Published On : Tue, Sep 30th, 2014

Entrepreneurship awareness drive of IIT Kharaghpur held at YCCE

Datta Meghe Auditorium
Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur
conducted an entrepreneurship awareness drive in association with Meghe Group of Institutions and sponsored by Meghe Group of Institutions, Transpire Corporate solutions and MOIL, was held in SDMP Auditorium, YCCE recently. The event was graced by the presence of seasoned entrepreneurs DebaduttaUpadhyaya, IIM-C alumni, co-founder of and Kaustubh Katdare, founder and CEO, who enlightened the attendees with insights into starting a successful enterprise. EAD Nagpur also featured a dynamic workshop by IBM on topic “From Idea to App: Sizzling fast with IBM bluemix”.

Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur is a non-profit student organization established with the aim of fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship among college students in India. It is one of the most successful entrepreneurial organizations with over 50 start-ups incubated within 8 years of our inception.It conducts Guest Lectures, Workshops and Business Plan Competitions and provide mentorship and incubation support to aspiring student entrepreneurs.

The Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive (EAD) is one of the abhmajor flagship events consisting of a series of Guest Lectures and Workshops. This year EAD would be conducted in 24 cities in 24 days.

“E-Cell IIT Kharagpur has been doing a great job in promoting entrepreneurship. I loved it at EAD”, said DebaduttaUpadhyaya. KausutbhKatdare also added, “EAD has grown to the level. It was a very well organised event. Congratulations to entire organising team”.
The Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive also coincides with the launch of our International Business ModelCompetition:Empresario. Empresario is our 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.

This year, Entrepreneurship Cell IIT Kharagpur are proud to present the new prestigious Empresario 2015 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 2015, which will be conducted abroad.

The impact of EAD: 25% of the total entries if our Global Business Model Competition were from the participants of the EAD itself. In EAD 2013, 108 colleges participated, with 20 colleges associating with us to conduct the EAD in their respective campus. Many colleges expressed their interest in setting up entrepreneurship promoting bodies for their students. Activities have been initiated to set up E-Cells in such colleges with Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur as their mentor. Through our activities we havebuilt a healthy network between a large number of students and Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur, which is important for spreading awareness about entrepreneurship across the entire country.