Bharti Airtel partners SingTel Innov8 to host start-up acceleration program

Bharti Airtel, in association with SingTel
Innov8, will host Start Up Weekend Gurgaon, to inspire, educate and empower
passionate leaders and budding entrepreneurs.

Startup Weekend Gurgaon from November
11-13, 2011 at Airtel Center, Gurgaon, will give aspiring Indian entrepreneurs
a chance to showcase innovative ideas that could be built into successful
start-up businesses.

The initiative looks to bring together developers,
designers, marketers, product managers and start-up enthusiasts and help catalyze
the growth of the innovation and incubation ecosystem in India and the Asian

“We are delighted to partner with SingTel
Innov8 to bring the -Startup Weekend’ to Gurgaon for start-up enthusiasts by
providing them the perfect opportunity to work on a new platform and evaluate
their ideas, under the guidance of the experts and mentors. The initiative is
consistent with Bharti Airtel’s commitment to furthering innovation in
partnership with industry leaders and will provide an excellent opportunity for
budding entrepreneurs to come together, discuss and take their ideas to the
world,” said K. Srinivas, president – Consumer Business, Bharti Airtel.

This is the first time the regional Startup
Weekend competitions will lead to a 100-day Innov8 2012 Bootcamp, where
shortlisted participants will receive S$15,000 and be guided by accomplished
mentors and industry experts to help kick-start their businesses. As many as 15
teams from across Asia will be shortlisted for the Bootcamp to be held in

“This accelerator programme gives start-ups
an amazing opportunity to crystallize and test their ideas as well as gain
access to funding for their business dreams and goals. Innov8 will play a role
in nurturing the teams and facilitating their go-to-market strategies to help
deliver innovative digital applications and services to millions across Asia,”
said Yvonne Kwek, CEO SingTel Innov8

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