GUWAHATI, Nov 29 - A startup meet was organised by the Institution of Engineers (India) Assam State Centre in association with Startup Assam, in its auditorium.
The event was organised as the Startup Saturday Guwahati Talks, which the Startup Assam team has been organising since May this year. The event was presided over by Dr Arup Kr Misra, director of the Institution of Engineers (India) and was inaugurated by Amitabh Barooa, director of Barooa Infotech.
Gaurav Gogoi, founder of Farm2Food Foundation and Member of Parliament, emphasised building up an entrepreneurship culture in Assam. He shared his experiences with Farm2Food Foundation.
Debojit Chaliha, director of Karangani Tea, shared his views on the potential of the tea industry and how small tea growers can change the economy. He also said that there is a growing demand for hand-made tea.
Neelam Dutta of Pabhoi Greens shared his experience, while Nalin Kr Mohan, retired chief scientist of the Horticulture Research Station, Assam Agricultural University, talked on options available with seeds of jack fruit and jaggery as an industry.
Noted inventor Milan Jyoti Das showed some of his inventions, like poultry incubator, grain treading machines etc. Manash Chaliha of Organic Majuli spoke on how Startup Assam helped him build proper networking to work on his venture. He announced that Organic Majuli is supplying organic vegetables to two Central government canteens.
Madan Gopal Barthakur, research scientist at the Guwahati Biotech Park showed different facilities available at the Biotech Park for students and avenues for startups to explore.
The event was attended by delegates from the local investor community, start-ups, entrepreneurs and industry veterans with a line-up of speakers with profound background.