Asia’s largest startup expo, World Startup Expo confirmed their partnership with Nasscom’s startup-based initiative – 10,000 startups program. The partner event will take place in Bengaluru from 21 – 23 November 2016 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC).
World Startup Expo (WSE) is a unique 3 days event that is bringing startups, leading technology providers, investors, thought leaders, policy makers and influencers from across the globe on one single platform. Nasscom on the other hand aims to help startups by incubation, funding 10,000 technology start-ups in India over the next ten years.
WSE is an initiative conceptualised by Dubai based venture capital firm, Cocoon Ventures, and is organised by global business events and consulting firm, Trescon. The event will witness a two-day power-packed conference on startup ecosystem in India, a pitch competition for startups by 100 Open startups, a pitch competition by Startup World Cup, a hackathon competition and a startup awards ceremony; all coinciding with the main expo.
Nebu K. Abraham
WSE is the brainchild of Cocoon Ventures, who plan to bring a global network of investors to India; thus aligning their mission with the government’s vision of making India a global manufacturing and investment hub. Elaborating about the concept, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Nebu K. Abraham said, “We aim to be the ideal business launch-pad for entrepreneurs by empowering dynamic entrepreneurship, seeding and nurturing long term business relations and contributing to the betterment of the economy – we believe that this support by Nasscom 10,000 startups will help us further strengthen our commitment towards the same.”
Mohammed Saleem, Chief Executive Officer, Trescon, said, “WSE is designed, keeping in mind the Government’s vision of transitioning India from a nation of job seekers to employment generators. Our endeavour is to help create a robust startup ecosystem in the country as envisaged by the Government and we are proud to receive the support of ‘Nasscom 10,000 startups’ as we share a similar vision for this country.”
WSE is supported and partnered by more than 100 entities of global and domestic repute ranging from angel investors, venture capitalists, accelerators, trade associations, incubators and media – who are part of the endeavour reflecting the Government’s campaign to transform India as a ‘Startup Hub’.