AIZAWL, July 22 - Mizoram Government has launched a Business Plan Contest under Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (EDS), which is part of the Congress government�s New Economic Development Programme.
The B-Plan Contest was launched recently in collaboration with IIM Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP), Kolkata. Launching the B-Plan Contest, State Finance Minister Lalsawta said the contest will create a platform to identify, recognise and reward recent prospective entrepreneurs from Mizoram. �The B Plan Contest will also provide hands-on experience to promising entrepreneurs to fine tune their business plans and help them be better prepared for success,� he said.
As part of the scheme, Mizoram�s first Entrepreneurship Summit (E-Summit) will be held in October next to celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship, identifying emerging business opportunities and discuss the role of entrepreneurship in the development of Mizoram.
�The purpose of the event is to create a platform for students, professionals, current and prospective entrepreneurs to learn from and participate in the discussions on entrepreneurship opportunities with established entrepreneurs and experts,� he said.
The summit will feature successful entrepreneurs and experts to share their learning and discuss the emerging opportunities for entrepreneurship in Mizoram. Winners of the B Plan Contest will be felicitated during the Summit.
Based on these strategies, ten basic components have been identified. Rs 27,700 lakh had been allocated for the ten components for 2016-17 fiscal, Rs 75,000 lakh is allocated for 2017-18 fiscal.