India has grown rapidly to become the world’s tenth largest economy, with a sixth of the world’s population (1.2bn) of which over 700m are under 30. Predicted to become the world’s 5th largest economy by 2020, India is driving and experiencing a set of social and business changes unlike anywhere else in the world. The goal of a Mission to India is to provide know-how, connections and inspiration to help improve and accelerate opportunities with potential customers and partners.

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I’m heading out to India (Bangalore and Delhi) to meet with tech companies. We haven’t had time to put together a formal event, but I do want to meet startups, VCs and entrepreneurs, so to that end I’ll be throwing together a Meetup – probably in a bar – in Bangalore on Tuesday. The details are:

Day: Tuesday 12 February
Time: 3-5pm
Location: A venue in the MG Road are. We will announce the venue on Sunday. You can grab a free ticket here. But also please check back on this post or leave a comment below and we will inform everyone.
Format: Informal networking, casual event

I’m travelling with fifteen of the UK’s digital, wireless and mobile software technology companies on an entrepreneur-led trade mission called WebMission to Bangalore and New Delhi with the aim of developing new relationships and opening up their business to the Indian market. You can follow our journey via their blogtwitter @thewebmission, news stories and video.

Source : http://techcrunch.com