Bengaluru-based Hyperlocal Social Network IamHere wins Elevate Award 2019

Bengaluru, August 16, 2019: IamHere, a Bengaluru based AI hyper-local social network wins the prestigious Elevate award for 2019. Elevate is a one-of-its-kind programme for start-ups conducted by the Government of Karnataka. The start-ups which gets selected receive support from the Government in the form of grants, mentorship and pilot opportunities in Govt projects. 

Below are some words shared by Mr.Gaurav Gupta who represented the state Govt at the event.
“Over the last few years, the State of Karnataka has emerged as the Start-up Capital of India. As part of the programme, we not only provide funding support, but also provide mentorship, idea validation, and market access.” Mr. Gaurav Gupta, Principal Secretary, Department of IT, BT, S&T, Govt of Karnataka 
IamHere is a hyperlocal social network which helps you in discovering and connecting with hobbyists, professionals, causes and events in your neighbourhood. The network has over 50K uses in Bengaluru itself and growing rapidly as we speak. The IamHere app has helped people in forming cricket teams, musical bands in finding guitarists, singers and other musicians, art lovers in connecting with artists, small businesses in hiring sales executives, NGO's in getting volunteers etc. It has also helped people in forming start-ups through the app.


Talking about the Elevate award, the Co-founder & CEO of IamHere, Mr.Naren Kumar spoke at the event.
“While we are helping nearby hobbyists connect with each other, the real social impact comes when we are able to touch the lives of people at the bottom of the pyramid. In our efforts to build a brokerless, borderless neighbourhood marketplace, we have started aggregating farmers, artists and other professionals on to our platform. We are committed to creating social impact through technology and the Elevate award takes us one step closer to realising this larger dream.” Naren Kumar, Co-Founder & CEO of IamHere
If the IT revolution in the 1990s made India the IT Capital, the Startup revolution in the current decade is certainly putting India on to the global entrepreneurship map. Startups like IamHere are not only innovating for the local market through technology but are also having tangible social impact. It is not a far cry from proclaiming that the next Google or Facebook is going to come out of the Indian startup ecosystem!

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About Jimmie Luthra

Jimmie Luthra is a Mariner, Tech enthusiast, Blogger and Gadget reviewer. He is fond of technology and is usually found playing with some piece of tech. He is also a Guitarist, Music lover & fitness freak.
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