Bengaluru (earlier known as Bangalore) is one of India’s most vibrant cities, throbbing with innovative ideas. The capital of the south Indian state of Karnataka is also the technology capital of India, with private enterprise boosted by a slew of government incentives.
Bengaluru is the fourth largest technology cluster in the world after Silicon Valley, Boston and London. Colliers Research picked Bengaluru as the first of the top three cities in Asia for tech enterprises, ahead of Singapore and Shenzhen, based on socio-economic, property and human factors.
This megacity has a diverse population of over 10 million, and while it is the third wealthiest Indian city with a total wealth of $320 billion, it is powered not just by the 7,500 millionaires (and counting) and 10 billionaires (in the areas of software, ecommerce, education, real estate, and garments), but by its large, educated middle class workforce.
Sandhya Mendonca wears many hats: Media Entrepreneur, Writer, Storyteller, Cultural Evangelist. A veteran journalist, she is the Founder, MD & Editor-in-Chief of Raintree Media,a transmedia company. A longstanding partner of the Global Village Publishing network, Raintree Media has published several books that showcase the success of Indian companies, with the latest being INNOVATE Bengaluru.
As an author, Sandhya has been published by Penguin Random House and Westland. Among her noteworthy books are ‘Disrupt & Conquer – How TTK Prestige became a billion dollar company which was in the Amazon Editor’s picks as Memorable Books of 2018 and Best of business & leadership from 2018 and Reva EV: India’s Green Gift to the World .
Sandhya has founded India’s first multi-arts women’s cultural festival, Under The Raintree women’s cultural festival, and has successfully conducted 2 editions, showcasing more than 150 performers, speakers and artists.
She is frequently invited to speak /moderate discussions on a range of subjects.
Aditya Mendonca has a contagious smile which spreads when he meets you. He is the founder of TheGoodCity.in and hosts a podcast & vlog series where he interviews a wide range of people, sportspersons, entrepreneurs and more.
He will tell you about the laps he’s swum or the miles he’s ridden on his cycle, solo or with the SouthFire cycling team that he’s founded. A foodie & dark roast coffee fan, he’s an awardee of the international INDIAFRICA Young Visionaries Fellowship program.
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