CM INAUGURATES STARTUP CONCLAVE – ANTH PRERANA

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The Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant inaugurated the Goa Startup Conclave Entrepreneurship Summit “Anth Prerana ” at a function organised by the Startup Promotion Cell in Collaboration with Goa Institute of Management at Donapaula today.
The Chief Minister  addressing said that it’s satisfying that IT policy 2018 and Startup policy 2017 on implementation have provided and approved approximately ₹. 180 crores of financial incentives for certified Goan startup and approximately ₹. 1.47crores has been awarded under the Goa Startup policy. Plans of upscaling the connectivity and infrastructure in the State are already in motion , as well as the setup of various other incubation cells to encourage healthy startup investments to motivate young promising entrepreneurs.
The Chief Minister further said State Government intends to provide all support for startup ecosystem in the State. This mega event will boost the startup ecosystem in the State. It is time for us to work to make startup ecosystem in India to be the best  in the world. Government with its all might will stand behind, he added.  He appealed to the youth to contribute with the Government to make Goa self reliant in terms of IT sector by starting start centers in rural areas of Goa.
Minister for Revenue Ms Jenifer Monserrate said through our startup cell we’ve helped hundreds of investors, partners, incubators and business mentor to build a sustainable and growth intensive startup culture in our beautiful State. 
Mrs Monserrate said through constant networking, community building activities and mentoring sessions our aim is to provide our Goan Startup with the exposure and opportunities to access global platforms. In the past we’ve organized workshops and flagships events like the Global VC Summit , Microsoft’s 100 unicorns , the Goa IT Summit and Vibrant Goa 2019 to just name a few .
Mrs. Monserrate speaking further said 111 startups have been certified by the government of Goa, out of which over 20 have been founded by woman entrepreneurs. The policies have been tremendous in impacting more than 1500 entrepreneurs, & about 45 startups have been incentivised. According to the current startup dosier, startups are employing 788 individuals out of which 558 are Goans, she remarked.
Mrs Monserrate informed that the Government is working up and ahead from here on. I extend my full support all the budding minds to come forward and present us with your vision so that we can help you make it a reality.
Ms Monserrate hoped that this conclave will end with all start-ups benefiting from the knowledge & experience. Guests speakers are here to share with us, giving our entrepreneurs the little nudge they need to succeed, she said and requested all the participants to take advantage of this conclave to make Goa the best Start-up destination. 
Director Department of IT & CEO of Start up Promotion Cell Smt Ankita Anand in her address said that Goa has been an emerging startup destination 2 years back but today it is truly making a mark with the increasing number of successful Goan startups. There are startups emerging in a gamut of fields ranging from tourism to education, Agriculture to IT just to name a few, she remarked.
Smt Anand said that the startup conclave – aims to build a stronger startup Ecosystem by boosting the Entrepreneurs within the budding startups and connecting them with various investors. The conclave will give an opportunity for enabling direct startup- Investors. There would be experience sharing sessions by successful startups. The central government and state government representatives would be explaining about various facets of enabling startups growth. As the New Goa startup Policy is in the anvil, we would be enabling the changes that have been proposed to assist the Startup Ecosystem. 
Infact the event was a perfect amalgamation of all the key ingredients for nurcturing the Start Ecosystem, Atal Incubation Center.
President of Association of Technologists, Mr. Milind Anvekar and Ms Maria D’souza Chaudhary, Core Member IT Professionals.Vice- Chairman of Confederation Indian Industries Smt. Swati Salgaonkar also spoke on the ocassion.

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