During the Startup Tour Bangalore Swiss startups and enablers can get hands-on experience of the local startup ecosystem and validate their assumptions and market potential. The Startup Tour is an intense four and a half (4.5) day program taking place in different locations in and around Bangalore.
|Evening||Welcome dinner at swissnex India premises, centrally located in the city of Bangalore; opening address by Dr. Balz Strasser (CEO swissnex India) and Jon & Barbara Maim (Swiss startup Minsh); introduction of participants|
|Morning||Kick-off at swissnex India with key note speeches by Guhesh Ramanathan (Excubator), Dr. Jay Warrior (Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems), Sartaj Anand (egomonk) and Shashi Kiran (Construkt Festival)|
|Afternoon||Site visits at Microsoft Accelerator and co-working spaces such as Jaaga and Cobalt, and interactions with selected local startups and entrepreneurs|
|Evening||Dinner with curated session, hosted by YourStory (India’s biggest digital platform for startups and entrepreneurs) and The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE, ‘Fostering Entrepreneurship Globally’)|
|Morning||Expert talk on business culture by Leena Pishe Thomas; individual meetings with experts from Excubator (ICT, CleanTech) and InnAccel (MedTech) to advance in individual product/service innovation for the Indian market|
|Afternoon||Tailored individual visits to potential future customers and end-users for both B2B and B2C business models, arranged by Excubator (ICT, CleanTech) and InnAccel (MedTech)|
|Evening||Dinner at Arbour Brewing Company, one of the leading startup breweries in Bangalore|
|Morning||Coffee and reflections at swissnex India.
Expert talk on IP/Legal framework and incorporation by Neeraj Gupta + Q&A.
CII Yi Introduction and Open conversations
|Afternoon||Workshop (design thinking) at Srishti Labs|
|Evening||Dinner Hosted By Srishti|
|Morning||Startup Pitch Fest with selected local startups from ICT, CleanTech and MedTech in collaboration with our local incubation partners Microsoft Accelerator, Kyron and Excubator|
|Afternoon||Group and panel discussion on “Swiss Startups in India: Potential & Challenges in Present and Future”|
|Evening||Closing addresses and roof top dinner hosted by the Consul General of Switzerland with CEOs of Swiss companies (Bühler, Swiss Re) and Swiss startups in Bangalore (Minsh, Pracman, Sofies)|
Startups and enablers are encouraged and welcome to extend their stay beyond the Startup Tour. swissnex India can help you in creating an individual program. Startups can make use of swissnex India infrastructure and office facilities.
(*) The detailed final program will be sent to participants in the first week of November 2014.
Click here to register.
- Swiss startup founders and managing partners
- Startup coaches and mentors
- Directors and managing partners of incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces
- Academic staff working on technology transfer and startup promotion
- Organizers of Swiss tech conferences and events
- Journalists and bloggers with a focus on startups
in the fields of Information & Communications Technology (ICT), CleanTech and MedTech
Bangalore is worth a journey. With 9 million inhabitants from all over India and across the world, Bangalore has evolved from being the IT Outsourcing Hub to the Silicon Valley and Startup Capital of India. The city is brimming with abundant young talent, incubators and accelerators, and world-renowned academic institutions as well as cutting edge R&D centers of companies like Google, IBM, Biocon, Bühler and Unilever. swissnex India is appropriately positioned in the heart of Bangalore city with a credible network to assist Swiss startups’ swift market entry into India.
The program is free of charge. swissnex India and the local partners will provide for lunch and dinner, local transport and site visits from 30 November to 4 December 2014.
Participants will take care of their flight (750-1200 CHF), accommodation (approx. 500 CHF for 5 nights), visa (approx. 200 CHF) and insurance coverage.
CTI startups may be eligible for a one-time travel stipend from the Gebert Rüf Stiftung for up to 2 people (2×1000 CHF). Please contact us for further details.
|1 Sept 2014||Applications open|
|15 Oct 2014||Applications close|
|29 – 30 Nov 2014||Arrival of participants (Saturday evening or Sunday morning)|
|30 Nov – 4 Dec 2014||Startup Tour Bangalore|
|From 5 Dec 2014||Optional individual stay|
A maximum of 20 participants can attend the program. swissnex India will confirm registrations on a rolling basis. Please sign up through our registration form.
Prateek Khare (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Andrina Beuggert (email@example.com) will be pleased to answer your questions.
Supported by CTI Market Entry Camp