Mo Startup Bootcamp launched at IGIT, Sarang, to cover premier technical institutions

Dhenkanal: To help budding young entrepreneurs of the state start their venture, AIC-NIFT has announced the launch of the Mo Startup Bootcamp. Vice-chancellor of Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT), Rourkela Prof. (Dr.) Chitaranjan Tripathy inaugurated this program at an event held at IGIT, Sarang on 14th September 2022.
In his address, Prof. Dr. Chitaranjan Tripathy talks about the importance of human capital for the development of a country. He gave the example of the US where more numbers of people are older as compared to younger ones. But India has a demographic dividend that should have been utilized in a very proper way. Talking about the leadership of China and Taiwan, he told that we need to focus on electronics manufacturing to compete with them and have to utilize our youth generation properly as China did.
On the issue of industry-ready engineers, he said that “We produced engineering graduates but not industry-ready students. That is why campus selection is very poor in core sector industries.” He also said that to become an export-oriented country, our youth should have to take up entrepreneurship and set up start-ups they like to start.
On this occasion, the Principal of NIT, Bhubaneswar Prof. Dr. N H S Ray delivered a welcome address and highlights the importance of this campaign for the whole startup ecosystem. Director of IGIT, Sarang Prof. Dr. Satyabrata Mohanta attend the program as a guest of honor. COO of AIC-NIFT Mr. Durga Prasad proposed a vote of thanks.
The first phase of Mo startup Bootcamp shall initially be held in Sambalpur, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Ganjam, and Kalahandi districts. Mo Startup Bootcamp has started its journey from IGIT, Sarang, and then it will cover GCE, Kalahandi, SUIIT, Sambalpur, GCE, Keonjhar, and PMEC, Ganjam. These institutions are established as Knowledge hubs for Innovation and Entrepreneurship under the aegis of BPUT, Rourkela.
It will cover all aspects of startup creation from design thinking to idea validation, the journey from PoC to Product, Business models and consumer viability, and starting a startup. More than 5000 participation is expected from these boot camps and 500+ curated ideas are also expected. This initiative aims to create more than 50 new start-ups in the state.
It aims to provide foundational knowledge on innovating, solving problems, and starting up a unique venture. The future innovators and entrepreneurs who are under various UG programs can be part of this exciting campaign. The Bootcamp will highlight the journey of a startup from the ideation stage to successfully soft landing in the market with a roadmap for scale and growth. In the ideation stage, participants will be encouraged to find solutions for regional, national and global problems.
Mo startup program will sensitize participants on various aspects of product innovation, intellectual property, technology commercialization, prototype development, market and customer analysis, business model, and a complete overview of the startup journey. All students who are under various UG and PG programs are eligible to join these boot camps. They can register themselves by visiting www.mostartup.com.
Mo startup is an initiative to nurture and promote student entrepreneurs in the educational institutions of Odisha. This would be a step towards scouting and supporting technology-led innovations to turn into successful business ideas of tomorrow. Mo startup is a series of ideation workshops and startup boot camps across the length and breadth of Odisha.

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