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Round Table Discussion on Proposed Startup Scheme for J&K
Jun 04, 2016

CII had organized the Round Table Discussion on Proposed Startup Scheme for J&K on 4 June 2016, in collaboration with Central University, Jammu.

This round table discussion was possibly the first of its kind developmental initiative where stakeholders from academia, industry, banking and startup funding sectors from all over the state jointly discussed the proposed startup scheme of the state. The discussion saw an august gathering from the important people of the state.

Hon’ble Industries & Commerce Minister, Sh Chander Parkash Ganga graced the discussion with his esteemed presence as the “Chief Guest”. Mr Rajinder Singh Tara, Director Industries & Commerce, Jammu, shared the current support system of state government for the startups. Mr Amit Sharma, MD SIDCO, talked on various initiatives that State government is undertaking for the benefit of new industries. Mr Sheikh Imran, Chairman, CII J&K State Council gave a detailed presentation on the proposed Startup Scheme for the state. Prof Ashok Aima,  Vice Chancellor, Central University, Jammu briefed the audience on the joint initiatives of CU & CII towards building a developmental environment for innovative business ideas in the state. Mr Rahul Sahai, Vice Chairman, CII J&K State Council, thanked the dignitaries and audience for sharing their valuable inputs for the startup scheme and urged all stakeholders to come forward and contribute for the implementation of the scheme in the state.

Ms Lakshmi Kaul, India Advisor for Community Engagement in United Kingdom, had addressed the audience and shared the international perspective on the state and current global scenario on the entrepreneurship. Mr Sushant Nayak, Founder AB Coworking Solutions, shared his views on the funding opportunities for the new ideas and expressed his interest in funding and supporting the new ideas coming out of the youth in the state of J&K. Mr Babar Afzal, Chairman, Kashmirink Holdings Pvt Ltd. Shared his journey of being a social entrepreneur of the state.

Mr Jaspal Singh, Plant Head, Grauer & Weil India Ltd, Prof P N Sharma, Head, Management Studies, MIET, Mr Arun P Gupta, MD, Everest Paints, Mr Shantnu Gupta, Partner, Antriksh Services, Mr Sham Saroop Kalsotra, Prop, Jay Kay Industries, Mr Sanjay Sachdeva, Prop. Sachdeva Netralaya, Mr Harbinder Singh, Prop, Silver Screen Aluminum Industries, Prof Saad Parvez, Head, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, NIT Srinagar, Prof B C Sharma, Director, Business School of Jammu University, Prof Abdul Gani, Head, Department of Management Studies, Central University of Kashmir, Prof T Ganai, Sher E Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology, Mr Babar Afzal, Chairman, Kashmirink Holdings Pvt Ltd. Mr Aashutosh Bajaj, Business Head, Reliance Jio, Mr Shivang Satya Gupta, Chairman, SP Smart Schools were among the active contributors of ideas for the round table.

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