Technology startup location India – Bangalore or Delhi to select

Couple of old school days friends were visiting and asked this question. Which is the best location for a technology startup. Now keeping this in mind none of them went to IIT or IIM. But studied at schools abroad in US and their connection with academic world in india its pretty much to a minimum.

Choices which came out of discussion were

– Delhi

– Bangalore

– Pune

– Hyderabad

lets look the points we had for each city


– Home town advantage. Family nearby old friend contacts

– Power and business capital so easy to find clients to sell products to. (Tech companies are not potential clients)

-Good local technical colleges in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida region but not good experience technical staff available

– Availability of IT infrastructure enabled office space

– Lack of quality of life with long travelling distances and exterme weathers.

– Lack of good business incubators except for couple of STPI’s being run

– Higher startup cost


– Good IT experience staff available

– Office space is expensive

– Good incubators and local IT business networking opportunity.

– Silicon Valley of India.

– Western culture influence with mix of indian helps with easy settlement.

– Better weather


None of us had much information on IT enviornment there but with large technical colleges and office space getting built there we can imagine it to give competition to other centres for shelf space.


Though its well marketed and its same in terms of bangalore as far as silicon valley advantages are concerned. For some reason no one in the group liked the place. It just came up as couple of their college friends from hyderabad had started their operations from region.

As they still remain undecided their choices got narrowed down between bangalore and delhi (NCR).

General trend which came to our notice was generally service oriented startups were located in NCR. On the other hand technology startup building tech products were based in bangalore region. This is possibly due the fact gurgaon is now famous for back office operations which most of the service oriented companies are dependent as model to perform.

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6 Responses to “Technology startup location India – Bangalore or Delhi to select”

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  3. 3 Jaikishan Jalan October 8, 2007 at 1:50 pm

    Why not Mumbai?

    [1]Its financial captial of India
    [2]Major Finance Companies
    [3]Good transportation facility. I think best compared to other metros.
    [4]Cheap food..this will make the cost of living of employees less.
    [5]Many startups are coming up Ex-, etc.


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  5. 5 Ravi October 20, 2010 at 9:27 am

    I am looking for office space in delhi. My budget is Rs 10000.

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