Prarambh: The Startup India International Summit is being hosted by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT)
Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) is hosting “Prarambh”, the Startup India International Summit on January 15-16, 2021 in a virtual format. The Summit marks the fifth anniversary of the Startup India Initiative launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on January 16, 2016. The summit will be addressed by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.
With participation from over 25 countries and more than 200 global speakers, the summit will be the largest startup confluence organised by the Government of India since the launch of the Startup India initiative.
The summit is a select gathering of innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, regulators, industry and academic luminaries from India and across the world including BIMSTEC member states. Apart from deliberating on good practices from best of the ecosystems across the world, the sessions are designed to showcase the spread and depth of entrepreneurship based on innovation in India. The idea is to attain attention of global capital for startups in India, mobilize domestic capital, provide opportunities of accessing international markets to our startups and evolve enabling policy provisions. It will also inspire and encourage our youth to be job creators instead of job seekers.
The summit will be inaugurated by Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce and Industry and will witness 24 sessions with a focus on enhancing multilateral cooperation and engagement with countries from around the globe to collectively develop and strengthen the startup ecosystems. Drishya takes great pride in being one of the participants.
Prarambh is supported by Invest India, FICCI, Indian Angel Network, CII, NASSCOM, TIE Delhi Ncr, TIE Global, sidbi, IFC and IVC Association.
About Startup India Initiative
Startup India is a flagship initiative of the Government of India, intended to build a strong ecosystem for nurturing innovation and startups in the country that will drive sustainable economic growth and generate large-scale employment opportunities. The initiative aims to empower startups grow through innovation and design. The initiative not only brought a sharp focus on startups but catalysed the Indian startup ecosystem and accelerated Indian entrepreneurs building innovative solutions for Indian and global needs. Since the launch of the initiative, several programs have been undertaken to contribute to the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of transforming India into a country of job creators instead of job seekers.
Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India will be organising ‘Prarambh’ - Startup India International Summit - on 15 and 16 January 2021 in a virtual format.
As a noun, ‘Prarambh’ means ‘an auspicious beginning’. As a verb, it implies ‘to start’.
Prarambh is expected to bring together top policy makers, industry, academia, investors, startups and all stakeholders from across the globe. In addition to deliberating on good practices from best of the ecosystems across the world, the sessions of the Summit are designed to showcase the spread and depth of entrepreneurship based on innovation in India. The idea is to attain attention of global capital for startups in India, mobilize domestic capital, provide opportunities for accessing international markets to our startups and evolve enabling policy provisions.
The first day of the Summit has been devoted to host dignitaries and stakeholders from BIMSTEC member States. The day will witness participation of renowned stakeholders from startup communities of BIMSTEC member states engaging in multilateral discussions and showcasing best of their innovations.
Startup India was launched on 16th January 2016 by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi, with an objective to build a strong ecosystem for nurturing innovation and startups in the country that will drive sustainable economic growth and generate large scale employment opportunities. The Indian startup ecosystem today is counted amongst the world’s largest startup ecosystems and is growing at an unprecedented rate, contributing to the innovation driven growth for the Indian economy. The Summit also celebrates 5 years of launch of Startup India initiative which has played a pivotal role in spurring the spirit of entrepreneurship in every corner of the country.
The two-day long virtual summit will bring together over 200 marquee speakers from around the world and India, facilitate discussions on technologies, innovation, robust policies, and initiatives, enable government and international organisations to share their views and set on fire the minds of young Indian entrepreneurs, driving them to solve the problems and challenges that matter, not just for India but also for the entire world.