The Startup Yatra – 2023 aims to build on the success and outcomes of the previous editions. To ensure maximum coverage and efficiency, Startup Odisha will have 4 dedicated vans with each van covering two clusters. Some of the major events proposed for this edition of the Odisha Yatra are:
- Van Camps: will cover more than 200 educational institutions across 30 districts of Odisha. These campaigns will engage with diverse set of students and collect innovative ideas.
- Boot Camp: over 60 bootcamps will be conducted in 30 districts. There will be training and guidance on entrepreneurship, ideation, business model and pitching skills. Industry experts and mentors will be involved to inspire and educate participants.
- Acceleration: 50 Shortlisted participants will be invited for a 3-day Acceleration programme. The programme will include Mentorship, guidance and resources to develop their ideas. Top 20 Ideas will be invited to O-Hub for demo day.
- Demo Day: Shortlisted Participants will present their business ideas to a panel of judges. Evaluation criteria will be innovation, market potential and feasibility. Top 10 winners will receive seed funding worth INR 3 Lakhs each to shape their ideas into viable businesses.
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Advantages for Participating Innovators
Legal and Compliance Support
Gain comprehensive legal and compliance support as one of the selected startups. Expert guidance will safeguard your entrepreneurial journey, ensuring your venture’s adherence to regulations and minimizing potential obstacles.
Receive a customized acceleration plan that includes customized mentorship, resources, and networking opportunities for selected startups. This intensive support will accelerate your growth, enhance market readiness and empower you to navigate challenges with strategic guidance.
Mentoring and Incubation Support
Unlock the pathway to success with exclusive mentoring and incubation support extended to the selected ideas. As a participant of odisha Startup Yatra 2023, you gain access to invaluable guidance and resources to nurture your idea into a thriving business venture.
Cash Prizes for Top 10 Ideas
Seize the opportunity to win cash prizes by earning a spot in the coveted top 10 ideas during Startup Odisha Yatra 2023. Your innovation could earn you both recognition and essential funds for advancing your entrepreneurial journey.
It is indeed a great pleasure and privilege on my part for receiving a cash prize of Rs. 1.0 Lakh being one among the best 10 under Starup Yatra 2.0 by Govt. of Odisha in 2022-23. This has not only made me financially tangible but also boosted my moral high. I have now applied the same for grant from Central funding agencies. Thank you Startup Odidha and wish all the best for Startup Yatra 3.0.
Startup Yatra was an absolute rollercoaster of emotions which instilled values of entrepreneurship, leadership and sheer confidence among students such as I(Arjesh) and my Teammate(Gargi). We are extremely obliged to Startup Odisha for providing the platform, support and encouragement for business enthusiasts like us to get the proper guidance, funds as well as infrastructure to develop our prototypes. We will always look to reach out to Startup Odisha for future ventures as well because of the wholehearted support that we always get from the organisation.
Startup Odisha 2.0 has been a game-changer for our ideas. Their unwavering support, mentorship, and access to resources have catapulted us to success. Thanks to this initiative, we’ve not only survived but thrived in the competitive startup landscape. Truly a catalyst for innovation and growth!
P. ANKIT KRISHNA
Being a part of Startup Odisha Yatra 2.0 was a transformative journey. Meeting like-minded entrepreneurs was inspiring, and the mentorship provided invaluable insights. Although the competition was fierce, but the experience refined our pitch and business model. We emerged with newfound skills, a robust network, and a strong belief in our startup’s potential.
From a student’s perspective the ideas we conceptualise are always theoretical, and to my delight, the practical aspects were fulfilled by Startup Odisha Yatra 2.0 wave. The entire experience was thrilling, as I dived into the ocean of entreprenuership for the first time. The lessons I learnt, suggestions I received during startup yatra 2.0 will remain with me for life.