Safecity at “Start-up India, Stand-up India”


The Government of India formally launched the “Start-up India, Stand-up India” movement on January 16, 2016 in New Delhi, an initiative that aims at fostering entrepreneurship and promoting innovation by creating an ecosystem that is conducive for the growth of Start-ups. This day-long event was held to celebrate and promote the entrepreneurial culture in the country.


As a key component of this “Start-up India, Stand-up India” launch, Government of India organized a global workshop on “Innovation and Start-ups” where key stakeholders came together to discuss key challenges that the Indian innovation ecosystem currently faces, and provide the potential solutions to address them.

Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India was the Chief Guest on this occasion accompanied with respectable speakers from across the country. The centre point of discussion revolved around encouraging innovation and how a healthy spirit of innovation could have positive implications on the economy.

At the Start-up India Launch Event
At the Start-up India Launch Event

Safecity was invited to be a part of this prestigious event as a distinguished social enterprise along with over a 1000 upcoming start-ups. The event was attended by our Director Supreet K Singh.

The workshops were a learning platform for us as we had the opportunity to listen to some of the best entrepreneurs in the country. As a start-up founded by and for women, the panel discussion which celebrated women entrepreneurship particularly helped us gauge enriching insights on the challenges of women on entrepreneurial positions and the changing face of leadership.

A quote from one of the discussions we loved was:

“Culture and core values matter ..”

– Varsha Rao (Entrepreneur and Head of Operations, Air BnB)

At Safecity we are constantly striving to become better than we were yesterday to create a sustainable model for our campaigns, empower communities to solve their local issues and help amplify the voices of our Emerging Leaders. We are therefore ecstatic to be a part of a movement which encourages innovation and pushes young start-ups to exploit a plethora of opportunities made available to us.

The Action Plan of the Start-up India initiative looks promising and we hope to be able to benefit from the various incentives that have been launched such as the Credit guarantee fund for start-ups and tax exemption to startups for 3 years to promote growth.

It was an enriching experience to be at this event, it helped us widen our horizons and absorb diverse perceptions on leadership and entrepreneurship.



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