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Knowledge Partners

TiE, Bangalore:

TiE is a non-profit, global community welcoming entrepreneurs from all over the world. We believe in the power of ideas to change the face of entrepreneurship and growing businesses through our five pillars - mentoring, networking, education, incubation and funding. TiE was founded in 1992 in the Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs and is currently the world's largest entrepreneurial organization. Founded in 1999 with Mr. Nandan Nilekani as its first President, TiE Bangalore was the first TiE Chapter in India, and has over 1000 Members and Charter Members from various industry sectors. With programs like AnthaPrerana, TiE Leapfrog, skill-building workshops, mentoring sessions, funding clinics and networking meets, in addition to other annual flagship events, we are reaching out and fostering the next generation of entrepreneurs. Website:

Deshpande Foundation:

Deshpande Foundation is involved in building harmonious ecosystems nurturing grass-root innovations & entrepreneurial spirits across world from past ten years. The Foundation is supporting innovators and mission driven entrepreneurs through its various notable initiatives. Foundation launched Sandbox Startups in order to support mission driven entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas, a thriving incubator that serves as living laboratory for entrepreneurs to validate innovative ideas equipped with a Maker's Lab benefiting 50+ entrepreneurs. Website:

Event Partners

MM Activ

MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications is India's leading event curator in the field of frontier technologies. MM Activ since its inception in year 2000 has held over 100 national and international conventions in sectors like Agrotech, Coffee, Biotechnology, Nutraceuticals, Sustainable Chemistry, Transport & Logistics, MRO, IT & Electronics, Nanotechnology, Renewable Energy, Space Technology, Water, R&D & Higher Education.

MM Activ is also the publisher of Leading Business Magazines - BioSpectrum (Asia & India) & NuFFooDS Spectrum. For more details, please log on to:


Ecosystem Partners

NASSCOM 10k Startup Warehouse

Startup Warehouse incubates startups from a diverse range of verticals. Our space is the ultimate place for entrepreneurs to learn, work, and accelerate their companies. At present, the Startup Warehouse Program is operational in Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Kochi, Vizag, Delhi, Chennai, Noida and Gurgaon (virtual warehouse). website:


IAMAI Mobile 10x

India today has over 350 million internet users, 250 million mobile internet users of which 160 million are connected smartphone users. Research indicates that number of internet users would increase to 500 million by 2017, and 700 million by 2020. Mobile10X facilitates app developers to flourish in this eco-system. website:


91Spring Board

91springboard Coworking is a new way of working in which people from diverse backgrounds, experiences and companies all work under the same roof. We provide these individuals and businesses access to a fully functional workspace, a network of mentors & investors along with events for networking and gaining knowledge. website:


Bangalore Bioinnovation Center

The Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre (BBC) is an initiative of Karnataka Biotechnology and Information Technology Services (KBITS), Dept of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka with a liberal funding support from Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India. It is located within Bangalore Helix Biotechnology Park at Electronic City. The Centre is a world class Incubation Centre with Central Instrumentation Facility in a 10 Acre campus with total built up area of above 50,000 sq ft.


India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA)

"India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA)" is the premier trade body committed to the development of a vibrant Indian Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) ecosystem and evangelizing the dream of establishing "Brand India" that is recognized worldwide as a go-to destination for electronic products. Our vision is to bring the Indian industry, government and academia on a common platform and jointly work towards developing and promoting Made-in-India products for the global