South East Asian connect of the Northeast Startup Festival was organized in Singapore on 29th May and 30th May 2023 by Redlemon Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
The programme was to create the bridge between the start-up ecosystem of Guwahati with Singapore. Mr. Pankaj Gogoi, President & Founder of Northeast Startup Festival started this initiative in 2020 through the initiatives of Northeast 2020 and South East Asian Connect 2022. Mr Pankaj Gogoi of Guwahati was awarded best Entrepreneur of the year at Asian Excellence award which was held in Singapore.
The programme was hosted and moderated by Miss. Sue Tsang sharing the startup ecosystem of Singapore. She elaborately explained the startup policies like the low taxation and ease of doing business which is making it an attractive destination for startups. Singapore has a well-established and active investor community for which the startups benefit from the availability of funding options for growth and expansion.
Mr. Pankaj Gogoi shared the initiative of the start-up ecosystem of Northeast India and the start-ups that have been working in different sectors which are supported by Assam Start-up, NEDFI and NRL Ideation. He also shared the roadmap of the programme on how the two ecosystems can collaborate for a Global Startup & entrepreneurship summit in October 2023 in Singapore and a road rally from Guwahati via Bangkok to Singapore in Jan2024.
Mr. Sudip Dhar, VP of Northeast Startup Festival and also Director of Saroni Global Business Pvt Limited showcased the agricultural GI tagged products and other available products of Northeast India.
Entrepreneurs and professions from various companies shared their experience on raising funds for their startups.