Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt stopped by in Bangalore, as part of an Asian tour. Schmidt apparently spent about 4 hours at the Google's office in the city, talking to employees.
The news is, Schmidt will be meeting up with senior government functionaries in Delhi, to talk about Google' joint initiative with Nasscom and Microsoft India, to help start-up companies in India. According to Google India Product Head Lalitesh Katragadda, Schmidt conveyed to the employes that he sees Bangalore as a center of innovation for the Indian market.
Schmidt apparently had meeting with a few start-up companies in Bangalore. Business standard reports that one of the participants said Schmidt spoke about the rate at which smartphone market is growing in India. He said the growth provides great deal of business opportunity.
Schmidt said Google along with IT industry body Nasscom and tech giant Microsoft will be joining hands to help start-ups develop a foot hold in the Industry. Apparently he will meeting senior government officials in Delhi to talk regarding this
Also, Schmidt will be joining start-up companies Mobstac, Ezetap and Practo in a panel discussion in Delhi. The event themed 'Catalysing Tech Start-ups in India', hosted by Nasscom, is to happen tomorrow (March 21).
Ravi Pratap, co-founder of Mobstac, a mobile publishing cloud platform, after his meet with Schmidt said "He took over the company when they didn't have a defined revenue model and shepherded it through the process of discovery. He also architected the AdSense business."