Bangalore Startup Festival

Bangalore Startup Festival


About The Event


Bangalore = the Startup Capital of India.


A 4-day mega-event that unites thousands of people and 100 partners under one brand

to celebrate Bangalore's Rise as the Startup Capital of India.


Stitch together the ecosystem and create a cultural shift that will make Bangalore the

next big destination for entrepreneurs to come and realize their dreams.


Startup Festival - Bangalore” is open to anybody who loves our garden city. This

includes yet-to-be entrepreneurs, early stage startups and diverse partners.


March 7-10, 2013. 4 neighborhoods. 100 partners. 100 events. Thousands

strong. Day 1: Koramangala. Day 2: Jayanagar. Day 3: Indiranagar. Day 4: Palace



The festival is 100% partner-driven. This means that over 100 partners will co-create

and run social, cultural, educational, professional and entertainment festivities. We ask

our community of partners to do one thing prior to the event: make a public pledge to do

something remarkable for our city. Submit pledges @


Each day of the festival is a chance for participants to live an entrepreneurial life – from

dusk to dawn. Walk / bike / jog from festivity to festivity and get involved in fun and

learning with others.

Startup Pump: An early morning, energizing workout session @ partner locations to get

you totally pumped for the action-packed day ahead. Anything from gym to yoga. As

long as it's high energy - it's game.

Powerhouse: Thought leaders, visionaries, execs and policy makers - uniting to answer

one question: "what's next for Bangalore?" 9 plenaries. 20 heavyweights. 9 Verticals. 3

Days. Performances and Networking.

Bangalore Rises: This is where the future of Bangalore gets decided. Beautiful minds

will offer their vision on Bangalore 2020 to a packed auditorium. Featuring: artistic

interpretation of talks.

Startup Crawl: 50 Bangalore's startups open their offices to sessions on "how-to

start". 30 minute workshop format. 3 days. 15 topics ranging from product design to

building a team.

Reload: Bangalore's finest dining escapes welcome you with amazing deals. Join opentable

discussions or mentor and investor sessions at coolest joints.

Climax: Once the sun sets and Bangalore Rises session comes to an end, it's time to

seriously jazz up the night with celebration. Make your way to partner bars and pubs for

live music, tasty beer and great people.

Neighborhood Art Festival: Street drum circle, performance arts, installations, open

studios, wall art. One adopted street a walking distance from all Festival events.

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Mentor / Investor Rx: This is a serious chance to soak up some wisdom from top notch

mentors and investors. Mentor Rx is hosted during Reload breakfast sessions.

Launchpad: Launch your startup at the epicenter of Startup Festival. Spotlight for

handpicked startups to unveil their products to the world in a 7 minute demo. Bright

lights. A big stage. Investors, mentors, fans and media - all on hand. Happens at Power

House venues.


1. Celebrate Bangalore as the Startup Capital of India

2. Re-imagine the city: bring Bangalore from #19 most entrepreneurial city in the world

into the top 10

3. Stitch together the ecosystem under a unified brand: Bangalore Rises

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