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TOTALSTART‘s FLAGSHIP PROGRAM the annual hunt for the 10 to 20 groomable micro or small but scalable district level entrepreneurs or prospective startupreneurs for each of the three countries of Bangladesh, Bhutan & Nepal has been NEWLY LAUNCHED for the Year 2016 – 2017 through a series of 3-4 seminar / workshops in each country as a part of TotalStart Bangladesh / Bhutan / Nepal‘s Startup BootCamp 2016 program for those countries. The district level startupreneurs (also prospective ones) will be mentored and hand-held to be successful and made to become VC or large investment fund investible in the 2 year TotalMentor Business Mentoring Program. The boot camps in each country will be on for next 4-6 months till 30th. September 2016 with 3 to 4 Start-Up BootCamp workshops in each country to be conducted by the country’s local TotalStart Innovation and Incubation Center or TotalStart Partner with the support of the TotalStart International District innovation & Incubation Unit Programs. To apply one should reach out to TotalStart at totalstart@totalstart.org or register below on links given.

FOR BANGLADESH    FOR BHUTAN    FOR NEPAL

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TOTALSTART‘s FLAGSHIP PROGRAM the annual hunt for the 10 to 20 groomable micro or small but scalable district level entrepreneurs or prospective startupreneurs for each of the eight states of Bengal, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttarakhand & Uttarpradesh has been re-launched again for the Year 2016 – 2017 through a series of 3-6 seminar / workshops in each state as a part of TotalStart Bengal / Bihar / Chattisgarh / Jharkhand / Sikkim / Tripura / Uttarakhand / Uttarpradesh‘s Startup BootCamp 2016 program for the states. The district level startupreneurs (also prospective ones) will be mentored and hand-held to be successful and made to become VC or large investment fund investible in the 2 year TotalMentor Business Mentoring Program. The boot camps in each state will be on for next 4-6 months till 30th. September 2016 with 3 to 6 Start-Up BootCamp workshops in each state to be conducted by the state’s local TotalStart Innovation and Incubation Center with the support of the TotalStart (State) District innovation & Incubation Unit Programs. To apply one should reach out to TotalStart at totalstart@totalstart.org or register below on links given.

TOTALSTART RE-LAUNCHES DISTRICT INNOVATION & INCUBATION UNIT PROGRAMS IN BENGAL, BIHAR, CHATTISGARH, JHARKHAND, SIKKIM, TRIPURA, UTTARAKHAND. & UTTARPRADESH. HUNT FOR 10 TO 20 MICRO OR SMALL BUT SCALABLE ENTERPRISES IN EACH STATE IS ON TILL 30 SEPTEMBER 2016. URGENTLY REGISTER BELOW:

FOR BENGAL    FOR BIHAR    FOR CHATTISGARH    FOR JHARKHAND    

FOR SIKKIM    FOR TRIPURA    FOR UTTARAKHAND    FOR UTTARPRADESH

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15th. April 2016: PITCHING FOR – TotalStart-Asyst Innovation & Incubation Center – Funding & Startup Office Space (longterm) for 5 select startups for 5 years:

TotalStart Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Developers & Asyst Software Services Pvt. Ltd., is jointly launching the program for scaling 5 startups for next 5 years from Eastern India. Initially the space which is being allocated for the Scaling of the Innovation Driven Startups is going to be around 10,000 sqft or as required. If the Innovation Driven Startups are fundable immediately, funding will be done for the startups as soon as appropriate due diligence is carried out for the startups. If it is found that the startups require some hand-holding before getting funded and need some acceleration time, extended workspace is going to be provided for these startups for 6 to 12 months, followed up by funding and the workspace can be increased as required for the scaling of the startups. We are looking for deep innovation driven product startups but also open to services startups whose services are based on deep innovation driven products. For further query please send your detailed pitch deck to innovation@totalstart.org by 10th. April 2016 latest. For all your queries please whatsapp 8017292817 or call 9749077674

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17th. March 2016: Inauguration & 1st. Workshop – TotalStart Blind Youth Entrepreneurship Development Initiative For Uneducated Adults : Focus Agribusiness:

TotalStart Bengal the local operation of TotalStart Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Developers, a section 25 not for profit company focused on developing entrepreneurship ecosystem in entrepreneurially less developed regions in the country is launching at Blind Boys Academy, Ramkrishna Mission, Narendrapur, West Bengal on 17th. of March 2016 the “TotalStart Blind Youth Entrepreneurship Development Initiative For Uneducated Adults : Focus Agribusiness” in collaboration with the “Blind Boy’s Academy, Ramkrishna Mission Narendrapur”.

