Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched Startup Odisha Helpline (1800-345-7100) in a bid to encourage entrepreneurship among youth in the state.
The helpline is aimed at providing a platform to youths, incubators 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.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also signed between Invest India, the National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency of the Union Ministry of Commerce, and Odisha MSME department.
“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 realising their dreams,” said the Chief Minister.
The MoU will also facilitate networking between Odisha startups and global startup ecosystem. Invest India will also extend knowledge support for development in MSME sector with focus on food processing, agro-processing and spices.