DIPP to train startups across India through free e-Learning programme
In an attempt to connect the major startup ecosystems across the country, the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) has reportedly decided to launch a free online learning programme for budding entrepreneurs to connect, develop, and learn.
The department has already received 110K entries.
Aastha Grover, advisor (startup), DIPP said, "We want new ideas to germinate from the state level. And, for that, we have come up with this free online learning programme. It is now available in English and Hindi.
But, we are so keen on inviting new ideas, we will launch it in all major Indian languages soon. The soft launch of the ecosystem portal has already been made to get views from all the stakeholders. The hard launch will be done shortly."
The programme aims to connect all the prominent stakeholders of the startup ecosystem including collaborators, innovators, and funding agencies under the same platform.
She said, "We want everyone to know the proper channels – both administrative as well as business ones – to take (their) business ideas forward."
As per the Minister, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Delhi are the three startup hubs of the country, with more than 65% of startups emerging from these spaces. Areas like Jaipur, Hyderabad, and Kochi are other three emerging hubs in the country, she added.
With this programme, the government further aims to connect startups with each other in the remotest parts of the country, as well, by creating a collaborative platform.