YourStory.in is India’s first comprehensive online platform for entrepreneurs. Launched in 2008, YourStory.in is the Official Online Partner of CNBC TV18’s Young Turks programme. Over the years, it has emerged as the most followed web platform for entrepreneurs and startups, having cemented robust partnerships with leading institutions like Intel, Google, IBM, Amazon, National Instruments, British Council, NASSCOM, Government of India and Microsoft Bizpark, to name a few.
Widely trusted, YourStory.in connects with over 4 lakh entrepreneurs and allied industry professionals on a monthly basis. YourStory.in initiated TechSparks™ 2011, India’s biggest hunt for product tech startups & is being presented by Intel in association with Google, Amazon Web Services, IBM, National Instruments & CNBC TV18 Young Turks to recognize and celebrate high-potential product technology ventures.
TechSparks™ was conceived and executed for the very first time in 2010 by YourStory.in, India’s leading online platform for startups & entrepreneurs. It was created to serve as a launch pad for startups creating highly innovative technology products and to enable their journey to national scale.
The first edition of TechSparks™ was a phenomenal success, with a number of media houses touting it as “the product tech event of the year.” TechSparks™ 2010 received more than 208 applications from startups across the country and the startups who managed to make it to the finals of TechSparks™ 2010 have since gone on to acquire a number of customers, raise funding and/or get featured in various other media outlets.
Based on the overwhelmingly positive feedback to TechSparks™ 2010 from entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, the media and the technology industry, the canvas became larger for TechSparks™ 2011. TechSparks™ 2011 is designed to benefit tech startups and entrepreneurs across three vital areas – access to investments, market linkages (access to potential partners and clients) and national media visibility. By enabling substantive opportunities across these key drivers, TechSparks™ 2011 aims to support product tech startups and entrepreneur flag off their successful go-to-market journey.
In order to cover a larger cross-section of the technology industry & the entrepreneurship ecosystem, TechSparks™ 2011 has multiple components.
1) TechSparks™ Regional RoundTables
3) TechSparks™ Grand Finale