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Bengaluru: In a bid to woo investments, the West Bengal government showcased a plethora of goodies including a ready talent pool, low attrition rates, five million square foot ready to occupy office space in IT parks, 15 IT parks and two hardware parks, generous IT policies in a roadshow here on Tuesday.

“We want to make Bengal the startup capital of India,” said West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra at the road show to promote the Bengal Global Business Summit 2016.

He exhorted investors and entrepreneurs from Bengaluru to take advantage of the opportunities and look towards West Bengal as an investment destination.

The West Bengal government and Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FICCI) organized the roadshow as a prelude to the business summit scheduled in Kolkata on January 7 to 9, 2016.

The road show laid a special emphasis on the IT industry, highlighting the state’s favorable policy and incentive scheme introduced in 2012.

A 10,000 square foot space at Webel Bhavan, Salt Lake, Kolkata, earmarked for the NASSCOM startup warehouse was also showcased.

West Bengal also announced six new theme township projects offering several investment opportunities.

(With inputs from IANS)

 

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Nasscom, Facebook launch ‘Design4India Studio’ in Bengaluru

The studio would be an interchangeable, flexible space aiming to harness a hybrid of concepts

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  • The collaboration is to provide mentorship in design and innovation in India
  • A studio will be built to provide the mentorship to many

In a bid to provide mentorship in design, innovation and entrepreneurship for software companies and startups, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) in association with Facebook on Monday launched “Design4India Studio” here. The platform would provide interactions with design industry mentors and give an opportunity to aspiring designers and startups to explore, innovate and build design as a tool for innovation.

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“Our first of many ‘Open for all’ design studios is built to foster a culture of testing, learning, iterating and prototyping of products and services to increase productivity and innovation for the entrepreneurs and designers,” Ravi Gururaj, Founder and CEO, QikPod and Member, Nasscom Executive Council, said in a statement.

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With “WeWork” — a US-based company that provides shared workspaces — as the collaborative space partner, the “Design4India Studio” would provide web, mobile, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) platforms for start-ups and designers.

“It is imperative that design should not be added as an afterthought, rather should be embedded in every step of product development, right from the beginning. Design4India Studio is such a platform that will provide startups with the right mentorship,” added Satyajeet Singh, Head of Strategic Product Partnerships, Asia and South Asia at Facebook.

The collaboration will benefit startups.

The studio would be an interchangeable, flexible space aiming to harness a hybrid of concepts that would empower startups and product companies to better adapt to new business ecosystems.

“Design4India” is a Nasscom initiative that was built in partnership with Facebook and aims to augment the software product innovation ecosystem in the country. IANS