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BESTalk Kolkata 2016: It was exactly what we wanted it to be, a small gathering of engaged entrepreneurs, intellectuals and intrapreneurs who were engaged completely and dedicatedly to spend 3 to 4 hours to make a difference by engaging in a dialogue as to how to make a change and boost up the entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Bihar. TotalStart as the main hosting partner heartily thanks on behalf of President and General Secretary of BEA – Bihar Entrepreneurship Association, President of TiE Kolkata as the cohost of the event and by extending TiE Kolkata’s arm to support the entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Bihar;  Principal Commercial Officer, US Consulate General of Kolkata, by 100% extending their office’s support and sharing the knowledge about all the extended services which the US Government has and what Bihar entrepreneurs can avail to make Bihar an enterprising Bihar and many others who were present to support the occassion including Professors from IIM Calcutta and most importantly the sons of the soil of Bihar settled in Kolkata who engaged and took the oath that they will put their heart and soul in making Bihar an Entrepreneur’s paradise.

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TotalStart Sikkim’s 6th. and 7th Startup Bootcamp workshop got concluded on 22nd. & 24th Feb at Jorethang and at TotalStart Sikkim Innovation and Incubation Center, at STPI Building in Tadong Gangtok. It was a mild success with startup ideas on social impact profit businesses on hand knotted carpet using hundreds of existing skilled and trained Carpet Weavers in Sikkim and scalable poultry farming and chicken processing backward integrating with small village level poultry farmers. Wishing the startups a great journey ahead. We are there for their journey. We plan to continue for the second day today at 3-6 pm, interested startups or startup ideas can join. TotalStart Sikkim’s hunt for Year 2016 for the 10 groomable entrepreneurs to be mentored and hand-holded to be successful in our 2 year program is on for the next 5 months with 5 more StartUp BootCamp workshops to be conducted at TotalStart Sikkim Innovation and Incubation Center.
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15th. January 2016: Scaling and Funding Workshop for the Artificial Flower Manufacturing Cluster Entrepreneurs:
On the request of an young entrepreneur from Guptipara, Hooghly West Bengal, we carried out the first scaling and funding workshop for the plastic flower manufacturing cluster’s entrepreneurs, followed by a tour of the facilities and process of the 50+ odd entrepreneurs, but selectively of 5 of them to understand the process. Lot can be done here along with the cluster development efforts of MSME&T Department of Government of West Bengal.

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13th. Jan 2016: “TotalStart Blind Youth Entrepreneurship Development Initiative’s 4th. workshop” at “TotalStart Blind Youth Innovation & Incubation Center” in collaboration with the “Society for the Welfare of the Blind”:

Very focused very action driven workshop was conducted. Ensuing visits to Jeerat in Hooghly District for reviewing the possibility of opening a scalable Piggery/Goatery in Jeerat for the team lead by a Santhal Blind Youth from our Blind Youth Entrepreneurship Development Center and a scheduled visit to Malda, North Bengal  for exploring the possibility of opening a Mango Pulp Processing Unit by a Malda Blind Youth.

