Bangalore emerges as Mecca of startups; engineers, customers transforming city into a hub for new businesses

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Its well-publicised troubles with basic infrastructure and political instability notwithstanding, Bangalore is proving that it is by far and away India’s startup capital, aided in the assumption of this title by the software companies which first put the city on the global map. A strong community of engineers with global work experience, savvy customers and growing pools of early-stage capital, are transforming the city into a global startup hub, much like the Silicon Valley in the United States.

“Almost every day a new startup keeps coming up here,” said TV Mohandas Pai, a former director of Infosys and a prominent investor backing new technology ventures. So, despite the potholed roads, patchy power supply and a mostly apathetic government, entrepreneurs flocking to Karnataka’s capital say they are drawn by a unique culture of mentorship and networking that pervades the city.

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Its well-publicised troubles with basic infrastructure and political instability notwithstanding, Bangalore is proving that it is by far and away

Its well-publicised troubles with basic infrastructure and political instability notwithstanding, Bangalore is proving that it is by far and away