The recently conducted YourStory Startup India, Standup India survey revealed some of the concerns entrepreneurs want the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address. These concerns include easy regulatory compliance norms, relaxation of existing tax laws, easy access and support to funding and bridging the gap between academics and training for setting up an enterprise, access to guidance from industry leaders, opportunities for incubation, and exposure to colleges outside the IIT/IIM network.
Other important pointers and concerns came from women entrepreneurs who constitute an integral part of the ecosystem. “Women are key drivers of the Indian startup movement,” reiterated Amitabh Kant, the Secretary – DIPP, during the YourStory Twitter chat as a build up to the much-awaited event on January 16 in New Delhi.
HerStory spoke with seven leading women entrepreneurs to know their expectation from the Startup India, Standup India campaign.
Manisha Raisinghani, Tech Co-founder, LogiNext
Manisha also emphasised upon the need of a safe and supporting environment that will encourage women to be a part of the ecosystem that requires immense efforts and flexibility.
Anu Acharya, CEO, MapMyGenome
Meena Ganesh, Co-founder, MD & CEO, Portea Medical
According to Meena, the primary goal of the government should be to create the right conditions for startup businesses. “The policy should make starting a business simple and straightforward using online means for registration.”
Lisa Srao, Chairman and MD, I Brands Beverages
Swati Bhargava, Co-Founder, CashKaro
Pallvi Gupta, Co-founder and COO, Mast Kalandar
Nidhi Agarwal, Founder and CEO, Kaaryah
All eyes are on Delhi to see what the campaign will provide not only for entrepreneurs but also what the government has in store for women entrepreneurs.
We will get you more updates as the campaign unfolds.