Bhubaneswar, Sep 16: Odisha Startup Xpress, a flagship initiative of the Government of Odisha to nurture entrepreneurial mindset in the state at grassroot level, has received and collected more than 540 ideas in just 5 days, with participation from 5618 students across 47 colleges and 12 schools.
Today, the Startup vans visited 8 colleges and 2 schools of Cuttack and received 72 ideas with participation from 858 students.
In Cuttack, the yatra covered eight educational institutes namely Ajay Binay Institute of Technology (ABIT), Ravenshaw University, Shaila Bala Women's University, Udayanath Autonomous College of Sc. & Tech, Govt ITI Cuttack, DRIEMS College, Ganapati Institute of Engineering and Technology(Polytechnic) & Madhusudan Law University. Whereas Startup Xpress visited Cambridge School and Bidanasi Municipality High School.
Odisha Startup Yatra & Xpress, taking its journey forward will tour three coastal districts namely Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur and Puri from Monday to foster entrepreneurship and innovation at the district level.
After the successful completion of the Khordha and Cuttack tour, this programme is now set to engage with students and startups in three coastal districts.
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.