Gurgaon, July 29 (IANS) A startup warehouse on 16 acres of land will be set up in Gurgaon that will help accomplish the Digital India dream, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Wednesday.
Nasscom on Wednesday signed an agreement with the Haryana State Electronic Development Corporation Limited (HARTRON) to set up the startup warehouse
“This partnership is a step towards accomplishing the dream of Digital India. With this, our aim is to make Gurgaon the IT hub of the state and solve the problems that Haryana is facing,” Khattar said.
“This will also help generate employment opportunities and transform Gurgaon into the ‘Smartest city’,” he said.
The first of its kind startup warehouse is expected to be functional in the next three months, accommodating close to 85 workstations initially.
The warehouse will provide budding entrepreneurs facilities like broadband internet and workstations along with basic facilities to create an environment conducive to new ideas.
Nasscom (National Association of Software and Services Companies) president R. Chandrashekhar said the aim of the 10,000 startup programme was to encourage young entrepreneurs to present their ideas and provide them with sufficient support to pursue their dream.
“We will be providing infrastructural support to not just IT-based startups but also in the automobile, manufacturing and the mega data sectors,” he said.
Nasscom’s 10,000 Startups Programme is supported by Google, Microsoft, Intel, IBM, AWS and Kotak.