BHUBANESWAR:The State Government has planned to organise a two-day startup conclave in the city beginning November 28 to promote entrepreneurship.
This was decided at a high level meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi in the state secretariat here today.
The main objectives of the event will be to motivate young entrepreneurs to promote innovation through start-ups, showcase the startup ecosystem in Odisha and attract more start-ups to the State.
It was also decided to organise "Idea competition" among young innovative minds at the event which will be divided into 10 sessions including the inaugural session.
The two-day workshop will have plenary session on how to start, policy and institutional support to be followed by the sessions on success stores, social entrepreneurship track on arranging finance,
digital marketing, innovation, legal issues and compliance, MSME Secretary Laxmi Narayan Gupta said.
He said the conclave would be organised in joint collaboration of State Government, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Government of India, TiE Bhubaneswar and TiE Silcon Valley.
Department of MSME will be the nodal department.
The Chief Secretary advised the department to make the conclave focused and outcome oriented. He further advised to involve and encourage more number of budding Odia entrepreneurs from various sectors in this conclave.
Development Commissioner R Balakrishnan, Secretary Skill Development and Technical Education and CMD IDCO Sanjay Singh, Secretary Women and Child Development Vishal Dev, Special Secretary Finance and General Administration Ashok Kumar Meena,
Special Secretary IT Rudra Narayan Pallai, President TiE Bhubaneswar Rajiv Sekhar Sahoo and other senior officers from departments concerned participated in discussions.