The Indian arm of Hewlett-Packard Development Co. granted Rs3.63 crore to 10 organizations to facilitate training of entrepreneurs in the country. HP India has announced the 2009 grant award recipients associated with the HP Entrepreneurship Learning Program (HELP). These grant awards, will provide 5,290 entrepreneurs with the technology training to be able to solve everyday business challenges, enabling them to grow their businesses and create new jobs.
Bina Raj-Debur, director, corporate marketing, HP India, said, “Over 70 years ago, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard founded HP, a micro enterprise in a suburban garage – today that suburb is Silicon Valley and HP is the world’s largest IT company.”
“We are proud to support the next generation of entrepreneurs through the HELP programme. We believe combining the power of technology with creative and effective partnerships to create economic and social value for communities is very important. We trust these grants will contribute to strengthen the skills of aspiring entrepreneurs and enable them to grow. Through HELP, we are glad to deepen our engagement with organisations that reach out to individuals who are at the forefront of change.”
Last year, under the same programme, HP India had granted $800,000 to 10 organizations. The technology firm granted money to 48 NGOs under the 2007-launched HP entrepreneurship learning programme.