To help stimulate innovation in Delhi and accelerate digital transformation at the start-up level, NASSCOM in partnership with IBM, launched Techstartup.in Delhi on IBM Cloud today.
Techstartup.in was first 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 start-up economy.
The portal is a first-of-its-kind 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, and connect citizen entrepreneurs to opportunities in the tech ecosystem. This is a platform for the entire Indian start-up & product ecosystem to network, stimulate local innovation and grow the economy.
Rajat Tandon, VP, 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.”
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 $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, “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.”
Techstartup.in, a playground for 10,000 start-ups will further support the progressive phase of start-ups in India. The platform will offer a pioneering search engine and database which will profile virtually every city-based tech company and investor; a continuously updated list of tech and start-up job openings, a citywide tech event and class calendar; an interactive map of tech companies, start-up resources across the boroughs; and additional features that combine to create a comprehensive one-stop shop for everything start-up.