Thrown across the farthest reaches of India, obscured from the greater world by ageless forests and formidable mountain ranges, the Northeast States are one of Asia’s last great natural and anthropological sanctuaries. Having said that, there is no dearth of great startup ideas in this part of the country.
Well, to nurture and nourish such initiative, we have a startup acceleration platform that has been helping these startups in all possible ways. NE8x, the first exclusive startup acceleration platform for Northeast India was initiated under the aegis of serial entrepreneur Riddhinil Roy, mid-July 2016.The platform was later adopted as an open-source integrated community network in months that followed.The objective behind starting the platform lies in addressing start-ups I entrepreneurship at the grassroots level in Northeast India across the eight states.
As NE8x has been working as an open-source networking platform, they had access to some of the best minds from the region who understood the community better and deeper. Their team currently headed by Riddhinil Roy, with Operations Head Anisha Das has also a provision for CEO for a day, where they invite community members to experience NE8x and the work they do as CEO and lead changes & disruption. Subsequently across the important metro cities which hosts a large population of the young population from Northeast India their regional heads help cater to their requirements from the respective cities: Mr. Debashish Kashyap (New Delhi), Mr. Ranajit Pangambam (Bengaluru), Mrs. Manimala Hazarika (Mumbai),Mr. Kinjal Basumatari (Chennai) and Mr. Rajarshee Chakraborty(Kolkata). Apart from these, their regional heads work from Guwahati, Bongaigaon, Sibsagar, Naharlagun, Dimapur, Aizawl, Agartala, Gangtok, Imphal and Shillong.They have a network of 43+ District Ambassadors in the region.
The Team at NE8x has received tremendous response from the Northeast India community in the region, as well in the metro cities.On the line of work, NE8x has been awarded ‘The Best Startup Accelerator of 2016’ by All Assam Entrepreneurs Association. The Founder, Riddhinil Roy representing NE8x has been awarded for the phenomenal initiatives undertaken by NE8x at Assam Youth Summit 2016, Dispur. Earlier this year, NE8x was awarded ‘The Best IoT Startup Accelerator for Assam’ at Assam Tech Summit held at Guwahati recently. Their team at various instances has received coverage from National & International media with their core team been asked to represent NE8x at seminars on entrepreneurship development at EMERGE 2016 (IIM Shillong), UDGAM 2017 (IIT Guwahati) and PAARBON 2017 (NIT Silchar) to name a few among the premiere institutions across the Northeast India region. They have signed more than 65 MoUs so far.