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EAD IIT Kharagpur

PAN-India Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive 2019 reaches UDAIPUR


Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur is a non-profit student organization established with the aim of fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship among college students in India. We are one of the most successful entrepreneurial organizations in the country with over 50 start-ups incubated within just 10 years of our inception.

Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur is proud to present The Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive (EAD), one of our major flagship events. Since its initiation back in 2009, EAD has now grown to cover 22 cities in 22 days. “You learn when you see” with this basic idea, EAD consists of a series of guest lectures and workshops, wherein students get to learn from the ‘achievers’ of the society.

This year the esteemed presence of Mr. Amit Panchal ( Co-Founder All events.in), Mr. Praphul Misra (MD Oi Media and Founding Partner Customer Strategy Network), Mr Dip Jung Thapa (Co-Founder Kratikal), Mr Tushar Chhabra (Co-Founder and CEO Cron Systems Pvt. Ltd.) Ms Tanya Kathpal (Founder Eat My News and TEDx Speaker) and many more others, will surely impel the students and make them envision entrepreneurship as a career. The students would get to know as to what path they must choose to live their dream and turn their out-of-the-box ideas into reality.

Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive 2019, Udaipur will be held in Techno India NJR Institute of Technology on 12th of October. The 4-hour event, EAD-Udaipur, would consist of Guest Lectures which will surely add to students’ knowledge and provide an insight into all things that happen after the‘start-up’.

30,000 students, 24 cities – These are the numbers witnessed by the previous edition of EAD 2018, and we look forward to even bigger numbers. Mr Ram Gopal, CEO of Barclays, Phanindra Sama, CEO of Redbus.in, Arjun Malhotra, co-founder of HCL Technologies and many such distinguished personalities have presided over the event.

The Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive also coincides with the launch of the regular round registrations of our International Business-Model Competition: Empresario. Empresario is an Annual Business Model Competition organized by IIT Kharagpur, where business ideas in all the fields ranging from Product and Service to Social, get an equal opportunity to win prizes and incubation opportunities worth INR 2.5 cr. The prizes and services for the winners as per the last year are worth 35 lacs INR.

This year, Entrepreneurship Cell IIT Kharagpur is proud to present Empresario 2019 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 2019, which will be conducted abroad.

About 25% of the entries in the Business Model Competition, Empresario, were from participants of EAD which underlines the impact of this unique initiative towards motivating young minds towards entrepreneurial thought and action.

158 colleges participated in EAD 2018, with 24 colleges associated IIT Kharagpur to conduct the EAD in their respective campus. During the drive, many colleges expressed their interest in setting up entrepreneurship promoting bodies for the benefit of the students.

For more details on the event, visit www.ead.ecell-iitkgp.org.

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