iSTART Divisional Outreach & Awareness Workshop Series concludes in Techno Hub Jaipur
The 6th Divisional Outreach and Awareness Workshop was organized by the Department of Information
Technology and Communications at Techno Hub, Jhalana Institutional Area
Jaipur, May 28. This was the final culmination of the Divisional Outreach and Awareness Workshop. The department has so far conducted five outreach and awareness programs in Kota, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Bharatpur and Udaipur divisions. iStart under umbrella of DoIT&C has conducted these divisional workshops to promote innovation and entrepreneurship culture among the Rajasthani youth and adolescent.
The workshop was inaugurated by Mr. Sandesh Nayak, Commissioner and Joint Secretary, DoIT&C. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Nayak interacted with Rajasthani youth and said that the Department is ready to take the iSTART mission to the next level in the coming days. The ultimate goal of this mission is to make Rajasthani youth job givers instead of job seekers. “We have already extended our mission from school to college and from urban to rural area. Under iStart Rajasthan we have already launched iStart School and iStart Rural which will empower Rajasthani rural and urban youth as well as school going students”, said Mr. Nayak.
In this event, under iStart School, our renowned speakers, Mr. Rajendra Lora from Fresh-O-Cartz, Mrs. Nidhi Bhatia Mehta and Ms. Kritika Sethi shared their knowledge with the fellow startups and budding entrepreneurs on topics like "How to Raise Funds", "Green Business Canvas" and "Patent, Copyright, IPR and Legal Rights” respectively. In another session Ms. Komal Joshi, Head of Incubation of JECRC College, Mr. K.K. Prajapat from Department of Technical education and Principal of Bharti Bhavan’s Vidyashram Shri Deepak Dua interacted with school students on Startup and Entrepreneurship. Also, the cheques were handed over to 11 Startups who have been given funding under the category of Marketing Assistance and Techno Fund.
The goal of this workshop was to promote innovation and startup culture in the state and to provide students, entrepreneurs with information about government initiatives and facilities provided by the state government. During the event, industry experts and consultants attending the event expressed their views on the problems and issues related to startups in the local startup ecosystem. 100+ startups and entrepreneurs participated in the workshop conducted to strengthen their mindset towards entrepreneurship. More than 150 students participated in the iStart School program. The program helped startups and entrepreneurs to understand about the new dynamics and challenges of business. So far, five divisional level workshops have been organized by the DOIT&C at Udaipur, Kota, Bharatpur, Bikaner and Jodhpur divisions and more than 800 startups, 1000 self-help group women and 1000 students have been benefitted through these divisional workshops. The state government is also continuously focusing on employment generation through the startup ecosystem.