10K start-ups to take 39 early stage tech start-ups to silicon valley
Aimed at evangelizing and mentoring India’s burgeoning start-up ecosystem, National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) is set to host the second edition of NASSCOM Innotrek 2015.
With 39 start-ups selected for this year’s edition, the program aims to provide this group of Indian technology entrepreneurs & founders, an opportunity to get encouraged through workshops, networking sessions, investor panels, expert roundtables and corporate briefings with subject matter experts and global veterans.
Starting May 11th 2015, the program will provide insights into the booming technology markets along with networking opportunities with Silicon Valley investors, entrepreneurs and service providers. It will showcase 38 promising early stage tech startups from India working through diverse domains like ad-tech, mobility, big data analytics, SAAS, etc. The focus this year will be on practitioners networking and peer to peer interaction which will enable startups to learn from their counterparts in the valley.
On Innotrek Delegation visit, Ravi Gururaj, Chair, NASSCOM Product Council, said, “The U.S. is a large unified market with a single language and a single culture, which allows companies to grow big before they can start thinking of international expansion. Building on our event last year, we are excited to take 40 very promising and innovative start-ups to the Silicon Valley. We want to give them the exposure that will help them not only ‘think scale, but think global.”
Rajat Tandon, Sr. Director, NASSCOM 10,000 Startups added, “To win big, ‘I need to move to Silicon Valley’. I’ve heard this American Dream from entrepreneurs. Valley, is yes the globe’s tech mecca and with InnoTrek our objective is to deep dive into the SV (Silicon Valley) experience for startups and build back in India, since it’s better to be there, where your customers are.”