Swati Bhargava will represent India at Blackbox Connect for Entrepreneurs program in Silicon Valley
New Delhi, India, April 17, 2015: Swati Bhargava, Co-Founder of CashKaro.com – India’s largest & fastest growing Cashback & Coupons site has being selected and will be representing India at the coveted Blackbox Connect – Female Founders Edition 2015- powered by Google for Entrepreneurs program from April 27 – May 8, 2015 in Silicon Valley, California.
Blackbox Connect brings founders from top companies around the world to take part in a two-week, fully immersive program where they collaborate with like-minded entrepreneurs, investors, experts and executives from the Silicon Valley community. The Female Founders Edition is the first program by Blackbox that will be entirely women and will be focusing on female founders. Women led startups have been selected from around the world including countries like Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Lebanon, Poland, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States for this exclusive program.
The India Chapter was launched in partnership with NASSCOM’s 10,000 Start-ups and invited participations early this year. 10,000 Start-ups is a NASSCOM initiative supported by Google for Entrepreneurs, and supports Black Box program in India.
On being selected, Swati Bhargava, Co-Founder CashKaro.com said, “It gives me great pride to represent India at such a powerful international stage. It’s an honor to be a part of one of the most exciting platforms for the start-up community where global born start-ups are empowered and exposed to Silicon Valley resources. I’ve always wanted to spend time in the Valley & learn from the vast experience of companies & investors there. Blackbox Connect is a great opportunity to do just that and I’m really excited about it! The programme also paves the way for the next generation of female entrepreneurs in the tech space and I’m sure will be a valuable experience.”
Rajat Tandon, Senior Director, NASSCOM 10,000 Startups commented, “We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the team at CashKaro.com for being selected in the Blackbox Connect Female Founders Edition. It is truly exciting to see a member of the 10,000 start-ups be chosen for such a prestigious program and showcase their talent on a global stage. At 10,000 start-ups, we feel that it is imperative to evangelize more women led start-ups in the country and platforms like these will go a long way to inspire more women to start-up like CashKaro.com.”
Swati is an alumni of the prestigious London School of Economics and was working with Goldman Sachs, UK before she left her lucrative job to start on her entrepreneurial journey. Swati along with her husband Rohan have successfully co-founded two successful cashback ventures, CashKaro.com in India & UK based Pouringpounds.com. While Pouringpounds.com remains a successful B2B venture in the UK, CashKaro.com has been catapulted to India’s largest cashback and coupons site within two years of its inception.
The Blackbox Connect Female Founders Edition will take place in Palo Alto California – the heart of Silicon Valley from April 27 – May 8, 2015