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PAN-India Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive 2017 ECell IIT Khargpur

October 5th, 2017 | by Mounika
PAN-India Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive 2017 ECell IIT Khargpur
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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, we have incubated over 50 startups and we keep improving and expanding to achieve our goal of ‘ promoting the startups culture in IIT-Kharagpur campus and beyond.Through our 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 9 th 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 600 students coming from various colleges across the city.Through the words of celebrated entrepreneurs and industrialists like Mr. Shripal Gandhi,
Founder and CEO, Swipe Technologies; Mr. Rohit Lalwan, Founder, Tradexs; Mr. AshishDalia, CEO, IKF. 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 elaborated that How to scale up a startup?Mr. Rohit Lalwani took questions from the students participating. Mr. Ninaad Lohakare, associate member at entrepreneurship cell, IIT Kharagpur gave an insight into their activites.
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 winthe 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 proud to present the new prestigiousEmpresario 2016 in association with International Business Model Competition (IBMC). The best entries in all categories will get an opportunity to participate directly in the semi-finalrounds of IBMC 2016, which will be conducted abroad.

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