Agartala, Jan 31, 2024, TRIPURA TIMES Desk
Agartala, Jan 31: The NEEDP Startup Summit, renowned as the largest startup extravaganza of the North East, took place recently on January 29, 2024, at Vivanta Guwahati, Assam.
The North Eastern Council (NEC), Govt. of India, in collaboration with IIM Calcutta Innovation Park, proudly initiated a groundbreaking endeavor last year to foster socio-economic development and employment generation in the North East region of India. This initiative, known as the North East Entrepreneurship Development Program (NEEDP), identified and empowered 270 promising entrepreneurs from across the entire North East through comprehensive incubation and pre-incubation programs. All startups underwent nearly a year-long incubation and pre-incubation process, meticulously evaluated by the esteemed juries of NEEDP.
During the NEEDP Startup Summit, a significant achievement was the recognition of 2 Tripura Startups, aAHARAN EduSMART Pvt. Ltd. and Grosale India Pvt. Ltd., among the Top 20 startups from a pool of 270 promising entrepreneurs.
Each of these startups received Grant support of rupees ten lakh, while another startup, TalkEng Online Learning Solution Pvt. Ltd., received Acceleration support and seed funding of rupees ten lakh from the top 14 entrepreneurs during Demo Day. They have been awarded the grant and seed fund to expand and scale their business. This acknowledgment underscores the dedication and ingenuity of entrepreneurs from Tripura and their potential to drive meaningful change and progress in the region.
TalkEng is a one-stop solution accessible through a mobile app for live, practice-based online language learning that emphasizes spoken English. Grosale is an hyper local on demand grocery delivery app that delivers groceries and other daily essentials at your Doorstep in 45 mins. aAHARAN is an EdTech startup that offers a learning app designed specifically for students in Tripura and the North East region.
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