By The Startups (BTS) Community, one of the leading business lead referral & startup networking communities was formed in 2016 by Shameer, an IT Project Consultant, founder of IT Projects Media & CogniQuo, and a startup enthusiast; and Gayathri Rajesh, founder of SearchnScore, an IT service company. Based in the entrepreneurial city of Coimbatore in Tamilnadu, South India, By The Startups community was built with tons of love, passion, and dreams towards serving the business community and wider startup ecosystem better. Supported by 4500+ entrepreneurs and 100+ community enablers from all across the globe, we are growing exponentially to become the leading business networking community in South India. BTS is India’s first Community-based Busines Visibility platform. We’re also an alternate media that covers businesses that mainstream media don’t cover at all.

Highlights of the BTS Community

  • Featured in leading media outlets including Indian Express, The Hindu, Yourstory Tamil, Daily Thanthi, Success Plus, ET-NOW, Puthiya Thalaimurai, just to name a few
  • Recognized startup community on Startup TN or TANSIM (Tamil Nadu Startup & Innovation Mission), a TN government initiative to nurture the startup ecosystem in Tamilnadu
  • Head of Community Circle (North Kovai) of Startup TN organization
  • Member of Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC), Ministry of Education (MoE), Govt. of India at DJ Academy for Managerial Excellence, Coimbatore
  • Member of Board of Studies (MBA Dept.), Avinashilingam University for Women, Coimbatore
  • Member of TNEDII-TNSTI program
  • Partnered with some of the leading business organizations including CMA, TiE, Startup Grind, Native Leads, Headstart, CNI, South India Press Club, and several incubators/accelerators including AIC RAISE, Technology IHub Foundation (IIT Palakkad), etc to host startup events
  • Collaboration with some of the startup incubators including SPARK, AGILE, and several Entrepreneurship Development Cells (EDCs) of reputed institutions, colleges, and universities in Tamilnadu in the form of an MOU

Key Awards & Honours

  • BTS Community honored with the position of Head – Startup TN Community Circle (North Kovai) conferred by the honorable Chief Minister of TN, Thiru MK Stalin
  • Best Ecosystem Enabler Award from AIC Raise, Government of India (Coimbatore)
  • Best Ecosystem Enabler Award from South India Press Club, AGILE Incubator, and several other institutions
  • Top growing 20 Global Leaders from the Guild of International Speakers and Trainers (Edufam Academy, Singapore)
  • Featured in 100+ institutions at different activity levels and 300+ entrepreneurship meets
  • Conducted 25+ Bootcamps, and numerous hands-on training workshops and sessions in the area of entrepreneurship & placement in various institutions
  • Featured at the Global Conference 2019 & National Conference (NATCON) 2023 at Avinashilingam University for Women, Coimbatore


Our vision is to build businesses, people, communities, and ecosystems, and transform the way business is conducted in conformity with the principles of humanity. We strive to provide visibiity and build the reputation of 10,000 businesses including SMEs, MSMEs and Startups all over. We endeavor to connect over 5000 institutions with the wider industry ecosystem.


  • To become the best business community enabler in the world 
  • To enhance the impact and support for the wider startup ecosystem
  • To transform the way business communities function by forging long-term, meaningful and sustainable relationships with community stakeholders

What we believe (BTS Community Manifesto)

  • We believe in the power of the community.
  • We value mutual support from our members, as we definitely give them back in terms of value.
  • We believe in the power of the human spirit and resilience. 
  • We believe in fairness and equality. 
  • We believe both women and the LGBT community have equal rights to lead in business. 
  • We believe technological innovation is a game-changer, and should be utilized only for the betterment of humanity. 
  • We believe business can be a good place to develop good relationships for life. 
  • We believe business improves one’s conduct and can do only good. 
  • We believe business is the foundation for world peace and global harmony.
  • We believe business can alleviate global poverty, and improve the lives of marginalized and minority communities.
  • We believe treating people with respect is the only way to gain respect. 

How we work?

  • We build robust business communities. 
  • We give, so we receive.
  • We build, curate and share content, knowledge, and experiences. 
  • We listen before we act. 
  • We initiate and accelerate. 
  • We convene, collaborate, communicate, and connect. 
  • We put back into the community that we work with. 
  • We put innovation at the core of all our activities.