A gathering for small business owners
of north-east India

Radisson Blu, Guwahati | April 29, 2023 | 10 am - 4 pm

About Ekatritt

Ekatritt aims to bring together small businesses from across the Northeast India with an aim to:


Give them a platform to voice their pain points

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Champion the cause of SMEs


Initiate dialogue on financial inclusion


Create a network of enthusiastic entrepreneurs from the region


  1. Address by Guest of Honour: Dr. Sriparna B Baruah, Advisor, NEHHDC (Former Head, The Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE) – (Centre for Industrial Extension)
  2. Member Spotlight: Tide members from Northeast (Topic: Impact of Tide on small business community)
  3. Fireside chat: Bartalaap: two way conversation between Tage Rita,  Founder, Naara Aba; she is an agricultural engineer from Ziro Valley and is India’s first kiwi wine brewer. Honoured with the Women Transforming India Awards, organised by the United Nations and NITI Aayog and Santa Sarmah,  MasterChef India 2023 1st Runner-up, and Assamesse & Gorkhali Chef
  4. Panel discussion featuring Industry bodies and Govt. Stakeholders (Topic: Promoting small businesses in Northeast India)
    1. Panelists:
      1. Dr. Sriparna B Baruah, Advisor, NEHHDC
      2. Mr. Bhaskar Jyoti Manta, Joint Secretary, Govt. of Assam
      3. Mr. Vinod Kumar Wuthoo, President, India SME Forum 
  5. The Sarthika Dialogue: Panel discussion featuring 3 prominent Women entrepreneurs from Northeast India (Topic: Policy accessibility and last-mile delivery of govt. schemes (tie-in to Sarthika)
  6. AMA Session: Oliver Prill, Tide CEO; Gurjodhpal Singh, Tide India CEO; Kumar Shekhar, Deputy Country Manager (Topic: We are listening: Pain points of small business owners in the Northeast)