Techno India to incubate & promote 100 entrepreneurs
Dec 08 2013
Techno India group, a large private sector player in the education space, which is set to put up the first private sector university in West Bengal, will now back and promote 100 innovative entrepreneurs in more ways than one including offering them venture funding.
“We will support 100 budding entrepreneurs with innovative technology or ideas in the Techno India University Business Incubation facility. Starting from physical infrastructure to plants and machinery support, to mentorship, advisory services, human resource support and venture finance — we will provide everything to all for these selected 100 budding entrepreneurs who would just need to plug and play and start achieving,” Goutam Roy Chowdhury, chancellor of Techno India University and chairman of Techno India Group, said.
Significantly, the group has also drawn up an ambitious plan of setting up a global entrepreneurs’ knowledge village-one each in Kolkata and Canada. In fact, works for the ‘Global Knowledge Village’ in Kolkata, is already in full swing over the 100 acres campus in south 24 parganas near Indian Institute of Management (IIMC) Joka campus, he said.
That’s not all. Techno India Group will also support 50 sick or struggling knowledge-based enterprises and will help them survive and grow. A detailed plan in this regard is also being worked out.
“There is a tremendous dearth of quality entrepreneurship on one hand and absence of support for budding entrepreneurs. And that’s why we have come up with the idea of offering a complete support system for 100 such innovative and budding entrepreneurs. We strongly feel that such a support facility for bringing entrepreneurs under a common umbrella and providing such a strong system will add to the gross development in the region,” said Roy Chowdhury.
Techno India Group was started in 1985 for the exclusive purpose of delivering quality education in science and engineering in the state of West Bengal, India.