More than 350 women entrepreneurs mostly from Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Hubballi & Kalaburagi areas of Karnataka who have registered for Elevate100 , will participate at the ‘The Women Entrepreneur Innovation Summit’.
Elevate100 is Government of Karnataka‘s Flagship Program to identify 100 of the most innovative start-ups in Karnataka kicked-off in July 2017 and has received an overwhelming response from 1700 start-ups across Karnataka. In a first of its kind program, the State Government has held multi city start-up pitches in tier-2 cities – Mangaluru, Kalaburgi, Mysuru and Hubballi to encourage entrepreneurship across the State
Elevate is the brainchild of the Start-up Cell, Karnataka Biotechnology and Information Technology Services (KBITS). It was launched by the Government of Karnataka in partnership with the Deshpande Foundation, The Indus Entrepreneurs and other Industry Association Partners like ABAI, IESA, ABLE and NASSCOM. The programme currently focuses on a number of diverse sectors, including IT, electronic system design manufacturing, animation visual gaming & comics, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, life sciences, and more.
Commenting on Elevate100, State IT, BT Minister, Priyank Kharge, “We have received a huge response for Elevate100 across all cities. For the first time, regional pitches were held in tier 2 cities including Mangaluru, Kalaburgi, Mysuru and Hubballi. The competition has been fierce; it’s very exciting to see so many promising startups move to the next round and looking forward to the finals.”
At Elevate100, we are not just providing start-ups with access to funds but will also help them with access to mentors from their respective industries, networking and business opportunities and support them in important aspects like accounting, legal & emerging technologies.” he added.