SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) on Saturday held a day-long ‘pre-incubation orientation program’ for the recently selected trainees at its main campus, Pampore in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
The orientation programme was part of the institute’s ongoing endeavour to promote innovation-based start-ups in Jammu & Kashmir and was arranged by the Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Business Modeling (CIIBM), a programme vertical of JKEDI in association with I & WE – a training platform for incubates and NEOTEC HUB.
The day-long programme, as per a statement, was conducted to provide trainees a detailed insight about the basic pre-requisites for creation of a successful enterprise and the importance of such enterprises in a rapidly changing start-up environment where innovation and creativity are considered as the drivers of economic and social solidity.
The programme was conducted by a team comprising Irtif Lone, Manager Incubation-JKEDI, Aaquib Hussain, Creative Head & Marketing Manager I&WE and Divyainath Sharma, Manager Operations NEOTEC HUB, New Delhi.
20 start-ups from Kashmir participated in the orientation programme out of which four start-ups were shortlisted for further financial and non-financial services.
During the programme, many aspects of incubation including funding, networking and access to market support, legal support, regulatory and compliance support as well as infrastructure support were discussed in detail with the trainees.
JKEDI earlier kick-started the preparations of setting the incubation facility in the month and was successful in setting up an incubation facility at its Pampore campus under NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM). The Institute has also proposed to create a similar facility at its Jammu campus in future.