Freemont Partners associates with CEL

Mumbai, August 1, 2012: Freemont Partners today announced that it would be the "Title Sponsor & Venture Partner" for Conquest 2012, an initiative with Centre for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL), Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani.

In addition to the sponsorship of Conquest 2012, Freemont Partners has initiated several strategic initiatives with BITS Pilani to foster entrepreneurship for start-ups who seek mentoring and incubation opportunities. Vivek Mohan, Founder, Freemont Partners said "We look forward to a long term partnership and engagement with BITS Pilani. BITS Pilani has always been known for creating world class entrepreneurs and we look forward to meeting the Gen Next entrepreneurs at Conquest 2012 as well as the intra-BITS business plan competition EPSILON."

Professor Arya Kumar, Dean, Student Welfare Division said, "We are excited to have Freemont Partners as the Title Sponsor for Conquest 2012. We are sure that working with Freemont Partners will extend a plethora of resources to the startups participating from all over India for the 9th edition of Conquest 2012. CEL at BITS Pilani, welcomes this association and we hope this will indeed be a fruitful one for both Freemont and the entrepreneurial community."

Started as a business plan competition in 2004, Conquest has now grown to be a prominent startup event in India. To fulfill its mandate of connecting early stage startups to the right resources for scaling up, Conquest has always received solid support from experienced investors and with the association of Conquest 2012 with Freemont Partners, history is about to repeat itself. With their vast experience in building successful companies in India and Silicon Valley, the Freemont Partners team will be a great strength to CONQUEST 2012.

Conquest 2012 expects to deliver an enriching experience to early stage start ups that will help them grow and take back with them a rejuvenated drive and passion to bring their dream into reality.

About Freemont Partners: Freemont Partners is India's first Global Incubator and Accelerator, which provides seed funding to entrepreneurs focused on technology driven start-ups. Freemont Partners provides mentorship, strategic direction and access to local and global CXO mentors and partners. For more information, visit www.freemontpartners.com