New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: 15 Startups from Odisha participated in the TiEcon Delhi 2017, a premier entrepreneurship conference with theme “Dare to Dream” held at New Dehli on Saturday.
The Startups belong to diverse sectors like HealthCare, IT, Biotechnology, Electronics and Services, Food Processing etc.
They got the advantage of being mentored by eminent professionals and successful entrepreneurs like Hitesh Oberoi, MD and CEO Naukri.com, Padmaja Ruparel, Co-founder India Angel Network, Prajakta Raut, Founding Partner Growth Labs, Atul Dhawan Partner Deloitte, Rajnish Kapoor, President India Operations, DMI, Raman Roy, Chairman, Nasscom.
The Startups got added advantage of displaying their product and services at the ‘Odisha Pavilion’ which MSME Department has put up at the conference site.
MSME Minister Prafulla Samal delivered a special address at TiEcon and extended an invitation to Startups and entrepreneurs to set up their business at Odisha.
He stated that Odisha is moving ahead with a mission to set up 1000 Startups and with a vision to emerge amongst the top 3 Startup Hubs in India by 2020.
The state has a conducive ecosystem for nurturing innovation and promoting Startups, he added.
MSME secretary L.N. Gupta informed that during last 9 months, 152 Startups cutting across all sectors and 4 Incubators have been recognised under the Startup Odisha Initiative.
He added that the 15 out of 152 Startups (10%) in Odisha are led by women entrepreneurs.