E-Cell - IIT Kharagpur conducted Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive at COEP Pune
Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur, a non-profit student organization, since its establishment in 2006, with its arduous efforts has taken us one step closer to an Entrepreneurial India. Since E-Cell's inception, Cell have incubated over 50 startups and kept improving and expanding to achieve our goal of ' promoting the startups culture in IIT-Kharagpur campus and beyond. Through their events like the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), Empresario and the Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive (EAD), which cover thousands of startup enthusiastic students and foster the spirit of Entrepreneurship among them.
This year the 9th edition of Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive, in association with Ambuja Neotia was conducted in the College of Engineering Pune on 03/10/17. The magnificent event saw a participation of over 300 students coming from various colleges across the city. Through the words of celebrated entrepreneurs and industrialists like Mr. Shripal Gandhi, Founder and CEO of Swipe Technologies; Mr. Ashish Dalia, CEO I Knowledge Factory; Mr. Rohit Lalwani,Founder,Tradexs. The startup enthusiastic students realized that a real entrepreneur is the one who does and not just dreams, he does not wait for the opportunity to knock the door, he builds the door himself. Mr. Shripal Gandhi focused on the point that relates to ther need of the market and ideas.
Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive, conducted by the E-Cell, IIT Kharagpur, comes every year to reinstate the spirit of Entrepreneurship among the college students of India. Starting from 10 cities and 15,000 students it has grown exponentially to 23 cities and over 30,000 students in its 8th edition held in 2016. And the impact of this very Drive can be understood through the number of college-student-startups that participate in the annual global business Model Competition-Empresario conducted by E-Cell itself.
Empresario is E-Cell’s very own Annual Business Model competition where business ideas in all fields ranging from Product and Service, Product Design to Social get equal opportunity to win the prize and incubation money to the tune of INR 2.5 crore. The prizes and services for the winners as per the last year are worth 25 lacs INR.
This year, Entrepreneurship Cell IIT Kharagpur are presenting the new prestigious Empresario 2017 in association with International Business Model Competition (IBMC). The best entries in all categories will get an opportunity to participate directly in the semi-final rounds of IBMC 2017, which will be conducted abroad. The event at COEP college was managed by Ninaad Lohakare, associate member at Entrepreneurship Cell IIT Kharagpur
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