Nasscom 10,000 Startups recently announced TechMarch – an initiative to bring together smart hardware startups driving innovation. The programme includes an eight-city tour to invite applications from startups in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Cochin, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, and Kolkata. So far, 300+ applications have been received.
Supported by NASSCOM COE/IOT, TechMarch is being backed by Tata Communications, Kalaari Capital, Robert Bosch, Microsoft Accelerator, Buoyanci, and Tata Elxsi. The list also includes various hardware accelerators, communities, and makerspaces of the country such as Forge, Revvx, Makers Asylum, IOTBLR, Workbench projects, Echai, Innov8, Delhi startups,Delhi angels, Mingle.
The panel of judges includes Vani kola (Founder, Kalaari Capital), Manjunath Hebbar (Nasscom Executive Council member and founder of Buoyanci), Manohar Sreenivas (Head, Startup Alliance, Bosch India), Naveen Asrani (Director, Microsoft), Avinash Kaushik (Revvx Accelerator), Vaibhav Chhabra (Founder, Makers Asylum), Pavan Kumar (Founder, WorkBench Projects), Nihal Kashinath (Founder IOTBLR), Vishwanathan (Founder, Forge Accelerator), and Praveen Jhajhria (Operations Head ,Tata Elxsi) and Sachin Pukale (Startup Alliances head, Tata Communication).
Rajat Tandon, Vice President, NASSCOM 10K Startups said, “Startups in the hardware space have started to disrupt India’s ecosystem. This is also because of the PM’s Make in India programme which gave them much-needed attention to further prosper. TechMarch is an effort to provide a strong support to the hardware innovators in the country and help them grow in an efficient and proficient way. With this initiative we aim to build a strong, smart hardware space in India which can compete at a global level.”
Nasscom 10K Startups team is also doing in each city a roadshow, thereby meeting influential people in hardware ecosystem, big organisations, maker spaces etc. Below are a few pictures from the two-day event in Bengaluru:
Here are the selected startups from the TechMarch Roadshow in Bengaluru:
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