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Startup Odisha Yatra & Startup Xpress Covers all 30 districts; adds 20 plus more ideas to its kitty

  • 29 ideas were pitched across 5 institutions with participation from 373 students on Wednesday
  • Vans to visit Sambalpur, Nayagarh, Mayurbhanj & Ganjam District on 12th October, Thursday

Bhubaneswar:12/10/23: Odisha Startup Yatra and Startup Xpress completed their 21-day journey today with the addition of more than 20 ideas to the already enlarged list of innovative ideas. It signifies the evolution of Startup ecosystem at the school level of the state. The Yatra has covered all 30 districts and touched the lives of numerous students and is continuing to do so. On the 21st day of the Yatra, 29 ideas have been generated.

Today, the Yatra visited 5 educational institutions in four districts and collected more than 20 ideas. So far, the Yatra has been successful in collecting more than 2300 ideas from student community.

In the last 20 days, 24,332 students have participated from 178 colleges and 61 schools of all 30 districts.  As the initiative is in its last leg, record numbers of ideas are expected from students and there is a high chance that the ideas generated will break all previous records and will set a new benchmark. The dream run of the initiative signifies the interest of student community to become a growth driver of the community with entrepreneurship as their passion.

As the Yatra continues reaching out to more districts, huge numbers of ideas are pouring in from the student community. This astounding success in idea generation is a testament to the core idea of the Yatra which is to instill entrepreneurial spirit among young minds.

As Odisha aspires to recognize and nurture 5000 Startups by 2025, Odisha Startup Yatra and Startup Xpress are playing an important role in fulfilling this vision. It becomes a launch pad for idea generation from school and college students thus setting a high benchmark with out-of-the-box ideas.

On Wednesday, the Startup Yatra visited Government Women’s College, Government Degree College & Panchayat Samiti Degree College in Sundargarh District, while the Van visited Gandhi Autonomous College & SBR Govt Autonomous Women’s College in Ganjam District.

The excitement and enthusiasm from the student community was palpable with their passionate pitches.

Odisha Startup Yatra & Xpress, taking its journey forward will tour Sambalpur, Nayagarh, Mayurbhanj & Ganjam Districts on October 12th (Thursday) to foster entrepreneurship and innovation at the district level.

On Thursday Odisha Startup Yatra & Xpress will cover Govt ITI (Hirakud), GOVT ITI (Rasanpur) & Women College in Sambalpur District. In Nayagarh district, the Van will visit BS College Daspalla & Netaji Subash Chandra Bose (Junior) College. In Ganjam District, the Van will visit Balunkeswar Science Junior College & RCM Science College, while in Mayurbhanj District the Van will visit Govt Women College, Purna Chandra Govt ITI, Govt. Polytechnic & Divine Institute of Engineering & Technology.

The aim of Startup Odisha Yatra and Startup Xpress 2023 is to encourage grassroots innovators and promote entrepreneurship among them. In 2023 edition of the Yatra, Startup Odisha has four dedicated vans that will cover all 30 districts of the state.

After remarkable achievements in the past edition, this year Odisha Startup Yatra aims to leap forward by visiting 200+ colleges and 60+ schools thus impacting 25,000+ students. With a core focus on guiding and empowering young minds at the grassroots level in the realms of innovation and entrepreneurship, the initiatives seek to equip them for harnessing the ample opportunities within the startup ecosystem.

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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