IEP CHANDIGARH AUGUST 24, 2022
The second Phase of Start-up Warehouse, set up jointly by the State Government, HARTRON and National Association of Software & Services Companies (NASSCOM), at Hartron Innovation & Startup Hub Gurugram was inaugurated by Managing Director Hartron, Sh. Sh Mandip Singh Brar.
An MOU was exchanged between Hartron and Nasscom to collaborate for grooming emerging startups as well as students who wish to be entrepreneurs. Startups are not just bringing innovations but are also evolving as major job creators.
Sh. Mandip Singh Brar addressed the august gathering and motivated the young entrepreneurs invited on the day to pitch their ideas & products.
He stated that the IT/ITeS millennium city of Gurugram has a strong entrepreneurial culture and this collaboration with NASSCOM will act as a catalyst to scale up the entrepreneurial growth of the city and State of Haryana.
He emphasized that the Startup culture be extended to tier-2 and tier-3 cities of the State by roping in academia and exploring knowledge sharing opportunities and was of the opinion that the gambit of entrepreneurial activities be not limited to IT/ITeS and may be slowly extended to include other entrepreneurial fields as well.
The 10,000 square feet Start-up Warehouse is an integral part of the Hartron Innovation & Startup Hub established in a sprawling campus of 3.5 acres at the IT/ITeS millennium city of Gurugram.
The Innovation Hub has been designed to house up to sixty Start-ups facilitating them to learn, work and accelerate conversion of their ideas/pilots/ventures into successful companies.
In this phase of operations the activities will be further evolved to include virtual incubation and extend the outreach to Tier–2 & Tier-3 cities; universities and colleges of the state.
A close working mechanism with academia has also been envisaged to create a strong attitude among students for adoption of emerging technologies thereby enabling them to come up with technological solutions for day to day problems faced by various segments of society and in the process start fruitful ventures of their own.
The Innovation Hub along with the startup warehouse also houses a Center of Excellence for Internet of Things & Artificial Intelligence (CoE-IoT & AI) wherein multifarious incubation services are provided to startups. The objective is to trigger innovation & Entrepreneurship in the field of IT/ITeS and emerging technologies such as IoT, robotics, AR/VR & Artificial Intelligence.
The entrepreneurs groomed at the warehouse will have a host of benefits which will help them hone their entrepreneurial skills as well as sharpen their marketing ability including Connect sessions, early stage mentoring and access to experience & knowledge by way of mentorship.
The startups groomed at the Hub will be duly selected by a committee comprising of stakeholders from the Government, Academia, Industry and NASSCOM.
The event was attended by Industrial stalwarts; NASSCOM; officials from Hartron and other government departments such as the Department of Technical Education, Skill University etc.