MP Govt. In Talks With Startup Village
On Dec 07, 2014
|Kochi: Close on the heels of Andhra Pradesh adopting the Startup Village-model, the Madhya Pradesh government has initiated discussions with the Kochi-based Startup Village, seeking its support and expertise in setting up a similar incubation facility in their state.
A high-level delegation led by Selvendran IAS, Managing Director of Madhya Pradesh State Electronics Development Corporation (MPSEDC) Ltd, held talks with Startup Village Chief Executive Officer Pranav Kumar Suresh and the management team at Startup Village.
“We are very impressed by Startup Village’s functioning and are exploring the possibility of setting up a similar facility in Madhya Pradesh. We plan to devise a strategy to build a similar incubator in Madhya Pradesh,” said Selvendran after the visit.
The other members of the delegation were L K Tiwari, Additional Chief General Manager, MPSEDC; Kamal Jain, Deputy Director, Madhya Pradesh Agency for Promotion of Information Technology and Pankaj Sethi, Director, ThirdVue Consulting.
“It was an extremely productive discussion where we shared our experiences of the journey to become one of the most successful business incubators in the country,” said Startup Village CEO Pranav Kumar Suresh.
“It is truly a recognition for Startup Village’s efforts over the last 30 months in creating an ecosystem which supports young entrepreneurs,” added Startup Village Chairman Sanjay Vijayakumar.
The delegation toured the campus and checked out the facilities being offered to startups. They also discussed at length, the Kerala Government’s Student Entrepreneurship Policy which is aimed at promoting entrepreneurship culture among the youth in the state.