What an Idea- Start Up Challenge has been started in the district by the District Administration in association with District Bureau of Employment and Enterprises, SAS Nagar, to provide a platform to the young minds to start their own businesses. Mentoring and handholding will be provided by experts to initiate the project.
In this regard a press meet and a meeting with the Incubation Centers were held under the Chairmanship of Hon'ble Deputy Commissioner Mrs. Aashika Jain IAS in the presence of ADC(Dev.) Avneet Kaur & DBEE In charge Meenakshi Goyal at the District Administrative Complex on 25-01-2023.
With the aim of making as many young people aware about the startup challenge as possible, in which Mr.Somveer Anand and Supriya Malhotra (IM Punjab), Sh.Ajay Srivastava (STPI), Sh.Alok Goyal and Ms.Anshika Bansal (IISER), Dr. Deepak Kapoor from Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, Sh. Karanjit Chaudhary from CGC Landran participated. Incubation Centers provide facilities to budding entrepreneurs in various sectors.
Taking advantage of this, new startup ideas are made viable. All kinds of handholding and mentorship will be provided by above organizations and Distt. Administration to the candidates participating and selected in this challenge to launch their startups.
Mrs. Ashika Jain, Deputy Commissioner SAS Nagar also briefed that applications have been invited from the candidates of the district in 14 sectors under two categories (student and open category) and appealed to the interested candidates to submit their applications at https://bit.ly/WhatAnIdeaMohali.
A QR code has also been issued separately for this purpose. She said that no stone will be left unturned to provide employment to the youth.This program has been launched in collaboration with Start Up, Punjab and having "Innovation Mission" Punjab as the knowledge partners. The administration is also being supported by Tynor Orthotics, Jal Joy Enterprises and Cheema Boilers for the said programme