Start-up fest aims to make Bangalore an entrepreneurial destination
Yet, the start-up eco system of Bangalore is not something that is clearly visible unless you are a part of the dozens of start-up related groups both online and offline. There is no Start-Up Village like in Kochi where the cream of young tech start-ups gets a leg up to venture out into business.
In an effort to give greater coherence to Bangalore’s credentials as a top start-up destination in the world, a first ever Start-up Festival got underway here on Thursday — involving visits to some 40 young companies in the city, talks by founders, breakfast with investors, meetings with venture capitalists, launches for 18 new start-ups, plus food, art, music, street sales and such like. The festival organised by the Bangalore chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE), the government of Karnataka’s IT department and a private outfit called Unstoppable India is not just focusing on tech start-ups but has pulled in other young businesses — food, physical fitness, retailing — into its ambit.
“We look at it as an opportunity to change the image of the city to re-imagine Bangalore for the decade to come and to make it an entrepreneurial destination for
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