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The Startup State Chhattisgarh

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It was like a normal day for everyone but 3rd September was huge day for 36 startups and Government of Chhattisgarh, government facilitated 36 startups who were part of the Startup Chhattisgarh Grand Challenge. The event was presided by Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh who awarded the startup winners in Raipur. The government also announced the launch of an new incubator, 36inc.

Born and brought up in Chhattisgarh state I had done all my education from CG, way back when I visit metros these were two normal reaction

1. Where is Chhattisgarh?

2. Oh !! you are from Naxal area?

It was really depressing that time being a new state we have lots of challenges we were just separated from Madhya Pradesh, we were fighting to establish our own identity, It was year 2000

at present CG is a teen- youth state that just turned 18

''Old enough to know better. Young enough to still do it.''

At 18 we have proved that we are Chhattisgarhiya, what we have achieved in this small span of time was not possible for anyone in this world, Now at present when I go to metros or abroad these are the common reaction

1. WOW !!! You are from Chhattisgarh

2. One of my friend/relative is in Raipur for some work

Perspective has changed a lot, recently I learned somewhere that CG is ranked at no. 6 in Ease of doing business also in liveability index Raipur is at top 10 cities In india, Atal Nagar (Naya Raipur) is India's first Integrated smart city,

In my journey of Applop I had seen hundreds of incubation center, startup policies, co-working spaces and startup ecosystem both in India and silicon valley but never seen such advanced and state of art incubation centre that is fully run and managed by Government, 36INC. It's the best a startup can get anywhere in the world

Why CG is changed in such a short span? Even wondered why our ecosystem is better than any other ecosystem?

  • CG itself is a startup state, I see Dr Raman Singh as CEO and all ministers and officers as CxO's, there is perfect blend of synergy between CEO and CxO's
  • The State Incubation Centre 36 INC managed by Rajeev Roy and supported by CHIPS CEO Alex Paul, 36INC is best you can get for your startup  
  • It's very easy to meet and explain your projects to Government officials as your are meeting with executives of a startup, which is not possible with other state governments  
  • Atal Nagar (Naya Raipur) integrated smart city one of the best infrastructure anyone can get
  • Startup friendly policies and exemptions in many norm due to which any startup can bid for government tenders and get the opportunity to work with them
  • CG state has most friendly behaviour and acceptability for startups 

These are my personal observations and being in this industry for years i'm not at all politically influenced person my only ideology is - "Growth" and this post comes automatically when I see my state growing and doing wonders, I want you all to at-least visit Raipur once and you will experience The Startup State Chhattisgarh

छत्तीसगढ़िया सबले बढ़िया

Rahul Singhal

Founder & CEO

Applop

For any feedback on this story mail me on cg@applop.com

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