You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

NASSCOM-incubated IamHere Brings the Artist Community of Maharashtra on the Map

Technology Internet

Press Trust of India  |  MUMBAI 

/ -- Bengaluru-based startup, IamHere has partnered with and Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) to launch an app-based platform, that will help the Artist community of Maharashtra to sell their products through the platform. For the first time in the country, artists and idol makers will be available on the map, and people can locate the nearest artist, see their work, chat with them and purchase from them - all within the app.

On account of the World Environment Day on June 5th, Mr. Devendra Fadnavis, the Hon. Chief Minister of Maharashtra launched Mangal Murti on IamHere, a collaboration that will allow people to purchase eco-friendly idols for their homes and public spaces, during festivals and other occasions.

Talking about the launch, Naren Kumar, Co-Founder & CEO of IamHere Software Labs, said, "Technology today has done a beautiful job of connecting us with someone across the globe, but it falls short of connecting us with our neighbourhood. Ironically, that is where we spend most of our lives. At IamHere, we are working to solve the problem of hyperlocal discovery and collaboration by bringing together people in the neighbourhood for hobbies, interests and profession. This collaboration with Mangal Murti and the Maharashtra Government takes us one step closer to our vision of solving the 'Near You Now' problem. We currently have 500 artists, and we are targeting to on-board 10K artists across Maharashtra in the next six months."

IamHere is a hyperlocal social network to discover, connect and engage in the neighbourhood for hobbies, interests and profession. By bringing together people, businesses and NGOs and giving them a platform of chats, stories and events, NASSCOM-incubated IamHere is breaking neighbourhood boundaries.

Started in 2017 by BITS, Pilani alumni with experiences in Cisco, Schneider Electric, Amazon, Redbus and Groupon, IamHere currently has 40K users and is in the Global Top 10 Best Rated Social Apps. Financial Express recently put them in the Top 6 Startups to watch out for in 2019, alongside, Yulu and Dream11.

About IamHere Software Labs:

IamHere is your hyperlocal social network to discover, connect and engage in the neighbourhood for hobbies, interests and profession. By bringing together people, businesses and NGOs through a platform of chats, stories and events, we are breaking the neighbourhood boundaries and building a social marketplace. Launched in December 2017, the application is now available on play store and app store.

Download the application from Google Play and App Store

For more information, visit: http://www.iamhere.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Thu, June 06 2019. 17:05 IST