NASSCOM announces digital hub on IBM Cloud to spur growth in Indian startup ecosystem


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In an effort to accelerate digital transformation at the start-up level, National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) in partnership with IBM, launched Techstartup.in Delhi, India on IBM Cloud.

Techstartup.in was 1st launched in Bangalore in October 2015. The new, localized Delhi version of the Site is designed to help stimulate innovation in Delhi while spurring growth within the entire Indian startup economy. The portal is an Online platform that will serve as a centralized hub for India’s tech ecosystem city by city providing information and resources to help turn ideas into businesses, deliver valuable tools for tech startups, & connect citizen entrepreneurs to opportunities in the tech ecosystem. This is a platform for the entire Indian startup & product ecosystem to network, stimulate local innovation and grow the economy, according to a statement released by NASSCOM.

Rajat Tandon, Vice President, NASSCOM 10,000 Start-ups, said, “With Techstartup.in we want to democratize access to key resources and information across the country digitally connecting India’s expanding tech-preneurs. Building it together in support with IBM, it will be a personification of a united commitment to increase jobs, train the workforce of the future, support new startups, and ultimately ensure India is at the centre of technology innovation”.

Built on IBM Cloud, TechStartup.in will be updated regularly using tools from Bluemix, IBM’s cloud platform that includes tools for social, mobile, analytics, cloud integration, Internet of Things, Watson cognitive computing and more. Additionally, as part of its commitment to the global startup community, IBM will offer up to US $120,000 of free IBM Cloud credits for local qualified startups to use as they build their businesses on IBM Cloud.

Sandy Carter, General Manager, Cloud Ecosystem and Developers, IBM, said, “Our collaboration with NASSCOM helps IBM deliver on its commitment to empower entrepreneurs on both the local and global levels. Techstartup.in allows Indian start-up communities to experience first-hand the benefits of IBM Cloud, while providing a supportive environment for the entire start-up ecosystem to connect, learn, network and thrive in both the local and global marketplaces.”

Started in April 2013, ‘10,000 Start-ups’ is an ambitious attempt by NASSCOM to scale up the startup ecosystem in India by 10x. 10,000 Start-ups aims to enable incubation, funding and support for 10,000 technology starups in India over the next 10 years.

 
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