Bhubaneswar : Sri Subroto Bagchi, Chairman, Odisha Skill Development Authority, (OSDA) in his maiden visit to the STPI Elite, Bhubaneswar on 27th August 2021 interacted nearly two hours with the Strtaups and IT units under incubation at STPI Bhubaneswar including those in the Electropreneur Park Bhubaneswar (an ESDM Incubation centre set up by STPI).
Sri Manas Ranjan Panda, Director, STPI and other senior officials of STPI Bhubaneswar like Shri S.R Patra, Joint Director & Shri A.K Panda were present during the interaction. The interaction was facilitated by Smt. Lopa Mishra Jan, COO, Electropreneur Park, Bhubaneswar.
Founders and Co-founders from more than 10 startups and two IT units interacted with Sri Bagchi in a openand friendly environment. Each of them briefly narrated about their background, product and services under development, innovativeness and USP of their business and marketing strategy. Inteacting with the Starups, Shri Bagchi gave some important tips like “An entrepreneur should not fall in love with s idea. He/she should consistently keep on evaluating it with respect to the rapid technological and business environment changes around him/her. Further An entrepreneur should meticulously track events, companies and successful entrepreneurs which have a bearing with his/her business, clients and technology so that course correction and refinement, needed if any, could be promptly initiated. An entrepreneur should not be in too much of haste to taste success. It would unnecessarily build too much of pressure on him which in turn might cause him to take wrong decisions. He/She should be energetic and enthusiastic but circumspect”.
Shri Bagchi highly appreciated the unique startup ecosystem built by STPI in Bhubaneswar and praised its contribution in transforming Odisha into one of the leading IT States of the country.
It is pertinent to mention that STPI is engaged promoting the export of Software and services from the country and has played a seminal growth for IT growth of the State. The Electropreneur Park, Bhubaneswar (A CoE for ESDM Incubation) is set up with by STPI with support from Government of Odisha to promote ESDM Startups and create a holistic eco-system for encouraging R&D, innovation, Product developments, Entrepreneurship in the ESDM sector in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.