Chandigarh Planning A Dedicated Startup Policy & A Startup Hub: Dharam Pal


Chandigarh: The CII Northern Region organised the ‘Chandigarh Start-ups Session’ as part of its flagship initiative, ICONN 2022 on Aug 30, 2022. The theme for the session was ‘Shaping a Vibrant Entrepreneurial Ecosystem’. Eminent speakers at the session shared how government strategies and policies are supporting entrepreneurs in the region and enabling start-ups to ensure more purposeful, productive, agile, and flexible ways of conducting business.

Speaking at the occasion, Mr Dharam Pal, Advisor to the Administrator, UT Chandigarh said, “We are keen to create a robust ecosystem for promoting innovation in businesses. Chandigarh will soon come up with its start-up policy, a dedicated start-up hub, a seed fund with a corpus of ₹50 crores, and more.”


Mr Kris Gopalakrishnan, Chairman, CII Centre of Excellence on Start-Ups & Entrepreneurship and Co-Founder, Infosys Ltd said, “It is the collective responsibility of the industry, high net-worth individuals (angel investors), academic institutions, and the government to work together to build a robust start-up ecosystem in any state or city.”

CII has conceptualized a special initiative titled ICONN to facilitate engagement between Corporates and Start-ups through a stakeholder engagement framework.


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