Rimi Phukan

Rimi took charge of the Incubation department for Assam Startup in October 2019. She is involved in understanding the needs of the incubated startups, closely monitoring their performance and growth, and facilitating crucial connections and market access that can accelerate their startup ventures.

Rimi has been actively involved in the emerging startup ecosystem in Assam for the past 5 years through her previous associations with Digital Empowerment Foundation, ICCO, and Grameen Sahara. Her stint with the grassroots level business initiatives in the past brought her face-to-face with the ground realities of the North Eastern ecosystem. As such, when the opportunity to join IIMCIP came by, she readily grabbed it, hoping to fulfill her dream of seeing Assam emerge as a major startup hub in the country.

With a Master’s Degree in English Literature and 18 years of work experience, Rimi comes in with a treasure-trove of experience. Her finer tastes for art, music, and literature injects
inimitable compassion, which, in turn, has also forged her strong interpersonal competence.