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Durgapreneur: Empowering Changemakers, Embracing Innovators and Enabling Entrepreneurs….

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News stardom : Kolkata, 16th. October, 2023 – Durgapreneur, a groundbreaking initiative inspired by UNESCO’s recognition of Durga Puja, is set to transform Kolkata into a vibrant entrepreneurial hub. This movement, spearheaded by Freeflow Ventures and Newtown Sarbojanin (NTS) and supported by esteemed partners such as Startup India, Invest India, NITI Ayog, and Government E-Marketplace (GeM), has garnered nationwide attention. The event will be held at City Square, Newtown and Newtown Business Club, Kolkata on October 21st, 22nd and 23rd.


Durgapreneur was conceptualised to empower visionary changemakers and drive entrepreneurial growth in Bengal. The initiative aligns seamlessly with Bengal’s entrepreneurial spirit, promoting local talent, sustainability, and transformative change. It focuses on empowering visionary women, fostering global collaborations, and promoting sustainable development.

Durgapreneur has achieved significant milestones, including receiving 923 national nominations representing 21 states, with 50 participants in each category selected to exhibit and pitch on the ground. The event features 80+ jury members, investors, CSR Funds, and speakers from across the country. With 97 ecosystem partners and engagement with 200+ local changemakers and entrepreneurs, Durgapreneur is fostering a powerful network of innovation and entrepreneurship. EthAum Venture Partners, Mumbai Angels Network Pvt. Ltd, HerMoneyTalks, Lead Angels, Women of Wonders, Vygr Media Private Limited, Aspire for Her, LetsVenture, Faad Network, Goa Angel Network, GI ventures, WE HUB Foundation, and She Capital among others, are some prominent investment partners and enablers proudly supporting Durgapreneur.


Durgapreneur aims to make Bengal a leading entrepreneurial hub by facilitating the ‘Modern Day Durgas’. Participants can expect significant visibility and global exposure, networking opportunities with India’s best investors, learning and mentorship from noteworthy legends of the field, access to funding and ecosystem engagement. DurgaPreneur embodies Bengal’s rich heritage while propelling its businesses into a future defined by innovation, sustainability, and global relevance. As Kolkata emerges as a hub of entrepreneurship, Durgapreneur stands tall, representing the unwavering spirit of Bengal’s entrepreneurs, poised to leave a lasting mark on the global business map.

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