Startup Odisha Yatra & Startup Xpress collects 30 plus ideas on Day 28

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Bhubaneswar, 20th October, 2023: The Odisha Startup Yatra and Startup Xpress continued
its journey across various schools and colleges of the state and gathered 37 more ideas on
the 28th day. Total tally of ideas has crossed the 3000 mark, making it one of the most
successful editions. Going forward several bootcamps are scheduled to be held at different
institutions in the coming days. It is poised to establish a groundbreaking precedent for
engaging the student community in the state’s development process, while also nurturing
the seeds of entrepreneurship within them.
On Thursday, the 3 bootcamps were conducted at district level that received 37 ideas with
participation from 327 students.
Over the past 28 days, an impressive total of 30,000 plus students from 206 colleges and 62
schools in Odisha have actively participated. As this remarkable initiative enters its final
phase, we anticipate a surge in innovative ideas from our students. This impressive journey
underscores the students’ unwavering commitment to becoming the driving force behind
their community’s growth, with entrepreneurship as their undeniable passion.
As Odisha aspires to foster and support 5000 startups by 2025, the Odisha Startup Yatra and
Startup Xpress play pivotal roles in bringing this vision to fruition. They serve as launchpads
for idea generation, particularly among school and college students, consistently setting a
high standard with their innovative and out-of-the-box concepts.
On Thursday, 3 bootcamps were conducted in two colleges of Subarnapur District and one
school of Rourkela. To Sensitize school students and give them a broad idea of
entrepreneurship, Xpress bootcamp was held at DAV Public School(Rourkela). While the two
Yatra bootcamps were held at Sonepur College & Model Degree College in Subarnapur
District. The excitement and enthusiasm from the student community was palpable with their
passionate pitches.
The aim of Startup Odisha Yatra and Startup Xpress 2023 is to encourage grassroots
innovators and promote entrepreneurship among them.
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 grassroot level in the
realms of innovation and entrepreneurship, the initiatives seek to equip them for harnessing
the ample opportunities within the startup ecosystem.

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