Bhubaneswar, March 2: In order to encourage youth generation aspiring to become entrepreneurs Odisha launched Start-Up Helpline on Wednesday to deliver assistance to them. This helpline aims at providing a platform to youths and other stakeholders in the start-up eco-system to get easy redressal of their queries related to policy, fund raising, company incorporation and idea validation.Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, encouraged youth and said that "I hope this Helpline will provide a platform to our youth, incubators and other stakeholders to address their issues. I am sure that partnership between Startup Odisha Initiative and Startup India Hub run by Invest India will help us in achieving the 'Mission-1000 Startups' by the year 2020 and help our youth in realizing their dreams.”
Deepak Bagla, CEO of Invest India, said, "Startup India has the objective of making India a country of job creators. The vision is to make India the number one Startup nation in the world. We look forward to working closely and to make the Chief Minister's vision of 1000 startup a reality in the immediate future".
During the launch, the MoU was exchanged between Invest India, the National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency of the Union Ministry of Commerce and Odisha MSME Department. The memorandum aims to bring global perspective and provide access to the best practices in the field of Startups and other MSME sectors. It will also facilitate knowledge exchange, access to funding and networking between Odisha StartUps and the Global StartUp ecosystem.