Pune: Pan-India Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive 2017 by IIT Kharagpur will be coming to Pune on October 3.
Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur, has been organising the Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive (EAD) every year since 2009. EAD has now grown to cover 24 cities in 24 days. With the basic idea of ‘you learn when you see’, EAD consists of a series of guest lectures and workshops, wherein students get to learn from the ‘achievers’ of the society. EAD 2016 witnessed participation of around 30,000 students in 23 cities.
EAD 2017, Pune, will be held at the main auditorium of College of Engineering Pune (CoEP) on Tuesday, October 3. The three-hour event would consist of guest lectures, which will add to students’ knowledge and provide an insight to what happens after they ‘start-up’.
This year, Sudhir Mehta, Director of Force Motors, Shripal Gandhi, Founder and CEO of Swipe Technologies, Ashish Dalia, CEO, I Knowledge Factory, Rishi Kapal, CEO, Edugild, will be part of EAD.
The EAD also coincides with the launch of IIT Kharagpur’s regular round registrations of International Business Model Competition: Empresario.
Empresario is the annual business model competition where business ideas in all fields ranging from product and service to society, get equal opportunity to win the prize and incubation opportunities to the tune of Rs 2.5 crore.
This year, Empresario 2018 is organised 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 2017, which will be conducted abroad.