JKEDI bootcamp campaign for Kashmir division concludes

JKEDI bootcamp campaign for Kashmir division concludes

Receives 400 business ideas from over 1,800 participants

SRINAGAR: The bootcamp campaign of Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) under Startup Policy-J&K on Wednesday concluded with its last programme in Bandipora district.
The 20th bootcamp for Kashmir division was held at Government Degree College, Bandipora in which 160 students besides the faculty and students from ITI participated. 25 ideas were received from the participant students on the occasion. A similar bootcamp was held at Central University of Kashmir, Ganderbal in which 105 students participated and 30 ideas were pitched, a handout read.
The bootcamps were conducted by JKEDI Startup team. At Bandipora the programme was coordinated by JKEDI District Nodal Office led by Ahsaan Ellahi Naik, who gave a brief about the institute working and achievements in district Bandipora.
Project Manager JKEDI, Syed Firdous discussed various aspects of JKEDI Startup Policy- 2018 and urged the participants to develop a critical thinking which could lead to innovations in different fields, the handout read.
The programme was followed by the idea pitching session wherein the students were briefed with some of the existing problems and the solutions were sought from the students. It was the 20th programme of its kind. Bootcamps for Ladakh region are in pipeline, it read further.
The bootcamp campaign began earlier on April 3 from GDC Pulwama followed by Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian, Srinagar, Baramulla (SSM College), Budgam, Kupwara, CUK Ganderbal and Bandipora.
Ten bootcamps were organised in which more than 1,800 youth from different streams of education including engineering colleges and degree colleges participated. JKEDI received over 400 business ideas from the participants.
In the next phase, JKEDI will screen the ideas received for the acceleration phase. The potential as well as innovative ideas will be considered for upscaling at incubation centre, at JKEDI Pampore campus. JKEDI and the innovative idea givers will work jointly to refine them further, the handout added..