This article is sponsored by IDGVI.
If there is one key element that’s enabling the home-grown entrepreneurial ecosystem to grow into a powerful socio-economic driver, it is the power of collaboration. From networking to funding, and connecting with the right mentor, collaboration is making magic happen. This is because collaboration transforms an idea into a shared dream.
IDG Ventures India’s Software Innovators’ 2016 programme is witnessing some incredibly exciting collaborations aimed at helping startups grow bigger. A glance at the applications pouring into the programme reveals that the startup ideas of today are becoming bigger, bolder and more confident, and partnerships with industry-leading organisations can help them propel further.
IDGVI has brought on board iSPIRT and NASSCOM 10,000 Startups as partners for the programme. Apart from reaching out to more deserving startups across the country, the collaboration will capitalise on the experience and expertise of the two organisations leading the Indian software space, and their passion to promote the sector.
Announcing the collaboration, Venkatesh Peddi, Executive Director, IDG Ventures India, says, “iSpirit and Nasscom 10,000 have always been at the forefront of promoting the software product ecosystem in the country. We believe this partnership will help us make the Software Innovators programme even more successful.”
Sharad Sharma, Founder Member, iSPIRT says the Software Innovators’ 2016 programme is an exciting opportunity for Indian software product start-ups. Talking about the collaboration, he says, “From its inception, iSPIRT has been focused on building and growing the startup ecosystem in the country through the careful nurturing of startups. The objectives of this programme firmly underscore this mission, and we are delighted to be a partner."
Ravi Gururaj, Chair of the NASSCOM Product Council, terms the Innovators' programme “a terrific platform.” According to him, “Indian technology startups will benefit from high quality mentoring, connects, and funding from a top-tier venture capital firm. This innovative programme mirrors the NASSCOM 10,000 Startups programme goal to nurture early stage software product startups, in partnership with ecosystem stakeholders. Also, IDGVI has been a very supportive funding partner to several outstanding startups of the 10,000 Startups programme, and we too are excited to extend our full support."
It is initiatives like these which showcase how IDGVI is going full throttle to help software startups realise their full potential. IDGVI currently has a portfolio of over 50 companies, including well-known brands such as Myntra, Newgen, Lenskart, Manthan, Fintellix, NestAway, Unbxd and Uniphore.
All you, as a startup, need to do is to bring in the passion, ambition and next big idea in software tech and apply for the programme. Read more about the IDGVI Software Innovators’ 2016 programme, fill out this form and send your presentations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Sharad Sharma
- Ravi Gururaj
- IDG Ventures India
- Software startups
- Venkatesh Peddi