[PhotoSparks] Invest Karnataka: why Bengaluru is the innovation capital of India

4th Feb 2016
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PhotoSparks is a weekly feature from YourStory, with photographs that celebrate the spirit of creativity and innovation. In this photo essay, we showcase the entrepreneurs exhibiting at the Invest Karnataka 2016 summit in Bengaluru.

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In the earlier 75 posts, we brought you a wide range of creative photographs from an art fair, world music festival, painting fair, telecom expo, art museum, mobile showcase, math museum, social hackathon, bookstore, co-working space, sensorium, international design week, flower show, outdoor ads, startup roadshow, computer museum, startup T-shirts, business cards, art therapy, startup festival, Diwali rangoli, Vesak, jazz festival, modern art gallery, ecopreneurs, painter-poets, health activists, eNGOs and digital innovators.

Karnataka is widely regarded as one of the most progressive states in India for investment and industry, and Bengaluru is generally regarded as the IT, BPO, BT, science, research and startup capital of the country. Though concern is growing about urban problems such as traffic, crime and waste management, the outlook for entrepreneurship and investment remains upbeat. The city’s educational institutes, IT parks, venture capitalists, and incubators will continue to drive the startup spirit, along with the good weather, trendy eating spots, music festivals and micro-breweries!

Industry heavyweights, overseas manufacturing giants, policymakers and startups rubbed shoulders at the Invest Karnataka 2016 summit in Bengaluru this week. While much media attention focused on the lofty announcements from the high stages, there was also lots of action in the exhibition area – as shown in this photo showcase of women entrepreneurs, app developers, handicraft manufacturers, artists, designers, other SMEs, and even a dance troupe.

Come meet the founders of Aishwarya Jute House, FeelBambu.com, Swayam and M.L. Foundation, as well as artist B.D. Jagadeesh – and a whole host of other entrepreneurs in this edition of PhotoSparks! (See also YourStory’s detailed coverage of Invest Karnataka 2016 here.)

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Got a creative photograph to share? Email us at PhotoSparks@YourStory.com!

See also the YourStory pocketbook ‘Proverbs and Quotes for Entrepreneurs: A World of Inspiration for Startups,’ accessible as apps for Apple and Android devices.

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