In order to promote entrepreneurship in the northern region, the India Centre of Sikh American Chamber of Commerce (SACC) partnered with Seattle based UP Global known for its 'Startup Weekend' programmes.
UP Global CEO Marc Nager and COO Adam Stelle, along with SACC India president Manipal Dhariwal signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) here on Saturday to use the synergy of both the organisations with a similar mission of reaching out to more and more aspiring entrepreneurs in Chandigarh and Punjab.
"UP Global is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship which is critical to driving a strong global economy and creating a better world," Marc said.
SACC India president Manipal Dhariwal said Punjab had always remained a hub of innovative enterprise and this partnership would help SACC India to provide them a structured pathway of converting their ideas into workable profitable enterprises.
"Punjabis have succeeded all over the world and it would be an exciting opportunity to help inspire the new generation of entrepreneurs from this region," Marc added.
"We are looking at developing the next rung of entrepreneurial champions to develop socially-relevant products, improve the lives of people, and drive economic growth," Stelle added.
Sikh American Chamber of Commerce (SACC) is a community-based organisation which was found three years ago in New Jersey, US, with a mission to network the successful Punjabi community settled in US with their roots in Punjab.