U.K. invites Indian hi-tech investment
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U.K. invites Indian hi-tech investment

By siliconindia staff writer   |   Tuesday, 24 May 2005, 07:00 Hrs
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LONDON: The U.K. Trade & Investment's Global Entrepreneurs Program (GEP) today announced the appointment of Alpesh Patel as a "Dealmaker."

In his new role, Patel will provide guidance to a growing number of Indian life sciences and technology entrepreneurs interested in setting up their companies or pursuing opportunities in the United Kingdom. Patel is the fifth Dealmaker appointed by the GEP and the first to operate in India.

"I am very pleased to welcome Alpesh Patel to the team," said William Pedder, Chief Executive of Inward Investment for U.K. Trade & Investment. "Alpesh's experience as an entrepreneur and vast knowledge of British and Indian business communities will make him invaluable to the program and to the entrepreneurs he will assist."

As a Dealmaker, Patel will assist Indian entrepreneurs by connecting them to a range of resources in the U.K. - notably business, technology and financial networks. He can also help entrepreneurs access U.K. based venture capitalists and other sources of financing, connect clients with strategic partners such as suppliers and distributors, and identify and recruit senior management.

Assistance in accessing these resources enables entrepreneurs to more quickly and easily develop a platform from which they can enter the European market.

"I am honored to have the opportunity to work with the Global Entrepreneurs Programme," said Patel. "Entrepreneurs today must think about their company in terms of starting global, not becoming global. The Program is a wonderful facilitator for entrepreneurs who possess intellectual property with truly world-wide potential."




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