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NASSCOM 10,000 startups is one of India’s biggest Tech Startup Programs that envisions to incubate, fund, provide support and therewith impact 10,000 technology startups in India by 2023.
One of the services that NASSCOM 10,000 offers is the shared office space in their Startup Warehouses. These Warehouses can be found all over India. We, from WunderNova, had the chance to visit the one in Bangalore.
What impressed us immediately when we reached the office was the quietness. Despite the fact that a bunch of startup teams was busy in the open office space working on the next big thing, it was very silent and everyone was very focused.
When asked, Ashok mentioned that before joining NASSCOM 10,000 he had started and sold his own company and felt it was exciting to change his role and be found on the other side of the table.
He is also of the opinion that NASSCOM 10,000 can make a huge difference in a startup life, not just because they can make relevant connections that might lead to funding rounds but primarily because startups get access to a huge national and international network and get to know very inspiring and insightful people, which they would normally probably not get to meet.
The other main advantage in the Warehouse is that there are frequent trainings held, for example on how to talk to investors and how to pitch in front of a customer. These trainings are all very relevant for startups, in particular if they have a mere tech background and no Finance and Sales expertise.
However, in order to benefit from the NASSCOM 10,000 Startup Initiative one doesn’t necessarily have to be in the Warehouse, there are many smaller programs and conferences one can apply for or attend. If you find this interesting, then watch the clip with Ashok and find out more: