WinZO empowering the Indian gaming startup community

WinZO, India’s largest vernacular interactive entertainment platform, announced the 10 winners from a pool of over 150 participating technology and gaming companies for its flagship ‘Bharat Tech Triumph’ initiative.

The winning companies through the program would be showcasing their products in the first-ever India Pavilion at the world’s largest gaming conference, Game Developer Conference (GDC) in San Francisco next month.

WinZO had launched the ‘Bharat Tech Triumph’ initiative to establish a global platform uniting leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, visionaries, and various stakeholders, all committed to fostering innovation and export of technology from India.

This collective effort reflects WinZO’s dedication to the vision outlined by the Honorable Prime Minister and President for ‘Made in Bharat for India & the World,’ aligning with initiatives like Digital India, Startup India, and Make in India.

Just as IT services spurred growth in recent decades, innovation in technology and content development holds the potential to establish Bharat as a powerhouse of technological innovation, shaping the next era of technology and contributing to the vision of achieving a $1 trillion digital economy by 2030.

The winners feature a diverse range of games, including those inspired by Indian epics such as Ramayana, Mahabharata, and the Chola Empire.

The winners were selected after a rigorous process led by eminent juries of industry veterans, including Rakesh Dubey, additional director of STPI – (Software Technology Parks of India), the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’s initiative focusing on software exports; Rajesh Raju, Managing Partner of Kalaari; Justin Shriram Keeling, Founding General Partner at Lumikai; Anand Jain, Co-Founder and CPO at CleverTap; and Neha Yadav, Head of Gametech Segment, India, AWS.

Paavan Nanda, Co-Founder of WinZO, stated, “We are fortunate to receive support in bringing together the vibrant energy and dynamism of Indian entrepreneurs onto a global platform. By showcasing inspiring stories of Indian entrepreneurs and startups, WinZO aims to ignite the spirit of technological innovation and export culturally relevant content that can deepen the understanding of India’s culture and society.

Content and gaming have the power to bridge cultures, foster understanding, and facilitate cultural exchanges, all of which are essential in making India a global superpower”.

WinZO’s initiative celebrates the ingenuity and innovation of India’s startup ecosystem. The company aims to acknowledge our nation’s vast talent pool. It extends a crucial gateway to the global gaming arena, including coveted access to GDC for forging partnerships and gaining insights from global leaders.

We are proud of WinZO for empowering the startup community and paving the way for unparalleled opportunities for India’s gaming community to thrive globally, expressed Rajesh Raju, Managing Director, Kalaari Capital.