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INR 180 crores incentives approved for certified Goan Start-Ups: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant

Chief Minister of Goa Pramod Sawant recently inaugurated the Goa Startup Conclave Entrepreneurship Summit - "Anth Prerana" at a function organized by the Startup Promotion Cell together with Goa Institute of Management at Panaji.

Goa Chief Minister, Pramod Sawant recently remarked: " It's contending that the IT policy 2018 and Startup policy 2017  have provided and approved approximately Rs 180 crore of financial incentives for certified Goan startups on implementation and approximately Rs 1.47crore has been awarded under the Goa Startup policy."

In a function organized Start-Up Promotion Cell together with Goa Institute of Management at Panaji, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant recently inaugurated the Goa Startup Conclave Entrepreneurship Summit "Anth Prerana". He tweeted to further add: "Inaugurated, Antha Prena a Startup Conclave and Entrepreneurship Summit. Antha Prerna aims to provide opportunities and platforms to the Young Entrepreneurs and to create an ecosystem to foster a culture of ideation and innovation in Goa"

Sawant further added to say that the plans of upscaling the connectivity and infrastructure in the State are already in progress, besides the setup of other several incubation cells in a bid to promote healthy start-up investments which would motivate young promising entrepreneurs, for better innovations.

He further asserted that the state government intends to provide all possible support for the startup ecosystem in the State and this mega-event will boost the startup ecosystem in the State. It is time for us to work to make the startup ecosystem in India to be the best in the world.

Talking about his vision Sawant said, "My vision is to make Goa state top in the startup ecosystem in 2025. At present, we are in the fourth state in India, he also added that ``It is not for the IT sector but in other sectors also the Goa government will give its whole support."