Mega Congregation Of Agriculture Startups

Mega Congregation Of Agriculture Startups

The two-day Agri Mela Startup Expo is carried out by the Basis for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Improvement and E-Cell IIM Kashipur.

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The Annual Entrepreneurship Summit is predicted to witness the participation of over 2000 B-College college students.

IIM Kashipur’s Uttishtha 2024: IIM Kashipur, a pioneer in administration training, is all set to organise the seventh version of Uttishtha 2024 from twenty seventh to twenty eighth January 2024. This ‘Agri Mela’ Startup Expo goals to unite agri startups, business stakeholders, and buyers to change priceless insights on entrepreneurship, that includes a startup expo and fascinating actions. The two-day ‘Agri Mela’ Startup Expo – Mahakumbh of Agriculture Startups is carried out by the Basis for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Improvement [FIED] and E-Cell IIM Kashipur, with the assist of the Division of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, aiming to rejoice the spirit of entrepreneurship and foster innovation and collaboration.

Annual Entrepreneurship Summit is predicted to witness the participation of over 2000 B-College college students, 20+ VC and entrepreneur talks, 10,000+ guests, 100+ startups, and the highest 10 startups partaking in stay pitching [Ran Bhoomi]. On the primary day, the summit will characteristic varied enlightening occasions reminiscent of Udaan 7.0 [Pitching Competition], HULT Prize, Dwell Startup Pitching Competitors, Leaders Mantra.

On the second day, Expo Day [Kashipur Mela], specializing in profession counselling classes, cultural showcasing, science festivals, and a celeb evening. These competitions goal to establish potential concepts and supply them an opportunity to current in entrance of a panel of prestigious VCs, entrepreneurs, academicians, and angel buyers.

Ram Kumar, CEO, IIM Kashipur FIED mentioned, “During the last seven years, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has supported over 140 startups with funding totalling INR 320 crore due to IIM Kashipur’s Uttishtha-‘Agri Mela’ Startup Expo, which has grown to be a major driver of agri-startup success. The initiative not solely encourages creativity but in addition has a major optimistic socioeconomic influence, elevating 500,000 farmers’ requirements of residing and producing employment. These startups are altering the face of Indian enterprise with their artistic concepts which might be displayed on platforms like ‘Agri Mela,’ showcasing all the things from eco-friendly agriculture options to sustainable vogue.”

IIM Kashipur’s Basis for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Improvement [FIED], an incubation middle, helps startups and has organised 18 start-up boot camps in 13 districts of Uttarakhand in 2022-23, extending its attain to 2500 faculty college students and micro-entrepreneurs.

The incubation middle has been profitable, attaining a number of milestones, together with 158+ startups, 2000+ direct employment, Rs 340Cr+ funding raised, 75+ start-ups funded, aiding 30 feminine entrepreneurs, and benefiting over 5 lakh farmers. Begin-ups below FIED, reminiscent of BIJAK [$34.1 million], LOOPWORM [$3.4 million], and INFYU LABS [$0.24 million] have raised important funds.

IIM Kashipur has additionally launched a five-day Open Administration Improvement Programme (MDP) titled ‘Smooth Expertise for the Office of Tomorrow.’ Scheduled from fifth to ninth February 2024, as per the official announcement.



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