IamHere wins Elevate-2019 for using technology to bring together people:
A Bangalore based start-up, IamHere has won the prestigious Elevate-2019 program which is an event organized by the Government of Karnataka.
Elevate-2019 is an event meant for start-ups, where the selected start-ups get opportunities for support in the form of grants, business idea validation, mentorship, and project opportunities. This event had around 727 applications, out of which 100 applicants were the winners for Elevate-2019. One of them is the NASSCOM-incubated IamHere.
Speaking of the event, Mr. Gaurav Gupta, the Principal Secretary for Department of IT, BT, S&T, Government of Karnataka, stated that Karnataka has emerged as one of the top states for entrepreneurial and start-up ventures. Such kind of opportunities provides not only funding, but also mentorship, market access, and idea validation.
IamHere is hyperlocal social networking designed for users to discover and bring together communities and individuals sharing the same interests, hobbies, profession, and other social causes.
IamHere enjoys having over 50,000 people on board in Bangalore alone. This start-up has been generating a lot of hype amongst its users and other youngsters. Many cricket teams, singers, artists, have successfully collaborated and joined communities where their interests lie, thanks to this app, IamHere.
The Co-founder and CEO, Naren Kumar, after winning this award told that the impact that comes with touching the lives of others remains the baseline for coming up with such an innovative idea. By doing so, he wants to create a marketplace having no boundaries or brokers. Also, many farmers, artists, professionals have joined in the process.
He added on, saying that the Elevate-2019 award has just taken their team one step forward to realizing their dreams and picturizing the bigger goal. This network can further create impact through technological advancements.
IamHere has its social networking app to discover, connect, and engage in the neighbourhood for hobbies, interests, and profession. People can connect with others using a platform given by the app to chat, attend events, or post stories about their interests. This way, the NASSCOM-incubated start-up tries breaking neighbourhood boundaries.
This entity started in 2017 by BITS- Pilani alumni Naren Kumar and Deepa Karthik along with few other engineering mates. They have had experiences in Cisco, Schneider Electric, Amazon, Redbus and Groupon. The group has further diversified and evolved with more people joining this cause for using technology to bring people closer.
This application is now available on Playstore and Appstore with around 50k users enjoying their experiences by meeting people and communities having the same interests.
With more and more users joining the bandwagon, and on Top 10 globally Best Rated social apps, this is one of the Top 6 start-ups to look out for in 2019 according to Financial Express. The other ventures that have secured a place in the Top 6 include are Cure. Fit, Dream11, Yulu, etc. to name a few.
Seventy-six start-ups selected at the Elevate-2019 event are from Bangalore, with around twenty-nine led by women entrepreneurs. We can expect more coming up from the Silicon Valley of India.
With the advancement of the IT sector in India, the start-up culture is catching up with India. Such ventures are putting our country on the top in terms of Entrepreneurship. It could be a no-brainer to expect the next Google or Facebook from our very own Indian subcontinent.