Airtel launches ‘Office-In-a-Box’ for start-ups registered with Government of Karnataka’s Start-Up Cell initiative

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Airtel has been selected as the preferred partner for Government of Karnataka’s Start-Up Cell initiative. Shri Priyank Kharge, Minister for IT & BT, Government of Karnataka unveiled Airtel’s ‘Office-In-a-Box’, a suite of connectivity solutions specially designed for start-ups. It will be available to over 1000 start-ups registered with the Karnataka Start-Up Cell.

A power-packed collection of software tools and services tailor-made to cater to the business requirements of young startups, Airtel’s ‘Office-In-a-Box’ is available on a scale-as-you-grow model with easy payment options. The services offered include voice and data solutions, audio and web collaboration, cloud services, payments bank services, go-to-market support across SMS, MMS, Email, Voice, IVR and USSD, as well as GPS & RFID-based tracking of assets.

Startup Karnataka acts like a single-window agency through which start-ups get access to the complete ecosystem needed for their growth – right from the ideation to the enterprise stage. The Start-up Karnataka Booster Kit contains a gamut of services, such as software tools, cloud credits, access to mentors, legal and accounting consultants, as well as access to state-funded and supported incubators, among others.

Speaking at Airtel’s ‘Office-In-a-Box’ launch, Shri Priyank Kharge, Minister for IT & BT, Government of Karnataka, said

The need of the hour is to inspire and encourage young startups to think big. And the Government of Karnataka is committed to provide all the support they need to make it happen. Recently, eight MoUs were signed at the ‘Elevate 100’ conference to cater to the varied needs of startups in the state. We realize that affordable connectivity is a major concern as startups collaborate with companies across geographies. Now, with Airtel’s ‘Office-In-a-Box’ offering, startups registered with the Karnataka Start-Up Cell can easily acquire and retain customers worldwide.