Launched in April 2013, 10,000 Startups is an initiative by NASSCOM to scale up the startup ecosystem in India. We began our journey with the aim to enable incubation, funding, and support for 10,000 technology startups in India over the next ten years.
The program’s vision has been to foster entrepreneurship, build entrepreneurial capabilities at scale and strengthen early stage support for tech startups.
Over 5 years, with over 4000 startups graduating from the initiative, more than 3000 events and programs, over 400 startup-corporate connects, 300 start-ups in global ecosystems, and over 100 new product concepts, we have made India one of the top 3 startup ecosystems in the world.
Today, India doesn’t offer India doesn’t offer a single product in the top 100 global products, despite being in top 3 ecosystems. As we continue to invest our efforts in building, nurturing and growing the Indian startup ecosystem, we aspire to create globally acclaimed products from India in the next 3 years and generate value for start-ups to sign-up for membership plan. Along the way, we aim to become the deep tech platform for incubators and accelerators through ecosystem facilitation.
A deep, immersive program enhancing product development and capability that gives rise to world-class products, scaling businesses, raised growth valuation.Explore
A program targeting fundamentals through live and virtual courses, aims to improve startup survival rate, generate more business, and better product concepts. Each warehouse (physical space) is supported and funded by the respective State Governments.Explore
Create a seamless junction for corporates and startups to innovate and integrate products. This allows entry of new corporates, more POCs, and successful product integration.Explore
Create hubs for Indian startups in key global markets, facilitate collaboration and operation of global startups in India, and improve perception of India across the startup world.Explore
Chairman of Google, launches programme for techpreneurs in India to nurture 10,000 new businesses in 10 years.
1st physical warehouse launched in Bengaluru in partnership with the Govt. of Karnataka.
Launch of FAME model to deliver measurable value to the start-ups
Women in tech programme launched in participation with Google.
Launched InnoTrek,a first of its kind program.
Delegation of 25 start-ups visited Silicon Valley for a week.
Warehouses launched in Kolkata, Kochi, and Hyderabad in partnership with respective state governments.
India hosts the‘India-U.S. Startup Konnect’ in Silicon Valley with honourable PM Narendra Modi.
Start-up India launch with the Govt. of India. Start-up India launch with the Govt. of India.
Mumbai, Pune, and Chennai get warehouses.
India Fintech Day, a thematic eventaround Fintech landscape sees participation from over 300 delegates from the BFSI space, thought leaders, investors, and regulatory authorities.
4th edition of InnoTrek 2nd edition of India Fintech Day received phenomenal response.
Code for the Next Billion in participation with Facebook, Startup India & Invest India takes off
Investor 101 & Mentor 101 witnessed support from IAN, Kstart, Stellaris, SeedX, Ideaspring Capital, Matrix Partners, Lead Angels, Ankur Capital.