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SIX SIKKIM ENTREPRENEURS SELECTED IN NERES 1.0 TO RECEIVE SEED GRANT

June 25, 2020

 

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 Six start-ups by entrepreneurs from Sikkim have been selected to receive seed grant of Rs. 5 lakh each after being selected in NERES 1.0. The entrepreneurship summit aimed at offering a platform to promising start-ups and aspiring entrepreneurs across the North Eastern region was organised by the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), Guwahati. The six recipients of the grant are Abhinandan Dhakal (Shoten Group), Chimi Ongmu Bhutia (Lagstal), Manisha Sharma (Tag Along), Sonam Choden Bhutia (Norhla Corn Husk Flower), Pranay Kumar (Chakras Farm) and Pritam Pany (Voyage).

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Innovation during a pandemic: Duo invents portable automatic hand sanitiser

                                            June 18th 2020

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The COVID-19 outbreak has infected most countries in the world, also causing an unimaginable number of deaths worldwide, and while most nations are using their best resources to find a vaccine, the pandemic hasn’t limited the imagination and creativeness of innovators.

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The Covid-19 Outbreak: Dire Straits for Startups

                                             June 5th 2020

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The Indian startup ecosystem is facing particularly pronounced challenge to business continuity due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With the nationwide lockdown, warehouses, retail stores, supply chain and delivery operations of many startups have ceased. 

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How COVID-19 lockdown is impacting businesses across Northeast

                                              April  29th 2020

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Dr Tejbanta S Chingtham, CEO, CEO, AIC-SMUTBI & Mentor of Change at Atal Innovation Mission, Sikkim says startups being incubated at their centre are facing problems post lockdown because of low bandwidth at their homes. The startups have three dedicated internet lines at the incubation centre.

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AIC-SMUTBI team develops reusable 3D printed mask

                                              April  15th 2020

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Prior to the global and massive spread of coronavirus, few people cared about wearing masks. In India, masks became important to city dwellers in the last couple of years due to rampant air pollution making breathing difficult. Fast forward to 2020 and stores have run out of face masks.

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AIC-SMUTBI acceleration prog begins virtually for Sikkim startups

                                              April  9th 2020

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3-month programme is for those who want to be self-employed or want to start a business, but are not fully aware of aspects needed to be sustainable, profitable & growth-oriented.

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AIC-SMUTBI acceleration program for local startups launched virtually

                                             April  5th 2020

The coronavirus has severe repercussions on the global economy and many entrepreneurs hadn’t thought of a backup plan that would help their businesses since the pandemic was sudden and unanticipated. Yet in the midst of it all, there are a select few who are vowing to learn more and work toward strengthening their business models.

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The two-day District Udyam Samaagam which kick started in AIC-SMUTBI premises

                                            March 7th 2020

The two-day District Udyam Samaagam which kick started in AIC-SMUTBI premises on 6th March, 2020, concluded today with the valedictory function. The Samagaam was organised by the District Industries Centre (East &North), Commerce & Industries Department, Government of Sikkim, and supported by the Office of Development Commissioner (MSME), Ministry of MSME, Government of India and AIC-SMUTBI. The event was inaugurated by Speaker, SLA, Shri L. B. Das.

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NorthEast’s first Atal Incubation Centre set in motion

                                              February 17th 2020

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This weekend saw the launch of the first Atal Incubation Centre (AIC) in the North East! The AIC at the Sikkim Manipal University Technology Business Incubator (SMUTBI) was inaugurated on Saturday (February 15, 2020) at Majhitar, Rangpo by Shri Ganga Prasad, Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim. AIC-SMUTBI hopes to become one of the top incubators of the country.

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ATAL INCUBATION CENTRE SIKKIM LAUNCHED AT SMIT

                                              February 16th 2020

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Governor Ganga Prasadinaugurated the Atal Incubation Centre Sikkim- Manipal University Technology Business Incubation (AIC-SMUTBI) at Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology (SMIT), Majhitar near Rangpo today. The event had the presence of State Education minister KungaNima Lepcha, AIM NITIAayog mission director R. Ramanathan, State chief secretary S.C. Gupta, Education ACS G.P. Upadhyaya, Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) vice-chancellor M.D. Venkatesh,State government officials, entrepreneurs and students of ATLs from across Sikkim.

