[Photo Sparks] Ni hao, Bangalore – Chinese and Indian mobile startups meet at GMIC 2015!


PhotoSparks is a weekly feature from YourStory, with photographs that celebrate the spirit of creativity and innovation. In this showcase, we feature some of the powerhouse mobile startups from China and India at the recent Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) 2015 held in Bangalore!

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After a successful debut in India in 2014, the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) was back in Bangalore this week with the theme ‘Mobile Everything – Connecting Innovation.’ Keynote sessions, panel discussions, a startup competition and an exhibition area covered everything from messaging and apps to healthcare and hyper-local commerce – and there was even a rock band right next to the stage.

Other editions of the conference are held in Beijing, New York, Silicon Valley, Tokyo, Taipei and Jakarta. GMIC is organised by Great Wall Club (GWC), an invitation-only, private network for innovators and executives from the mobile industry. GWC has headquarters in Mountain View, CA and offices in Beijing and Tokyo.

In the first of two photo essays, we feature Indian and Chinese digital players at GMIC Bangalore. The Chinese companies were from the ‘third wave’ (eg. Baidu) and ‘fourth wave’ (eg. APUS) of digital entrepreneurs in China, as described by analyst Edward Tse in his most recent book, ‘China’s Disruptors’ (see my book review).

Mobile and Mandarin provided a heady mix for two days of networking between players from the world’s leading wireless markets (along with some from other countries like Israel). In other articles, we will profile these startups in more detail and also share highlights from the conference sessions and panels. Shi shiye (‘thank you’) to our Chinese guests, many of whom were visiting India for the first time!

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