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Start-Up India, Stand Up India- a Dream Soon to be Materialized

A dream is just a dream unless you make it happen.

Many of us for once have dreamt or still dream to start something new that can change the world. However noble the idea is, to materialize that dream into reality takes a lot of courage, passion and extreme hard-work to hit the right button at the right time. Startups are the new buzz in town. With lots of hypes being given to it, there is a long list of entrepreneurs those are working hard to invent something new.

Indian startups in recent times have flourished and the government is working very hard to hit the right note to encourage more and more people to join the startup movement to create a strong business environment where lies great employment opportunity to help the Indian economy to grow.

Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi’s initiative ‘Start-up India, Stand Up India’ is one such ambitious step towards boost up the country’s startup ecosystem as well as increasing opportunities for the bright, enthusiastic and visionary entrepreneurs around India. The countdown begins for Startup India’s action plan to be launched on January 16th by the PM. The high-profile event will be attended by more than 1500 startups and will facilitate them to have direct interactions with some of the big names of the industry as well as venture capitalists.

This initiative will facilitate a first-of-its-kind platform to the budding group of entrepreneurs to share their business ideas as well as their plight for growth. The motive is to curtail the startups from moving abroad as according to industry sources 60% of Indian startups move abroad especially Singapore due to difficulty in doing business and tight regulations. So, a reform in regulations for the startups is on its way.

The meeting is said to be inaugurated at 9:30 am in Vigyan Bhawan by Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Mr. Arun Jaitley. Honourable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi will unveil the action plan for Start-Up India thereby emphasizing on Government schemes and policies for developing a feasible environment for the startups in the world’s largest democracy in front of business moguls from national and international arena.

The event will be a continuous one-day affair and will include workshop on Startup Entrepreneurship that includes panel discussions on topics namely-  Unleashing Entrepreneurship and Innovation – What do Indian Startups Need to Grow and Prosper; Celebrating Women: Stories of Innovative Women Entrepreneurs; How digitization will change India’s future; Making Indian Healthcare Leapfrog; Financial inclusion is within reach. The event will also have interactive conversations hold by eminent venture capitalists and biz personalities like Mr. Masayoshi Son (Founder and CEO, SoftBank), Mr. Travis Kalanick (Founder, Uber) and Mr. Adam Nuemann (Founder, WeWork).

Also, Google will provide a whopping $15,000 on-the-spot equity funding to startups while organizing a session titled “Launchpad Accelerator” which enable startups to talk about their business ideas via live presentation. One of the sessions will include a discussion with the government authorities regarding various policy implementations and loopholes surrounding the schemes.

It surely looks like this event will capture the world’s attention on India as well as the budding lot of Indian startups!

(With inputs from Business Insider)

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