Amazon India to Organize Startup Challenge

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Ecommerce major Amazon India will conduct a Startup Challenge in Bangalore as part of its Launchpad anniversary. The event will be conducted in partnership with hardware accelerator HAX and crowd-funding community Kickstarter.

The event is aimed at promoting emerging entrepreneurs and their startup ideas.

“We are happy to bring Kickstarter and HAX to give Indian startups an opportunity to get their ideas noticed at the global stage and arm them with resources to convert these into real business opportunities,” said Manish Tiwary, Vice President, Category Management, Amazon India.

This move from Amazon brings together different companies from across India to build a product startup ecosystem.

“In the past one year, we have been overwhelmed by the response that Amazon ‘Launchpad’ has received from the start-up ecosystem in India. Business growth of some of the startups on Amazon ‘Launchpad’ has elicited interest from VCs as well as other funding agencies in the last one year,” added Tiwary.

The Startup Challenge is a flagship event conducted by Amazon India to mark the first anniversary of its software maintenance app Launchpad.

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