In 2015, ED Cell in collaboration with State Bank of India conducted Start-Up Jagriti-an exclusive entrepreneurship awareness event aimed at budding entrepreneurs. It covered various aspects of entrepreneurial role like marketing and branding, legal aspects of startups, etc. It introduced the participants to the role of commercial banks and venture capitalists in funding startup business-taught by experts in their respective fields. At the end of the session, participants were encouraged to team up to create a product familiar to their skill sets and were judged by the experts on marketability, significance, innovation and usefulness. Some of the eminent invitees included Mr. Porush Jain-Founder of Sportskeeda and Mr. S. Madan, Chief Manager of SBI.
The event, spread over 3 days, aims to provide a platform for students to pitch their ideas, get recognized and to network with successful entrepreneurs.
Last year, 120 young participants took part. A total of 57 ideas were pitched, out of which, 26 were selected. The most significant aspect of the event is its impressive lineup of acclaimed mentors from a plethora of diverse fields including Mr.Venkatraman R.,Director-Shanmuga Precision Forging, Mr.Ravi Kumar, Chairman-Zanec, Ms.Veronica George, COO-Officegranny.com.
Women entrepreneurs are increasingly proving to be a potent force in driving the economy. A one-of-a-kind annual event, involving only female participants and organisers. ED Cell is proud of its women entrepreneurs in the making! The first SHE event was a sensation featuring prominent speakers including Mrs.Mahalakshmi Saravanan, Founder-Women Entrepreneurs India and Mrs.Srimathi Sridhar, Founder-CHIRAG.
The event aims to provide truly deserving students a summer internship. It will act as a platform bringing together young startups and students. The first InternsFair last year was a rousing success, with our students securing over 100 internships!
There are opportunities galore inside the University campus itself. Recognizing this, ED Cell strives to assist and incubate ventures based on ingenious ideas through its novel initiative 'Campus Startup' giving students a chance to explore the world of entrepreneurship.
The thrill of giving life to on-the-spot ideas is unmatched! Look out for 'Impromptu'!
Call for ideas
An open event, welcoming ideas from students all over the campus, in any discipline under the sun! Based on the feasibility and ingenuity, the ideas are then filtered and the best ones are provided incubation and assistance.
Entrepreneurs are tireless crusaders, radical thinkers and possess the ability to constantly innovate and bring about changes. They refuse to follow the crowd and instead inspire a crowd to follow them. Entrepreneurship has gained utmost importance over the years and its ideals are prevalent throughout the globe. Entrepreneurship and leadership are qualities that cannot be acquired by tutelage and one must have the potential in him/her to become an entrepreneur or a leader. Hence in order to unearth the latent entrepreneurial spirit among our students, EDCell SASTRA presents ‘Entrepreneurial Epiphany’, a one day exclusive EntrepreneurshipAwarenessDrive EAD which will consist of talks by established entrepreneurs and a professional networking session. Since EDCell SASTRA strives to provide a platform for potential entrepreneurs to exhibit their ideas, we take immense pleasure in organizing the awareness drive. We hope that this one day long awareness drive will serve as the foundation stone in building an entrepreneurship career.
Talent can be found in every nook and corner of the globe but in order to harness it, proper guidance and opportunity is essential. Keeping this in mind, ED Cell has come up with its very own online competition, ‘CYBER ARENA’, an event which aims in serving as the ‘talent-matching’ platform. It consists of 6 separate events which are going to be conducted completely online.
1. Click O' Mania (Photography contest.)
2. Growth Hacking.
3. Idea Presentation.
4. Content Writing.
5. Quiz Buzz
6. Shoot A Tagline.