Bangalores Startup Community is Growing – Here is a Guide

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Startuptravels City Guide Bangalore

Here you find Startuptravels City Guide Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Bangalore is truly a cosmopolitan city. A city bustling with people from all across India, but also from different parts of the world. The startup scene is growing steadily and has been on an upward spiral. According to a leading media group NDTV, there are on an average seven to nine new start-up companies set up in Bangalore each month, most in the information technology, e-commerce and gaming sectors. With the success of Flipkart, InMobi and Ola Cabs, just to name a few, and the successful acquisition of early stage startups in 2014 and 2015 like Little Eye Labs by Facebook, BookPad by Yahoo and ZipDial by Twitter, Bangalore has put itself on the global startup map and seems to be heading towards a very bright future for the Indian start-ups. Innovation runs across Bangalore, from startups to its beautiful pubs and local eateries. If there’s still convincing needed, the weather and the kaapi (local coffee) is to die for. Get the full overview of Startuptravels City Guides here!

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Accelerators/Incubators

Kyron Global: Kyron’s mission is to help entrepreneurs realize the full potential of a business idea and develop it to a compelling fundable proposition – all within four short months! As a next generation global accelerator, Kyron aims to disrupt the start-up ecosystem through effective mentoring strategies to assure success of selected companies.

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Microsoft Accelerator: With a 150+ mentor network and associations with notable organizations, Microsoft Accelerator offers entrepreneurs a platform to accelerate their startups and take them to the next level. They provide world-class mentorship and expertise, technology and infrastructure support, and access to investors and customers so every startup can scale from idea to execution at an accelerated speed.

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GSF Global: GSF Global Accelerator program is in the world to foster innovation in the fast growing digital economy of India. It aims to provide selected start-ups with unparalleled access to venture and business networks, personalized & intensive mentoring, and initial capital. GSF Accelerator is designed to help product-oriented start-ups.

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Co-working spaces

NASSCOM Startup Warehouse: Startup Warehouse sits early stage startups. Different startup teams work together; and the space facilitate sharing of learnings and best practices with each other. It’s a premium co-working space in the heart of the city, central, well connected and a plug-and-play working space offered to start-ups for the first 6 months of their operations.

365SharedSpace: 365SharedSpace is a co-working space in Bangalore for start-ups. By being part of this co-working space you would be renting a plug and play infrastructure with access to Internet, phone, printing, security, and power backup available 24×7 at very affordable prices. You would join the community of entrepreneurs in an environment that would truly let your startup bloom to its full potential.

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CobaltBLR: Cobalt BLR is a flexible meeting & co-working space in Bangalore with focus on meeting people while doing business – just in the spirit of Startuptravels. They concentrate on building a community and organizes events so everyone can meet new people.

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Entrepreneurs to look up

Anirban Majumdar: Anirban started working as an entrepreneur back in 2007. He graduated as an Electrical engineer, but found it more natural to build products through the delicate art of sensible programming. He handles all matters tech at UrbanPiper, which is a 1.5 years old startup building a B2B web platform to allow merchants to bypass the archaic technologies deployed on their point-of-sale machines and does a better job of engaging their consumers across multiple channels.

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Manik Mehta: Manik founded LinkMySport in 2011 after he returned back to India after completing his Masters in Computer Security from UK. He is a product guy and works inexhaustibly to make the product work for the customers in more than many ways.

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Sachin Agrawal: Co-founder at ePoise, Sachin is an alumnus of London Business School. Earlier, in his corporate career, Sachin drove P&L growth and created operational value. He led performance improvement, restructuring and new business building initiatives in Fortune 500 companies. In his present avatar, as an entrepreneur, Sachin is following his passion to disrupt the norm and create value.

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Upcoming startups

Urban Piper: UrbanPiper enables retail businesses to execute an effective customer outreach strategy built on top of a robust technological platform. This platform helps merchants devise a track and analyses cycles across various channels to engage customers. These channels stretch across the lower end of the spectrum of technology like plastic cards/feature phones to the higher end of smartphones and responsive web applications. This also enables their customers to seamlessly move from one channel to the other.

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LinkMySport: LinkMySport is a business management software for sports & fitness aimed to reduce the operational hassles in terms of bookings & payments; and shift the businesses from pen and paper to a more sophisticated cloud based system. They enable businesses to boost their online presence with the help of web, widgets & mobile apps. They have integrated analytics & marketing tools to channelise the available data and thereby help businesses scale.

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ePoise: ePoise eVAL is an asynchronous video interviewing product from ePoise Systems. With its market leading features it helps companies hire better talent – faster and cheaper. Offered as a cloud based SaaS solution, it takes the pain away from first round interviews, causing a significant impact on: Quality of hire, Speed of hire, cost & effort to hire.

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HealthifyMe: These guys have created the world’s first & largest Indian calorie tracking tool that is simple to use and are gamifies the user experience. HealthifyMe has also partnered with some of India’s leading medical and fitness organizations.

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Momoe: Momoe enables people to pay on their mobile phones. Momoe is a location aware smartphone app. People can pay on Momoe with their existing credit cards & debit cards.

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Hashtags and events

NASSCOM Product Conclave (NPC): NPC fuels the growth of the product arm of the Indian IT industry by bringing the country’s visionaries together under one roof at their many events: NPC Seed Summit, NPC Design Summit, NPC Growth Summit, Early Stage Summit NPC and Innovative Devices Summit Emerge 50 Awards. This is one of the best places to meet the entrepreneurs, VCs and startups – all in one place.

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TechSparks: TechSparks is YourStory’s flagship event and India’s most popular and mainstream tech campaign where the country’s large entrepreneurial eco-system converges to witness innovation and emerging trends. High-octane events, insightful keynotes, exciting new product launches, promising discussions with investors and experts and partnerships with all the leading giants. TechSparks has transformed India’s tech scene.

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Unpluggd: India’s Biggest Startup Conference. UnPluggd is a melting pot of individuals who discover, evaluate and build a technology business. It is launchpad for Technology Startups (demo startups have raised more than $70 million since their demo @UnPluggd). NextBigWhat’s flagship event, UnPluggd previous editions has seen speakers like the founders of Flipkart, Quick Heal, Indiagames and BitRhymes, and they have been talking about their journey, the struggle, failure and importantly, lessons learnt.

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Construkt: Construkt Fest is a global platform for entrepreneurs of all kinds. Set out to become a gateway to the Indian startup ecosystem. A multi-day, multi-nodal laboratory for the future of entrepreneurship and disruptive innovation. Cutting across sectors and spaces, the Festival will focus on highlighting all things cutting-edge and trans-disciplinary through an eclectic collection of partners, events, spaces, formats and collaborators.

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If you have any questions or want to know some more about this great city, feel free to reach out to our ambassador Kabandi Saikia.

 

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