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Entrepreneurship Cell is a non-profit student-professor body dedicated to the promotion of student startups and entrepreneurship, both inside IIT Kharagpur and outside. For this purpose we conduct 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 our major flagship events, the other being the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in January and consists of a series of Guest Lectures and Workshops in 20 cities in 20 days in the month of October. Each city plays host to an Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC), where eminent entrepreneurs and industry leaders counsel students about the pros and cons of entrepreneurship as a career and how it differs from the usual run-of-the-mill job culture that has existed till now. Each EAC also features a Networking Session, where Startups, Students and the Guests can freely interact as well as a Startup Pitching Session, where the startups attending a session get a one-on-one interaction with the Guest Lecturers.
Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp ,Chandigarh would be held in Panjab University, Law Auditorium in association with UIET on 19TH October . The event would be graced by the presence of seasoned entrepreneurs from the city – Ms. Sangeeta Devni-CEO and Founder , Startup Freak,Mr. Sameer Guglani, Co -Founder, The Morpheus ,Mr. Puneet Vatsayan, Co-Founder, The Hatch and President, Tie Chandigarh, Mr. Prajakt Raut, Co-Founder, The Hatch who would enlighten the attendees with insights into starting a successful enterprise.
EAD has come a long way since its inception 4 years ago and has seen the number of cities grow from 10 to 20 with a footfall of 7550 in 2011.
Some of the distinguished guests who have stood on the dais of EAD include Ms. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Founder of Biocon, Mr. Irrfan Alam, Founder, Sammaan Foundation and the contemporary face of Social Entrepreneurship in India and Ms. Shaheen Mistry, Founder, Teach for India Foundation. As this drive continues to reach more students and entrepreneurs, we move one step closer to achieving Vision 2020, as outlined by Former President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
The Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive also coincides with the launch of our International Business Plan Competitions: Empresario and Envision, which attract enthusiastic participation from all over the nation and beyond. Register online for the event at http://www.ead.ecell-iitkgp.org/