'Delhi govt to launch more entrepreneurs from colleges'
NEW DELHI: The Delhi government is working towards making more entrepreneurs in the national capital and in the international trade fair 2017 the government showcased its goal to promote startups, asserted the Industry minister of Delhi, Satyendar Jain.
"The Delhi government higher education department has given Rs 1.5 crore to 11 colleges of Delhi to promote startups," said an official.
The students from these colleges were present at the International Trade Fair to present their works. "We made a proposal and gave it to the college officials for approval of our startup. Based on that proposal the college has given us funds," said Saumya Dutta, the CEO of Triposse, a travel startup.
Dutta is a student of Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology which is one of the 11 colleges who got the money. "This fund has helped us to start the work and now we are doing well," she added.
Following her statement, a senior official of the higher education department said that the government has found that the entrepreneur building in the capital should get the focus and the government is keen to help the students.
Talking to the Millennium Post, Satyendra Jain said, "We have more plans to promote startups and this fair was our first step to tell people how our plan is going on."
He added that the government is in touch with the entrepreneurs and the businessmen who can guide them to make a stronger plan to promote startups. This year IITF registered participants mostly from the colleges who have just started their startups. Starting from new Khadi garments, Jewellery to travel solutions, aircraft making and many more startups were present. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain visited the Delhi pavilion on Tuesday.
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