Bangalore: NASSCOM, the National Association of Software and Services Companies, has announced the commencement of the third phase of Nasscom 10,000 Startups initiative by opening-up of applications from technology startups across the country.
Nasscom also announced the launch of the Nasscom Technology Startup Registry which will act as a repository of India’s technology startups in the web, mobile, e-commerce, SAAS, marketplace space and will act as a discovery platform for investors, enterprises, media and government authorities. In addition to this, NASSCOM also announced the roll-out of a skill initiative to create a talent pool of people with hands on skills required to excel in the tech startup market.
R Chandrashekhar, President, Nasscom said “India is emerging as the hotbed for technology startups and the Nasscom 10,000 startup programme will continue to partner with all stakeholders to help India emerge as an innovation hub. The first two phases had attracted 7,000 applications of which 529 were shortlisted and 125+ benefitted by way of receiving funding, acceleration, mentoring, co-working space, enterprise connects and showcase opportunities through the programme. We hope that the third phase brings up more such innovative tech start-ups with some brilliant products / solutions that impact not just the business but citizens across the globe.
With the launch of the third phase, Nasscom will take forward the learning from its experience in the last one year and will focus on evangelizing and creating a robust ecosystem around specific domain and technology segments. The programme will invite domain centric applications and plans to launch app-based contests.
With the aim to provide a one-stop platform for start-ups, investors, government, media and other related stakeholders, Nasscom will create a national database of tech startups and identify the areas in which they are operating. This platform would also provide the start-ups an opportunity to be discoverable for investors, large enterprises, media and government.
With the Skills initiative, the Nasscom 10,000 Startups aims to create courses and modules aimed at imparting skills like Inbound Marketing, App Development, Big Data and Analytics, UI/UX and Product Management to create a pool of talent that could be Interned / Employed with the startups under the 10k banner.
Kerala IT News
Photograph shows the launch of the Nasscom 10,000 Startups Phase I programme