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www.dokraarts.com team in action in Episode 5 of Egiye Bangla (www.egiyebangla.in) TV reality show for Bengal Startups conducted by Dept of MSME&T, Govt. of West Bengal showcased on 5th. January 2016 on Zee-Bangla TV. The team was selected by the jury from 400+ startups from Bengal.
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TotalStart is delighted to partner with Dept of MSME&T, Govt. of West Bengal & IIM Calcutta Innovation Park as both Screening Jury Partner & Mentor Partner for the pre-show stage of the live TV-Reality show Egiye Bangla for the Micro & Small Entrepreneurs from the Districts of Bengal. This is in due recognition of our knowledge and expertise from the MSME&T Dept & IIMCIP and for the ground level extensive work we are and have carried out through our flagship program in Bengal: TotalStart Bengal District Innovation & Incubation Unit Initiative – where we annually choose 20 select scalable micro and small ‪#‎DistrictEntrepreneurs‬ for our 2 year foundation building program for scaling and financing and get then assured funding and build their base for high growth.
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Healthypariwar (a TotalStart Incubatee) is a Primary Healthcare service delivery initiative in parts of Districts of Burdwan and Bankura in West Bengal India, working with the mission to “Helping Underserved Families Realize Healthier Tomorrow” and adjudged as TOP 20 Social Enterprises in India in 2013 by TATA Foundation and IIM-C. Healthypariwar is organizing a series of Panel Discussion on Primary Healthcare – its importance, challenges of service delivery at the last mile and the possible solutions, 24th September, Thursday, from 3pm at Raniganj. With the coming together of academicians, industry stalwarts and government officials in various panel discussions on the day, we wish to start a regular dialogue with the community which will help in germinating new ideas and initiatives thereby creating a healthier society. Healthypariwar will be organizing a series of Panel Discussion on various aspects of Primary Healthcare – its Importance, Challenges of service delivery and possible solutions.  1st of its kind discussion forum bringing together Academicians, Industry stalwarts and Government and community officials. Please click here for the event page for details.
Invitation Healthy Pariwar Sep 2015
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2nd. Workshop – TotalStart Blind Youth Entrepreneurship Development Initiative: TotalStart Bengal the local operation of TotalStart Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Developers, a section 25 not for profit company focused on developing entrepreneurship ecosystem in entrepreneurially less developed regions in the country is organzing at Sheoraphuli-Rajbati, 125 N C Ghosh Sarani, Sheoraphuli, Hooghly, West Bengal, INDIA 712223 on 23rd of September 2015 the “TotalStart Blind Youth Entrepreneurship Development Initiative’s 2nd workshop” at “TotalStart Blind Youth Innovation & Incubation Center” in collaboration with the “Society for the Welfare of the Blind”. For details go to event page!

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TotalStart focuses on entrepreneurship development in Academic Institutions amongst it’s other programs. This was TotalStart’s first program at Indian Institute of Technology, BHU. Dr. Shurjo Ghosh,Chairperson – Bengal Chamber Entrepreneurship Development Cell and Chairman of TotalStart was the chief facilitator and mentor for this seminar/lecture on 8th of September 2015 in Varanasi!
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Scaling the Micro-entrepreneurs of Varanasi – A half day hands-on workshop: Varanasi is a nerve center of Spiritual India, but very interestingly it is also a nerve center of micro-entrepreneurs in Uttar Pradesh. Thousands of micro and small entrepreneurs are surviving and thriving in this microcosm of spirited nerve center of the country. We carried out a workshop here on 7th. September 2015 for the local micro-entrepreneurs. The attempt of this hands-on workshop was to explore whether some of these spirited young and old entrepreneurs can be scaled. To explore whether the new world of entrepreneurship development can be connected to this old world of entrepreneurial spirit in link with spirituality and religion!
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TotalStart TotalIncube Program for IIT Kharagpur, Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship was kick-started on 29th. August 2015 at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. 100 students enrolled in the program of Entrepreneurship in the Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship, IIT Kharagpur will be going through a series of 4 one day intensive workshops and a 6 month long online and offline mentoring session through this program. This program is result oriented. Expected after this program, we will be able to get a few scalable micro or small startups or startup ideas which can get a seed investment for these startups to kick off!

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TotalStart Bengal launched at Sheoraphuli-Rajbati, 125 N C Ghosh Sarani, Sheoraphuli, Hooghly, West Bengal, INDIA 712223 on 23rd of August 2015 the “TotalStart Blind Youth Entrepreneurship Development Initiative” and inaugurated “TotalStart Blind Youth Innovation & Incubation Center” in collaboration with the “Society for the Welfare of the Blind”. This new initiative is a call from the Blind Student’s staying at the Blind Student Hostel at Rajbati, Sheoraphuli, Hooghly, West Bengal, India being supported by an initiative taken up by the Society of the Welfare of the Blind (an NGO started by Swami Lokeshwarananda of Ramkrishna Mission), supported by South Suprayas (an NGO started by pass-outs from RKMV, Narendrapur from 1979 batch) and Sheoraphuli Rajbati Barataraf Trust. About 15-20 blind students are selected annually to stay at this blind hostel at Sheoraphuli Rajbati. They are either studying for their grade 12 exams in local schools and/or undergraduate programs in local colleges in and around Kolkata. After graduation there is very less possibility for these blind students to get a job.

