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Reference our meeting during India delegation visit

From: domainremoved <Ankur>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:29:23 +0530

Dear Ms CatherineCarlton,


It was greatmeeting you during the Indian Delegation visit to BootUp Menlo Park.


Taking ourconversation further specifically towards building a strong relationship withMenlo Park we are looking forward into entering an understanding under the‘sister cities’ programme of Melano Park with Gurugram of Haryana Statespecifically through the Startup Eco system.

Let me brief yousome of the initiatives already taken by the Haryana state through its nodalagency for implementing and facilitating the Startup policy in the state namelyHARTRON (Haryana State Electronics Development Corporation Ltd):


 a) A startup policy has already been in place in line withGovernment of India’s initiatives to bring entrepreneurship from ground level sothat the young minds will become job creates instead of job seekers.

 b) The state has created 30,000 sq feet of built up area ina land of 3.5 acres (aprox. 1,52,000 sq feet) where start-ups are beingincubated in association with two leading industrial association namely NationalAssociation of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) , Internet and MobileAssociation of India (IAMAI) under their 10000 startup warehouse and 10X Mobileapplication initiatives respectively.

 c) In the same campus the State has started North Indias’First Centre of Excellence in Internet of Things (CoE-IoT) with the supportfrom Govt of India (GoI) and Nasscom

 d) For bringing this eco system close to academia andbringing the real socio economic change three more activities have beencollocated:

 i) The GurugramInnovation and Startup Hub is linked with Universities in the State in a Huband spoke model to make the education system more relevant to the need of theindustry

 ii) The GoIinitiative for bringing entrepreneurship at village level and for extendingGovernment initiatives to the rural India through its Common Service Centre(CSC) initiative an academy to train the Village level entrepreneurs on latesttechnologies and initiatives of GoI has also coming up been in the same Hub.

 iii) Hartron hasalso entered into an Understanding with United Nations for opening of the UNTechnology Innovation Lab (UNTIL) in the same campus/ Hub which will help thestate in bringing women entrepreneurship inclusion along with addressing areaspecific SDG’s.


 Gurugrambeing the place in National Capital Region (NCR) of India where almost all theFortune 500 companies have their presence which has given a boost to majorstart-ups to get incubated and start their operations from Gurugram. Within a shortspan of seven months the Hartron’s Startup and Innovation Hub has growntremendously. At present this Gurugram Hub is incubating 38+ start-upsconsisting of 116+ team members having 24 women entrepreneurs at a space havingcapacity for 200+ start-ups and expanding.


 ThusGurugram being a city with proximity to the International Airport (Delhi), it alsohouses the corporate offices of global start-ups or large technology firms suchas Uber, Facebook, Google, Airbnb to name few. The presence of BPO’s like Genpactand Convergys created countless job opportunities and drew young graduates toGurugram aspiring to work here, unicorns—ShopClues, Zomato, Policybazaaralong with Ola, MakeMy trip, Urban Clap,Oyo rooms etc. coexist in Gurugram with Ernest & Young, Deloitte, Cisco,Microsoft.


 Gurugramemployees 5% of the Global BPM workforce and 13% of the total Indian BPMworkforce.


 Thuspresence of industry, academia etc can be further strengthened through itsStartup eco system for the growth of this region and the State. For this throughthe sister cities concept of Melono Park where Startups are already helping in theeconomic growth of that region an agreement between Hartron, being the nodalagency for implementation of Startup policies in the state of Haryana and MelnoPark, California, USA can be entered into for Gurugram city.


 Looking forward for building astrong relationship between Gurugram and Menlo Park through its Sister Cityprogram for the economic growth of the state taking leverage of each other’sstrengths of building a robust Startup eco system.


 With warm regards,

Ankur Gupta, IAS
Principal Secretary to Govt. Haryana
Elections and Electronics & Information Technology Departments.
Haryana New Secretariat, Room No.503, 5th Floor,
Phone: 0172-2714001, Telefax: 2777302
Email: guptaankur_at_(domainremoved)
Received on Fri Sep 21 2018 - 03:58:23 PDT

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