Out of the total 3,600 ideas received at the event, 125 were shortlisted for a 3-day Accelerator Programme. Experts shortlisted 75 of them, who will be given free incubation at IIT, Bhubaneswar, STPI, I-Create at Ahmedabad and BIMTEC, New Delhi, among others.
The selected incubators will undergo a three-month programme, and the toppers will get a grant of Rs 50,000 to pursue their ideas.
Patnaik said that the number of startups registered with the Startup Odisha Initiative has crossed the 200 mark.
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