KOCHI: Startup Village Chairman Sanjay Vijayakumar has been appointed as an advisor to the Rajasthan government’s Startup Council to create a startup ecosystem in the state. The Startup Council, headed by the Rajasthan Chief Minister, comprises a Member Secretary, nine members and eleven experts from the industry.
The 32-year-old Sanjay Vijayakumar shares the honour with industry experts like Kunal Bahl, co-founder and CEO of Snapdeal, Sharad Sharma, founder of iSPIRIT, T V Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Manipal Global Education and Viru Gupta, Founder and CEO, News Hunt.
“The decision of the Rajasthan government to create a startup ecosystem is a growing affirmation of the expanding footprints of startup culture in the country. It is also a validation of the pioneering role of Startup Village which is fast shaping up as a national player with a strong focus on student entrepreneurship and culture of innovation,” said Sanjay Vijayakumar.
Sanjay was earlier appointed by the Central Government as a Board member of Indo-US S and T Endowment Fund, which supports and fosters innovation and techno-entrepreneurship through application of science and technology.