Bhubaneswar is on its way to become the first smart city in the country. This has opened up new avenues and potential markets for entrepreneurs to build their products and services not just here, but in the entire state. This has also brought in a wave of new age startups emerging in Odisha. In this story, we look at 5 start-ups that are changing the game, based out of home.
1. Imagine Walk Design Studio
A tech savvy design studio comprising of a team of 4 – interior designers, engineers & architects. ‘Imagine Walk Design Studio’ provides one point solution to 3D designs, walk through/fly through animations of different interior and architectural designs. Having worked with big giant organizations in Bhubaneswar like Luminous Infoways, Exelanz Pvt. Ltd, AuroIn, Muvi.com, Green Chillyz, Ahuja. This budding and emerging startup has created tremendous buzz and there is no stopping to this journey.
Founded by Bibhuti Das along with other 5 co-founders, this startup in Bhubaneswar is focused in developing the lifestyle of people. Their vision is to introduce a whole new era of design trends, art and culture through interior, product and architectural design.
2. Leke Aa
Leke Aa = go get it! Talk about a startup living up to it’s name. If you have a crunch of time and need a hyper local logistics solution to run daily errands like delivering important documents, home cooked food or simply anything from point A to point B – this is your go-to startup!
Co-founded by 4 students of BBA from Sri Sri University, Cuttack, the company wants to be the pivotal center of hyper-local logistics services. With their parameters of success – speed, security and efficiency, they are confident of bringing a smile to every customer. Hence their USP states “Delivering Happiness”.
3. E Lab Technologies
“Connecting a link between the software, technology and the human sphere” is the startup’s main motto. It provides the most affordable solution to a layman through technology.
They have been developing a product called YUFA- a social robot who can talk to people, do basic jobs like adapt itself according to the user , setting reminders and reading out emails for them. They are actually providing hardware to the common mass to make them feel technology. Now how cool is that! Few years down the line, we would be saying hello to our own Jarvis – thanks to E Lab.
How many times have we looked for something ‘quirky’ and trendy to wear! Mayokart does exactly that! A casual wear online brand store that aims to rekindle the humor in our monotonous lives by providing a witty range of tees and other accessories. It is based out of Bhubaneswar and delivers across India. Started by two college buddies (Soumya Ray and Vikram Behera), the idea struck them during their last days in MBA. After that it took them six months to pilot this idea and have a go at their dream. The tees are cool, edgy and quirky.
Did you know the World’s smallest washing machine is being developed in Odisha! A common problem which students face is affordability of bulky washing machines. Still laundry is something which everyone has to do! A group of students have designed the perfect solution for this. VORTEX is a light weight portable laundry solution that simplifies your life beyond all imaginations. An easy to use machine which can fit into any standard sized bucket in your washroom. With a seamless blend of power and portability, VORTEX will make you fall in love when you see it being effortlessly carried anywhere in your travel bag!
The latest announcement by Odisha Government allowing university professors to mentor new ideas and incubators seems quite good. The new Startup policy 2016 for emerging startups drafted by Government of Odisha seems poised to put Odisha in the top 3 start-up hubs of India!
Come lets #MakeInIndia & now Odisha too! Do let us know in the comments what you think about the Startup Policy 2016.