Bhubaneswar: Startup Odisha Yatra 2.0 launched by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik kickstarted its Van Campaigning across the colleges of Bhubaneswar with an aim to search the best entrepreneurial ideas from the youth. The van campaigning traversed among the academic institutions across the Capital City from Monday.
On the first day, a thumping response was received, and the ideas pitched were unique, thoughtful and futuristic. RD Women’s College, Utkal University, KIIT University, KISS University and Silicon Engineering College were covered in Route 1. On Route 2, IIIT Bhubaneswar, IMI Bhubaneswar and OUATR (Odisha University of Technology and Research) were covered. As a whole 50+ ideas were pitched that ranged among domains like EdTech, Health Tech, Agri Tech, and outreached 500+ students.
Startup Odisha Yatra 2.0 will reach 30 districts, 100+ colleges, conduct 30+ bootcamps, 100+ van campaigns and assemble 5000+ ideas from 10,000+ aspiring entrepreneurs. The potential ideas shall be provided with mentorship and incubation support. The Yatra aims to sensitize the youth about innovation and entrepreneurship, scout the best ideas and help them ace the opportunities available at Startup Odisha.