• Delhi, India
  • Events, Marketplace

India's first online portal by IIT & IIM Alumni that enables one to browse, choose and invite artists and eminent personalities for events.

Proof of Concept

Startup Video


Image gets awarded for a promising startup & gets an invite to CM's dinner in Lucknow | Amar Ujala

InviteMyGuest's co-founders were awarded one of the most promising startup by Hon. Governor of UP - Shri Ram Naik & also were invited to a dinner hosted by Hon'ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh - Shri Akhilesh Yadav.

Jul 27, 2016

Image has been presented with the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam memorial Youth Award by UP Governor | Hindustan Times has been presented with the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam memorial Youth Award for one of the most promising startup by Hon'ble Governor of UP - Shri Ram Naik.

Jul 27, 2016


An online marketplace that enables you to explore and hire artists, performers, celebrities etc.. | IIM Kashipur

InviteMyGuest is run and managed by a team of two – Vivek Pateshwari and Akshay Agarwal. Vivek is an Alumnus of IIM Calcutta and IIT Kharagpur.

Jun 23, 2016


The startup allows you to invite any guest speaker/artists at the click of a button – InviteMyGuest | Know Startup

IMG is a quick, easy and transparent way of discovering, choosing and hiring talents artists and celebrities for any type of event. They help connect the event organizer/host directly with his chosen Guests (talents), hence eliminating the middlemen

Jun 06, 2016


InviteMyGuest: Now an online marketplace to invite ‘Guests’ for your next event !! | The Insights Out

Worried about who will be the chief guest for your next corporate talent event? Clueless about how to connect to artists performing at your next college fest? Having an event? Scouting for guests, artists…ha?

Jun 06, 2016


Vivek Pateshwari 48th batch PGDM (2011-2013), IIM Calcutta alumnus Co-founds | IIM Calcutta

The idea emerged from my personal experience during my stay at IIM-Calcutta. As an active member of various clubs on campus, I spent a lot of time trying to get speakers –preferably well known personalities or celebrities – on campus for events.

Sep 10, 2015


This IIT-IIM duo looks to take a bite off the $1B events industry pie | YourStory

Delhi based (IMG) aims to be a one-of-a-kind online marketplace that enables one to explore and hire (invite) artists, performers, photographers, academicians, emcees, speakers, entrepreneurs and trainers (referred to as ‘guests’)

Sep 01, 2015

New Team Member

Founders quit their cushy jobs & met in Delhi




Ciel Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. was Incorporated



Launched Campaign with Ola Cabs & Safexpress in 17 Colleges; Got First Invite


Media Coverage

YourStory shares our Story



1st Corporate event #AdvantageIndia for HarperCollins India


New Product Release

Website Launch at Advantage India Conclave, Chennai



New Product Release

Blog Launch by Dr. Kiran Bedi; 1st Wedding Event; Partnered with


Media Coverage

Most Promising Startup by Hon. Governor of UP; Dinner hosted by CM in Lucknow



Team Summary

Vivek Pateshwari (4 years work-ex, IIM Calcutta, IIT Kharagpur)
Akshay Agarwal ( 4 years work-ex, IIM Raipur, IIT Guwahati)


Product/Service Summary

InviteMyGuest is an online marketplace for short-term hiring of artists, celebrities, speakers, photographers and other talents for event-related services.

How are we different? brings a fresh air of transparency in a sector where the lack of it leads to lots of disappointment and losses. One of the goals is to eliminate the non-value-adding middle-men from the chain. Besides, there is a social angle associated with the concept - discovering such artists, performers and interesting personalities who are not getting enough opportunities and bringing them into the limelight. The IMG platform already features several less-known record holders, Olympic medalists, traditional artists and entertainers etc.

Product/Service Descriptions