West Bengal Is All Set To Become An Innovation Hub

Nandini Mukherjee, Managing EditorThe fourth-largest economy in India, West Bengal, in present times is rising and shining above all to emerge as an economic powerhouse. A successful mix of modern infrastructure, progressive business policies and emphasis on developing core sectors have been some of the major driving forces behind developing the state as one of India's top global investment ladders. The state is recently witnessing a rapid emergence of technology entrepreneurs, investors, and new-generation businessmen who are trying to bring the wave of innovation into the city like never before.

With startups reaching every corner of the country, West Bengal remains no exception. From a state where the
best talent migrated to other tech hubs of the country and the world, to a place where startups are working to change the game on the ground, West Bengal is emerging as a hotbed for food and beverage startups followed by technology, healthcare, and education. While the state's capital Kolkata has emerged a true flag bearer for the West Bengal startup ecosystem, a number of innovative startups are also emerging from cities like Siliguri, Durgapur and Asansol. Over the past few years, sustained campaign and focus on the growth of entrepreneurship in the State by the Government has led to the start-up culture gaining ground. Under the initiative of Startup Bengal, they have remained resolute to create an enabling environment to address the aspirations of youth and to engage with all stakeholders of Startup eco-system for strengthening the start-ups with appropriate incubation & mentoring infrastructure, to develop human capital, to provide fast track statutory support and network of appropriate funding agencies.

In our current edition, we have featured a list of "10 Best Startups in West Bengal 2020". The list consists of new-generation startups across diverse verticals that are trying to bring the wave of innovation into the state like never before. We also recommend you to read our cover story on Onometra, empowering enterprises either by technologically cold-starting them or by digitally transforming them, using innovative and intelligent software solutions.

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