Mentorship, workshops, clinics: how TiE Bangalore helped entrepreneurs thrive through pandemic

Exactly four months ago, on March 24, India entered a national lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Life has never been the same since then – but here’s how TiE Bangalore has helped startups cope.

The world turned upside down for India when the national coronavirus lockdown was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi exactly four months ago, on March 24, 2020. The country has lurched through a series of lockdowns since then, upending lives and businesses.

Life may never be the same again, but life must go on. A range of entrepreneurship support organisations has stepped up to the unprecedented challenge. These include TiE Bangalore, the local chapter of the global network called The Indus Entrepreneurs, founded in Silicon Valley in 1992.

“We have conducted over 70 events in the last four months, with over 10,000 participants. The webinars had participants ranging from 100 to 600 in number,” explains TiE Bangalore’s senior manager Snigdha Kundu, in a chat with YourStory.

“We have partnered with a wide range of players to bring maximum value to the ecosystem,” she adds. These include accelerators, incubators, government, VCs, corporates, startups, and other ecosystem enablers.

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