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Odisha Startup Yatra and Startup Xpress received 1350 plus ideas from 16 districts

Bhubaneswar : Startup Odisha Yatra and Startup Express continue its dream run across various districts of Odisha with record numbers of idea generation. It is playing a pivotal role in instilling entrepreneurship mindset among student community as they are participating in huge numbers and have shown excellent ideas across the spectrum. Within 10 days, more than 1350 plus ideas were generated under this initiative, which is itself a milestone in its own.

Startup Yatra and Startup Xpress is on its 10th Day and has covered 16 districts so far, visiting 99 colleges and 29 schools with overwhelming participation from 13570 students. On Tuesday, the vans visited 11 colleges and 2 schools, while two bootcamps were conducted in Jagatsinghpur district and received 183 ideas with participation from 2165 students.

In Mayurbhanj, the Yatra covered 5 colleges – Maharaja Sri Ram Chandra Bhanjadeo University, MPC Autonomous College, Udala Autonomous College, Seemanta Engineering College and Baripada Degree College. In Bargarh district the Vans reached out to 4 colleges, Vikash Residential School, Vikash Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Handloom Technology and PKA College of Engineering. Furthermore, in Rayagada district, the Yatra visited 3 colleges RITAM, Majhighariani Institute of Technology and Science & GIET Gunupur. On the sidelines of Yatra, two Bootcamps were also conducted in Jagatsinghpur district – Bhadreswar High School and AB High School.

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

To further extend the reach and empower more students with entrepreneurial knowledge, Startup Yatra & Xpress are excited to announce their expansion furthermore in Rayagada and Baragarh district by visiting few more institutions on September 27th, Wednesday. Along with this, the Yatra will also visit Keonjhar District on same day.

On Wednesday Odisha Startup Yatra & Xpress will cover 4 Colleges and One school of Keonjhar District namely Odisha School of Mining Engineering, Keonjhar School of Engineering, Dharanidhar Autonomous College, Govt College of Engineering & DN High School Keonjhar respectively. In Baragarh, the Vans will visit George High School & Imperial College Bargarh. While in Rayagada, the vans will reach out to Gayatri Institute of Science and Technology, Gandhi Institute of Advance Computer and Research & Gandhi Public School.

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.

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