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Dell partners with Entrepreneurship Development Board to help entrepreneurs in India

Team YS
9th Apr 2010
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New Delhi, Apr 8 (PTI) IT major Dell today announced partnership with the National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB) to launch the SME Technology and Mentorship Forum (TMF). This forum is aimed at training and mentoring entrepreneurs and also promote the country''s small and medium businesses.

"By boosting the country''s capacity to deploy technology and innovation, there is a need for entrepreneurs to capitalise on several commercial opportunities and realise tangible economic outcomes," Dell India general manager for SMBs Ravi Bharadwaj said here today. With this initiative, the aim is to offer emerging entrepreneurs an opportunity to build new perspectives of running a business facilitated by technology, he added.

As part of the initiative, Dell will provide the technology and also mentor the entrepreneurs selected by the Anthem Academy. These candidates would get to interact with other entrepreneurs.

This series of training programmes would be held across Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi and NCR. The Anthem Academy is the knowledge partner for this initiative. "The focus of TMF will be on the SME sector, where the opportunity to gain from increased technology intensity is substantial and close at hand," NSTEDB advisor and head HK Mittal said.

NSTEDB is a part of the department of science and technology, Government of India. "The TMF aims to become a flagship platform for idea exchange and innovation, facilitating learning through enriched mentoring with the enhanced network realizing benefits from leveraging technology across industries," he added.

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