Imli Sunep wins PwD Startup Competition

Imli Sunep, Founder Sunep Art winner of the PwD Startup Competition.

Imli Sunep, Founder Sunep Art winner of the PwD Startup Competition.

Dimapur, June 17 (MExN): Imli Sunep, Founder Sunep Art emerged as the winner of the PwD Startup Competition held at YIC PwD Coworking Space, YouthNet Dimapur Office on June 16. Sunep will receive a sum of Rs 60000. 

The runner-up GMV Group will receive Rs 40000, while the others will receive Rs 20000 each. All together the event witnessed seven participants who pitch for their business, it may be noted that all participants will be receiving seed money for their businesses, stated a press release received here. 

The judging panels were T Jamir, General Manager, Nagaland Industrial Development Corporation Ltd.; Vivito, Managing Director, Nagaland Coffee; Nune Chase, Director, YouthNet; Yanpvuo Kikon, Founder Kikonic Tech And Kley Enterprise; Ashe H Kiba, Program Coordinator, Office Of The State Commissioner For Persons With Disabilities; Nukuzo Phesao, Proprietor Warehouse103, Nature Fuel India, Pristine Foods Nagaland who offered their time and expertise as  judging panel member by playing a vital role in selecting and recognizing the most promising entrepreneur that have the potential to make a lasting impact in the industry.

The primary objective of this event is to encourage and empower PwD entrepreneurs, fostering an inclusive ecosystem that celebrates their talents and provides opportunities for growth.

The PwD Startup Program has been instrumental in nurturing the entrepreneurial aspirations of people with disabilities, providing them with a supportive platform to showcase their innovative business ideas. 

YouthNet launched the North East India first Startup Incubation Program for Persons with Disabilities in collaboration with Office of the State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, and Startup Nagaland, Department of Industries and Commerce on December 12, 2022 at YouthNet Dimapur Office as part of YouthNet Incubation Centre program with a coworking space dedicated for the entrepreneurs of Persons with Disabilities. 

YouthNet Incubation Centre provides access to infrastructure, networking, financing and related business services for the entrepreneurs.