The India Innovation Growth Programme (IIGP) 2.0 that was recently launched at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the presence of Shri Ram Nath Kovind, successfully held its 2018 edition in New Delhi.
Aimed at developing entrepreneurship in India, the IIGP is established by the Department of Science and Technology, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Tata Trusts, with cooperation from the Government of India.
Focused on accelerating indigenous innovations. In its second year of recognising top startups around the country, this unique tripartite initiative came across 3,000 applicants that revolved around bring breakthrough ideas in areas such as information technology, healthcare, communications, life sciences, and manufacturing, among several others materials.
Out of the total applicants, 50 entities were shortlisted and invited to attend a week-long boot camp at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Miitesh Thakkeer (Founder & CEO of MissCallPay) sharing his thoughts around his startup.
Minkville’s MissCallPay received a significant spotlight in the event and could reserve a spot among the top finalists that were shortlisted as India’s leading innovations.
The innovative startup that revolves around unifying the landscape of UPI payments was highly praised for its approach. The application’s core functioning allows users to initiate a payment by giving a missed call on a number.
Having made its place at one of the most prestigious programmes of innovators around India, Minkville’s MissCallPay has certainly laid a strong foundation for a bright future in the payments market.
Lastly, IIGP 2.0 has been an early success, with five of its top 2017 applicants to have already escalated overseas.