Hyderabad–Startup Cricket League (SCL) 2016, tailormade for startups to celebrate entrepreneurship and sportsmanship, was announced here on Wednesday.

The mega event will be rolled out in four startup hubs of Bangalore, Delhi, Jaipur and Hyderabad.

SCL Founder Sai Kiran Gunda
SCL Founder Sai Kiran Gunda

The winning teams from the four cities will then battle it out at the grand finale in Hyderabad on September 18 to win the title of national champions.

Brand ambassador and actor Akkhil Akkineni launched the event and unveiled the dazzling trophy for this unique event.

He also announced prize money of Rs 1 lakh as seed fund for the winning team.

“SCL 2016 is sure to be an outstanding success as the entrepreneurial ecosystem across the country would be reverberating with utmost enthusiasm. I am thrilled to be a part of this exhilarating idea and captain the Telugu team of entrepreneurial players,” said the Telugu actor.

The event will brings startups from varying sectors together along with investors, founders, mentors, incubators, accelerators and students.

SCL founder Sai Kiran said it is an opportunity for the growth of the startup ecosystem as entrepreneurs can bond with investors and other categories of influential people over a friendly cricket match.

Giants like Flipkart, Freecharge would be participating with other renowned startups like Citrus, OYO Rooms, Perk, GrabOn etc.

Some of the renowned investors who will also partake in SCL are Matrix Partners, Accel Partners, Kalaari Capital and Hyderabad Angels.

There will also be an array of creative on- and off-ground activities like Internship Bucket, Founder’s Pavilion, Startup Crossfire, Startup Pitch, Startup Power play and Super Catch. (IANNS)