INDO-MENA Corridor

World’s first startup corridor integrating UAE and the Indian startup ecosystem

#IMC Events – Episode 1
[Feb 3, 2021]

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What's IMC?

LAFFAZ Media has brought INDO-MENA Corridor as an integrator focused on Indian and MENA (Middle East & North Africa) startup ecosystems – connecting tech startups with potential investors, and advisors through a seamless application process accompanied with knowledge-sharing delivered through virtual events hosted by LAFFAZ.

Why IMC?

The INDO-MENA Corridor is a common gateway for startups and ecosystem enablers across India and the MENA region to seamlessly connect and make deals happen, both domestically and internationally. Whether you are seeking funding, acceleration, advisory or expansion, IMC caters everything all at one place.

Benefits for Startups​
Benefits for Partners​

How it works?


Startups register to IMC

Get Your Pass

Registered startups will get passes to attend IMC webinars led by IMC Ecosystem Partners

Redeem Offers

Registered startups will get access to various startup tools for free and subsidized


LAFFAZ will filter, match and connect eligible startups with respective Ecosystem Partners​

Ecoystem Partners


Strategic Partners


Supporting Partner

Andra PR

Media Partner


Outreach Partner

Our Speakers

Startup ecosystem leaders who’ll be taking on the mic at IMC virtual events

Pankaj Chaddah - Co-founder Mindhouse & Zomato

Pankaj Chaddah

Co-Founder Mindhouse, Zomato
Roberto Croci

Roberto Croci

Managing Director, Microsoft for Startups MEA
Swethal Kumar

Swethal Kumar

CEO & Managing Partner, StartupScale360

Apply as a Startup

We encourage you to read the following criteria before applying to IMC.

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Partner offers for #IMC participants

Apply as a Partner

All IMC Ecosystem Partners need to comply with the following guidelines

#IMC Events


Episode 1: Introducing INDO-MENA Corridor [03 Feb 2021]

Episode 2: INDO-MENA Corridor for Fintech [Early May 2021]

Episode 3: INDO-Corridor for Deep Tech [Early Aug 2021]

Episode 4: INDO-MENA Corridor for E-commerce [Early Nov 2021]



Episode 1: Introducing INDO-MENA Corridor [03 Feb 2021]


1. Introduction – 5 mins

2. Keynote – 10 mins
Story of startup expansion in the Middle East
Speaker: Pankaj Chaddah, Co-founder of Mindhouse and Mindhouse

3. Keys to startup growth regionally and internationally
Speakers: Roberto Croci, Microsoft for Startups Middle East
Swethal Kumar, CEO & Managing Partner, StartupScale360

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