DurgaPreneur 2023, celebrating the modern Durga

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DurgaPreneur 2023, celebrating the modern Durga

Kolkata, India- Aug 4th,2023:

Durga Puja, one of Kolkata’s most exuberant festivals, which has been recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO is being celebrated with a twist this year. Presented by Team Tauras and organized by Freeflow Ventures and New Town Sarbojanin (NTS), this year introduce DurgaPreneur, slated for the 21 October to the 23 October 2023 at the City Square, New Town, Kolkata, marking the 7.8 and 9th day of the celebrating the rise and victory of Goddess Durga over evil.

Durga Preneur is an effort to make Kolkata the inward diffusion capital of all activities and the element of exciting the native innovator, changemaker, and entrepreneur to participate, network, and excel in front of national contemporaries. The initiative aims to offer CSR fund support to changemakers and social entrepreneurs, guidance to early-stage innovations, and make capital more accessible to young startups.

Debashish Sen, Managing Director of HIDCO said, “Durga Preneur is indeed a very innovative initiative, I fully support this initiative of helping women startups move ahead in the backdrop of Durga Puja. This being organized on the sidelines of the festival of Durga Puja makes great sense since Durga is the epitome of strength and the culmination of power for the world.”

The 3 event days will focus on different versions of the “DurgaPreneur” each day. Day One will focus on Women Changemakers, and the Modern Kaalratris Day Two is dedicated to the Young Innovators, the Modern Mahagauris. The third day celebrates women entrepreneurs, Modern Siddhidatri.

According to Aaquib Hussain, Co-Founder of FreeFlow Ventures “The palette to how we perceive Durga needs a modern turnaround, it’s not just a day, it’s a movement – and DurgaPreneur is the grand establishment of a sense and spirit around it. Wishing a solid fostering of many interventions, future IPs, and growth of the India Ecosystem of, by and for women first change via Bengal’s first iteration of DurgaPreneur”.

Pijush Ranjan Ghosh, Delivery Executive at IBM highlighted that “Change starts within, as GLS Newtown Sarbojanin is dedicated to revolutionizing Durga Puja celebrations, merging tradition with a futuristic vision through DurgaPreneur, uniting and empowering women-led startups and young innovators, and transforming Newtown Sarbojanin into a global hub for witnessing Durga Puja and innovation is our first step towards empowering the next generation of women-led startups” Samresh Das, Chairman of White Oak Hospitality Pvt Ltd said “DurgaPreneur is the only platform where businesses and culture will complement each other. Durga Puja is a time when the entire Bengal shows its spirit of culture and positivity, which is the foremost need for business growth. We want to showcase Bengal to the world of business during Durga Puja only to change the way Bengal is perceived when it comes to business”.

 CEO of Team Taurus, Amitabh Roy said, “Empowered women empowering the world! In the pursuit of your dreams, rise as an entrepreneur and light the path for generations to come. This Puja let the Durga in you unleash your brilliance, courage, and resilience across Bengal and beyond as you create a legacy of your own”

The event is slated to feature some of the biggest VCS, CXOs, and Fund Houses who will be assessing the businesses. There will be an opportunity to connect with Policy Makers for growth propositions and to explore future collaborations. The event also aims to create a pipeline for the access of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Funds. DurgaPreneur is expected to act as a platform to grow one’s business network nationwide.

About Durga Preneur-Durga  Preneur is an event for the Women change makers, young innovators, and entrepreneurs of India. Organized by Freeflow & NTS (New Town Sarbojanin). Team Taurus presents Durga Preneur in association with PGP Academy to offer an opportunity for startups, investors, venture debt providers, and traditional businesses to raise funds, accelerate growth, and secure strategic partnerships. The event is also co-partnered by a number of contributors- Airlines partner Air Arabia, Event Partner- IBIS Hotel, Candid Communication, Radio partner Radio One and Fever 104 FM, and Community Partner Women of Wonders.

Freeflow is a Venture Builder and Venture Studio partner based in India(with functional offices in London, Kuala Lumpur, Kenya, Dubai, USA). Free Flow is a fast-paced startup that helps other startups grow and reach success by providing them compliance, marketing, and tech support along with providing solutions for big data, Al, IoT, Blockchain, and game development. Free flow helps Startups identify business ideas, find capital, and manage & govern ventures by providing essential services to help them meet their business objectives and entrepreneurial goals. The company gives shape to the ideas through its vast ecosystem, thus enabling and expediting the time to market to keep you ahead in the entrepreneurial arena.

Free Flow is the nationally accredited partner of Invest India and is a government-affiliated body that has helped 275 Startups get funding from investors and VCs. Currently, 150 investors are engaged with Freeflow along with 6 ventures built with startups and partners in the ecosystem Kickstart 2.0 at Bionest-IIT Guwahati, IIIE Conclave at the Bengal Trade Expo 2023, FloPitch, AgriFlow by Ingreens & Nasscom, YiFi Next 2022 are some of the past successful events curated by FreeFlow Ventures.  New Town Sarbojonin (NTS) is the organizing committee of last year’s Durga Puja celebration at the City Square, New Town Kolkata which saw a crowd of nearly 1 million pandal hoppers. It was also covered by the National Geographic Team. With the same zeal, this year they want to highlight the women entrepreneurs on the auspicious celebration of Durga Puja. This year’s pandal concept is taken from the North Indian Pahari Samiti Paintings. With this, the idea of music will also be incorporated.

 Team Taurus is a real estate development firm that is committed to creating sustainable and environmental-friendly buildings. The company’s projects are designed to be safe, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing, while also minimizing their impact on the environment.

 Their projects use energy-efficient materials and appliances, and they have features that promote natural ventilation and daylighting. This helps to reduce the buildings’ energy consumption and improve their indoor air quality. The company also uses rainwater harvesting and greywater recycling systems to reduce water consumption.

 In addition to their environmental features, the projects are also designed to be safe and secure. The company uses security measures such as video surveillance and access control to deter crime and protect its residents. Team Taurus is committed to providing its customers with a high-quality living experience. The company’s buildings are designed to be comfortable, safe, and environmentally friendly. Team Taurus is also committed to providing its customers with excellent customer service.

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