Mohandas Pai will lead startup movement in Bengal: Mitra

West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Tuesday said former Infosys Director T V Mohandas Pai will lead the startup movement in his state.

“Mohandas Pai will lead the startup movement in West Bengal,” Mitra told reporters at the investment roadshow, organised jointly by the West Bengal government and FICCI here.

Mitra said Pai has agreed to send a draft of a startup policy, which would be refined and taken forward to make Kolkata and West Bengal the startup capital of the country. “Pai has agreed to send us a draft startup policy. We already have startups. We will refine and will move forward, and make West Bengal and Kolkata startup capital of India,” he said.

The minister also said that in the endeavour to give a boost to the startup business in West Bengal, it would take Sourabh Srivastava, founder of Indian Angel Network, on board. Moreover, in the upcoming Bengal Global Business Summit a special space will be given to startups, he said.


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