Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur is a non-profit student organization, dedicated to the cause of promoting startup culture in kharagpur and beyond.
1. The list of all the events that are going to be held in the next few months with dates if possible.?
We are organizing Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive in 22 cities across the country in the month of September and October. EAD Kharagpur Edition will be held on 31st October, 2015. Some of the prominent entrepreneurs of country will feature in this seminar.
2. The work that is done by the members?
To fulfill the motive of the organisation E-cell organises several events, seminars workshops throughout the year. Some of the flagship events are:-
Entrepreneurship Cell IIT Kharagpur is going to organize Empresario 2016, India’s first and only B-Model Competition, in association with International Business Model Competition (IBMC). Entrepreneurship Cell is searching for innovative and enterprising ideas through Empresario. Empresario 2015-2016 provides a platform for students to get excellent professional mentorship from our experienced, varied and distinguished mentor pool, and to showcase their ideas in front of Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors and Industry Leaders. If you want to turn your idea into an entrepreneurial venture, then this is the perfect stage for you!
Global Entrepreneurship Summit [GES]
Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) is IIT Kharagpur's annual, international corporate summit conducted by Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur. It is the largest student-level entrepreneurial summit in India. Ever since its intiation in 2006, GES has always been a unique platform for academicians, new-age entrepreneurs, eminent business personalities, venture capitalists and the students to gather at one place and share their entrepreneurial endeavours and experiences, and to pledge to take entrepreneurship to greater scales.
Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive [EAD]
The Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive is another flagship event undertaken by the Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur. It is a one of its kind initiative held in 22 cities across the nation in order to stimulate the spirit of entrepreneurship and encourage students to embrace the idea of starting their own venture.
StartIn is a platform for IIT Kharagpur students specially designed for 1st and 2nd year students for summer internships in Start-ups.
Lack of technical skills, besides, is a main barrier for entry to core-sector internships, especially for students in their first year. In such a situation, interning at a startup might serve not only as a learning experience,
but also an opportunity to leverage their other skills, for example, designing, web-development, programming, etc., which they might not be able to employ productively in a core-internship.
Startup Service Program
Startup Services Program is an initiative by E-Cell, IIT Kharagpur. It aims to aid the fledgling start-ups of IIT Kharagpur in terms of providing them certain required business services. Starting-up can be a tricky business. It requires a great deal of effort, will, perseverance on the part of the founders along with plenty of resources. Most of the start-ups die out and shut down because of paucity of quality services required at the opportune time. Advice on legal, taxation, financial, technical aspects of running a startup, co-working space, HR needs etc. are just a few things which a startup requires post inception
3. What are the benefits of students being in this organisation?
Being an organization that promotes entrepreneurship, members are coached and mentored by seniors on various aspects of both business and startup world. The organization is so entrepreneurial that one can have tons of chance to pitch new ideas, start new divisions, and run some small events on own!
It helps you in honing your leadership, communication, problem solving, sales pitching, networking, and a host of other organizational skills.
You will get to learn a lot from your peers, seniors and workshops on trends in entrepreneurship, and on basics of business and funding ventures which are great skills to prepare for your future in corporate sector or startups.
4. Date of selections with venue if possible.
Selections will be in October 2015 for the post of GES Intern, Web team and Design team.