Mission of skilling, re-skilling and up-skilling the
youth should go on relentlessly
Prime Minister of India
The Beyond Bengaluru initiative of the Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM) is spearheading the objective of proliferating the growth of digital economy in clusters beyond Bangalore. This is done for select identified clusters in the state by developing and facilitating a product-based ecosystem. Building a community of key industry players, entrepreneurs, start-up owners, academia, accelerators, and student community, the Beyond Bengaluru program of KDEM is steering towards getting investments and generating employment in the State.
The Beyond Bengaluru initiative is DRIVING THE NEXT by contributing to Government of Karnataka’s existing efforts of moving technology and innovation to the cities beyond Bengaluru. Bangalore has already proven to be the investment hub of leading companies. Now, KDEM is putting efforts to enhance the ecosystem of Karnataka by makingthe Beyond Bengaluru clusters hubs of innovationthrough building strong industry connects, resulting in an increase in demand from IT/GCC/ESDM companies for workforce these cities.
Nearly 50% of the recognized startups in India are now from Tier 2 and 3 cities. This is a big testament to the fact that the startup revolution in India has reached all corners of the country, moving beyond Bengaluru, Mumbai, and National Capital Region (NCR).The need of the hour is to ensure these startups are given easy access to capital to provide them an equitable opportunity to scale up.
The Beyond Bengaluru Cluster Seed Fund initiative is aimed at providing funding support for early-stagestartups of the Beyond Bengaluru Startups in Mysuru, Mangaluru and Hubballi- Dharwad-Belagavi clusters.
The Fund is intended to invest in unlisted start-ups, early stage, small and medium enterprises, and such other enterprises driven by innovation. KDEM is the implementing agency forthis initiative.