10th edition of Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive was conducted in association with Techno India NJR at UCCI Auditorium, MIA, Udaipur on 13th October, 2018. The event saw a participation of over 300 students coming from various colleges across the city.
Through the words of celebrated entrepreneurs and industrialists, viz Avelo Roy, Managing Director at Kolkata Ventures and MD & CEO at Nearify; Nipun Goyal, Co-Founder at Curofy and many more, 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. Avelo Roy focused on the point that Startup is not about ideas, It’s about making ideas happen. Nipun Goyal gave us insights on the topic Start small, think big and Scale Fast. A panel discussion gave the students an insight into entrepreneurship. Manish Godha, Founder President of TiE Udaipur, represented the entrepreneurial spirit of Udaipur and gave insights into the startup ecosystem prevalent in the city.
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, they have incubated over 50 startups and keep improving and expanding to achieve their goal of ‘ promoting the startups culture in IIT-Kharagpur campus and beyond. Through 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.
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 22 cities and over 30,000 students in its 10th edition held in 2017. 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 proudly presents the new prestigious Empresario 2019 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 2019 which will be conducted abroad.