Meghalaya: IIM Shillong holds Virtual Workshop for Business Incubators of NE India
The ‘Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Policy Research & Analysis and Incubation and Enterprise Support Centre’ at IIM Shillong hosted a two-day virtual workshop cum roundtable discussion for ‘Business Incubators of North-East India’.
The virtual workshop cum roundtable discussion was attended by representatives of various incubators from the North Eastern (NE) States.
Several topics were covered with such as status of business incubators in NE, managing incubators in Indian context, technology commercialization through incubation, offering specialized services, implementing a mentoring program, raising finance for incubated startups marketing and stakeholder management.
Gaigongdin Panmei, IRS, Financial Adviser, NEC, MDoNER, GoI graced the event as the Guest of Honour and emphasized the significance of value addition to various regional products.
R. Ramanan, Former (First) Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, delivered the keynote address, focusing on how government schemes are brought in and how a lot of incubators have been established pan-India to support the startup movement in the country.
Atul Kulkarni, Management Consultant and Member, Board of Governors, IIM Shillong in his session stressed upon the fact that along the years North-East has moved from a land of opportunity to a land of deliverables.
A follow-up roundtable panel discussion with representatives of different incubators from Sikkim, Meghalaya, Assam, Tripura, and Mizoram. Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists and Legal Experts was also held.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)
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