New Delhi: The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry has asked startups to register on the MAARG portal. MAARG is the National Mentorship Platform which is conducted by Startup India, said a press statement. "To further boost the Indian startup ecosystem, Startup India is focusing on catalysing the startup culture and building a strong and inclusive ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship in India. The MAARG portal is a one stop platform to facilitate mentorship for startups across diverse sectors, functions, stages, geographies, and backgrounds," the press statement by the ministry noted. "DPIIT has initiated onboarding process of startups under Phase II from November 14," said a press statement.
"The MAARG portal has been operationalised in three phases including mentor onboarding, startup onboarding and mentor matchmaking," said a press statement. DPIIT has encouraged startups to apply for mentoring at the MAARG portal. The Ministry in a press statement also reported that 400+ expert mentors are onboarded across sectors since the inception of the portal on November 14.
"Startups can now effectively connect with academicians, industry experts, successful founders, seasoned investors, and other experts from across the globe, through Artificial Intelligence (AI) based matchmaking, to get personalised guidance on growth and strategy," said DPIIT. "Highlighting key features of the portal, the Ministry stated that it will include customisable mentorship programs for ecosystem enablers, mobile-friendly user interface, recognition for contributing mentors, video and audio call options, etc," it added.
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