Apna partners with IIM Sambalpur for Innovation and Entrepreneurship


The premier jobs and professional networking platform in India, apna. Co has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Indian Institute of Management, Sambalpur. This MOU marks a significant strategic alliance focused on nurturing innovation, research and entrepreneurship through joint endeavors. The signing ceremony occurred at the 100 Cube Startup Conclave hosted by IIM Sambalpur, with the formal agreement being signed in the esteemed presence of Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, the Hon’ble Union Minister for Education, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship.

The partnership between apna. Co and IIM Sambalpur endeavors to delve into various innovation and research domains, encompassing textiles, arts & culture, agriculture, healthcare, financial & digital inclusivity, tribal entrepreneurship, and sustainability. Their collaborative efforts span across diverse industries, including technological research and development, sustainable solutions, FMCG, logistics, digital marketing, and beyond. By harnessing strategic alliances with alumni networks, industry associations, and government agencies, they seek to enhance innovation and entrepreneurship. This collaboration emphasizes a dedication to sustainable business practices and inclusive growth within the startup ecosystem.

Nirmit Parikh, CEO & Founder of apna, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “In today’s dynamic business landscape, collaboration is key to driving innovation and growth. Our partnership with IIM Sambalpur reflects our commitment to fostering entrepreneurship and driving positive change in the industry. Together, we look forward to creating transformative initiatives that benefit society at large.”

Prof. Mahadeo Jaiswal, Director of IIM Sambalpur, said, “We are thrilled to partner with apna as this collaboration will serve as a catalyst for the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem and a collaborative effort towards ecosystem development. We firmly believe that by leveraging our collective strengths and resources, we will create a more robust and supportive environment for startups and entrepreneurs to thrive. This partnership marks a significant step towards fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, and we are excited about the transformative impact it will have on the industry.”

In line with Apna's mission to empower professionals and foster socio-economic development, the partnership with IIM Sambalpur aims to utilize expertise and resources to create meaningful initiatives that benefit the broader community. The signing of the MOU took place at the 100 Cube Startup Conclave hosted by IIM Sambalpur, highlighting the significance of this collaboration in nurturing India's startup ecosystem.

In this joint venture, apna and IIM Sambalpur are dedicated to advancing innovation, research, and entrepreneurship for the benefit of society. They envision a future where startups and entrepreneurs flourish in an environment that nurtures and supports them. Through the integration of their expertise and resources, they aim to lead meaningful initiatives that promote sustainable growth and bring about positive change within the industry.