The funding frenzy is over. The euphoria about startups is settling down to realistic levels. The focus is now firmly on building solid business models and disruptive, sustainable products and services that make a difference, make a mark, and make it matter.
The good times are just beginning.
As TechSparks returns for its eighth edition this year, we are raising the bar because we know that the dreams you’re chasing aren’t ordinary ones– we’re chasing them too. We know what drives you, because it’s what drives us as well. Together we’ll make India the best startup destination in the world. This year, we’re bringing you the best of speakers, the best experiences and the best learnings from across the world. We’re bringing startups and investors under one roof like never before to drive real conversations, celebrate unexpected success stories, learn from the disappointments, and find the best hacks to help you overcome problems and challenges.
TechSparks 2017 invites you to the biggest gathering of entrepreneurs, technologists, investors, mentors and business leaders.
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22 and 23 September 2017
Venue: Vivanta by Taj, Yeshwantpur, Bengaluru
This year, TechSparks is bigger than ever before, bringing in key stakeholders and influencers, and also those who are working on powerful new opportunities, and those that failed and will share what they learnt so others may do better. We have investors asking tough questions in their search for the next big disruptor, and mentors who are willing to share real insights and skills with those looking for direction.
TechSparks 2017 will provide a dedicated platform to startups from different sectors to share their stories and their pitches with investors, business leaders, mentors, media and fellow attendees. This will bring honest stories of success, struggle, and failure from people who’ve lived to ‘Make it Matter’, both in India and abroad.
As always, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to network, new people to meet, and old friends to catch up with. We promise that you will leave TechSparks with more – more insights, more friends, more people to collaborate with and above all, the belief that what you do matters.
Every year, TechSparks discovers and unveils India’s best upcoming, high-potential startups as a part of Tech30. YourStory then works with these selected companies and supports them in their journey to scale and succeed. Over the years, many of the startups on our annual Tech30 list have gone on to make their mark on the Indian startup landscape, including Little Eye Labs, Forus, Capillary, Freshdesk, Loginext, and Niki.ai.
Of the 210 startups showcased in the past seven years, more than 100 have raised growth capital after they featured on the Tech30 list. In fact, more than $750 million of growth capital has been injected into these startups after they were part of TechSparks’ Tech30 list.
Applications for this year’s Tech30 is now open.
Who’s coming to TechSparks
Also in attendance at TechSparks are business leaders and large companies that are looking to engage with young startups in their search for innovative ideas and partnerships. TechSparks 2017 is where investors and large multinationals scout for bright innovators with viable ideas. In past editions, government representatives and policymakers have discovered emerging companies and collaborated with them to aid India’s progress.
You’ll leave TechSparks 2017 with useful contacts and strong relationships. You’ll have a better understanding of the business landscape and an evolved perspective from which to look at it. We are all set to make TechSparks matter to you while you build for change, for scale, for impact. Because we believe that whatever you do, you must Make it Matter.