Investor trip

20 international investors, 7 days in Bangalore and Hyderabad, India


Explore Bangalore India, the 2nd Fastest Growing Startup Ecosystem in the world

Meet up with local investors and promising startups together with other like-minded investors from all over the world. Forget about Silicon Valley for a moment, and join us for an adventure to the place where everything is possible.

Day 1: Pick-up at Bangalore airport. Next of, a big welcome dinner at our luxurious hotel

Day 2-4: Visit the hottest startup hubs, investor dinner & talks and tasting local delis

Day 4-7: Leaving Bangalore and flying to Hyderabad for the last 2 days


When you arrive at Bangalore airport, we will pick you up and drive you to your luxurious hotel in city center. Next of, all 20 investors will meet up for a big welcome dinner. The next couple of days we have a lot of exciting things on the program.
Here is an overview:

– Visit some of Indias biggest IT companies, located in Electronic city.
– Visit Indias hottest startup warehouse – talks, meet and mingle with promising startups.
– Taste and explore local breweries and street food, which is a real Bangalore experience.
– Investor speaks & dinner – get all insights, Q&A, and meet local investors.
– Meet up and talks from Indias elite entrepreneurial companies.

Before the trip, you will get the detailed day-by-day program.

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From we pick you up at the airport, everything is included. That means all transportation (flight between Bangalore and Hyderabad), overnight stays, food, drinks and activities according to the information you find on this page.

What’s not included is airfare to Bangalore and back, personal shopping, extra alcohol or activities on your own initiative.

We will pick you up at Bangalore airport 3:00PM and get you back to your flight out of the country from Hyderabad on the last day of the event.

Shortly before the trip, when we have your flight details we will arrange all transportation.

All accommodation will be taken care of before the trip. We will stay at two luxurious hotels, and everyone gets a private room. Most of the day we will be out visiting, meeting, tasting and exploring India, but when you come home there will be a comfortable bed waiting for you.

Since we are in beautiful India, we would like to present you various dishes from the traditional Indian kitchen. During the day we will have snacks and cold beverages available for you.

If you are allergic, a vegetarian or you want to make us aware of something regarding the food. Please write it in the comments when you apply.

You’re flying to Bangalore India, where we will stay for the first 4 nights. The next 3 days we will be in Hyderabad India. We will book the flights between the cities, which is also included in the price.

Both places we will be visiting all kinds of exciting places and meeting up with investors and entrepreneurs. Every night we go back to the hotel for a good night rest.

Yes. Our program for the week is custom made for investors/angels. We will be visiting places and meeting relevant people who will tell us about the Indian startup eco-system and it´s possibilities.

English, since we come from various places from all over the world. English is the most spoken language in India, with over 60% of the population speaking English.

Pack like you were going on any other business trip. Notice, even in February the weather in India can go up to 30-35 celsius.

– Computer
– Phone
– Camera
– Visa for India
– Clothing for changing weather and swimsuit
– A good idea is to get a local SIM card when you arrive at the airport

The flight is NOT included in the price. When you arrive at Bangalore airport, everything is paid for and taken care of.

Remember to book your flight to Bangalore Airport, and going back will be from Hyderabad airport.

We will pick you up at Bangalore airport at 3:o0PM. February 20th.

We will get you back to your flight from Hyderabad airport at 10.00AM. February 26th.

Shortly before the trip, when we have your flight details we will arrange all transportation. You will receive all detailed information when your spot is confirmed.

Everything is volunteer. We do recommend you join our custom made program during the week, to get the ultimate experience. There will be plenty of time in between visits, talks, and meetings to relax and work. We aim to be back at the hotel in time for you to get some free time for yourself.

Preparation could be to ask yourselves: who do I want to talk to, and within which field. It is also very important that you prepare yourself to have an open mind, India is different in many ways, so as long as you have a positive mindset, this will be the best business trip you ever had.

Before all of our trips, we create a Facebook group for all the participants to engage. This will happen around one month before the trip. We will send out an email and let you know when time is.


Yes. From now on, you can get your India Visa fast and simple without having to send your passport to the India Embassy.

Foreign nationals wishing to travel to India are required to possess a valid passport of their country and a valid India visa. You can use the e Tourist Visa for casual business visits. Apply here. NB: We recommend you apply some weeks before the trip.


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  • Bangalore Is World's 2nd fastest growing Startup Ecosystem in the world.
  • There are 1.3 billion people in India, and 60% of the population speaks English.
  • India still has a lot of basic problems to solve.
  • India has some of the best universities in the world, and also have the youngest entrepreneurs.
  • The government is actively promoting startups, they are giving a lot of options and making it easier for people who are not local, to invest in Indian startups.
  • It is estimated that over 100 companies will join the fortune club in the next five years.

    Our vision at Refuga is basically to give you an experience for life. Well, this is easier said than done, to be honest. But to make the best attempt for this to happen, we have created a framework and a mindset that makes it possible – if you are open to it.

    Our aim for this trip, is for you to get new perspectives, ideas, exploring new possibilities and to move your boundaries, not only professionally but also personally. On this trip you will meet with likeminded investors, meeting new friends, getting all the insights from local investors but also exploring what India and its people has to offer. Everything is possible in India, and still so much to do be done, to make it a better place.

    So, are you ready to do this?


    All our prices are in USD

    1 person
    2 persons (per person)
    Refuga Alumni

    Dates & Availability

    • Aug 6 - 12, 2017 (17 spots left)

    What you get

    • A once in a lifetime experience with other investors from all around the world
    • One big challenge that will make you think bigger and get out of your comfort zone
    • An international network of people, whom you have shared this experience with (you don’t get better network than this)
    • Cultural insights into one of the most talked about countries in the world
    • Inspiration, investor talk, meeting promising startups and visiting Indias hottest companies.
    • All meals, drinks, housing etc.
    • Transport from Airport to the hotel. Flight to Hyderabad, and transportation to Hyderabad airport.
    • … Did we mention that this will be an experience of a lifetime?

    Practical Info

    • We will pick you up at Bangalore airport at 3:o0PM. February 20th.
    • We will get you back to your flight from Hyderabad airport at 10.00AM. February 26th.
    • When we say everything is included, we mean it. When you arrive at Bangalore airport everything is included
    • You have to book your own flight to Bangalore, and back from Hyderabad India.
    • The deposit is always $500 and it secures your spot on the trip
    • The rest of the amount will be withdrawn 3 months prior to the trip
    • If you have to cancel you will get credits to another trip (up until 2 weeks prior to the trip)
    • All participants get access to a closed Facebook group for introduction and practical stuff one month before the trip

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