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India Publishes Its Policy On Open Standards

Government of India’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has published its policy on open standards for e-governance (pdf). It explicitly states that the Government will adopt Single and Royalty-Free Open Standard. Section 4.1 titled “Mandatory Characteristics” (of Open Standard) lists interesting points, like: the standard should be adopted and maintained by a not-for-profit organization the standard will have a technology-neutral specification Read the entire policy. [Continue]

Business Incubators In India

A reader asked me for a list of incubators in India. Other than CIIE and previously mentioned iAccelerator this is what I had with me. the morpheus Clearstone Venture Partners Aavishkaar Seedfund HeadStart Ventures The Startup Centre National Design Business Incubator (NDBI) Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE), by IIT Bombay Technology Business Incubator (TBI), by National Institute of Technology, Calicut Amity Innovation Incubator (AII), by Amity University SIDBI Innovation and Incubation Centre, by IIT Kanpur Periyar Technology Business Incubator Technology Business Incubator, by BITS, Pilani Nirma Labs, seems offline This is only a subset. These institutions will help you get more information on incubators and the investment trends in India: Indian STEPs and Business Incubators’ Association (ISBA) National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB) Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED), by S.P.Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) Indian Angel Network The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE)

iAccelerator, Incubator For India, Now Accepting Applications

I believe that incubators are necessary for an active entrepreneurship ecosystem, and India sure needs more of them. So I am more than glad to write here about iAccelerator – an incubator of internet and mobile startups in India, backed by IIM-A. iAccelerator is an incubator of internet & mobile startups in India. [Continue]

India To Enforce Local Servers

Recent amendments to the Indian IT act now require web mail providers to have their servers physically located in India. As I understand, this is to make sure that information required by investigating agencies will be within the jurisdiction and easily retrievable. There is also some talk of enforcing the .in domain as well. [Continue]



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