Bangalore to house Asia’s largest technology incubation facility

On August 12, 2014, the government of Karnataka (GoK) in collaboration with NASSCOM officially announced the setting-up of a 50,000 sq ft, GoK-NASSCOM start-up Warehouse NextGen Hack-celerator cum IoT lab, in Bangalore


Third from Left: Ms Tanusree Deb Barma, IAS, director, Information Technology & Biotechnology and MD, KBITS; Mr Srivatsa Krishna, IAS, secretary, Department of IT, BT and S&T and DPAR (e-Governance) Government of Karnataka; Shri S R Patil, Hon’ble minister for IT, BT and Science & Technology and Planning & Statistics, Government of Karnataka

This facility is said to be the largest multi-disciplinary technology incubation facility in Asia, and the largest across the top five metro cities of India.

This collective initiative by GoK is in alignment with its vision to transform Bangalore as the start-up capital of the country, and ultimately the globe.

The Hack-celerator is a combination of a hackathon and accelerator, and boasts of a capacity of 500 seats.

The start-up warehouse is expected to serve as a hub where outstanding technology entrepreneurs can nurture innovative ideas, supported, mentored and funded by venture capitalists.

The warehouse will provide working space for start-up companies where they can be housed for 6 months.


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