start Smart Awards

Do you have Questions?

  • Registration: The entity must by incorporated under the Companies Act 1956 or registered as a Partnership under the Partnership Act 1932 or the Limited Liability Partnership Act 2008.
  • Target Market: The applicant must be based in India with India being an important market or target area of the initiative.
  • Dedicated Team: All or at least one of the founding members of the teams should be working over the initiative on a full-time basis.
  • Proven Model: The applicant should demonstrate that a social, commercial or market value is attached to the initiative.
  • Inflection Stage: The initiative must be at its inflection stage, such that there is a significant scope for its growth and impact.
  • Social Impact: The aim of the initiative should be such that its operations benefit the society at large.

  • Originality of the idea and the value proposition that it makes
  • Differentiation of the product or service from the existing competition in the market
  • Target market, customer identification and segmentation
  • Planning and strategies of marketing
  • Caliber and commitment of the team towards the initiative

The top 3 startups from each zone will get a chance to pitch to the top investors of Venture Catalysts, which is the official National Angel Investment Partner of Start Smart Awards, 2018. They will also be provided incubation/mentorship support by Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, Government of India and Technopreneur Surrogate Ventures.

Oraganizing Team

Indian Mediation Week and National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata

Contact number- 8337030883, 9620606424

Email- info@indianmediationweek.com

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