Yesterday saw the launch of the millennium city, Gurgaon's (now Gurugram) first startup incubation centre. Termed as the 'innovation campus', the centre was launched by Haryana's chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar during a Good Governance day event at the Haryana Bhawan in the capital city, Delhi.

The centre has been set up in Gurgaon's Udyog Vihar Phase-I by Haryana government's IT department in collaboration with National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom).

The centre will be contribute towards the Haryana government's pledge of creating a start-up ecosystem in the state that will enable all innovative, enthusiastic entrepreneurs with an opportunity to develop interesting concepts and businesses addressing the problems, especially in the state's rural pockets.

India is a land of youngsters with numerous innovative, out of the box ideas. While there's no shortage of ideas and talent, the one thing that the country lacks is providing an opportunity to such people to turn those ideas into reality. Such incubation centres are a great step towards providing the young entrepreneurs in the country a chance to spread their wings and make their dreams come true.

The year 2016 saw many government and private incubators seeing the light of the days in various parts of the country. Some of the states that saw the launch of new startup incubators this year include Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Hyderabad.

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