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After a thumping success of the first installment, the bells had rung once again for Co – Founder Matchmaking 2.0, wherein 20 startups and 20 Co-Founders are shortlisted to speed date with each other on real time basis. Just like its predecessor, Co- Founder Matchmaking 2.0 was no different recipe. Same concept, same process but we got a pack of new memories to cherish for a lifetime.

This time around, CFM 2.0 was conducted in Workly, Lajpat Nagar on 17 December 2016. Faad along with Startups Delhi, powered by Wagon Cabs (which gives you fixed rate/kilometre and an option of more savings for riders and more earnings to drivers) and Co powered by Cash Suvidha, conducted this transformational event for the Startup Industry. Our other partners included Web Shuttle, JuxPux, BW Disrupt, College Desk, GrowthHub, Startup Selfie and HR Simpli. With the dedicated and continuous support of all the partners, we were pretty confident that we would nail it big once again.

All the registrations were duly done and completed, as we geared up for the big day (the event day). People started coming in at 11, and the networking floor was already abuzz with discussions of like -minded intellectuals under one roof, and under the banner of Co- Founder Matchmaking 2.0.  As people started to accumulate, our celebrity speaker Anchor Satvik Kapur had already spellbound the audience with his fun-filled team grouping activities. People were made to interact with maximum people in the room like they had met their old friends after ten years ago.  Our Prime sponsor Wagon Cab presented their idea of the perfect rate for Kilometer along the lines of higher waiting periods and surges in the Cab Industry. Their idea of better savings to riders and earnings to drivers was indeed commended by the audience.

Next in place, was our Celebrity speaker session which focused on imparting the right kind of knowledge and guidance to the startup community from the Industry experts themselves.

Our Keynote Speaker Mr Ankit Jain, Founder of My Operator, spoke about how he runs a bootstrapped company and very much profitable with a well-diversified customer base. He spoke extensively on the need for the right Co-Founder in escalating the venture and making the dream turn into an operational idea. Meanwhile, people were listening to Mr Jain very carefully; they were enjoying a tasty bite of lovely sandwiches by JuxPux.

After that, it was time for the audiences to fill out their three preferences of their ideal date for a startup or Co-Founder based on their pitches, skillset, Domain and a multitude of other factors. And then after filling out the preferences, it was time to move towards lunch sponsored by CashSuvidha. After taking the Lunch Bites, everyone started to network with people around, as the dates were being announced. People were being guided to the person they can meet on a speed date, so as to generate a better match.

This time we had close to 50% successful and perfect matches and people happily exclaimed that the matches helped them to find the right person in the community. The time was over, matches were made, and now it was time to bid adieu to 2.0. But we will be back again with 3.0 to rock the ecosystem once again.

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