About ELEVATE 100

ELEVATE 100, an initiative of the Department of Information Technology and Biotechnology, Government of Karnataka aims to provide a comprehensive entrepreneurship platform for startups. 

The top 100 technology based startups chosen through a rigorous hunt across Karnataka State will tap into a whopping sum of Rs.400 Cr of Government funds. This is the largest pool of funds ever offered by any State Government to Startups. 

If that wasn't enough reason to register, ELEVATE 100 has more than just funds to offer to every startup.

If you are a startup, do not miss the opportunity to meet and learn from world class mentors. Get ready to showcase your products to the top Angel Investors & VCs, Business Leaders, and Technology experts and be inspired by 'Elevate Talks' by industry experts to capture emerging trends. 

Be a part of the biggest startup ecosystem! Join us in helping you succeed and grow! Make the most out of it and APPLY HERE to ELEVATE your startup.


Program Highlights



500 Startups  |  200 Startup Showcase  | 700+ Delegates  |  50+ Investors | 50+ Mentors

  • 100 Innovative startups to get Funding/ Support by Government of Karnataka
  • 120+ Start-ups to be mentored on a single day
  • 240+ Pitching sessions under one roof
  • 60+ Mentors to be mentoring the startups
  • 100 Startups to showcase their innovative solutions

Minister's Message

Bengaluru is the startup capital of India and we take immense pride in the fact that Bengaluru fosters the youngest entrepreneurs in the world and is also the world's fastest growing startup ecosystem. Perhaps, we are the only State Government who are nurturing the ecosystem with strong policies like the i4 Policy, BT Millennium Policy, ESDM Policy and the KAVGC Policy, giving the ecosystem a strong foundation to help entrepreneurs and the established industries to flourish. We are also the first in the country to launch a dedicated Start Up Policy for budding entrepreneurs and a dedicated Start Up Cell that will provide extensive services like legal and accounting advice, mentoring, incubator options, subsidized tariffs and also seed funding. The Government of Karnataka is committed to provide the most conducive environment for investments and acceleration across all verticals to ensure we remain the leaders in technology and innovation.

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Karnataka Startup Cell
Karnataka Biotechnology and Information Technology Services(KBITS)
Department of IT, BT and S&T, Govt. of Karnataka,
BMTC - Central Offices Building,
TTMC 'B' Block, 4th Floor,
Shanthinagar,KH Road,
Bangalore 560 027

TEL: 080-40838424