Talk on the Startup Scenario at Sahyadri College
Ashok Madaravally, 10000 Startups & Director of NASSCOM visited the Sahyadri College Campus and interacted with students of the various startups at the Sahyadri Entrepreneurship Cell.
Mnagaluru: The Chairman of Sahyadri, Manjunath Bhandary welcomed and thanked Madaravally for taking time to visit our campus and spoke on the facilities provided by Sahyadri In his introductory remarks he spoke about the opportunities provided by NASSCOM to startups through their 10000 startups. In his address to a packed audience, Mr. Ashok Madaravally gave insights into NASSCOM and the purpose of setting up the 10000 startups. He spoke about the power of India, the digital revolution, and the large potential and strengths of India, the opportunities available and how startups can tap into these opportunities. He threw light on the challenges for Indian startups and spoke about some of the deficiencies in Indian start-ups like poor communication and marketing skills, poor design skills, being more passionate and less based on customer requirement and not open to feedback.
He also spoke on the Startup India movement by the Government of India and the tremendous support for startups by the Karnataka Government like Idea2PoC with funding and grants for startups. He highlighted that through its 10000 startups programme, how NASSCOM will give support to startups through the 400 events and the process of funding. He invited the startups to participate and exhibit their products at the NASSCOM Product Conclave as well as the various other workshops and technical events conducted by them across the country. He encouraged the students to make use of the opportunities provided and benefit for them.
The address was followed by a question and answer session. Ashok Madaravally is super passionate about the startup and product eco-system. He has overall experience of 15 years in product and operations roles across large companies like Google and Hewlett Packard and startups. With a strong work ethic and a highly collaborative leadership style, Ashok Madaravally set up the first co-working space under the 10,000 Startups program in Bengaluru- the Startup Warehouse on Old Airport Road and has expanded the NASSCOM 10,000 Startup Warehouse to 8 other cities across India. The Startup Warehouse program currently stands at a collective office space of 120K Sq ft, 1,000+ seats, 140+ startups incubated, and over 50 startups that have raised capital and got customers through the programme.