Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant highlighted the significance of building a strong startup environment in the state. He emphasized that the government’s primary focus is to assist in transforming creative ideas into successful and growing startups while also attracting necessary funding.
During the “Goa Innovation and Startup Times” (GIST) event at the BITS Pilani campus in Vasco, Sawant expressed the state’s commitment to leveraging its strengths in industries, tourism, and sustainability. The government aims to utilize various Central schemes to provide enhanced support for startups.
“Nurturing a thriving startup ecosystem is a priority for Goa. Our goal is to enable ideas to turn into high-growth startups and attract funding,” he said, expressing confidence about the state’s potential to become a startup hub.
Goa has the potential to nurture the next wave of job creators by offering mentoring, infrastructure, and market access, he said.
“We must make entrepreneurship more aspirational for the youth of Goa and spotlight local startup success stories to inspire many more,” the chief minister said.
The state government is prepared to provide robust support to companies and startups, aligning with the vision of transforming Goa into a thriving hub for research, innovation, and entrepreneurship, he added.
“We aim to kickstart an entire startup ecosystem right from nurturing bright minds and ideas to providing robust incubation support,” he said.
Sawant emphasized the state’s commitment to establishing conducive centers of excellence, effective funding mechanisms, streamlined business processes, and fostering global collaborations. This strategic approach positions Goa to emerge as a prominent innovation and startup hub in India.