To Boost the Startup Ecosystem of Kolkata with 10 States of Eastern India the initiative taken by Kolkata Ventures & it’s Team is really commendable.
It’s clear like daylight that Entrepreneurship scenario in Eastern Regions of India is still far behind from other parts of the country. Though it’s changing now gradually but still a long way to go.
Kudos to the endeavors like Kolkata Ventures. In spite of all difficulties & obstacles, they are working hard to make the Startup scene of India’s Eastern Region Better & bringing Kolkata’s name in the forefront.
Difficulties will be there and it’s everywhere more or less. But in the name of difficulties if we show our back & move away to another state/ city then our own place will never get ahead.
In this way, the entire image of a State/ City will also get hampered which will affect it in the long run. To a certain extent, the same thing happened to our region/ our City of Joy too.
But the situation is now changing gradually with the initiative of many progressive Youngsters/ Entrepreneurs who want to do something from here.
That’s why Startups like BuyHatke, OutBox, MindHour, Packr & many more have taken birth & now growing rapidly in this City Of Joy, Kolkata.
Not only Kolkata but entire Eastern Region is gradually rising & creating its own place on India’s Map of Startups.
Even many young talents from abroad are coming back to do something really worthy for their own place & helping out the young Entrepreneurs to realize their dreams.
One such example of young talent is Mr. Avelo Roy. Avelo is a veteran Entrepreneur, Speaker, Life Coach, Founder & Mentor at Kolkata Ventures.
He started his first company (Startup) at the age of 19 & till he reached 22, that Startup turned into a million dollar venture.
So through Kolkata Ventures Avelo has brought his Long Experience, Deep Insights, Global Network & Access to Global VCs & Funding to help out all the budding Entrepreneurs here.
Those Entrepreneurs who has talent & ambition but due to the lack of adequate knowledge (others), support & ecosystem they are not being able to move forward.
He also has some eminent persons in the core team as Mentors to help & show the proper direction to the young minds in this bumpy ride of the Startup World.
Neeraj Krishna is the Co-Founder & with him some of the renowned Mentors are,
- Dr. David Pistrui, CEO, Accumen Dynamics (USA),
- Garry Dollinger, Executive Director, Pongworks (USA),
- Leon Leong, CEO, Spring Ventures (Hong Kong),
- Dr. Prabha Bhola, Prof. IIT Kharagpur
With all of them, there are some other really renowned persons as Mentors to guide the young talents.
Now lets have a look at what services/ assistance Kolkata Ventures offer & how young entrepreneurs can be benefitted from those?
From Expert Mentorship to Seed Funding, Networking Support to different Legal helps, providing Different Crash Courses on essential areas to Co-Working spaces for continuing your work more professionally, Kolkata Ventures provide support in all the ways possible.
Because sometimes with Expert Mentorship, initial Funding also becomes really important otherwise, how will you be able to validate your idea/ business model.
Sometimes due to Legal Complexities many young Entrepreneurs go to the backfoot. It also becomes a big road block in front of a teenager, who just started his venture after passing college.
Networking, another vital lesson which all young entrepreneurs need to learn. Because without networking you will remain in a lonely island because your & your ventures growth largely depends on it.
From connecting to the prospective Investors to your future business partner, it’s a big opportunity. So in every nitty-gritty detail of realizing your idea Kolkata Ventures is there for help.
So a good initiative. You can find more details from their official website.