In an attempt to nurture the start-up ecosystem in the country, Dell Technology partners with Startup India– an initiative by the Indian government, to bolster the Indian start-up ecosystem.
Both entities will work together to launch a platform that will help Indian technology start-ups to create and scale their own marketplace. Additionally, the partnership aims to engage with Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) registered start-ups to create market opportunities for the growth stage start-ups.
The association plans to focus on supporting and enabling 75 start-ups, which will be selected through applications submitted on the platform website. Dell will help the shortlisted companies with exclusive tech-teardown sessions, expert engineering counselling focused on technology scalability issues and go-to-market collaborations with Dell’s customer ecosystem. Basis the problem statement and potential shown throughout the process, 15 founders will further be shortlisted for an exclusive business masterclass organized by tech giant’s executives and powered by IIM Udaipur.
Talking about the partnership, Sudiip Goswami, director and GM – Global Alliances, Service Providers & Startups – India, Dell Technologies, said, “We believe in the potential of our start-up ecosystem and are strongly invested in helping them innovate and grow. Our collaboration with Startup India will further enable several growth-stage start-ups to build a successful roadmap. We are confident that our technology, expert-led guidance and solutions will enable these businesses to be future-ready. Dell has rolled out multiple initiatives in the past, where we support start-ups in designing their strategy and adapting the right IT infrastructure.”
Aastha Grover, Head of Startup India, said, “The Indian start-up ecosystem has transformed India into a hub of innovation and entrepreneurship. Digitisation has propelled the democratisation of access and opportunity for Indian businesses. I would like to commend Dell Technologies for this program that is at the intersection of two important government priorities – start-ups and new-age technology adoption and solutions. I am sure programs like Dell for start-ups will help us tap the vast potential of emerging start-ups to make an indelible mark in the global market.”