Nokia India, in collaboration with AppCampus (Finland) and members of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels (India Chapter), has announced their initiative, “Appcelerate-India”, to boost mobile app development on Nokia Lumia and Windows platform. As a part of this unique initiative, AppCampus and Harvard Business School Alumni Angels India will invest in excess of $500,000 in “Appcelerate-India” and provide a combination of grants, seed funding, mentoring, incubation resources to discover disruptive applications and nurture talented Indian mobile start-ups.
Gerard Rego, Director – Developer Experience, Nokia India, said, “At Nokia, our aim is to support Indian app developers to drive path-breaking innovation on our platform. We believe that this will open up countless opportunities to shape the app ecosystem, giving developers the chance to give new and innovative experiences to consumers.”
Pekka Sivonen, Head, AppCampus, said,”It is exciting to build this type of start-up collaboration, tailored for the Indian market, where we truly get to reach developers and start-ups locally and help them evolve into the next Big Thing. This collaboration between AppCampus and Harvard Business Angels can bring significant and sustainable new opportunities for mobile-focussed entrepreneurs and their businesses.”
Ravi Gururaj, Co-Founder, HBS Alumni Angels India Chapter, said, “India has strong technology credentials and a renowned entrepreneurial background. The successful evolution of the technology industry in India presents a great opportunity for mobile app developers. We are now seeing a massive spurt in passion from the local ecosystem towards entrepreneurial ventures in mobile products. Through our collaboration with AppCampus and Nokia India, we want to support app entrepreneurs in their development work and create an innovation-led start- up culture.”
To involve consumers in the exciting world of mobile apps, Nokia India had created the world’s first app reality TV show, Your Wish is My App (YWIMA). With this campaign, Nokia opened up the world of app development to consumers which resulted in over 38,000 suggestions……See More