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TCS and Startupbootcamp to boost India’s fintech startup community

Nurdianah Md Nur | Feb. 24, 2015
Pitch Days will enable eligible startups to gain exposure and recognition from banking professionals and venture capitalists.

Screenshot of Startupbootcamp fintech twitter page
Screenshot of Startupbootcamp FinTech's Twitter page

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and startup accelerator Startupbootcamp FinTech will be hosting Pitch Days in India this week to help boost the country's start-up community.

To be held in TCS' campuses today (24 February 2015) in Mumbai and Thursday (26 February 2015) in Bangalore, Pitch Days is a one-day event that allows early stage startups in the financial technology (fintech) sector to gain exposure and recognition.

Startups participating in Pitch Days will get an opportunity to connect with local mentors, investors and banking professionals in the community during the event. The participants will also be provided with feedback on how to improve their offering, business model and pitching skills, said TCS.

By the end of the events, 10 startups will be selected for their solutions and offered an opportunity to participate in the 13-week long Startupbootcamp FinTech accelerator programme in London or Singapore. They could also be selected for extensive mentorship from over 100 entrepreneurs, investors and partners; be given access to top markets in London, US, and APAC; and gain exposure to over 200 angel investors and venture capitalists. Moreover, they could potentially be given 3 months of free office space, receive US$23,200 in cash per team and/or US$695,300 in partner services.

"India has a rich history of promising startups," said K. Ananth Krishnan Chief Technology Officer of TCS. "We believe that programmes like this will benefit the thriving technology start-up community in India and help to showcase the country's tremendous enterprise to the global investing community.

 

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