IT giant Infosys to give entrepreneurial lessons to 16 British tech startups

India News Bulletin Desk
Infosys campus in Bangalore
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Indian technology giant Infosys has offered support to 16 emerging digital companies from the UK and will provide each company with a UK-based mentor to drive business opportunities in emerging countries such as India.

The Indian company said this at the inaugural Web Mission 2013 event taking place in Infosys's hometown Bangalore in India.

Britain’s promising technology companies are on an entrepreneur-led trade mission to Bangalore and New Delhi this week with the aim of developing new relationships and opening up their business to the Indian market.

At the event session in Bangalore where the UK IT companies are present, Infosys’s executive co-chairman s Gopalakrishnan spoke about the early stages of the company.

“Not that long ago, Infosys walked in the same shoes as these entrepreneurs,” Gopalakrishnan said. “We built our business to become a global company in three decades, so I hope to bring some lessons about entrepreneurship in India to these companies.”

Infosys is supporting the UK companies in the form of advice on how to capitalize on the opportunities for emerging technologies in the Indian market.

One British tech start-up participating in the Infosys event is uMotif.  Its chief executive Bruce Hellman is confident a UK-mentor from Infosys can help his company. “Once a small business itself, Infosys knows exactly the challenges we have in building our company, and I know that working with a global leader will help uMotif open doors and identify opportunities that might take much longer otherwise.”

Infosys will help uMotif take its patient- and self-care software to the Indian market.

The Web Mission 2013 event is supported by the Technology Strategy Board and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).

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