Ranchi, Sep 17 (PTI) The Public Affairs Officer of the US Consulate in Kolkata, Jamie Dragon has said we are aware of many government and private initiatives being taken to improve the startup ecosystem in Jharkhand.

“We are aware of the many government and private initiatives that are being taken to improve the startup ecosystem of the state, including Momentum Jharkhand – and we are excited that Jharkhand is experiencing a new entrepreneurial energy led by its young citizens – people like you!,” he said addressing a workshop here yesterday.

“We all know that World Bank s Ease of Biz assessment ranked Jharkhand at the third spot – and your online infrastructure and innovations have become a model for the rest of India!”, Dragon said.

“In fact while in Ranchi during our several engagements, we would love to know more about the innovation and incubation centers that are being planned in the sectors like information technology, health, tourism, agriculture, biotechnology and alternative energy,” a press release said quoting Dragon.

The US Consulate in Kolkata will soon be back in Ranchi to look for young entrepreneurs and startups who would like to join our Youth

He said that the spirit of entrepreneurship is interwoven into the soul of America. Initiative and creativity are responsible for the historic strength of our economy and the vast majority of jobs created in the United States.

One of the things that bring the US and India closer is our culture of innovation and entrepreneurship that define our two societies. There is much excitement about the potential of a technology partnership between our two countries that brings about a new growth model focused on innovation and technology to for a cleaner, more sustainable and more inclusive models of economic growth, he said.

“As many of you know by now, the United States and India will co-host the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) November 28-30 in Hyderabad, India. Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump will lead the United States delegation to the Summit, which will focus on supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally,” he said.

The theme of GES this year is “Women First, Prosperity for All”.

GES 2017 will create an environment that empowers innovators, particularly women, to take their ideas to the next level. Their voices are critical to global security, prosperity, and peace, he said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.