09/22/2017

The NetApp Excellerator shines bright at Yourstory Techsparks 2017

Yourstory TechSparks 2017 – A platform that showcased and connected the leaders of India’s startup ecosystem with those set to create disruption was abuzz with excitement. And why should it not be? From young innovative startups to leaders from the corporate fraternity were set to speak to the hundreds that gathered to make the dream of digitally empowered India a reality.
On September 22 and 23, NetApp leaders and the startups from our first cohort of NetApp Excellerator participated in the event.
Two of the startups in our accelerator cohort made it to the Tech30 list – a group of carefully curated startups from 2500 applications across a wide range of sectors and from all parts of the country. A huge shout out to VitaCloud and EncloudEn for making it to the top 30!

What does it take for an accelerator to succeed in India?

“We look at three parameters when deciding the success of our accelerator program. These are building good tech products which receive acceptance from the industry, access to market, and access to investors as and when required.” Madhurima Agarwal, Senior Manager, NetApp Excellerator opined when asked about the value accelerators add to the startup ecosystem.

Read the full article on Yourstory.

“Data is no longer locked away hidden behind firewalls, it has become distributed, dynamic & disruptive.” Deepak Visweswaraiah, SVP and MD, NetApp India said during his talk on Why large companies need to think like startups.
“Data is more powerful than oil. When you sell a barrel of oil, it’s gone, but data you can sell again and again.” – Ajeya Motaganahalli, Director, Engineering Programs said during a panel discussion on the topic: Future of innovation from India to the world.

The NetApp Excellerator booth had a good footfall and saw increased engagement as the event progressed.