Dr. Tej Chingtham joins National Startup Advisory Council for innovation leadership

Dr. Tej Chingtham joins National Startup Advisory Council
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Northeast India is making waves in the world of innovation as Dr. Tej Chingtham becomes the first and only representative from the region to be inducted into the prestigious National Startup Advisory Council.

The council is chaired by the Minister of Commerce and Industries, Piyush Goyal, and plays a crucial role in advising the Government of India on strategies to foster a thriving ecosystem for innovation and startups.

Dr. Tej Chingtham, currently serving as the CEO of the Atal Incubation Centre at Sikkim Manipal University, has been recognized for his contributions to the startup community. His appointment to the council brings the spotlight to the talent and potential emerging from Northeast India.

The National Startup Advisory Council, reconstituted by the Central Government, has a diverse lineup of influential figures from various sectors. Notable personalities include:

  • Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Founder, Naukri.com
  • Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM
  • Ajai Chowdhry, Founder HCL
  • Kunal Bahl, Founder, Snapdeal
  • Amit Jain, Founder, Car Dekho
  • Rana Ashutosh Kumar Singh, Director, National Payment Council of India
  • Rajesh Gopinathan, Former CEO, TCS
  • Nithin Kamath, Founder, Zerodha
  • Rikant Pitti, Founder, Easmytrip
  • Nivruti Rai, CEO, Invest India
  • Manoj Kohli, Former Country Head, Softbank India
  • President, FICCI, CII and ASSOCHAM

With Dr. Tej Chingtham inclusion into the council, he stands alongside these notable personalities to provide counsel to the Indian government.

The council’s role is pivotal in guiding the government on effective measures to create a robust environment that nurtures innovation and supports startups. The goal is to drive sustainable economic growth and generate significant employment opportunities on a large scale.

In a country teeming with talent and entrepreneurial spirit, the inclusion of Dr. Tej Chingtham in the National Startup Advisory Council underscores the commitment to recognizing and leveraging potential from every corner of India. As the council collaborates with key stakeholders, it aims to shape policies that will propel India into a new era of innovation-led growth.

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