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[PhotoSparks] Elevate 100 — meet the startup finalists pitching for government grants and mentorship

Madanmohan Rao
31st Aug 2017
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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 feature some of the startups exhibiting at the Elevate 100 competition, being held in Bengaluru this week!


In the earlier 150 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.

The Department of Information Technology and Biotechnology in Karnataka, along with TiE Bangalore and Deshpande Foundation, are looking for the best innovative technology-based startups in the state. The initiative, titled ELEVATE 100, aims to identify the top 100 startups and provide them with the funds or support they need.

“Bengaluru is the world’s fastest growing startup ecosystem,” says Priyank Kharge, Minister for IT, BT and Tourism, Government of Karnataka. The state has enacted a range of policies in this regard, such as the i4 Policy, BT Millennium Policy, ESDM Policy and the KAVGC Policy.

The top 100 startups, chosen across Karnataka state, will be able to tap into Rs.400 Cr of government funds and connect with networks of mentors and investors. See also YourStory’s coverage of the Elevate 100 conference sessions (investor tips, founder story, women entrepreneurs, women in tech, marketing and sales).

Here are some of the finalists who exhibited at Elevate 100: Tailtales, Indrone, Highway Delite, GreenDzine, Goalsr, Flateye, MarketingLeo, HealthLife, Olive Energy, Smart Dust Collector, Meti, QtPi, Pinut, AAostel, Oceo, SafeHalo, eCourierz, RouterUPS, and Fulassure.

We wish the startups all the best in the competition, and for business impacts and success beyond! Now what have you done today to find inspiration and opportunity in the world around you?

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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