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Modi government to provide launchpad for disruptive ideas: Startup Act in works - The Economic Times

Modi government to provide launchpad for disruptive ideas: Startup Act in works - The Economic Times | Pitch it! | Scoop.it
At the heart of the initiative is distilling the cumbersome process of compliances under 22 different laws into a two-page Startup Act.
NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government wants to provide a powerful launchpad for startups by drastically simplifying the rules and ensuring that innovators are able to take advantage of such an enabling environment, thus unleashing entrepreneurial energiesBSE 1.29 % and creating jobs.

At the heart of the initiative is distilling the cumbersome process of compliances under 22 different laws into a two-page Startup Act, a senior government official told ET. The Department of Industri ..


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#India has big #startup ambitions. Government support will definitely be of great help.

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4 Countries That Are Leaving Silicon Valley In Their Tracks

4 Countries That Are Leaving Silicon Valley In Their Tracks | Pitch it! | Scoop.it

The U.S. tech industry would be wise to keep an eye on these countries' innovations--and learn a thing or two about thinking big.

Every few months there seems to be another region somewhere in the world that claims to be the next Silicon Valley. Sometimes the new high-tech hub is hyped up, but other times, it’s evident that there’s something special brewing.

These countries have digitized governments that will put our Healthcare.gov problems to shame, fast broadband Internet speeds beyond comparison, and instead of hookup apps, you’ll see innovations in energy alternatives. These are exactly the reasons why America’s magical tech land should keep its eyes on the countries below.

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Ideas and innovation are not just happening in the USA. All over the world talent is creating new ways to do things. Great to see what happens in other countries. Diversity is wonderful.

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Five US tech hubs you probably didn't know about

Five US tech hubs you probably didn't know about | Pitch it! | Scoop.it

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These cities might just be the next Silicon Valley.

Move over Silicon Valley. The current tech boom is not just in the Bay Area, and some unlikely cities are gaining traction as key hubs.

While places like San Francisco, New York City and Austin, Texas, are often cited as thriving tech areas, other areas are gaining ground.

"These are areas that for the most part have a cheap cost of living and are major company hubs," said AJ Smith, a spokeswoman for the financial advice tech start-up SmartAsset.

Because every major company and government agency has a growing demand for skilled tech workers, more cities are attracting tech talent, she said.

"That is how these places become tech hubs," Smith added.


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