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This is why Modi's 'Start-up India' is drawing huge numbers

Around 1 lakh people have queued up for tickets for 'Start-up India', which will be held in Vigyan Bhawan, which allows only 15,00 seats

This is why Modi's 'Start-up India' is drawing huge numbers

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: 'Start-up India' is drawing huge attention from the youth. As per The Times of India report, around 1 lakh people have queued up for tickets to join the event in Delhi on January 16.

The venue of the event, Vigyan Bhawan, can fit in only around 15,00 people.

It is expected that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will announce some incentives for start-ups. The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, who is organising the event, is flooded with requests for invites, putting the department in a tight spot.

The report added that the organisers would be focussing on those below 40 years while giving out the invites.

Around 40 Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and angel investors have been invited as special guests. Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son, Uber founder Travis Kalanick and WeWork founder Adam Neumann, as well as the top names in Indian start-ups will be present.

The report added that while Modi will unveil the strategy in the evening, secretaries from the key departments would grapple with questions on providing an enabling eco-system for start-ups.

Google's Launchpad Accelerator programme, as well as dissemination of information on compliance and easy access to finance will also be among the key attractions.