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Startup Odisha Yatra & Startup Xpress running successfully; receives 2350 Ideas in just 18 Days

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Bhubaneswar, 7th October, 2023: Startup Odisha Yatra and Startup Xpress, twin flagship initiative of Startup Odisha with a mission to instill entrepreneurship spirit among young school students have running successfully across various districts of Odisha and have collected more than 2,350 ideas within 18 days of journey with 22,158 student participation from 162 colleges and 59 schools of 27 districts. As the initiative come its last leg, record numbers of ideas are expected from students and there is high chance of idea generation will break all previous record and new benchmark to set. The dream run of the initiative signifies the interest of student community of become growth driver of the community with entrepreneurship as their passion.

As the Yatra continues reaching out to more districts, huge number of ideas are pouring in from the student community. This astounding success in idea generation is a testament to the core idea of the Yatra that is to instill entrepreneurial spirit among young minds.
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 out-of-the-box ideas.

So far, the Yatra has covered 27 districts of the state, visiting 162 colleges and 59 schools with participation from more than 22,158 students. On Saturday, the vans visited 8 colleges and 4 schools, received 93 ideas with participation from 725 students.

The Startup Yatra visited Govt Autonomous College, Rourkela, Utkalmani Institute of Engineering & Kanak Manjari Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Sundargarh District. The Van visited Model Degree College, Ekalavya Residential School & Govt Polytechnic in Malkangiri District, While the van visited Kendriya Vidyalaya 1 Khariar, OM Sai Public School, Govt Girls High School and Parikhit Tiger +2 College in Nuapada District. While 2 bootcamps were conducted at Model College (Nuapada) & Vikash Institute of Technology (Bargarh).

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

Odisha Startup Yatra & Xpress, taking its journey forward will tour Rayagada, Kandhamal and Keonjhar District on October 9th (Monday) to foster entrepreneurship and innovation at district level.

On Monday Odisha Startup Yatra & Xpress will cover KB Hist(Degree) college & Pramila Devi Degree College(Daringibadi) in Kandhamal District. The van will visit Divine degree College & ITI Nayagarh in Rayagada District, while the van will visit Vishwa Vinayak Degree College, Khireitangiri & Braja Bandhu Mahavidyalaya Harichandanpur in Keonjhar District.

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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