Discover Bengaluru buzzing tech and innovation ecosystem with NUMA

Starting February 2017

4 days to explore the Bengaluru Innovation & Startups ecosystem.

Your LEX on demand : contact us ! 


India is the second fastest growing startup ecosystem in the world, showing impressive figures regarding funds invested and amount of startups created in the last years. Bangalore, nicknamed The Silicon Valley of India and ranked the First most dynamic city in the world by the WEForum, is the perfect illustration of what is the 'Indian success story' all about. 

This program can be adapted to your needs and field of interest. 


Innovators, investors, entrepreneurs, accelerators, CXOs 


Discover Bengaluru innovation ecosystem and its main stakeholders 

- Meet Indian IT success stories

- Understand the economic environment (e.g. Public initiatives for innovation)

- Meet innovators and influencers

- Understand the uniqueness of Indian innovation (e.g. Frugal innovation) 

But also, discover startup projects selected specially for you according to your innovation focus. 


Day 1

  • 10:00 Visit of NUMA Bengaluru
  • 10:45 Presentation of the rationale behind NUMA BLR and our staff
  • 12:00 Lunch with NUMA Bengaluru Co-Founder and Chairman, Naresh Narasimhan
  • 1:30 Meet ecosystem trendsetters*:
    - Accelerators
    - Coworking spaces
    - Fablabs
    - Corporate accelerators

    *A focus can be made on one of these actors depending on your interest

Day 2

  • 9:00 Breakfast with Bengaluru Business angels / VCs
  • 11:00 Presentation of innovation programs in India (Make in India, Startup India, Smart Cities India...) by NUMA
  • 12:00 Lunch @NUMA Cafe
  • 1:00 What makes the knowledge ecosystem : 
    - Universities research centers
    - Universities incubators
    - Independent labs
    - NGOs and foundations

Day 3

  • 10:00 Meet 1 Indian IT success story
  • 1:00 LUNCH @NUMA Cafe
  • 2:00 Meet 3 startups @NUMA (on your field of interest)
  • Option : Dinner with ecosystem stalwarts 

Day 4

  • 9:30 Meet 3 other startups / NGOs if of interest
  • 12:30 LUNCH @NUMA Cafe
  • 2:00 Needs finding workshop with our innovation teams : what is innovation in India and what's in for me ?  
  • 5:00 Wrap up

Clarisse Tonon - Corporate Innovation Manager @NUMA Bengaluru

With a degree in business administration and a masters in entrepreneurship, Clarisse worked as a product manager in a social business in Paris and as program manager in an impact incubator in the Philippines before joining NUMA Paris as a knowledge and content manager to support the international expansion of NUMA. She recently joined NUMA Bengaluru as Corporate Innovation Manager taking care of the design and execution of innovation programs to help bridge the gap between corporates and startups in India.


Maxime Basset

Farish CV - Acceleration Program Manager @NUMA Bengaluru

Following a pro-active college life in Kerala, participating and managing events, communities and finally graduating with a degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering, Farish went on to do a 3 month course in MIT Global Start Up Program in IIT Mumbai. Farish has been a student ambassador for Google, Co-founding Appmaker (an app for building mobile apps), fellowship with Kerala Start Up Mission. He also ran the community for Google Developer Group in Calicut, headed the Apps activity for Recipe Book (an App that won numerous Google Play awards). He played the role of Developer-Relations Manager in Jaaga Study and Program Manager for Jaaga Startup.



Naresh Narasimhan - CEO @NUMA Bengaluru

An architect, urbanist, activist and a creative entrepreneur, Naresh Narasimhan founded NUMA Bengaluru in 2015. Naresh, who interests range across social innovation, knowledge-sharing and communication strategies to cinema, art and popular culture, founded Cobalt -  one of Bengaluru’s first co-working spaces in 2014. In 2015, Cobalt became NUMA when Naresh joined hands with the latter to bring them to India.

Naresh is also the managing partner and principal architect of Venkataramanan Associates for the last 30 years. Naresh has fueled many progressive causes for the city of Bengaluru by being a founder and trustee of Imagine Bangalore. He is also a regular advisor to government bodies as part of the former Bangalore Agenda Task Force.

Naresh has also co-founded MOD Institute, an international collective of urban designers, researchers and curators. He is the vision behind making cities like Bangalore and the urban processes that drive them: visible and participatory. 


15,000€ + taxes per group of 30 people max*

*This budget doesn't include food, accomodation or transport.

Contact : Clarisse Tonon, clarisse.t@numa.co, +918296774594




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