Goa Institute of Management, Sanquelim, inaugurated the new premises of Atal Incubation Centre (AIC). The incubation center was inaugurated by Chief Minister, Pramod Sawant in the presence of Prof Ajit Parulekar, director, GIM, Rajesh Joshi, CEO, AIC and members of the institute board, Peter D’Lima, Shivanand Salgaocar, Dean Menezes and Swati Salgaocar among others. Also present were investors and members of NitiAyog.
The incubator has a host of events lined up including an eight-week Goa Invest-a-Thon, S4S-3, a programme for startups and the We-nurture programme aimed at women micro-entrepreneurs.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that, it is wonderful to know that several startups have benefitted from AIC and will continue to do so. “GIM’s efforts in higher education and contribution to the startup ecosystem has made Sanquelim and the whole of Goa proud,” said the Chief Minister.
“Since its inception, AIC-GIM has served as an active knowledge and resource catalyst for the development of promising entrepreneurs and had aided in accelerating the growth of early stage organizations from ideation to marketplace success. Goa has a progressive startup policy. The state offers all the elements required to create an ideal startup ecosystem,” said Prof Parulekar.
The AIC-GIM is a sector agnostic startup incubator which was started in 2018. Since then, the incubator has mentored entrepreneurs, assisted, and facilitated startup growth. About 30 startups have benefited by incubation and over 50 startups have benefitted indirectly through various boot camps
events, workshops, programs conducted by the incubator facility.