Make in Odisha Conclave: Yi INNOVEX to be held by Young Indians of CII to gear up entrepreneurship skills of youth


Bhubaneswar, Nov 29: In an effort to boost the entrepreneurship skills of young minds in Odisha, Young Indians, an integral part of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), will hold Yi INNOVEX at the Make in Odisha conclave scheduled to begin here from November 30. The event will feature most successful start-ups and founders from Odisha who have significantly contributed to India’s start-up sector. Founders of five multi-million dollar funded start-ups with roots from Odisha, have given their consent to attend the event. Srikant Ray, Co-founder,; Santosh Panda, founder; Sandip Kumar Panda, Co-founder; Arvind Pani, founder, Reverie and Amarendra Sahu, Co-founder, are among them. At the facilitation centre, as many as 150 registered start-ups with 700-800 employees will share their innovative ideas with students and people. During the event YI INNOVEX will showcase cutting edge technology like robotics, virtual reality, drones/quad copter for citizens to experience and learn. Tapendra Senepati, Chair, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Yi Bhubaneswar said that the start-up tycoons will interact with aspiring minds who desperately want to enter into business ventures. They will share their business experience and the industry as well with these people. It will definitely inspire the aspiring minds to give colour to their dreams. Visitors to the expo can try hands on drone flying and learn its applications in today’s world. RoboZone will display robots from small to industrial and will expose the youth to cutting edge robotics. Also Ritesh Agarwal, founder and CEO of OYO Rooms and Richa Kar, founder and chief executive of online lingerie retailer- Zivame are likely to attend the event. Student innovators like Lalita Prasida Sripada, winner of Google Science Fair award and Susant Pattnaik, six-time President’s award winner for innovation will attend the event. The event will witness participation by serial entrepreneurs, business leaders from Silicon Valley, USA and global investor community like angel funds, seed funds and Venture capital funds.

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