Odisha Govt To Organise Startup Conclave In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: In another step towards boosting of startup units in the state, the Odisha government has decided to organize a two-day Startup Conclave in Bhubaneswar from November 28.

It was decided in a high-level meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi here on Wednesday.

Padhi advised making the conclave focused and outcome oriented. He further advised to involve and encourage a number of budding Odia entrepreneurs from various sectors in this conclave.

Outlining the conclave, MSME secretary LN Gupta said that the conclave would be organized in joint collaboration with Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Govt of India, TiE, Bhubaneswar and TiE Silicon Valley.

The MSME department would be the nodal agency.

The main objectives of the event would be to motivate youth towards entrepreneurship, showcase the startup ecosystem in Odisha and attract more startups to start their venture in the state.

It was also decided to organize Idea Competition among innovative youth in the event. The event would be organized in 10 sessions including the inaugural session. The major sessions slated were Inauguration, Idea Competition, Cultural evening, Plenary session on how to start, Plenary session on Policy and Institutional support.

It would be followed by the sessions on My Story, Social Entrepreneurship Track on arranging finance, digital marketing, innovation, legal issues and compliance. There would be a separate session on NASSCOM/ MENTOR-MENTEE.

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