SITEC | Sweden-India Tech Community | We believe that seeing is believing and that the next wave of companies will be the tech startups. Most tech startups are aware that the US has a large market, one currency, a common language and an established eco-system. So has India.The main difference and challenge are competition, pricing and a need for scale.
We created the Sweden-India Tech Community in order to facilitate closer relationships between the Swedish and Indian Startup-eco systems, which includes startups, corporate and academic incubators, government and corporate acceleration programs, financing, scale-up entrepreneurs and investors. By doing this we work with a large number of stake holders, including the ISBLRT members who all have Startups and Innovation as a common interest.
The "engine" of the Startup and Innovation Ecosystem in Sweden-India Business Council (SIBC), India Sweden Business Leaders' Roundtable (ISBLRT) and the Sweden India Transport and Innovation (SITIS) platform
Community and Ecosystem | 130 individuals – 50/50 Swedish/Indian - 50% women
Sectors and Participants | Start-ups, Scale-ups, SMEs, MNCs, Organistations, Intstitutes, Media, Influencers, Leaders, Academia, Professors, Accelerators, Government, Politicians, Investors, Co-working Institutions and NGOs
Organisations | Volvo Group, Saab, CampX by Volvo, Saab Global Innovation, KTH, Chalmers, RISE, Vinnova, Brandie, Sana Labs, SignSec, SnapChat, Storytel, Miss Malini, SINE, SISP, Nasscom, Monk-E, Economic Times, Norrsken, Epicenter, Mint, Press Trust of India, Niramai, BigThinx, GetMega, Swedish Televison 2, Swedish Radia, ChemoTech, AI Foundry, Tech Innovation, Invest Stockholm, Sigtuple, O21 Capital, TrueCaller, Corite, SkillEd, Guessenger, Non Violence, Founders Alliance, No18, MegaDeals, Powerful Women, Combient, KaroBargain and more!
Known names in the Sweden India Business Corridor | Anna Kinberg Batra, Gautam S. Bhattacharyya, Pranav Kosuri, Robin Sukhia, Cecilia Oldne, Arati Davis, Carl-Johan Westring, Kamal Bali, Umakant Soni, Malini Agarwal, Kari Krishnamurthy, Arijit Barman, Bandana Tiwari, Malin Mendel Westerberg, Geeta Manjunath, Prashant Agarwal, Ramarko Sengupta, Rustan Pandey, Mette Svensson, Anil Raj and Funda Sezgi.
Activities | Delegations, Webinars, Networking events, Roundtables, Introductions, Investments, Panels, Annual Event and Recognitions such as ‘Sweden India Visionaries’ with 'Recognitions’ presented in categories such as ‘Meeting of the Year’, 'Introduction of the Year' and ‘Collaboration of the Year.
Daily activities with knowledge and opportunity sharing on active WhatsApp group
Note on Delegations | Delegations are from Sweden to India and vise versa. In 2019 five delegations were organized. In 2020 a 'SITEC Meet' took place at No18 in Stockholm, and during the pandemic 3 meetings also happened online. Next delegation planned for is in October 2021 - from Sweden to India during TechSparks by YourStory in Bangalore. The delegates will visit Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi – with a stop over for World Expo in Dubai. One can still apply to join!
Responsible at SIBC: Cecilia Oldne