बिहार सरकार (Government of Bihar) | Department Of Industries

Bihar Startup Conclave 2016

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Bihar Startup Conclave 2016 (A state level Annual Startup Event) was jointly organized by Department of Industries, Government of Bihar & Venture Park, the state supported incubation centre run by Bihar Industries Association. The event was organized on 2nd September 2016 at Hotel Maurya, Patna. Over 300 Startups/budding entrepreneurs, Funded Startup Companies, Angel Investors, Investment groups, Academia etc. participated in the event. The Chief Guest of the event was Shri Jai Kumar Singh, Hon’ble Industry Minister,Govt. of Bihar. Dr. S. Siddharth, IAS, Principal Secretary, Department of Industries was the Guest of Honour of the event. Dr S Siddharth informed that the state government has allocated Rs 500 crore to develop startups in the state. This was first of its kind event in Bihar that brought together investors, startup companies, mentors, incubators of national repute on a common platform.

The first session of the conclave was about raising funds whereas the second session was focussed on different startup companies. Earlier, Venture Park had organized Business Plan Competition amongst the state based startups. Altogether 124 business proposals were received from across the state for the conclave.

Ms. Akansha, a young startup innovator from the city running a startup named “Swayambhu”, was felicitated with a cash prize of Rs1 lakh at the function. She was selected from among 124 participants who took part in a business plan competition organised by BIA a few months ago. 3 consolation prizes were also given of Rs. 10,000 each to startups namely Krishibazaar, Kransagro and Jowist.

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Hotel Maurya, Patna

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