I don’t know where I Should start it, but if you are looking to enter in the field of Startups or Entrepreneurship in Bihar, then you have few options which emerged in last 3 to 4 years. I personally working on Startup EcoSystem from last 3 years and very closely seen how Bihar has developed but we need to more growth rate.
The Bihar government launched the Bihar Startup Policy 2017 with Rs. 500cr fund with the aim of making Bihar the most preferred destination for entrepreneurs and startups. The new policy has been framed on the basis of feedback received from various stakeholders, as stated in an official document by the government. The 2017 startup policy aims to “enable Bihar (to) emerge as the most preferred destination for startups and entrepreneurs by leveraging the potential of local youth through a conducive startup ecosystem for inclusive growth in the State.
With this Startup Policy, 15 Incubation centers were made mostly located in Patna District, out of these only 3-4 Incubation center are running well and the rest were just shown piece. You don’t believe that Bihar Startups Policy came in the year 2016 and launched in 2017 with the highest fund of Rs 500 Cr in the country for Startups, but still, after 2 years Startups Buzz didn’t enter in the other districts of Bihar, not even in college, even they are unable to use 20 percent of the total fund. Yeh! Absolutely, Somewhere Bihar Entrepreneur Association tried to enter in other districts of Bihar through the various program but somewhere they were failed due to political issues. If I simply talked about the topmost college of Patna, Startup culture didn’t enter in it and develop such an entrepreneurial atmosphere. I personally felt that there is a problem of Ego. Incubation center of IIT Patna is doing very well and also trying to develop such an atmosphere.
I have been trying to develop entrepreneurship cell in local colleges of Bihar and also trying to settle Incubation centers in the college and universities of Bihar. I have done approx. 650+ Meetings in Patna University in last one year for developing entrepreneurship cell and Incubation Centre. Now, In the month of January 2019, finally, they decided to establish it with the name of Patna University Incubation Hub proposed by me. Similarly, I proposed these things in the International School of Management, ISM Patna and very soon it will be coming.
Recently, I met Dr. Rajesh Kumar, the Vice Chancellor of newly made Purnea University in the months of December and discuss these things in details for establishing such things. So, We planned to organized Startup and Entrepreneurship related activities in Purnea and finally, they organized North Bihar Conclave in the month of January. Beside this, I have word with other universities and colleges too. But, it’s a government process so it takes time, So I kept my patience.
Here is the list Where you can go for Startups in Bihar :
- Bihar Entrepreneur Association: Bihar Entrepreneurs Association, is a not for profit organization with 18 thousand members formed in 2011 and working Voluntarily at Block & District level, making them Global. It has City Chapters and International Chapters. With 75 StartUp Yatra & 250 plus workshops, one to one Interaction with 90,000 plus youth in 6 years, it has drafted the Startup policy for Govt. of Bihar.
- Bihar Industry Association Incubators: Bihar Industries Association was established in 1943 and had been only Apex representative body of Industry & Service sector of the United Bihar till 2000, before the creation of Jharkhand State and now the state of Bihar. BIA membership comprises of large, medium and small scale industries spread throughout the State. The main objective of this association is to promote Industrial development of the state and promote and safeguard the interest of the industries in General and particularly the industries of Bihar. BIA Incubator is offering an opportunity for start-ups bringing leading industry mentors and global market access in Patna.It brings a unique working space with the strength of the global Network of IAN (Indian Angel Network) and BIA (Bihar Industries Association) – which brings in a one stop mentoring and the ability to raise funds for the Incubatees.
- Incubation Centre IIT Patna: With the support of State Govt. of Bihar this IC will be a joint effort with DeitY Government of India. The State govt. will provide matching funds and its agencies like Bihar State Electronics Development Corporation Ltd. (BELTRON) will also collaborate. The proposed incubator at IIT Patna will have programs designed to support the successful development of entrepreneurial companies through an array of industry support resources and services, developed and orchestrated by incubator management and offered both in the incubator and through its network of contacts. Successful completion of a business incubation program increases the likelihood that a start-up company will stay in business for the long term. This Incubator would differ from research and technology parks in its dedication to start-up and early-stage companies. This is also an attempt to bring academia and industry closer to each other by providing students and faculty a platform to commercialize their research, final year projects and other technology-based business ideas. More Details check here: http://www.iciitp.com
- Bihar Mahila Udyog Sangh: It’s registered organization is the only apex body of Women Entrepreneurs for whole of Bihar. It works as a launching platform, which helps the entrepreneurs to market their products.BMUS mission is to create a strong presence for Women Entrepreneurs in Bihar by sharing knowledge base and creating a marketplace for products and services offered by members. It’s the single organization in Bihar which independently supports women entrepreneur.
List of Incubation Centre in Bihar :
- Incubation Centre IIT Patna (Properly Working)
- NIT Patna(They have overloaded many things to a single person that why it’s finally not working)
- Bihar Industry Association (Properly Working)
- Bihar Entrepreneur Association (Properly Working)
- CIMP (They don’t have proper active mentor nor regularity for communication)
- NIFT Patna
- BIT Patna (There is no result overall)
- Bihar Agricultural University
- Development Management Institute
- Tool Room and Training Centre
- Upendra Maharathi Shilp Anusandhan Sansthan (They don’t have proper knowledge nor active they are.)
- Magadh Mahila College (MMC don’t have any function till now, they have done few events recently due to NAAC)
- Software Technology Park
- Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Dairy Technology
- Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology, Bihar