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iDEX Road show held in Gangtok

                                                        December 6th 2019

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iDEX Road show was held today in the state capital. iDEX is one of the major grand challenges organized by the Government of India. AIC-SMUTBI(Atal Incubation Centre – Sikkim Manipal University, Majhitar)with support from Ministry of Defence, Atal Innovation Mission, NITI AAYOG announced the partnership in hosting this grand challenge for the North Eastern Region.

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#TogetherWeProsper: As Intuit Circles hits the 1-year milestone, startups share their growth experience

                                        November 30th 2019

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According to statistics published by the Small Business Administration (SBA) in 2019, around 20 percent of startups fail in the first year itself. With challenges like fierce market competition, insufficient capital, lack of mentoring, bookkeeping, hiring and customer access, the startup world is the epitome of the survival of the fittest.

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Program on Intellectual Property Rights at Atal Incubation Centre of Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology.

 

At a program on Intellectual Property Rights at Atal Incubation Centre of Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology Thomas Chandy, Additional Chief Secretary and Jaswant N, Joint Secretary of the Department of Industries and Commerce shares their view on different aspects of entrepreneurship.

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Sikkim ranks first in Innovation ranking of NE states

                                                                               October 19th 2019 

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Sikkim has always prided itself on being innovative, with the venture into becoming a fully organic state, becoming a growing hub of successful startups and breaking barriers with policies for development in both rural and urban sectors.

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Sikkim: AIC-SMUTBI hosts one day workshop on fund raising for Start-ups

                                                                              October 18th 2019   

AIC-SMUTBI (Sikkim Manipal University Technology Business Incubator), Majitar hosted a one-day workshop on ‘How and When to Raise Funding for Start-ups’ at their Incubation Centre. The workshop was conducted by the founder of India’s largest online platform for start-up funding ‘Lets Venture’, Ms Shanti Mohan. 

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Sikkim: AIC-SMUTBI hosts one day workshop on fund raising for Start-ups

                                                               October 18th 2019

 AIC-SMUTBI (Sikkim Manipal University Technology Business Incubator), Majitar hosted a one-day workshop on 'How and When to Raise Funding for Start-ups' at their Incubation Centre. The workshop was conducted by the founder of India's largest online platform for start-up funding 'Lets Venture', Ms. Shanti Mohan.

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Sikkim: Entrepreneurship World Cup regional finals held at SMIT

                                                            July 24, 2019

 The finale of the East India edition of the Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) was organised by Atal Incubation Centre-Sikkim Manipal University Technology Business Incubation Foundation (AIC-SMU) in Majitar, East Sikkim, on Monday.

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Entrepreneurship WC: SMU Technology Business Incubation Holds Regional Round In Gangtok

                                                          July 24th 2019

The AIC-SMU Technology Business Incubation Foundation (SMUTBI), Majitar, facilitated the First Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) regional finals in collaboration with MiSK (the Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Foundation of Dubai), in an organization with the Global Entrepreneurship Network and The Global Education and Leadership Foundation (tGELF) on Monday.

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Entrepreneurship World Cup Eastern India Regional Final held in Sikkim

                                                           July 23rd, 2019

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The Entrepreneurship World Cup Eastern India Regional Final was held on the 22nd of July at Atal Incubation Centre – Sikkim Manipal University Technology Business Incubator to make an impact on all the young entrepreneurs of North Eastern part of India and help their entrepreneurial ideas get implemented. 

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Sikkim to Get Its First Incubator, AIC- SMUTBI by Mid-June

                                                          

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The AIC- SMU Technology and Business Incubator (AIC- SMUTBI) is all set for its inauguration by mid-June 2019 at the SMIT Campus, Majhitar. Aiming at providing world-class state-of-the-art facilities to the start-ups, it is one of the 100 incubators envisioned by the Government of India through NITI Aayog, selected among the 2676 applicants from across the nation.

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World Cup for Entrepreneurs! An opportunity for startups to scale Globally.

                                                         21st May 2019 

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Nearly 100,000 people from over 100 countries are in the grip of the World Cup fever. Training is on in full swing, competitors are sharpening their skills, and their sights are set on the big prize.

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An Entrepreneurial Big Bang; Sikkim’s first Incubation Centre at SMIT

                                                        19th May 2019

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The ‘AIC-SMU TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS INCUBATION FOUNDATION’ at SMIT is one of the 100 Incubators in INDIA selected from 2,676 Applicants from across the Nation and will be the State's First Incubation Centre.

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