The TechSparks Story
TechSparks is a labour of love. We love the individual stories of entrepreneurs and
businesses shaping a new India. And we bring it all together under one roof and give
it a collective voice with TechSparks.
Back in 2010, discovering start-ups was not just difficult, but near impossible if you
hadn’t heard of them by word of mouth. That year, YourStory moved to Bangalore from Mumbai
and realized that there were some very interesting tech stories in different pockets of the
country – people were coming up with ideas that would shape the narrative of the country’s
progress, but had no platform to share them. That realization led to the first edition of
TechSparks in August 2010.
TechSparks got off to an amazing start because it wasn’t meant to be a conference or convention
– it was meant to be a place where we celebrated and recognized the spark in entrepreneurs (and
aspiring entrepreneurs) who dared to make their dreams a reality. We wanted to tell the entrepreneur,
you are a star, and what you do matters. We wanted people to come and experience what was on offer,
and go away inspired, ready to work on their next big goal – a business, a network, connections,
funding…whatever they needed.
Every year, from 2010 to now, we have had the privilege of doing exactly that: celebrate the spark of
innovation and determination in our entrepreneurs.
As we embark on the 6th edition of TechSparks this year, we focus on India’s strongest asset and its
biggest strength – a billion-strong consumer base. With a domestic market that size, start-ups have
an opportunity to build large, meaningful businesses at home.
That is what TechSparks 2015 is all about: Technology that can transform the lives of India’s
billion-plus people in ways that nobody ever imagined.
Come and be a part of this movement, as we bring the best of the Indian startup eco-system under one roof.