Smart Start Guwahati – New Sun Rise for Startup of North East

Guwahati, November 12th 2018: Parivartan 2018, 3E Entrepreneurs and Start-up Conclave introduced
“Smart Start- Guwahati”, on 10 th November 2018 in NEDFi Convention Centre. This event marked as the
initiation of the entrepreneurship activation among the youth of the North-East States.
Dr. Abha Rishi (CEO, AIC BIMTECH) undertook the Idea Generation Workshop, which made the
participants aware of the basic fact, that no idea is a bad idea. Mr. Mukesh Malik (Partner, ah! Ventures)
took the stage to made young minds aware of the pitfalls on a start-up. Mr. Bibin Babu (Blockchain
Evangelist and TedX Speaker) created awareness about the opportunities of block chain technology in
the innovations and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Mr. Amit Singal (Founder, Startup Buddy) explained
some fundamental laws and compliances to be taken care of when starting their entrepreneurial
Mr. Manoj Kumar Das (DGM, North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Limited) was chaired as
Guest of Honor for “Smart Start”. He explained the various schemes and resources available for
entrepreneurs at NEDFI and shared various experiences about his entrepreneurial journey with the
audience. He also appreciated the efforts made by the organizing committee to create and develop the
startup ecosystem in North East.
Many partners like Startup Buddy, Atal Incubation Centre-BIMTECH, PayU Money, Blockspace, Young
Indians, F6S, CIMSME, Ah Ventures, Metaconnect, Dikshita Innovations are taking an active participation
in it.

Mr. Amit Singal (CEO, Startup Buddy) was excited about the event. He says, “This is just the start of the
journey to the next Parivartan, scheduled to take place in 2019, when we will amp the scale and
mobilize the entire community towards self-sustainable startups at North East Region.”
Dr. Abha Rishi (CEO, Atal Incubation Centre-BIMTECH) appreciated this initiative. She says, “The people
here are eager to catch the entrepreneurial bus. We are looking forward to providing support and
enabling them to fulfill their aspirations.”
Closing ceremony was led by Mr. Ratul Kalita (Global President, 3E Foundation) where he thanked all the
partners, speakers and audience. He announced a new initiative “Startup Valley Hub” to create Launch
Pad for Startups in the North-East India. He specially thanked Doordarshan North-East for their presence
and decision to cover the event on Television.

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