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We are now in the North East!

If you're a start-up targeting the untapped potential of the NE markets through sustainable development, let's get in touch.

About North East

The North East (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura) is endowed with abundant natural resources, ideal climatic conditions for agriculture, tea, rubber, sericulture and a largely untapped hydropower potential. It is also is one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world, consisting of large portions of land under tropical forests, with various Non-timber Forest Product (NTFP) like Bamboo and precious medicinal herbs. The region shares 2,000 Km. of international borders with Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Myanmar and Bangladesh – making it a geo-politically charged region with significant unorganized cross-border trade and cultural exchange. The literacy rate in the North Eastern region is around 78% which higher than the national average of 74%. The highest literacy rate is recorded in Mizoram at 91% while the lowest is in Arunachal Pradesh at 65% as per 2011 census[1]. Still the entire North Eastern region accounts to only around 3% of India’s total GDP[2].  Opportunities for economic development lies in tourism (adventure and eco-tourism), renewable energy, agriculture, horticulture, medicinal / aromatic plants, forest resources and food processing. But Low levels of physical and digital infrastructure services combined with socio-economic unrests have kept capital flow from the private sector muted in the region.

Why North East ?

In many parts of the world, massive impacts of climate change on the environment and people’s lives are already visible. Climate change affects livelihoods, food security, health and economic activities – to name but a few facets. People living in rural areas and those dependent on nature for their livelihood face the biggest challenges of all. This especially applies to the North Eastern Region (NER) of India, where most communities rely predominantly on natural resources for their livelihood. Climate change adaptation in the North Eastern region becomes part of a broader sustainable development concept, wherein, integrating aspects of biodiversity, environmental protection and sustainable natural resource management to foster socially inclusive growth.

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The problems are mostly associated with

  1. Fragmented Land Holding with Lack of Stable Market

  2. Little to No Access to Energy

  3. Low Level of Technology Adoption

  4. Unpredictable Weather Patterns

We work with early and seed stage startups that are providing technologies and services to the underserved communities making them resilient to climate change.

Some potentials are outlined as below

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Manipur

Mizoram

Nagaland

Assam

Sikkim

Meghalaya

Tripura

Arunachal Pradesh

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We provide end to end support to startups at the most meaningful points of their evolution

Our Partners in the North East

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If you're a startup from North East and your focus aligns with our's and looking to leverage Sangam's best minds, resources and capital to reduce product to market lead times, expand your network in the ecosystem to create a long-lasting impact on the society, feel free to drop us a line or come and meet us for a cup of coffee!

Contact Us:

Aritra Bhowmik

Assam Startup Hub The NEST,

Beside Pragjyotika- Assam Emporium, GNB Rd, Ambari, Guwahati, Assam - 781001

Email ID: aritra@sangam.vc