National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) today announced the launch of its fourth techstartup.in in Hyderabad on IBM Cloud in partnership with IBM. Techstartup.in is a digital platform that allows startups, investors and venture capitalists to network in a city.
Speaking on the recent development, KS Vishwanathan, Vice President, NASSCOM, said, “With the launch of TechStartup.in, what we aim to do is use the latest technology, create an apt platform for city based startups to connect, network and find the right people who will help them scale up in the otherwise competitive industry. Reinventing the technology requires far-reaching changes, from talent to infrastructure, and takes time to develop. Techstartup.in is the platform for every startup founder to get the kind of visibility they are expecting.”
Techstartup.in was launched in 2015 in Bengaluru followed by Delhi and Mumbai this year. The platform serves as a centralised hub for India’s tech ecosystem 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.
Partnering With IBM
The programme looks at diversifying the tech startup ecosystem within the city where market leaders in the technology space will support startups and connect with them. 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.
“IBM Cloud is helping startups to scale their business easily and also leverage the power of cognitive in solving complex real-world problems and launch innovative products that are future-ready. Techstartup.in is the right platform for startups to get started and meet the best of minds from the industry and we are honoured to be the technology partner for this initiative by NASSCOM,” said Seema Kumar, Country Manager, Ecosystem Development, IBM India & SA.
The platform will offer a
- Search engine and database which will profile virtually every city-based tech company and investor.
- A continuously updated list of tech and startup job openings.
- A citywide tech event and class calendar.
- An interactive map of tech companies.
- Startup resources across the boroughs.
- Additional features that combine to create a comprehensive one-stop shop for everything startup.
Additionally, as part of its commitment to the global startup community, the IBM Global Entrepreneur program will provide startups with free cloud credits on IBM Cloud Solutions worth $12,000 for one year and to select startups by going through additional questions and answer and approvals, will be eligible for $120K IBM Bluemix credits for one year.
With the platform already operating in three other metros, NASSCOM plans to take this ahead in Tier II and Tier II cities too which are proving to be the next potential startup hubs in India.