Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive 2018, Udaipur will be held in Udaipur Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 13th of October. The six-hour event EAD- Udaipur, being conducted by the Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur will consist of Guest Lectures, which surely add to students’ knowledge and provide an insight to what all things happen after they ‘start-up’.
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. This is among the most successful entrepreneurial organizations in the country with over 50 start-ups incubated within 10 years of their inception.
Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur has initiated the Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive (EAD), one of their major flagship events back in 2009. EAD has now grown to cover 22 cities in 22 days. You learn when you see, with this basic idea, EAD consists of a series of guest lectures and workshops, wherein students get to learn from the ‘achievers’ of the society.
This year, the presence of Avelo Roy, Managing Director at Kolkata Ventures and MD and CEO at Nearify; Nipun Goyal, Co-Founder at Curofy and many more, will surely impel the students and make them envision entrepreneurship as a career. The students would get to know as to what path they must choose to live their dream and turn their out-of-the-box ideas into reality.
30,000 students, 24 cities, these are numbers witnessed by the previous edition of EAD 2017, and 2018 season expects even bigger numbers. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Founder of Biocon, Phanindra Sama, CEO of Redbus.in, Arjun Malhotra, co-founder of HCL Technologies and many such distinguished personalities have presided the event over the years.
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Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive also coincides with the launch of their regular round registrations of the International Business Model Competition, “Empresario”. Empresario is the IIT Kharagpur Entrepreneurial Cells annual business model competition where business ideas in all fields ranging from Product and Service to Social, get equal opportunity to win the prize and incubation opportunities to the tune of Rs 2.5 crore. The prizes and services for the winners as per the last year are worth Rs 25 lacs.
This year also, Entrepreneurship Cell is also presenting Empresario 2019 in association with International Business Model Competition (IBMC). The best entries will get an opportunity to participate directly in the quarter-final rounds of IBMC 2019, which will be conducted abroad.About 25% of the entries in Business Model Competition- Empresario have been from participants of EAD, which underlines the impact of this unique initiative towards motivating young minds to entrepreneurial thought and action. 158 colleges participated in EAD 2017, with 24 colleges associating with them, conducting the EAD in their respective campus. During the drive, many colleges expressed their interest in setting up entrepreneurship promoting bodies for the benefit of the students.
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