In May 2016, BCCL’s (Bennett, Coleman and Company Ltd) strategic investment arm Brand Capital, formed a joint venture with GSVlabs, a global innovation centre in Silicon Valley that accelerates startups called BC-GSV Accelerator.
It hosted its first cohort yesterday in Gurugram at the ‘Demo Days’- the inaugural ceremony of BC-GSV Accelerator Summer 2016 Programme, where it featured the 15 enrolled startups.
Commenting on the venture, Puneet Suri, Director, North Brand Capital said, “The platform is another step towards our vision to work with next generation entrepreneurs and partner with them in their growth journeys. We’re excited to be working with GSVLabs to bring the Silicon Valley ethos to the Indian startup ecosystem.”
The startups selected for the programme hail from sectors including edtech, healthtech, real estate, travel, and AI among others, as per an official statement.
Talking about the journey so far, Marlon Evans, CEO, GSVlabs said, “The growth of the startups over just 15 weeks has been truly impressive. As each looks to scale their operations, the hard work they put in during our accelerator programme will pay dividends down the road.”
Here’s the list of the selected startups: