Karnataka Startup Cell

Making Bangalore & Karnataka a global startup destination

Objectives

Unified digital platform for everything startup

The Government of Karnataka is proud to be the first state to announce the establishment of a dedicated Startup Cell! The Karnataka Startup Cell’s aim is to promote Bangalore and Karnataka as the ultimate startup destination in the World.

How we can help

Spread your wings

Connect with Government departments to implement your pilots.

Get information on the regulatory environment, incentives, events and more.

Network with industry bodies, TBIs, academic institutions, incubators etc from the Startup Ecosystem.

Go global with your Idea by participating in one of our International conferences.

More about us
Our commitment

Platform for connection & action

Individual/team/company

Pass on your Knowledge

Invest in idea that you like

Location for your work

The panel

State Nodal Officer, Nodal Department And Startup Cell Team

Dr E.V Ramana Reddy, IAS

Additional Chief Secretary to the Hon’ble Chief Minister and ACS to Department of Electronics,IT, Bt and S & T, Government of Karnataka

itbtsec@karnataka.gov.in
itbtsec@gmail.com
Smt. Meena Nagaraj C.N, IAS

Director, Department of Electronics, IT & Bt and Managing Director, Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS), Government of Karnataka

mdkbits@gmail.com
Smt. Champa. E

General Manager (IT), Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS) Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S & T, Government of Karnataka

gm3.ktech@ka.gov.in
Marketing, Outreach, Capacity Building Workshops, Mentorship, Fund disbursement Boosterskit programs
Jaikrishna Ramesh

Manager – Marketing & Outreach, Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS) Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S & T, Government of Karnataka

mgrmrkt-ktech-ka@nic.in
mgrmarketing.startupkar@gmail.com
Suchit C Vasudevappa

Manager – Funding Programs, Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS) Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S & T, Government of Karnataka

mgrfunding-ktech-ka@nic.in
mgrfunding.startupkar@gmail.com
Avinash B N

Associate – Industry Partnership & Mentoring, Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS), Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S & T, Government of Karnataka

asucir1-ktech-ka@nic.in
associate1ir.startupkar@gmail.com
Startup Portal -Online Application forFunding, Registrations, Incentives
Yesu Davies A A

Technical Consultant, Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS), Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S & T, Government of Karnataka

techconslt.ktech@karnataka.gov.in
techconsultant.kbits@gmail.com
Helpdesk
Prathap V

First Division Assistant, Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS) Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S & T, Government of Karnataka

fdasuc.ktech@ka.gov.in
startupcell@karnataka.gov.in
Idea2PoC/ (ELEVATE) Funding
Smt. Vijay Laxmi

Assistant General Manager, Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS), Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S & T, Government of Karnataka

ipokbits@gmail.com
Ravi Kumar K

Junior Programmer, Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S & T, Government of Karnataka

ravikumark.dit@gmail.com
Thippeswamy M

Programming Assistant, Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S & T, Government of Karnataka

swamyitbt@gmail.com
Deepak A

Manager - Skilling, Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS),Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S & T, Government of Karnataka

mgrskill.ktech@gmail.com
Ramya R

Executive Associate, Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS),Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S & T, Government of Karnataka

exeassociate.kbits@gmail.com
Mahadev Prasad

First Division Assistant - IT, Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS) Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S & T, Government of Karnataka

fdait.kbits@gmail.com
Grand Challenges - Karnataka (GC-K)Common Instrumentation Facility (CIFs)K-tech Incubation Programs with NASSCOM,IAMAI & Incentives
Smt. D.S. Uma Rani

Senior Programmer & Assistant General Manager, Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS), Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S & T, Government of Karnataka

srprog.itbt@gmail.com
Sanjeev

Junior Programmer, Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S & T, Government of Karnataka

sanjeev1.deitbt@gmail.com
Sanjana

Technical Consultant, Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS),Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S & T, Government of Karnataka

sanjanasinghm93@gmail.com
Ruman

Technical Consultant, Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS),Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S & T, Government of Karnataka

techseckbits@gmail.comm
New Age Innovation Network (NAIN) EDP workshops for Higher Education Institutions, Bootcamps and Women Entrepreneurship Programs
Dr. Sandhya R Anvekar, PhD

Programme Head – Skilling, Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS) Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S & T, Government of Karnataka

prgheadskills.kits@gmail.com
Mohan Kumar D

Executive Associate, Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS),Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S & T, Government of Karnataka

pa.itsds@gmail.com
Inchara S

Executive Associate, Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS),Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S & T, Government of Karnataka

admn.itsds@gmail.com
Bio Facilitation Cell for Bio-Technology Startups and Mentorship Programs for BT Startups, Technology Business Incubators (TBIs)
Dr. S. Balasubramanya

Senior Consultant (Biotechnology), Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS), Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S & T, Government of Karnataka

srcbt.ktech@ka.gov.in
dr.bala.kbits@gmail.com
Dr. Nagaraja D

Senior Consultant (Biotechnology), Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS), Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S & T, Government of Karnataka

src2bt.ktech@ka.gov.in
src2bt.kbits@gmail.com
Hemapriya S

Associate Executive (Biotechnology), Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS),Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S & T, Government of Karnataka

aebt.ktech@ka.gov.in
ae2bfc.kbits@gmail.com
Rekha J M

Associate Executive (Biotechnology), Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS), Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S & T, Government of Karnataka

ae2bt.ktech@ka.gov.in
ae3bfc.kbits@gmail.com
Incubation Facility for BT Startups
Dr. Jitendra Kumar

Managing Director - Bangalore BioInnovation Centre (BBC), A Government of Karnataka Undertaking

director@bioinnovationcentre.com
Ankita S Puranik

Officer - Innovation and Ecosystem Development (BBC), A Government of Karnataka Undertaking

ied.officer@bioinnovationcentre.com
Startup Policy & Schemes
Sujay Das

strategykits@gmail.com
Karnataka Unit for International Collaboration (KUIC), Grand Challenges -Karnataka, Women Entrepreneurship Program
Rahul Sanka Varma

Rahul.Varma@in.ey.com

Karnataka Startup Cell

Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society(KITS)
Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S&T,
Government of Karnataka,
BMTC – Central Offices Building, TTMC ‘B’ Block,
4th Floor, Shanthinagar,KH Road,
Bengaluru 560 027

State Nodal Department

Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S&T,
Government of Karnataka,
6th Floor, 5th Stage, M.S Buildings,
Bangalore – 560 001,
Karnataka,India

State Nodal Officer

Additional Chief Secretary to Government
Government of Karnataka,
Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S&T,
6th Floor, 5th Stage, M.S Buildings,
Bangalore – 560 001,
Karnataka,India

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