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.
WHEN & WHERE
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 MAGIC SAUCE
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 @ www.startupfestival.in/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
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