Few desperate entrepreneurs from IIT Chennai have launched a portal dedicated to map all things related to Indian startup community and ecosystem MappedIndia.com - the mission of this project is to put all Indian start-ups , Incubators and Vc’s on one map , one place, connected.
If you see other startup community of other countries like US, Berlin and Israel they have dedicated portals that map all things related to startups over an interactive map that includes startups, accelerators, VCs, R&D centres and co-workings etc. For example – MapYourStartup.Co for US, Made In NY for New York only (US), Berlin has BerlinStartupMap.com and MappedInIsrael for Israel.
MappedInIndia fill this concept for Indian Startup ecosystem that will map Indian startups, accelerators, incubators, coworkings, investors, hackerspace as well as startup events in India. Within a week of its launched the portal managed to have about 80+ organisations across india registered on this mapping site. I believe this is very humble and very simple effort towards Indian startup ecosystem.
Unfortunately in India we don’t have an extensive database of all stakeholders in start-up ecosystem even if it exist it’s paid , it’s a cumbersome task to find list of VCs, investors and startups nearby . I hope and wish this effort will result in extensive list of all things related to Indian startups and especially list of VCs and investors that will surely be a milestone as free resource for Indian startups ecosystem.
However if the portal also envisage an interactive list of VCs, angel investors and incubators where users can sort,search and filter by name, fundings, geographical location etc it will be another milestone in this area.