ASSOCHAM would be launching in 10 major cities ‘Startup Elevator Pitch Series,’ an initiative and a platform for budding entrepreneurs to pitch for funding and technology partners for their dream projects. “Through this unique initiative, Startups or potential Startups would be able to network with high net worth individuals and top of the line professionals and generate business or funding opportunities for themselves,” said Mr Anil Khaitan, chairman, ASSOCHAM National Council on Startups; Mr Ashish Agarwal, co-chair and Ms Tripti S. Shinghal, co-chair at a media interaction. Mr Khaitan said, the opportunity would be available for early stage startups between 0-2 years of operations. Those aspiring to scale up would also get opportunity for raising finance and/ or technology or even marketing partnership with venture capitalists, mentors or independent professionals of global repute. The Elevator programme is also open for the established startups between 2–5 years of operations.The ASSOCHAM Startup Elevator Pitch Series would be rolled out in 12 cities between September 7 and by the end of January 2020. The cities are Jaipur, Pune, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Raipur, Indore, Guwahati, Kochi, Visakhapatnam, New Delhi, Jammu and Srinagar.