Infosys To Mentor British Entrepreneurs After Web Mission To India
Hosts delegation at its high-tech, 80-acre campus in Bangalore
London and Bangalore, February 12, 2013. Infosys, a global leader in consulting and technology, announced its support of 16 of the United Kingdom’s emerging digital, wireless, and mobile software technology companies during the inaugural Web Mission 2013 to India.
Britain’s most 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.
Infosys hosted the first major session in Bangalore and will provide each company with a U.K.-based mentor to support them and drive business opportunities in the sub-continent.
During the session at the Infosys campus in Bangalore, one of the company’s seven founders, the Executive Co-Chairman S. Gopalakrishnan, spoke to the group about the early stages of Infosys as well as his role as President Designate of the Confederation of Indian Industry. Web Mission 2013 delegates also received an overview of the Indian business and technology scene.
“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. We are supporting them both in India and, after they return to the U.K., helping and advising them on how to capitalize on the opportunities for emerging technology companies in the Indian market.”
Bruce Hellman, the chief executive officer of uMotif, one of the Web Mission companies, said: “I am really looking forward to benefiting from a U.K. mentor from Infosys. 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. I am particularly looking forward to exploring how Infosys can help us take our patient-focused adherence and self-care software to the Indian market.”
The Mission is supported by the Technology Strategy Board and U.K. Trade & Investment (UKTI), alongside other private sponsors, and organized by The Long Run Venture and the Co-Sponsorship Agency. The eighth in a series of Missions organized by the public, private partnership, each is designed to help successful early stage businesses accelerate their growth potential overseas.
You can follow the progress of these companies during their visit at http://webmission.com/ and on twitter at: https://twitter.com/TheWebMission