Europe-India Tech Summit is bringing together the European & Indian startup ecosystems on 20th October 2016 in Bengaluru. Top line-up of Ambassadors and representatives of the European countries, Europe and India focused Startups, VCs, Corporates, and interesting tech personalities will be at the Summit – a total of over 30 speakers in one day – in what promises to be a packed Summit.
The Summit is organized by Startup Europe India Network (SEU-IN), a tech-corridor focused on the European and Indian digital markets. Europe has several tech hubs with successful startups, investors, and the tech ecosystem enablers with great innovation from deep tech to media, and entertainment.
Some European Startups reached the Indian shores and have tasted a good deal of success like TrueCaller, and few Indian Startups such as Zomato has reached the European lands. Despite these stories, the Europe-India tech corridor has largely been unexplored, and under-engaged. This situation is particularly surprising given the presence of European corporates in India for decades – Siemens remember?
SEU-IN is aiming to change the status quo and catalyze market expansion, investments, and partnerships between the European and Indian digital markets. Praveen Paranjothi, a Venture Capital fund investor based in Europe, noted that the startup and investor playbook in Europe has traditionally been – build a national champion, and get to the US. It has been conveniently skipped that Asia is offering rapid growth prospects where European collaboration can make a difference for both Europe and India – a win-win scenario.
Further more, today the Startups are thinking global from day one, can the Startup ecosystems remain local? Simply ‘cos digital is global, which also is incidentally the theme of the Summit.
SEU-IN is therefore exposing the market opportunities through the Europe-India Tech Summit. The Ambassador of the European Union delegation to India, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic, and Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia are Speakers at the Summit. The quality of the Summit is reflected in the line-up of Prime partners and partners including SAP, Delegation of the European Union to India, Startup Europe, Bosch, Roland Berger, SwissRe, Qualcomm Ventures, a large-range of community Partners.
Furthermore, a number of Startups, VCs and corporates including Kalaari Capital, EQT Ventures, OGC Partners, v|t global, SAP, SwissRe, Roland Berger, Cisco, Qualcomm Ventures, Lybrate, ZoomCar, Printvenue, Bertelsmann India Investments, Edelweiss are all represented on the stage with more investors and corporates participating along with European and Indian startups. The closing keynote will be delivered by one of the most active investors in India, Mr. Mohandas Pai, who is also one of the Advisers at Startup Europe India Network from day one.
Praveen Paranjothi says, “I have been interested for a long-time to bring the core of the European tech ecosystem to India, and we are just doing that with the Europe-India Tech Summit. More than 25 members delegation from the European tech ecosystem is visiting Delhi and Bengaluru fore 3-days before joining the Summit, apart from other European delegations joining the Summit directly. We are looking forward to seeing overwhelming participation, interaction, and valuable networking happening between the European & Indian tech communities. He finishes by saying, when India has to graduate from the e-commerce, and on-demand economy, the timing is just right to build the relationship deep and wide with the European innovation ecosystem.”
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