World Trade Centre Announces Free 1 Year Membership To Kashmir Start Ups

BENGALURU: World Trade Centre (WTC) has announced a free one year membership program for the Start Up businesses from Jammu and Kashmir state. 

The announcement was made during the Annual General Convention 2016 of Entrepreneur Café held in Bengaluru in association with Startup Kashmir.

Close to 300 entrepreneurs from India, Canada, Australia, Morocco and other parts of the world  participated in the event. During the event a panel discussed ways of “Bringing Kashmir, ‘Haven On Earth’, To The Entrepreneurial Map Of The World”.

The Panel was attended by Shahid Ansari – Founder Startup Kashmir, Khair ull Nissa – Executive Director World Trade Centre, Nagaraja Praksam – Partner Acumen Fund, Angel Investor & Founding Angel, IAN Impact, Rakesh Mishra – Co-Founder Excubator, Rajiv Mukerjee – CEO Incubate Hub, Asif Iqbal – President Indian Economic Trade Organisation. 

The panel deliberated on ways and means on how a self-sustaining and long lasting startup ecosystem can be created in the state, and what immediate measure can be taken to help boost the state economy. 

On the occasion Khair ull Nissa – Executive Director World Trade Centre which has presence in more than 300 cities around the world spoke on how WTC can help boost the business sector in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. 

She also emphasized on how WTC Noida provides a vital platform to local trade and industry to reach out to global markets and global investors thereby placing them on the global map of trade and industry. On the occasion she also announced a free 1 year membership program for the Startup businesses from the state of J&K. 

Nagaraja Prakasam (Naga) who has funded 19 startups across India and is well known globally for the work he has done in the social enterprise, spoke about the need for social empowerment at the grass root level. He emphasized how technology can be used to assist the people on ground to reach the international markets.

Rakesh Mishra and Rajiv Mukherjee also spoke on the occasion and extended their support to help in developing incubation facilities and various other mentorship programs for the startups in Jammu and Kashmir. 

Startup Kashmir will soon announce more programs, Shahid Ansari said adding he was working with other partners to help develop the Startup ecosystem in Kashmir. These programs will be a great support for first generation entrepreneurs of the state, he said.