TCS ties up with Startupbootcamp to encourage startups

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TCS ties up with Startupbootcamp to encourage startups
India’s leading IT service firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has announced its partnership with Europe’s leading accelerator Startupbootcamp FinTech to host the Pitch Days in India.

The Pitch days will be held at the TCS campuses in Mumbai and Bengaluru on February 24 and February 26, respectively. As a part of Co-Innovation Network (COIN), TCS has been working with start-ups across the world.
The one-day event is open to innovative early stage start-ups in the financial technology sector. Ten startups will be chosen and shortlisted for their cutting-edge and innovative solutions. These firms will be offered an opportunity to participate in the 13-week long Startupbootcamp FinTech accelerator program in London or Singapore, as per a statement issued by the IT firm.

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Markus Gnirck, co-founder & Global COO of Startupbootcamp FinTech, said: “Being a part of our Pitch Days means that startups are on the Startupbootcamp FinTech watch-list for life, giving them a greater chance of being selected for one of our global programs.”

The shortlisted FinTech startups on the Pitch Day will also get an opportunity to connect with local mentors, investors and banking professionals in the community. With the help of feedback given by the experts of the industry, the participants can improve their offering, business model and pitching skills.

K Ananth Krishnan, chief technology officer of TCS, said, “India has a rich history of promising start-ups and we believe that programs like this will benefit the thriving technology start-up community in India and help to showcase the country’s tremendous enterprise to the global investing community.”

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“We encourage startups, at whatever stage in their early development, to apply to join us for the unprecedented opportunity to connect with the Startupbootcamp FinTech global community and have access to worldwide opportunities. The work that we’re doing with partners like Tata Consultancy Services validates the need for accelerator programs to reach countries like India,” added Gnirck.
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