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A Great Start to Startup – Vibrant Gujarat Startup Summit 2016

Vibrant Gujarat Startup Summit 2016 – First of its kind event ever happened in India specially focusing on Startups and Incubation Centers. Some of us just witnessed this greatest event ever happened on entrepreneurial soil of Gujarat. If you are any how connected with startup ecosystem and some how you missed this event, you don’t need to worry at all, Gujarat Government has every thing covered for you.

The event started with “Inaugural Session” where Smt D. Thara, IASVC and MD at GIDC Welcomed everyone and introduced the panel.

Special inspiring “Startup Film” was presented infant of all the startup enthusiast. Explaining the story of Entrepreneur.

Followed by the Opening Remarks by MR. PANKAJ PATEL (Sr. Vice President, FICCI).

On behalf of FICCI Mr. Pankaj welcomes all the attendees. “The rich tradition of Gujarati Enterprises, Talented Entrepreneurs, and a Sound Investment climate, Supported by favourable government policies, have created a favourable ecosystem” says Mr Patel.

Stage was handed over to MS. VICTORIA LENNOX ( Co-Founder & CEO, Startup Canada ) where she shared her experience as an young entrepreneur. “Think big and try to solve big problems, And think global” is what she advised to young startups and entrepreneurs from Gujarat.

MR. CHAD HENSLER ( Trade Commissioner at Consulate General of Canada in Mumbai ) take over the stage. “Indian Entrepreneurs are driving change in India, and Ecosystems favouring them as well” Says Mr Chad.

Vision Document was represented by MR. PK TANEJA, IAS (Additional Chief Secretary, Industries and Mines Department, Government of Gujarat) on the vent. “Gujaraties are known for their business acumen, and they can be found in every part of the world doing business, This entrepreneurial quality is synonymous to gujarati’s Identity, which makes the Gujarat most preferred destination for Startups and SMES” says Mr Taneja.

Followed by the speech of SHRI RAMESH ABHISHEK, IAS (Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion) who shortly explained the flexibility of Policy, and point out major points from the Policy like Fund of Fund, Research Parks, Atal Innovation Mission, Startup Hub and easier compliance norms, Mr. Abhishek also pointed out fast track 90 days Exit window for startups as well.

DR. JN SINGH, IAS (Chief Secretary, Government of Gujarat) Gave occasional speech as well, “Government of Gujarat for the first time in partnership with FICCI to Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India is organising the Vibrant Gujarat Startup Summit 2016” Sayd Dr. Singh. he further added that “My Message to all of you that Government is totally with you, If you take one step, government will take 2 steps on behalf of you, So continue with your efforts, Invest your time, Invest your efforts and give the best for the country and Gujarat state”

VGStartup - Coffee Table Book

VGStartup – Coffee Table Book

And then Honorable Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Vijay Rupani addressed Dignities, Delegates, Students, Startups and Entrepreneurs, in his own gujju style. Shri Vijay Rupani first launched Startup Portal and then most anticipated “Coffee Table” book was released by Honorable Chief Minister as well.

Over all it was great event and as we all know this is just the beginning. Best is yet to come. Jai Hind Jai Jai Garvi Gujarat.

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