GUWAHATI: Startup India, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India in collaboration with Department of Industries and Commerce, Government of Assam successfully conducted a 15 days long startup and entrepreneurship awareness drive called ‘Startup India Assam Yatra’ for the state of Assam. Flagged off by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on January 20, 2019 from the Assam Startup – the Nest at Ambari, Guwahati, the ‘Yatra’ concluded on February 5, 2019 with a grand finale at the Nest premises.
More than 1,000 budding entrepreneurs were impacted during the10 boot camps and 15 van stops that were organised in various districts of Assam such as Kamrup (M), Kamrup (R), Tezpur, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Lakhimpur, Udalguri, Nalbari and Dhubri.
Cash prizes worth Rs 1lakh 50 thousand were distributed among the top five winners of grand finale. The winners include Arnab Kumar Burman from Gauhati University (First prize);Krishnanya and Ravi from Dispur (Second prize); Vandana from Dispur and Muscan from Dhubri (Third prize);Mukesh from Dispur and Arohan Group from Nalbari(Fourth prize) and PrakarshitSaikiaand Debleena from Tezpur University (Fifth prize). Judges Pranjal Konwar, COO, Assam Startup; Aaquib Hussain - Founder, I & We and Aakarshan Sethi - Manager - Startup India Yatra Project (Sing Ex India Team) were also present on the occasion, a press release stated.
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