By Ajeya Motaganahalli, Director, Engineering Programs, NetApp
In the week of January 16th, NetApp inaugurated its Global Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Bengaluru. During that week, an India start-up showcase event in partnership with NASSCOM’s 10000 start-ups was held to showcase India’s start-up ecosystem and current landscape to NetApp’s global executives. This involved a set of presentations by the invited startups about their exciting journey showcasing their solutions. The event was preceded by a luncheon hosted by NetApp executives for the invited startups and leaders from NASSCOM.
NetApp believes in the promise that India’s startup ecosystem holds for emerging technologies and its ability to solve key business problems. One January 18th, the day of the Campus inauguration, NetApp announced its startup accelerator program called “Escape Velocity”. This will be housed at NetApp’s new facility in Bengaluru and will help nurture technology startups. Still in the concept stage, the accelerator plans to take two cohorts (batches) in a year with around six companies in each cohort. For more details: http://startup.netapp.in/index.aspx