Bikky Khosla | 28 Dec, 2021
3rd Meeting of National Startup Advisory Council, held last week,
discussed some important issues regarding the entrepreneurship ecosystem
of the country. This council was constituted by DPIIT to advise the
Government on measures needed to nurture innovation and startups to push
sustainable economic growth and generate employment opportunities, and
the last week meeting shed light on some key issues.
the interventions discussed include National Capacity Building
Programme for Incubators, pushing manufacturing startups, empowering the
larger pool of Family Offices and HNIs to invest in startups,
accelerating deep-tech startups, establishing an international platform
to help startups go global, encouraging women entrepreneurship, and a
holistic programme aiming at enabling global mentorship, market access,
international opportunities and B2B connects.
is notable here that 45% startups in India are from Tier 2 and 3 cities
and 623 districts have at least 1 recognized startup. It is equally
interesting that Indian startups have turned COVID-19 crises into an
opportunity and made 2021 the year of Unicorns with 79 Unicorns now
thriving. These figures reflect that our startup ecosystem is gaining
strength with every passing day, and a comprehensive government strategy
at this crucial juncture can act as a catalyst.
according to latest figures, 68% Mudra Yojana accounts are held by
women entrepreneurs, availing 44% of sanctioned amount. These figures
reflect the fact that an increasing number of women are now embracing
entrepreneurship as a viable employment opportunity. During the
Covid-period also Women Self Help Groups from Northeast have led from
the front in providing bulk supply of face-masks in different innovative
designs and colors.
Wish you all a happy and successful New Year.