Vi­brant Gu­jarat 2017 will In­clude Star­tups Sum­mit

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Ahmedabad: The next edi­tion of Vi­brant Gu­jarat Global In­vestors’ Sum­mit will in­clude a fo­cus on star­tups for the first time, with the state seek­ing to boost en­trepreneur­ship through the event that was a pet ini­tia­tive of Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi when he was the chief min­is­ter.

A ‘Vi­brant Gu­jarat Startup Sum­mit’ will be held on Oc­to­ber 21-22 as part of a series of sec­tor spe­cific events to be held in the run-up to the bi­en­nial in­vestors’ sum­mit which will be held in Jan­uary 2017.

“In this eighth bi­en­nial sum­mit, for the first time a startup fo­cused event has been added,” said Arvind Agar­wal, ad­di­tional chief sec­re­tary to the state’s in­dus­tries and mines de­part­ment.

The key ob­jec­tive of the startup sum­mit is to at­tract the bright­est en­tre­pre­neur­ial minds from across the na­tion to ideate, show­case in­no­va­tion and help them shape their ideas for the de­vel­op­ment of the state and the na­tion, he said.

“It will also aim to de­velop a startup ecosys­tem to com­pete with the best in the world and cre­ate a last­ing net­work of re­la­tion­ships for all the stake­hold­ers of the ecosys­tem,” Agar­wal said.

Gu­jarat will en­sure that star­tups at na­tional level come to know about the state’s startup pol­icy and its ben­e­fits, Agar­wal said.

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