Immense scope for startups to flourish in Uttar Pradesh – Alok Ranjan

Lucknow: Young Managers Forum of Lucknow Management Association (LMA) organized a panel discussion on the topic “Startup Eco-system in Uttar Pradesh” in the capital. In this event, MSME and startup experts from all over the country including former Chief Secretary and heads of private organizations related to industry participated. Seeing the immense potential of startups in Uttar Pradesh, everyone stressed on promoting it.

In the program organized in the auditorium, Panel President Alok Ranjan, former Chief Secretary, Government of Uttar Pradesh said that there is a lot of potential for startups in Uttar Pradesh, but still people of Uttar Pradesh are mostly going out for startups. He told the need to create such an environment here in which people should not go out and start startups in Uttar Pradesh itself. He also stressed on encouraging the students who have dropped out of the college for startups. Earlier, Gaurav Srivastava was nominated to lead the YMF. Saurabh Lal, Founder, Content Culture, moderated the discussion. He informed about the need of startups in Uttar Pradesh.

During the event, Hassan Yaqub, Associate Director, Flipkart Group, said that it is necessary for startups to have the will and at the same time there is a need to connect the startups with the e-commerce platform in today’s time. He also told about the Samarth programme. Praveen Kumar Dwivedi, President, AWOKE India Foundation said that our schools and colleges should have programs to motivate the students. Such programs will encourage students for startups.

Kiron Chopra, MD, Ritek Rubber Productions Limited said that the government and the private sector need to create an integrated environment for startups and there is also a need for mentors. Sudhanshu Rastogi, CEO, My Place Coworking Pvt Ltd said that Tier II and Tier 3 tier districts also need financial help.

Aparna Mishra, Founder, Women Shine said that there is a need to increase the participation of women. MSME and startup expert Gaurav Srivastava said that India has a better position than the world in terms of startups. To increase the micro sector in Uttar Pradesh, there is a need to provide loans at low rates. Along with this, the mindset of doing business instead of job has to be increased. On this occasion LMA Executive Director Rajiv Pradhan, Vice President AK Mathur along with Senior Managers of Team Alpha Ravi Pandey, Ranendra Saxena and Abhishek Gupta were also present. The Panel Discussion ended with a vote of thanks to all the panelists and LMA members involved in the discussion.

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