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TotalStart Bihar Innovation & Incubation Unit Initiative1st. Workshop on Scaling & Funding for Micro or Small Scalable Enterprises: TotalStart is working towards opening/supporting an Incubation center in Bihar and carrying out District Level Mentoring for District Level MSMEs with District Industries Centers of Bihar Goverment’s Industry Department. With all these activities of TotalStart Bihar getting initiated, the Mentor & Governance Board of TotalStart decided to organize a teaser wrt TotalStart’s Bihar’s programs and initiatives in Bihar with a workshop on Scaling and Angel / Venture Capital Funding for startupreneurs in Patna and surrounding Districts of Patna on 21st. August 2015 hosted by Bihar Industries Association (www.biabihar.com) at their premises in Patna with strategic support from Bihar Entrepreneurship Association (www.beabihar.com). It was well participated by select entrepreneurs from BIA and BEA.

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TotalStart Blind Youth Entrepreneurship Development Initiative has been initiated with the support from Society for the Welfare of the Blind, an NGO supporting the welfare of the blind youth in Bengal; South Suprayas, an NGO supporting the well being of ex-teachers, staff and poor students of Ramkrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Narendrapur, West Bengal, India and Sheoraphuli Raj Debattar Trust (Barataraf).

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CLICK  for details on the 2nd.  TotalStart Bengal Startup Boot Camp 2015 on 30th & 31st July 2015 at District Industries Center, Bankura for Scaling and Funding MSMEs in Bankura with Dept. of MSME&T, Govt. of West Bengal. Program Agenda and Past Event Photos.

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TotalStart is working towards kick-starting TotalStart Uttarakhand District Innovation & Incubation Unit starting off at the Districts of Nainital, Haldwani, Kashipur & Rudrapur. Tentatively in July 2015 the first Bootcamp for 2-3 days will be carried out for 25-30 small scalable entrepreneurs for scaling and funding.

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CLICK  for details on the 1st.  TotalStart Bengal Startup Boot Camp 2015 on 30th & 31st MAY 2015 at Synergy MSME North 24PGNS & Nadia at Panihati with Dept. of MSME&T, Govt. of West Bengal. Program Agenda and Past Event Photos.

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CLICK  for details on the 4th. & 5th.  TotalStart Sikkim Startup Boot Camp 2015 on 26th & 27th MAY 2015 at Hotel Rangeet Valley, Jorethang, Sikkim and at TotalStart Sikkim Innovation & Incubation Center, STPI Gangtok, Sikkim Jewel Complex, NH 31A, tadong, Gangtok, Sikkim. Program Agenda and Past Event Photos. Buy Tickets for the workshop event!

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CLICK  for details on TotalStart Bengal Startup Boot Camp 2015 launched on 13TH MAY 2015 at Williamson Magor Hall, Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industries, 6 N S Road, Kolkata 700001. Program Agenda and Event Photos

SPEAKERS & PANELISTS @ launch of TOTALSTART BENGAL DISTRICT INNOVATION & INCUBATION UNIT 

Times of India Media Coverage on 14th. May 2015Times of India - 14.05.2015 - TotalStart Bengal District Innovation & Incubation Unit Launch Press Coverage

TotalStart‘s annual hunt for the 20 groomable small scalable district level entrepreneurs or prospective startupreneurs for each of the four states of Bengal, Bihar, Sikkim & Tripura has been launched through a series of 6-12 seminar / workshops in each state as a part of TotalStart Bengal/Sikkim/Tripura/Bihar‘s Startup BootCamp 2015 program for the states. The district level startupreneurs (also prospective ones) will be mentored and hand-held to be successful and made to become VC or large investment fund investible in the 2 year TotalMentor Business Mentoring Program. The boot camps in each state will be on for 4-6 months till 30th. September 2015 with 6 to 12 Start-Up BootCamp workshops in each state to be conducted by the state’s local TotalStart Innovation and Incubation Center with the creation of the TotalStart (State) District innovation & Incubation Unit. To apply one should reach out to TotalStart at totalstart@totalstart.org or register below on links given.

TOTALSTART LAUNCHES DISTRICT INNOVATION & INCUBATION UNITS IN BENGAL, BIHAR, SIKKIM & TRIPURA. HUNT FOR 20 SMALL SCALABLE ENTERPRISES IN EACH STATE IS ON TILL 30 SEPTEMBER 2015. REGISTER BELOW:

FOR BENGAL          FOR SIKKIM          FOR TRIPURA          FOR BIHAR

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