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Israel collaborates with entrepreneurs to boost Indian startups

Ambassador of Israel to India Naor Gilon during the event in Chandigarh (Image courtesy: Embassy of Israel in India)

The Embassy of Israel in India has collaborated with TiE Chandigarh to provide mentorship to Indian startups in the field of sustainability and help them build skills to upscale their business capabilities.

TiE is a non-profit, global community welcoming entrepreneurs from all over the world.

This project further strengthened the business and economic ties between both countries. It is also special because both nations are celebrating 30 years of full diplomatic relations.

During the event organised in Chandigarh, five Indian startups presented their business ideas in the presence of Ambassador of Israel to India Naor Gilon.

These startups were chosen after a three-month long process, involving an all-India competition for which applications were received from over 100 startups.

The programme saw Indian entrepreneurs being mentored by renowned VC & Mentor, Nava Swersky from Israel. Swersky is a technology entrepreneur with over 30 years of international experience as an entrepreneur and manager. She is an investor in venture capital and is an expert in the fields of innovation and technology commercialization.

The aim of the project was to find aspiring startups in the field of sustainability and mentor them through workshops and seminars held by Israeli and Indian entrepreneurs and subject matter experts.

The end goal was to create awareness about the importance of sustainability in the field of technology and business amongst the local ecosystem.

“Israel and India are natural partners. Our governments continue to cooperate and support the vibrant startup scene in both countries, and our industries and private sectors are sharing their experiences and working on the ground together,” said Israeli Ambassador Naor Gilon.

“I encourage people from both countries to come together, grow together and merge their innovative ideas and technological capabilities to reach new heights,” he added.

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