The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) signed a memorandum of understanding with the IIM Calcutta Innovation Park recently to help facilitate incubation of start-ups.
With focus on developing a start-up ecosystem, primarily in the eastern and north eastern States, the MoU will help start-up entrepreneurs access ICC’s member network, thereby allowing a larger platform for their offerings. It will also help them work through policy issues and other compliance matters, facilitate funding and also ensure B2B and B2G interactions. The IIM-Calcutta Innovation Park will incubate and handhold the start-ups, and provide them training and mentorship.
“ICC has initiated a start-up incubation cell to handhold start-ups across the country. Taking our initiative a step further, we are signing the MoU with the IIM Calcutta Innovation Park to promote entrepreneurship and innovation,” Rajeev Singh, Director- General, ICC, said.
IIM-Calcutta Innovation Park is a not-for-profit company and is currently incubating 40 start-ups and will add 10 more by the end of this fiscal.
According to Subhrangshu Sanyal, CEO, the company has in the last two years selected 25-odd start-ups for incubation. Most of these start-ups are revenue generating and have reported a cumulative turnover of Rs. 50 crore in FY18 (last fiscal).
“The focus is on start-ups that make a socio-economic impact,” he said
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