New Delhi: The Startup India Maharashtra Yatra will be launched on the 3rd of October, 2018 by Union Minister for Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu at Raj Bhawan in Mumbai.
Maharashtra Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao, Chief Minister of the State Devendra Fadnavis and Minister for Labour and Skill Development Sambhaji Patil Nilangekar will grace the occasion.
"After a successful run in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana – the Startup India Yatra is making its way to Maharashtra", Ministry of Commerce and Industry said in a statement.
"This leg of the Startup India Yatra is being conducted by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Invest India, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Department, Government of Maharashtra and Maharashtra State Innovation Society", the ministry said.
Startup India Yatra van, equipped with facilities for individuals and Startups to pitch their ideas, is scheduled to travel to 16 Districts, with 23 Van Stops and 14 Boot Camps, and will conclude at a Grand Finale in Nagpur on 3rd of November, 2018.
"The boot camps will include presentations on Startup India and Maharashtra Startup policy followed by extensive ideation workshops. An idea pitching session will be held to select the foremost ideas and Startups for the Grand Finale", the ministry said.
Startup India Boot Camp locations in Maharashtra are Aurangabad (October 15), Beed (October 16), Solapur (October 18), Sindhudurg (October 20), Ratnagiri (October 22), Pune (October 24), Hingoli (October 26), Akola (October 27), Chandrapur (October 29) and Nagpur (October 31).
The 23 Van Stops include cities like Malegaon (October 13), Dhule (October 13), Jalgaon (October 15), Shirdi (October 12), Kalyan (October 04) and Nanded (October 17).
Organised under the Startup India initiative, ‘Startup India Yatra’ is a Tier 2/3 initiative that travels to small cities of the country in search of entrepreneurial talent, provide them an opportunity to get incubated, and help develop startup ecosystem in the State.
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