#IamOdisha is a tribute to the forces shining the spotlight on Odisha, its growth, and its people. An initiative of IPICOL (Industrial Promotion & Investment Corporation of Odisha) #IamOdisha tells the stories of entrepreneurship, innovation, and drive while inspiring people to showcase their own. A campaign that celebrates people from the state by highlighting stories that have contributed to the state’s success. #IamOdisha will conclude in a grand finale at the Make in Odisha Conclave, an event demonstrating Odisha’s strengths as an investment destination.
#IamOdisha is not just a celebration of where we are today, it’s a celebration of the future. It is your chance to show the state and the nation how you are building the Odisha of tomorrow. Submit your story or of those around you, and you could be among the five who will be felicitated in the Make in Odisha Conclave in November, 2018.
Just fill the form below to earn a chance to tell your story or of those around you, and be recognised by industry leaders from across the country.Share your Story
Susant Pattnaik is more than an innovator. He is an empowerer. Through ingenuity, technology, and insight, Mr. Pattnaik is transforming the lives of the specially-abled with inventions such as the ‘Breathing Sensor Apparatus’, a breath-controlled wheelchair for the paralysed.
From startup to market leader and over $94 million in funding in just three years, the story of Nestaway is an inspiration for any entrepreneur. Discover how Amarendra Sahu built the managed rental technology from the ground up, all while creating a new category in a operationally-intensive sector fraught with challenges.
Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder and vision lies in the eyes of those who dare to dream. Founded in 2011, today Purplle is a beauty marketplace with over INR 15cr in sales each month, 80% of which come from repeat customers. Explore how Rahul Dash’s inventiveness and business acumen built one of the most capital-efficient companies in e-commerce.
Srikumar Misra is a conscious capitalist and founder of Milk Mantra, an agricultural dairy products startup focused on sustainability, quality, and value. He quit his job in in London as the Director of Mergers & Acquisitions for the Tata Tea & Tetley Group to move to India and make a difference. Its ethical sourcing model is transforming the dairy sector and helping farmers lead better livelihoods.
A degree funded by Arthur. C. Clarke, author of 2001: A Space Odyssey, a visiting scholar at NASA, and a serial ‘space entrepreneur’, Dr. Susmita Mohanty’s story reads like a sci-fi novel. Her company, Earth2Orbit, offers consultancy, advocacy, and technology services. Today, Dr. Mohanty is focused on ensuring India’s prime position in the global space market.
Vidooly is more than a company, it is a revolutionary platform. Through a combination of technology and critical thinking, Subrat Kar has built a venture that can track and analyze the performance of videos across platforms and sectors. Founded in 2014, Vidooly is spearheads the online video intelligence markets in India and Southeast Asia.
Pride of Odisha features success stories of Odias who have excelled in entrepreneurship and innovation and impacted lives. Read more about them here.