Government pledges to support and mentor entrepreneurs in J&K at the Startup Leadership Summit
Government pledges to support and mentor entrepreneurs in J&K at the Startup Leadership Summit

17 July, Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) launched a two-day business Leadership Summit in Sempora, Pampore, in an effort to strengthen the business ecosystem in J&K.

Vikramjit Singh, Commissioner Secretary of Industries and Commerce, gave the event its official start.


“The J&K government will operate as a catalyst, facilitating, guiding, and mentoring entrepreneurs in J&K. We are determined to enhance and enable this ecosystem so that an entire society can profit from it as the Union territory enters a new period of certainty, stability, and plenty of possibilities, he added.

The India Network and the summit have collaborated in its planning.

The summit’s goal, according to Rahul Narvekar, CEO of The India Network, is to generate 100 startup success stories in J&K to advance the startup scene there.

“The reception has been fantastic, and the youngsters here are quite enthusiastic. We would make every effort to help these firms succeed, added Narvekar.

The conference will address important subjects including financial planning, marketing tactics, legal and regulatory frameworks, and access to financing options for entrepreneurs, according to JKEDI Director Ajaz Ahmad Bhat.

This is the twelfth event we’ve held this year, and our goal is to help our youngsters become employers. Our startup owners or hopefuls will benefit from the knowledge and experience of the CEOs of different firms present. The occasion will highlight the value of innovation and the use of cutting-edge technology in fostering corporate development, he added.

The founder and CEO of Wyn Studio, Sonia Khurana, spoke on stage about the value of storytelling in business. “Kahani Kya Hai” (What’s the Story), the title of her presentation, examined the value of storytelling and how it affects creating a successful firm.

The co-founders of Alpha Consultants, Dinesh Singh and Amit Mishra, shared their knowledge of financial management and business consulting with participants to help them understand the nuances of raising money for their enterprises. The India Network’s Chief Operating Officer, Himani Bhagat, spoke at the conference about her experience in strategic planning. Her presentation was focused on the several routes and strategies business owners might take to get money for their startup initiatives.

Along with professionals, numerous young startup entrepreneurs had put up booths to display their goods. They said it was a crucial platform for expanding their company.

“More than just giving us money, this event will mentor us, and it will also provide us a chance to show off our goods. This is where our company may flourish, and for those who are hopeful, this location will give all the mentoring and other assistance, which is fantastic for us,” stated a participant.

The two-day summit will also include interactive pitching sessions that will give company owners the chance to sell their ideas and plans to a panel of investors from all parts of the nation. These investors will provide budding businesses with insightful criticism, direction, and possible investment options.

Participants will get the opportunity to interact with seasoned industry executives, successful entrepreneurs, and subject matter experts in addition to the expert workshops and pitching sessions. These people will impart their knowledge, serve as mentors, and give advice on all facets of business.



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