The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) has announced its partnership with Haryana State Electronic Development Corporation Ltd (HARTRON). The collaboration aimed at establishing a startup warehouse in Gurgaon.
NASSCOM has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with HARTRON to take this alliance further. The MoU was signed in the presence of Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and president of NASSCOM R. Chandrashekhar. Devender Singh, IAS, chairman and principal secretary to Govt of Haryana, Electronics & Information Technology Department and Nitin Seth, MD and country head, Fidelity, were also a part of the moment.
The partnership is another striking step taken by NASSCOM for its 10,000 start-ups initiative. The first start-up warehouse is in Haryana, which is expected to be functional in the next three months accommodating close to 85 workstations initially and the occupancy will be expanded in a phased manner. The warehouse will be spread across the 16 acre HARTRON campus and will provide budding entrepreneurs with facilities like broadband Internet, workstations along with basic facilities like air-conditioning to create an environment that is conducive to new ideas.
R Chandrashekhar, president, NASSCOM said, “The aim of the 10,000 startup program was to encourage young entrepreneurs to present their ideas and provide them with sufficient support to pursue their dream. Keeping this in mind, this warehouse in Gurgaon, will be providing infrastructural support to not just IT based startups but also in the automobile, manufacturing and the mega data sectors. We are extremely excited to set-up this warehouse to evangelise innovation among entrepreneurs in Gurgaon and would like to thank the Government for all their support and cooperation.”