The growing startup ecosystem in India has not only attracted VC’s, Accelerators, Angels and Incubators from all over the world, but also it has garnered limelight of media right from Print, TV, Online. Also on the rise are the supporting networking platforms and startup events providing a meeting destinations for like mindeds in the ecosystem.
In the same lines, TechCrunch, a San Francisco based technology blog has announced to launch its famous multi-city event in India starting from Bangalore on November 14th.
TechCrunch, which started in 2005 is obsessive about profiling startup and helping them in every various ways through its series of events, with “TechCrunch Disrupt”, to be the most popular one.
It started with Disrupt in year 2010 and is hosted every year in cities including San Francisco, New York City, Beijing. The event acts a platform where technology startups can launch their products and services competing in front of potential investors, media and other interested parties.
TechCrunch, with its two day upcoming event in Bangalore, will focus largely on building exciting global companies from India and to help propel India’s tech startups into the centre of the debate about the recent changes in technology and the way they harness the current economic climate to innovate and grow.
The entire program will be launched on the same lines of TechCrunch Disrupt with events such as Hackathon, Pitch Presentation and Startup Alley.
A typically engaging format
In the Hackathon, over 400 hackers, picked across the country, will create their products in 24 hours. Every team will get 60 seconds to pitch their speed creation to a panel of expert judges and audience members.
The battle will lead to top 3 teams which will go on to present their product on the stage in front of the main conference’s massive audience. The winning team will be awarded with tickets to the TechCrunch Mega Event in Delhi planned for August 2014, and a chance to be at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2014.
Also, there will be Pitch Presentations which will involve around 30 previously selected companies, to present their products before a live and online audience. The judging panel for the event will include 50+ VCs, seasoned entrepreneurs and product experts.
With Startup Alley, a venue for startups seeking exposure to investors, partners, and media, the early-stage companies will get a chance to showcase their talent and technology. The event will also be marked with few sessions of some of the most successful entrepreneurs from India and abroad.
How to Register?
The pitch presentation and Hackathon events are free for the shortlisted teams and companies. However, to participate in startup alley, one need to register for INR 50,000, well which can be a serious bet for already cash struggling startups.
To register for the events, one can log on the site here.
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