Friday, January 27, 2023

NE first Startup incubation programme for PwDs launched

YouthNet, a non-profit organization with a mission to help the youth, launched the North East India first Startup Incubation Program for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) in collaboration with State Commissioner for PwDs and Startup Nagaland, Department of Industries and Commerce on December 12 at YouthNet Dimapur office.
The programme aimed to create co-working space dedicated for the entrepreneurs of PwDs. The Incubation Centre will provide access to infrastructure, networking, financing and related business services for the entrepreneurs.
Director of YouthNet, Nuneseno Chase in her welcome address highlighted the importance of inclusiveness for all kind of entrepreneurs. Inspector of Industries, Startup Nagaland, Department of Industries & Commerce, Lhoushevikho Lhoushe in his special address highlighted an overview of the key factors of the Startup Nagaland Policy 2019 and the department initiatives for the entrepreneurs benefits.
Program Coordinator of State Commissioner for PwDs, Ashe H Kiba, explained on the Inclusive programs that allows entrepreneurs of all backgrounds to learn and grow side by side for the benefit of all.
State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Government of Nagaland, Diethono Nakhro in her virtual message thanked YouthNet for the opportunities and also on the government efforts to foster and monitor inclusive systems for all categories at all levels from advocacy, awareness creation to implementation support.
Earlier, the programme began with an invocation by Hinoto Chophy proprietor, Gogivers Recruitment Agency, experience with YouthNet was shared by Lovitoli proprietor, Lovi Twine and the programme was chaired by Neikepekho Shosahie, manager, YIC.
It may be mentioned that YouthNet Incubation Centre supports and nurture innovative entrepreneurs and startups in their pursuit to become scalable and sustainable business while offering a practical and engaging program to help entrepreneurs build business successfully.

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