8 States : 4 Runs


In order to create more jobs and build a competitive growing economy in the NE of India we need many more, competitive and growing businesses. To make that happen we seek to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs in the region and at the same time increase awareness of the need to create a more favourable climate for entrepreneurship. A strong ‘entrepreneurial economy’ is the key to the NE’s competitiveness and continued modernisation.



Nigel Eastwood

This coming September, Nigel Eastwood a renowned telecom media and technology investor and advisory board member plans to raise funds to support and inspire entrepreneurs in the North East of India. Nigel, a successful entrepreneur from the UK has been operating businesses in India for over a decade, his wife Vijaya is from Imphal, Manipur. Commencing on the 3rd of September 2016 and during eight days thereafter, Nigel is going to complete four charity half marathons in the cities of Guwahati, Shillong, Kohima and Imphal to raise funds. The proceeds of the run will go towards supporting local entrepreneurship in the region.

Nigel commented, “The NE is an opportunity waiting to happen. My aim is not only to raise money to invest in budding entrepreneurs, but more importantly to showcase the opportunities and huge potential of the North East with a population of 50m people. To create more jobs and build a diverse growing economy in the NE of India we need to catalyse, competitive and growing businesses. We aim to inspire, motivate and mentor entrepreneurs in the region. There is an urgent need to create a more favourable climate for entrepreneurship, a stronger ‘entrepreneurial ecosystem’ is the key to the NE’competitiveness and development”


All funds are going to our Charity Partner

North East Development Foundation




State Capital Date
Assam Guwahati 3rd of September
Meghalaya Shillong 6th of September
Nagaland Kohima 8th of September
Manipur Imphal 10th of September

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