Love it or hate it, you cannot ignore eCommerce. Currently there are an estimated 120 million Internet users in India, of which upto 20 million have performed online transactions. According to estimates, online shopping in India will cross $30 billion by 2015, with a user base of 300 million Internet users.
Seeing this opportunity, a fair number of Indian entrepreneurs have taken to eCommerce, and as of today, India is home to a thriving eCommerce ecosystem. It is a hot topic in India with everyone having an opinion about it but it is an undeniable fact that eCommerce businesses are here to stay.
2011 saw some very optimistic signs for eCommerce in India and hence we conducted e-Sparks, an event that brought all the eCommerce players in the Indian ecosystem together and showcased the top ventures.-Sparks 2011 witnessed participation from 250 e-commerce startups from across India, and was attended by over 500 high quality delegates. The discovery startups included the likes of Ola Cabs and TravelYaari.
We are now back with the second edition of E-Sparks, and the timing is even better this time!
E-Sparks 2013 by YourStory and sponsored by Microsoft intends to showcase some of the emerging players in the eCommerce sector. Along with the showcase, there will be an assortment of industry leaders, successful entrepreneurs, investors and enablers from the eCommerce sectors, engaging in panel discussions, keynote talks and Q and A sessions with the audience.
Join us for the event and stay updated about the latest in eCommerce. Also, as a run up to the event, we’ll bring to you some rich content that’ll keep you abreast of trends and news in the eCommerce sector.
Startups can apply to become an E-Spark. The event is tentatively scheduled to take place in mid February 2013 in Bangalore.
More Details on the Website: E-Sparks and stay tuned for more...