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EDC tries to get Amazon support for incubator

The senior management team of EDC visited ecommerce giant, Amazon Web Services, Bangalore, last week to initiate talks for association with the incubation center, Ignite Innovation Hub.

The team met Naman Paighankar, senior vice president, who agreed to share resources free of cost for startups working out of Ignite. Paighankar indicated possible support in areas like cloud credits, marketing, networking and support to local startups through the Amazon Launch Pad. “The association will go a long way to encourage startup ecosystem in Goa and will add value to Ignite Innovation Hub,’ said Sidharth Kuncalienkaer, chairman, EDC.

To get on board mainstream players in the incubation center, EDC is talking to large number of IT companies. The team visiting Amazon consisted of Santosh Kenkre, vice chairman and was accompanied by Sandip Bhandare, president, GCCI, Dr Purshottam Pednekar, Kiran Ballikar, managing director EDC.

Launched in July 2018, EDCs incubation center is the largest in Goa. It offers   private cabins, individual desks, meeting rooms, pitch room, limitless coffee, high speed internet connection, cafeteria, 24×7 power supply, security and printing and scanning facility. The rates are extremely competitive at Rs 3,000 per month.

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