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Devesh Chawla

Devesh Chawla is the Founder and CEO of Chatur Ideas. Chatur Ideas is a startup enabling platform with over 550 startups and 1500 investors where startups can get funding, mentoring and 360 degree execution support. After acquiring Nurture Talent Academy (India’s first Institute for Entrepreneurs present across 125+ cities and trained more than 34,000 entrepreneurs), Chatur Ideas is training young entrepreneurs across Institutes and providing them access to its vast ecosystem so as to enrich the entrepreneurship culture right from foundation level.

His company, Chatur Ideas has been awarded in March 2017 with the ‘Industry Excellence Award for being the leading Startup Enabler Platform’ at the International BRICS Conclave for Startups and MSMEs by the Honourable Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, India – Vijay Goel.

Devesh runs entrepreneurship programs across colleges and startups along with Mr Ajeet Khurana, Ex CEO of IIT Incubation centre SINE. Devesh is a mentor and investor himself and has worked with hundreds of startups including Catapooolt, Strike, Orbit Marketplace, Maax Market, Market Pulse, Hubilo, Intuit Things, Cloudrino and many more.

Devesh Chawla is also the Co-founder and Chairperson of StepUp360 which is India’s first IP Enabled Incubator cum Accelerator for Women.

He is deeply committed to add value to the start-up ecosystem and revolutionize entrepreneurship picture in India. He has been being felicitated with ‘Mahatma Gandhi Samman’ award.This award was presented by Meira Kumar, Former Speaker at Lok Sabha. Mahatma Gandhi Samman is awarded to only 25 Indians globally for their contribution in respective fields. He was also a part of The Think Tank Series on IPR {Series 1} on ‘National IPR Policy – a way forward’, supported by MSME- Ministry of India.

He has been invited as Guest of Honour, Speaker, Panelist and Jury at various startup events across India including some of the following:

  • Jury at Start AP (in collaboration with Andhra Pradesh Government).

  • Speaker and Jury at Startup Networkz (Singapore Company) India tour at Nagpur, Hyderabad and Kolkata.

  • Jury at Eureka! – Asia’s largest business plan competition held at IIT – Bombay.

  • Investor at the 10 Minute Million Competition by E-Cell, IIT Bombay.

  • Key note speaker at StepUp 360 Mumbai Summit.

  • Speaker and Jury Member at ‘The August Fest’ – Asia’s largest startup conference

  • Speaker at Intrigue Summit 2017 (International Marketing Summit) which was held in Delhi.

  • Speaker at Maker Mela 2017, which is a premier event for grass root innovations in India.

  • Panelist at MAVEN 2017 which is a centenary year celebration programme of SP College, Pune Moderator at e-tailing India Expo 2017 which is the largest eCommerce, retail & mobile show in the Industry at The Lalit, Mumbai.

  • Panelist and Investor at Empresario at EDII, Ahmedabad.

  • Guest of Honour at Entrepreneurship Week at Entrepreneurship Week at KIIT, Bhubhaneshwar.