Piyush Goyal visits science & technology park, Pune

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Piyush Goyal visits science & technology park, Pune

New Delhi (Hindusthan Samachar) : The Minister for Commerce & Industry, Textiles, Consumer Affairs and Food & Public Distribution, Shri Piyush Goyal today said, it is encouraging that 46 percent of start-ups registered with DPIIT have women as part of eco system. He hoped that woman will lead Start-up culture in Maharashtra. He further said, today we have startup ecosystem across length and breadth of India. More than 50000 sartups have been registered in India. It is third largest ecosystem in world.

Informing that as per DPIIT registrations, Pune has 3200 Start-ups whereas Mumbai 3274 Start-ups, Minister suggested that this healthy competition between Pune and Mumbai should continue. Recalling the contribution of social reformer and educationist Savitribal Phule, he said that Savitribai had started first girls school in Pune, so it is befitting that women entrepreneurs showcase their work in this Science Technology Park in Pune.

Comparing Incubators with parents, minister added that they are like guide and supporter that start-ups need. Describing Pune?s unique position to support start-ups due to presence of industry, IT and finest academic institutions minister added that it is time to increase international collaboration in start-up ecosystem. He expressed need for collaboration of Academia, industry and research for thriving of Start-ups. The minister further informed that it is heartening to note that out of 79 Unicorns in India, 4 are from Pune. Sci-Tech Park in Pune University has 153 start ups.