Nasscom shortlists 332 IT companies for startup programme

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IT-ITeS industry body Nasscom has shortlisted 332 startups out of 4,000 applications that it received under a programme to support budding technology companies.

These companies were invited at Pitch sessions conducted at Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata where about 300 firms made over 1,200 pitches to over 50 angel investors, accelerators, angel investor groups, venture capitalists and mentors, the IT industry body said in a release.

“We are overwhelmed with the impact that 10,000 Startups programme has been able to create so far and look forward to create many more opportunities,” Nasscom president Som Mittal said. The programme will aim to create more opportunities for tech start-ups in the areas of fund-raising, acceleration, enterprise connects, industry access and upscaling their capabilities in different facets of starting and scaling a business, he added.

“With an aspiration to create a vibrant ecosystem for the tech start-ups in the country, Nasscom had launched the 10,000 Startups programme six months back,” Mittal said. Under the programme, it conducted over 100 events comprising workshops, hackathons, pitches, fireside chats and reached out to more then 15 cities and touched base with over 7500 entrepreneurs/aspirants, he said.

Nasscom had commenced the 10,000 Startups programme with the support of Google, Kotak, Microsoft and Verisign. Zinnov is the consulting partner of the programme.

Source : TOI

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Mohit Bansal(23) is B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India. He has interest in business and entrepreneurship and has published couple of research articles. He is also associated with various NGOs. He is with Techaloo when it was just in concept stage. The Techaloo site was not existing even then. Currently Mohit is working with Mu Sigma as a Business Analyst Profile.

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