Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 1 (ANI/PNN): Bank of Maharashtra (BoM), a premier public sector bank in the country, has inaugurated its first dedicated Branch for start-ups at Pune. A S Rajeev, MD & CEO, Bank of Maharashtra and Prashant Girbane, Director General, Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA) inaugurated the Start-up Branch at FC Road, Yashomangal, Pune City Zonal Office. Asheesh Pandey, Executive Director, Bank of Maharashtra, was present in the inaugural ceremony. Sadashiv Survase, Joint Director, Industries, Govt. of Maharashtra, Sajit Kumar, Senior VP SIDBI venture capital, General Managers of the bank, entrepreneurs from start-ups along with customers were present at the event.
During the inauguration, A S Rajeev, MD & CEO, Bank of Maharashtra, said "India is one of the growing hubs for start-ups and unicorns in the world. It is imperative for us to start our own dedicated branch for start-ups where we shall cater to all their needs right from the inception to the issuance of IPO/FPOs. Rajeev opined, "Pune is strategically important for us to venture in, considering the technological and industrial advancement of the city and expertise the bank has, shall compliment to the cause greatly. I am sure this will begin a new vista for bank and also for start-ups in Pune city and Maharashtra state."
Prashant Girbane, Director General (MCCIA) and Sadashiv Survase, Joint Director, Industries, Govt. of Maharashtra appreciated the efforts taken by Bank of Maharashtra for strengthening the start-up ecosystem and the pivotal role Bank is playing in nurturing the industries in the region.
Asheesh Pandey, Executive Director, Bank of Maharashtra, during the event commented, "Start-ups are an entrepreneur venture in early stage of business operation, which if properly nurtured becomes an integral pillar of economic growth, employment generation while satisfying evolving needs of its clients with innovation." Shri Pandey further stated, "India is the largest talent pool in the world, and our youth energy is the driving force of the nation. Start-up is the best platform where they can unleash their talent to true potential. A vibrant Start-up ecosystem is the roadmap to achieve Atmanirbhar Bharat in totality.
Pandey opined, "Pune is a city of technocrats and a large talent pool of the country is present here, which we shall nurture through our efforts and facilitate them with every possible support to make their business model successful."
During the event Bank of Maharashtra signed an MoU with SIDBI venture capital for proactive financing of start-ups.
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