Guwahati, December 15: IIM Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP), in association with the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India today announced the North East Accelerator Program which is aimed at recognizing potentially game-changing early-stage entrepreneurs from Northeast India and creating a supportive ecosystem to help them scale up their businesses. The initiative, probably the first of this kind in this region, is one which would bring together the key stakeholders in the regional entrepreneurship ecosystem including startups, investors, mentors and subject matter experts.
The selected entrepreneurs will get the opportunity to participate in the boot camp and mentored by the experts from IIMCIP on various aspects of business. They will also be connected to potential customers and investors.
Speaking at the occasion, Dr Subhrangshu Sanyal, CEO, IIMCIP said “Though the Northeastern states of India have huge potential – human, natural and economic, it is also true that this large bank of opportunities remains largely unexplored. One way to unlock this potential would be to unleash the creative energy of current and emerging entrepreneurs from the region.” This in turn will have multiple benefits like creating employment opportunities, reducing or reversing migration of local youth, energizing the local business ecosystem, helping facilitate the socio-economic development of the region among others. Ennovent, a global innovation company focused on sustainability and STPI (Software Technology Parks of India), Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India has partnered with IIMCIP to execute the program.
There was also an interactive session during the launch ceremony that was held at Radisson Blu, Guwahati.
About IIMCIP: IIM Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP) has established itself as a premier hub for entrepreneurship development in East & Northeast India. Apart from being a leading business incubator in India, IIMCIP has pioneered a number of collaborative initiatives, working closely with the government, corporate sector, investors, mentors and experts.
To apply, visit their website here.