JAMMU: Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) organised two boot camps at Ramnagar, Udhampur and GGM Science College, Jammu.
The camps were part of the boot camp campaign by the institute scheduled in all the districts of the state under the recently introduced ‘startup policy’ for which JKEDI has been designated as the nodal agency.
“The main objective of organising such boot camps is to bring mass awareness about the startup policy and to inculcate spirit of innovation among the youth in order to give flip to the conversion of innovative ideas into profitable business ventures,” an official handout read.
At Ramnagar, Udhampur the programme was attended by 210 students.
At GGM Science College, Jammu 108 students participated in the boot camp while 30 ideas for startups were received by the JKEDI team, it read.
During the programme, experts shared their views on the need of startups in the present times and a PowerPoint presentation was also delivered to motivate students to pursue innovation and technology-driven entrepreneurship as a career choice, it further read.
On the occasion, action plan of the ‘startup policy’ was also shared with the participants that offers handholding and funding support along with incentives, industry-academia partnership and incubation, etc., the handout read.
“J&K Startup Policy-2018 was introduced in September 2018 and under this initiative the Government of J&K envisages to build a robust startup ecosystem in the state to nurture innovation and providing opportunities to budding startups,” it added.