India 2018In October, our delegation heads to Asia’s IT epicenter, India! We extend a warm invitation to 15 accelerators, investors, entrepreneurs and public sector actors from Berlin, China, Indonesia, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines to join us in India this autumn.
- What | Delegation trip for ecosystem builders
- Where | New Delhi and Bangalore
- When | 1-6 October 2018
India is currently considered one of the largest startup ecosystems in the world, only third to the US and the UK. In 2016, the Indian prime minister launched a $1.5 billion fund for startups including new tax breaks for companies and their investors. With one of the youngest populations worldwide and a growing mobile and internet penetration (expected to lead globally by 2022), India is uniquely set up for e-commerce and e-business growth. With an increasing rate in urbanization and a highly English-speaking population, India has been tactically able to attract a growing number of foreign direct investments. India has traditionally been a favorite destination for the western world to outsource business processes, implement collaborations, partnerships and subsidiaries owing to the relatively cheap labor costs making it one of India’s key competitive advantages. Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai are India’s leading startup hubs in terms of funding and investment deals. Bangalore is frequently referred to as the Silicon Valley of India. Indeed, the Information Technology sector is a core strength of India and the world’s top IT destination with a share of 55% of the world’s IT sourcing. IT in India comprises of 7.7% of the nation’s GDP. This specific industry led to the economic transformation of India and created a brand of inexpensive and good quality IT solutions.
Sources: Indiatimes, IBEF India, YourStory
Who can apply?We invite accelerators, investors, startups and other ecosystem players who would like to explore business opportunities in India to join the trip. Candidates should have a strong interest in building lasting connections between Berlin and India.
What’s in it for me?
- – Explore Delhi and Bangalore startup scenes
- – Build long-lasting relationships with key Indian ecosystem players and fellow entrepreneurs
- – Understand how the government supports international startups and investors
- – Gain insights into scaling in and across India from successful startups
- – Attend one of the biggest startup conferences in India – TechSparks 2018
- – Join StartUp AsiaBerlin network