Startups bat for Priyank as IT/BT minister

The startups in the city have batted for the former IT/BT minister Priyank Kharge to continue with the same portfolio under the H D Kumaraswamy-led coalition government.

DH has learnt that a consortium of over 750 startup, under the umbrella The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) - Bengaluru, have written a letter to Kumaraswamy urging him to make Kharge as the IT/BT minister.

“Overall, industry leaders and the startup ecosystem view him very favourably. We feel that state and industry will benefit greatly from Kharge being offered an opportunity to continue leading the IT/BT agenda for Karnataka. We humbly request your consideration of our sincere request,” the letter accessed by DH said.

In this letter, TiE has made a mention of the major policy initiatives taken by Kharge during his tenure which includes, Elevate 100, India’s largest state-sponsored incubation programme, establishment of AI and big data analytics Centres of Excellence (CoEs) to bridge the knowledge gaps and organising Bengaluru Tech Summit which aims to bring industrialists, investors, technologists and other stakeholders under roof.

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