Pycap CEO Stuart Browne joined numerous other venture capitalists, angels and entrepreneurs to mentor startup tech companies for Together 2021, an international pitch competition in association with the Schulich School of Business as well as Startup India.
The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp and Venture Competition (7-days, week of January 4th, 2021) will feature 50 pairs of inspired student entrepreneurs handpicked from over 17,000+ Indian colleges and 700 + universities as they attempt to innovate across several sectors of national importance to unlock business opportunities fit for the Indian commercial landscape.
The theme of this year’s event is ‘Self Reliability, Sustainability, and Social Purpose’, with eight sectors as follows: e-mobility, environment and energy, healthcare, income security and fintech, as well as food and agriculture.
Startup India is a flagship initiative of the Government of India, intended to build a strong ecosystem that is conducive for the growth of startup businesses, to drive sustainable economic growth and generate large scale employment opportunities. The Government through this initiative aims to empower startups to grow through innovation and design.
Several programs have been undertaken since the launch of the initiative on 16th of January, 2016 by Hon’ble Prime Minister, to contribute to his vision of transforming India into a country of job creators instead of job seekers. These programs have catalyzed the startup culture, with startups getting recognized through the Startup India initiative and many entrepreneurs availing the benefits of starting their own business in India.