The WING Program(Free 2 Day Capacity Building Workshop Sessions for Women Entrepreneurs)-an initiative of Start Up India is being organized by KIIT TBI at C-11 Auditorium with the support of Startup Odisha on 4th and 5th February, 2020. The Workshop has been launched by the Hon’ble Minister of State (Ind.)MSME, Govt. of Odisha, Captain Dibya Shankar Mishra.
Addressing the women entrepreneurs, The Minister said, “Ideas govern the world”. The Startup will definitely help you as most people find solutions in the society. If you are smart enough, then you get better solution which is needed in the society. He urged the budding women entrepreneurs to be part of this change and excel in whatever fields they are.
In his address, The Principal Secretary of MSME, Govt. of Odisha, Sri Hemanta Sharma, I.A.S. said, the programme is meant to give a sense of security and sense of ecosystem to those women who want to take up entrepreneurship. It is like a sense of confidence and sense of belongingness which the Govt. is trying to set up for women entrepreneurs. To be a woman entrepreneur is a challenging task. Nevertheless, they have become good entrepreneurs.
Mr. Gautam Anand, (Startup India) said that while there are nearly 27000 recognized Startups in India today, out of those only 13.74% are led by women. According to a recent survey, women led companies have yielded 63% more revenues than their male counterparts. Right Startup with right approach is definitely a nationwide campaign having its impact across 26 states of the country to encourage more and more women entrepreneurs. It is not just a mere Workshop but a Collaborative Platform, where stakeholders come together and understand each other.
At the outset, Dr. Mrutyunjay Suar, CEO, KIIT TBI underlined KIIT TBI in a nutshell. Encouraging the women entrepreneurs, he said, all of you have to march ahead so that Odisha will be proud of you. You have to build Startups, strategies and successful examples. KIIT TBI has a centre of excellence. Excellence and eminence have become the trend of KIIT Deemed to be University. Percentage of women entrepreneurs is growing in Startup Odisha which is doing a lot of work for them.
Some of the leading women entrepreneurs of the state were felicitated on the occasion.