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Catalogue of Entrepreneurial Opportunities

GEMS as a proactive organization has decided to compile a catalogue of entrepreneurial opportunities available in Goa.

It is felt that there is a feeling amongst the aspiring individuals that there are no opportunities in Goa. Hence we appeal to all the readers and interested individuals to provide information about the opportunities to the email id

After completion of the catalogue we will place the same on our website for the benefit of all who aspire to take up entrepreneurship in Goa. Also, this catalogue will be made available to the participants of Budding Entrepreneurs Workshop at the time of registration, well in advance, so that they can come prepared for the workshop.

GEMS Budding Entrepreneurs Workshop

Goa Entrepreneurs Mentoring Services Trust proposes to conduct a Budding Entrepreneurs’ Workshop 3.0 in South Goa during the month of July 2015. All the aspiring entrepreneurs are requested to register themselves with GEMS Goa. This workshop will be held at Smart Link Conference Hall, Verna; for five days during 3 weekends as follows: 10th – 11th July, 17th – 18th July and 25th July 2015.

GEMS Trust in association with I-Create – an entrepreneurship and employability skills training organization will provide to the participants requisite inputs, to enable them to identify and start up a venture more smoothly with enhanced confidence.

Subsequent to the workshop each participant will be connected to a Business Mentor who have volunteered to guide them in this entrepreneurial journey.

Those interested in enrolling or for more details, kindly drop an email on or contact (0832) 3235319.

Gems Workshop on Mentoring

A training workshop has been scheduled on July 3rd & 4th at GSIA Hall, Patto – Panjim; for seasoned entrepreneurs, businessmen and professionals who are interested in volunteering to Mentor Budding Entrepreneurs. This training will help them to mentor their own employees as well.

Those that wish to enroll kindly drop in an email to or contact (0832) 3235319.

BNI Aparant Visitor’s Day on 24th June 2015

A great platform for businessmen and Professionals to grow their business and network. For more details or an invite, contact (0832) 3235319.


Q: I am from Moira Bardez- Goa and would like to be an entrepreneur in Clothing line at a large scale. I have done my Bachelors degree in Fashion Designing and wish to start my own clothing line. My idea is to become an uniform supplier or ready-made garment supplier in Goa.  I need some guidance for the same.


Dear Shashikala

Being a graduate in Fashion Designing the aptitude to start out in the apparel business is natural. Ready Made garments designing and manufacturing comes under the MSME sector and being a woman entrepreneur you will get support from Govt. sponsored schemes. Besides, this industry is labor incentive industry wherein you have to deploy personnel with the knowledge of tailoring.

Since you hail from Moira and want to start the venture in a rural area, you can primarily avail the benefits of the Dr. Verghese Kurien Rojgar Yojana (VKRY) scheme or the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) scheme.   Under the VKRY scheme one should be a pass out from std. VIII. Preference will be given to those who have technical/professional qualifications. Your annual income along with spouse and dependents, and children of minor age shall not exceed Rs. 3,00,000/-  and you should be a resident of Goa for at least 15 years. You should have a of 10% contribution; (5% in case of woman/disabled/SC/ST/OBC applicant). The term loan under VKRY is at an interest rate of 8% p.a. for male & 6% p.a. for female. You can pay the loan in 10 years (including moratorium of maximum 1 year) in monthly installments.

Another scheme that you could choose to avail is the PMEGP scheme. This is a Credit linked Scheme of the Govt. of India where Khadi Village Industries Corporation is the Nodal Agency at National Level.

However, it is more important to make a market study about disposal of the end products. You may approach us in case of further specific guidance and also avail benefits of our training programme for Budding Entrepreneurs to be held from 10th July to 25th July (details above)


GEMS shall be conducting counseling sessions for Budding Entrepreneurs

to address Entrepreneurship related queries on every Wednesday & Friday. Call us on (0832) 3235319 to book an appointment

You may also email your queries to us at

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