Bhubaneswar, India – July 10th, 2023 – Startup-Odisha, an initiative of the MSME Department of the Government of Odisha, is thrilled to announce the successful completion of its first cohort of the pre-incubation program. With an impressive registration count of 62 aspiring entrepreneurs, the program saw 23 participants successfully complete the rigorous training and mentorship curriculum. Among them, 9 talented individuals showcased their innovative ideas, and 3 exceptional startups have been selected to receive comprehensive support from Startup Odisha to propel them to the next level.

The pre-incubation program, initiated by Start-up Odisha , aimed to empower and equip emerging entrepreneurs with the necessary skills, knowledge, and resources to transform their ideas into successful ventures. The overwhelming response received during the registration phase is a testament to the vibrant entrepreneurial spirit and potential that exists in the state.

In another exciting development, Startup Odisha is also proud to announce strategic partnerships with Technolplat Ltd, Wadhwani Foundation, and Her Money Talks. These partnerships are poised to further strengthen the startup ecosystem in Odisha, bringing in valuable expertise, global networks, and access to capital.

Dr. Omkar Rai, the Executive Chairman of Startup Odisha, expressed his enthusiasm about the collaborations, stating, “We are delighted to join forces with Technolplat Ltd, Wadhwani Foundation, and Her Money Talks. These partnerships will foster an environment of innovation and provide invaluable support to our budding entrepreneurs. Through collective efforts, we aim to unlock the full potential of the startup ecosystem in Odisha, driving economic growth and creating opportunities for our talented youth.”

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed today between Startup Odisha and these esteemed partners marks a significant milestone in the journey towards building a robust and dynamic startup ecosystem. The collaborations will facilitate knowledge exchange, mentorship programs, access to funding opportunities, and international exposure for the selected startups.

With a vision to nurture and empower the startup community, Startup Odisha along with Technolplat Ltd, Wadhwani Foundation, and Her Money Talks, is committed to driving innovation, fostering entrepreneurship, and creating an enabling environment for startups to thrive in Odisha.

About Start-up Odisha: Startup Odisha, an initiative of the MSME Department, Govt of Odisha to promote Ideas/Innovations/Startups of budding entrepreneurs in the state. It is also working towards innovation, development and improvement of products, process and services. In addition, Startup Odisha also working towards the scaling-up of ideas towards a sustainable business model with a high potential of employment generation and wealth creation in the state. With an ever-evolving ecosystem, Start-up Odisha works with a wide range of 1600+ registered startups out of which 600+ are led by women.