Start-up India -Maharashtra Yatra finale in city on Nov 3

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 29 Sep 2018 12:08:27


Delhi Bureau,

The Startup India -- Maharashtra Yatra will be launched on October 3 at Raj Bhawan in Mumbai, and will conclude with a grand finale in Nagpur on November 3.

Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister for Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation, will launch the Yatra from Mumbai. The Yatra is scheduled to have total 23 Van Stops and 10 Boot Camps, with Boot Camp and Van Stop at Nagpur on October 18 and October 23, respectively. Ch Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra; Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister; and Sambhaji Patil Nilangekar, Minister for Labour and Skill Development, will grace the grand finale on November 3 in Nagpur.

After a successful run in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana, the Startup India Yatra is making its way to Maharashtra. This leg of the Startup India Yatra is being conducted by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Invest India, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Department, Government of Maharashtra, and Maharashtra State Innovation Society.

Startup India Yatra Van, equipped with facilities for individuals and Startups to pitch their ideas, is scheduled to travel to 16 districts, with 23 Van Stops and 10 Boot Camps. An idea pitching session will be held to select the foremost ideas and Startups for the grand finale. The Boot Camps will include presentations on Startup India and Maharashtra Startup Policy followed by extensive ideation workshops.

The aspiring entrepreneurs are required to register at to participate in the Yatra. Organised under the Startup India initiative, the Yatra is an initiative that travels to smaller cities of the country in search of entrepreneurial talent, provide them an opportunity to get incubated, and help develop startup ecosystem in the State.