CHANDIGARH, India – The Israeli mission in India collaborated with TiE Chandigarh to provide mentorship for Indian startups to upskills their business capabilities, according to sources, which will be provided to those in the field of sustainability.
The move can at a time both nations are celebrating 30 years of full diplomatic relation, further strengthening their business and economic ties.
“Yesterday, @israelinindia with @TiEChandigarh, in presence of Amb @NaorGilon concluded the all-India competition to provide mentorship to Indian startups in the field of sustainability,” Israel mission in India tweeted.
“The Indian entrepreneurs were mentored by renowned Israeli VC & Mentor, @NavaSwerskySofe.”
Israel Ambassador Naor Gilon said “Israel and India are natural partners”, encouraging “people from both countries to come together, grow together and merge their innovative ideas and technology capabilities to reach new heights.”
“Our governments continue to cooperate and support the vibrant startup scene in both countries, and our industries and provide sectors are sharing their experiences and working on the ground together,” he said as ANI quoted.
TiE is a non-profit, global community that works with entrepreneurs form around the world.
The project concluded with an event organized on Thursday in Chandigarh, during which at least five Indian startups presented business ideas in the presence of the Israeli ambassador to India.
The startups were chosen after a 3-month long process, involving an all-India competition for which applications were received from over 100 startups, according to the reports.
The aim of the this project was to find aspiring startups in the field of sustainability and mentor them through workshops and seminars held by Israeli and Indian entrepreneurs and subject matter experts.
The end goals was to create awareness about the importance of sustainability in the field of technology and business among the local ecosystem.
During the program, the Indian entrepreneurs were mentored by renowned VC and Mentor Nava Swersky from Israel.
Swersky is a technology entrepreneur with over 30 years of international experience as an entrepreneur and manger. She is an investor in venture capital and is an expert in the field of innovation and technology commercialization.