Startup Odisha Yatra & Xpress receives more than 1880 idea from students
Bhubaneswar : Startup Odisha Yatra and Startup Xpress have witnessed record numbers of ideas within just 13 days. More than 1880 ideas have been generated so far, as the yatra continues its dream run across the state, already covering two thirds of the districts in Odisha. It is a testament to the growing enthusiasm and creativity of student communities of the state. As the Yatra expands its reach to far flung areas and educational institutes, the number of participating students has increased substantially.
As Odisha aspires to recognize and nurture 5000 Startups by 2025, Odisha Startup Yatra and Startup Xpress are a playing 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 sophisticated ideas.
So far, the Yatra has covered 22 districts of the state, visiting 128 colleges and 42 schools with participation from more than 17,362 students. On Saturday, the vans visited 8 colleges and 3 schools, received 92 ideas with participation from 1155 students. A interesting Bootcamp was conducted at IIT Bhubaneswar and it collected 10 Ideas with participation from 78 Students.
The Yatra covered 4 colleges of Sambalpur District namely IIM Sambalpur, Sambalpur University, VSSUT Burla & Badri Prasad Institute of Technology. In Balangir District, the vans visited Govt. Balangir College, CUTM Balangir & Govt. Girls High School, Balangir. In Kalahandi District, the van visited two schools K. V. Bhawanipatna & B.M High school. In Anugul, the van reached out to Govt. Polytechnic Anugul, Govt. Autonomous College & Talcher Autonomous College.
The excitement and enthusiasm from the student community was palpable with their passionate pitches.
Odisha Startup Yatra & Xpress, taking its journey forward will tour Nabarangpur District, while few other institutions of Sambalpur & Balangir on October 3 (Tuesday) to foster entrepreneurship and innovation at district level.
On Tuesday Odisha Startup Yatra & Xpress will cover 3 colleges and one school of Sambalpur District namely Gangadhar Meher University, Gayatri Group of Institutions, Badriprasad Institute of Technology & Lady Lewis Girl’s High School respectively. In Balangir, the vans will visit State Institute of Hotel Management, Sushree Institute of Technical Education & Yuvodaya College of Advance Technology. In Nabarangpur District, the vans will reach out to Model Degree College, Nabarangpur Degree College & Nabarangpur Women’s (Degree) College.
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 grassroot level in the realms of innovation and entrepreneurship, the initiatives seek to equip them for harnessing the ample opportunities within the startup ecosystem.