Startup to be focus of Bangalore

Startup to be focus of Bangalore

Startup to be focus of Bangalore
Bangalore 2015, the Karnataka government’s three-day flagship ICT event starting on December 8 and organised by the Department of IT, BT, and S&T, is all to regain its lustre with its thrust on startups and disruption.

Unveiling the logo and programme schedule of the event on Friday, Karnataka IT, BT, and S&T minister SR Patil said Karnataka’s ambition to become the first place on the planet in ICT, ahead of the Sillicon Valley, will get a new direction with Bangalore 2015. “Karnataka already contributes one-third of India’s IT exports and employs 40 lakh. With our new IT policy (2013) and recently announced startup policy, a first of its kind in India, we want to reinvent the place of Karnataka, especially Bengaluru, as the preferred global ICT investment destination,” he said.

He said the Karnataka IT sector is thriving because the state is industry-friendly. Even during recession, the state registered 17 per cent to 18 per cent growth. Kris Gopalakrishnan, Infosys co-founder and  head of IT Vision Committee of Karnataka, said every edition of Bangalore is different as its is made relevant to the current industry requirement.

Bangalore 2015 will also feature conferences, an international tradeshow, keynote addresses, CEO conclave, secretary conclave, and a skill conclave.

STPI will announce its IT export Awards during the event. The award categories are designed in such a way so that it will recognise MSME units from tier-2 and tier-3 cities along with large companies.

The event will have Young Entrepreneurs Start-Ups in Soaring Spirit (YESS) Programme, a forum for startups and business to discuss partnerships, collaboration, and investments. More details on the Bangalore 2015 event can be taken after visiting
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