Odisha-based startup Grozip selected for fellowship mentored by Alibaba founder Jack Ma
Odisha-based startup Grozip has been selected for participating in the eFounders Fellowship, a programme jointly organized by the Alibaba Business School and UNCTAD.
Odisha-based startup Grozip has been selected for participating in the eFounders Fellowship, a programme jointly organized by the Alibaba Business School and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in support of sustainable development. The fellows are mentored by Jack Ma, the co-founder of Alibaba and other leaders of the company. In a press release, Grozip said, “It is a proud moment in the startup history of Odisha to represent in the global forum and make Odisha proud.”
"This will be a big exposure for Grozip that will help us gain knowledge and thereafter apply them here in our business. It was like a dream come true to get mentored by Jack Ma himself. He has always been an inspiration for young entrepreneurs" Ananda Kumar Mishra, CEO, Grozip told Zeebiz.com.
What is eFounders Fellowship
The eFounders Fellowship aims to identify and select high-potential entrepreneurs/startups who can become industry champions and builders of a new e-commerce ecosystem in their country. The fellowship also aims to “create a local community of e-commerce champions who can support one another moving forward.” The participants for the fellowship were selected through a rigorous application process.
Experienced young entrepreneurs, who speak English, are interested in online commerce and can contribute to future development, can participate in the fellowship. After completion of the course, the fellows are expected to make a commitment to share knowledge gained with their communities. "This will be presided over by Jack Ma himself and leadership team from Alibaba," said the release.
Grozip defines itself as a “technology-focused app based on-demand local delivery company facilitating B2B and B2C delivery in major cities of India.”
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The Bhubaneshwar-based startup is currently focused on groceries, farm to fork and food. It plans to move into other spaces in the near future. The startup also works with a fleet of contractors who use the startup’s software to deliver goods efficiently and cheaply.