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Global Entrepreneurship Summit

E Cell brings you 5th GES 2013 with the motive of Celebrating Entrepreneurship.
Stay tuned this January 11th-13th

Entrepreneurship Cell [E-Cell] is a non-profit student organization with the aim of fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship among college students in India and nurturing young people with bright ideas. E-Cell boasts to be one of the most active entrepreneurship organizations in India - with more than 38 start-ups from IIT Kharagpur itself within seven years of its inception. IIT Kharagpur continues to be India's cradle for technology, innovation and thus Venture Incubation due to new venture support services -Science and Technology Entrepreneurs' Park (STEP), Global Ventures Lab in association with UC Berkeley and University of Jyvaskyla, International Business (Wales)- and products that reside here.

This infrastructure is a result of many technology and service startups and that have since grown to become large, successful companies. E-Cell has a large global network and has ties with renowned universities like Stanford, MIT Sloan, UC Berkeley and University of Jyvaskyla Finland. We conduct the flagship Global Entrepreneurship Conference with its motto as " Local Problems, Global Solutions" with participation from more than 10 top colleges across the world.

In our quest of fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship, we strive to make all the worthwhile support available to the budding entrepreneurs for unleashing the entrepreneur in them and also present successful examples by conducting guest lectures by eminent people. Case study competitions, Knowledge Camps, state of the art workshops, and other focused business plan events are conducted throughout the year to involve students in activities that help them gain an entrepreneurial bent of mind. We extend the maximum possible support to upcoming entrepreneurs in terms of procuring funding, mentorship, team building, company profiling and research collaborations.

Our global competitions on clean technology, business plan, product-design, and social entrepreneurship among others are consistently churning out world-class innovations and successful entrepreneurs.

We have won several accolades from famous organizations like YouNoodle as well as people like Dr D Subba Rao, Governor of RBI and Mr. Shashi Tharoor, former External Affairs Minister.
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Indian Institute of Technology , Kharagpur is a forerunner of the other IITs and in many ways a role model for them. IIT Kharagpur has ranked among the top engineering colleges in the academic ranking of Indian colleges by various engineering education surveys. . IIT Kharagpur offers a wide spectrum of academic courses and programs not only in engineering but also in fields like management, law and humanities.

Among all IITs, IIT Kharagpur has the largest campus, the most departments, and the highest student enrollment. IIT Kharagpur continues to be the seat of Innovation in India, to facilitate that it has the largest Science and Technology EntrepreneursҠPark (STEP) among all colleges in India. It has been providing scientists and technologists of the highest caliber who continue to provide leadership in education, research, industry, and management. Many of our alumni are illustrious men and women whose achievements command admiration and respect everywhere and evoke a just sense of pride in the IIT community. The institute has many celebrated alumni like Suhas Patil founder of Cirrus Logic, Arjun Malhotra co-founder of HCL Technologies, Vinod Gupta founder of InfoUSA, Duvvuri Subbarao governor of RBI.


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Indian Institute of Technology , Kharagpur is a forerunner of the other IITs and in many ways a role model for them. IIT Kharagpur has ranked among the top engineering colleges in the academic ranking of Indian colleges by various engineering education surveys. . IIT Kharagpur offers a wide spectrum of academic courses and programs not only in engineering but also in fields like management, law and humanities. Among all IITs, IIT Kharagpur has the largest campus, the most departments, and the highest student enrollment. IIT Kharagpur continues to be the seat of Innovation in India, to facilitate that it has the largest Science and Technology EntrepreneursҠPark (STEP) among all colleges in India. It has been providing scientists and technologists of the highest caliber who continue to provide leadership in education, research, industry, and management. Many of our alumni are illustrious men and women whose achievements command admiration and respect everywhere and evoke a just sense of pride in the IIT community. The institute has many celebrated alumni like Suhas Patil founder of Cirrus Logic, Arjun Malhotra co-founder of HCL Technologies, Vinod Gupta founder of InfoUSA, Duvvuri Subbarao governor of RBI. MORE ABOUT IIT KHARAGPUR

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Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2013(11th-13th January, 2013) plays host to the fourth edition of Global Conference on Entrepreneurship in India. Entrepreneurship Cell IIT Kharagpur aims to provide a platform where promotion of entrepreneurship could be discussed with a global perspective. The conference will serve as a conclave for discussion of opportunities and programs aimed towards promoting entrepreneurship in various universities across the world. We believe that a dispersion of ideas globally shall help refine each others' ecosystem,by learning from each others' experiences.

The conference would see an active participation of student leaders from entrepreneurship cells from various institutes across the country. The Entrepreneurship Cells of India are being brought to one place to learn from the support system present in foreign universities and learn how to implement the same to effectively promote entrepreneurship in their respective campuses. It aims to provide a perfect symposium where ideas discussed could act as the catalyst to accelerate the entrepreneurial activities, at the university level, across the world.

The Global Entrepreneurship Conference 2012 featured live video conference between delegates from distinguished foreign universities, including University of Cambridge, Boston University among many more and foreign entrepreneurs with the likes of Sramana Mitra (Forbes Columnist and on the board of directors of more than 80 companies) taking centerstage.

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Dr. H Harish Hande, is an Indian social entrepreneur, who co-founded SELCO India in 1995. Dr. Hande earned his Doctorate in energy engineering (solar specialty) at the University of Massachusetts (Lowell). He has an undergraduate degree in Energy Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur.

Dr. Hande serves on the boards of many organizations, both national and international. He was awarded with Asia's prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2011, also sometimes referred to as Asia's Nobel Prize, for “his pragmatic efforts to put solar power technology in the hands of the poor, through his social enterprise SELCO India”.
Nachiket Mor is a Yale World Fellow; has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania with a specialization in Finance from the Wharton School and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad.

Nachiket Mor has been a banker half his life. He's crafted new models to deliver financial services to villages. Yet, he is as comfortable talking about lipid-profile tests as liquid funds. Lately, though, he's been listening a lot, to doctor-patient conversations at Karambayam, a village of about 3,000 people in Tamil Nadu's Thanjavur district. Karambayam is the site for one of the two healthcare clinics set up by Mor and his 30-member team to reconfigure primary-healthcare delivery in rural areas. It's far removed from his life four years ago, when he was tipped to succeed KV Kamath at ICICI Bank. On leaving the bank in 2007, he moved to the ICICI Foundation to work on rural development. In September 2010 he left the foundation to take charge of 'SughaVazhvu' (happy life in Tamil) for which Forbes India awarded him with the Crossover Leader Award this November.
Vikaas Gutgutia, the maverick entrepreneur behind the renowned Ferns and Petals can be easily acknowledged as an intrepid man for establishing such a unique and robust business model out of a perishable product .i.e. flowers. The budding entrepreneur opened the first flower outlet in 1994 in South Delhi area with a meager amount of Rs 5000 only to discover mounting challenges. With his huge knowledge base and a little help from his friend, FNP was incepted 15 years back. Having acquired enough knowledge about the business and the market conditions, he finally tasted success in 2004. With his persistent efforts and desire to create an exceptional brand, he brought a new edge to the flower gifting culture in the country. Mr. Vikaas Gutgutia is a man of credentials. He was nominated as an entrepreneur of the year by Ernst & Young. He also had the prestige to win an award in exotic flower category by Mandi association.
The first generation entrepreneur is technically someone who does not come from a ‘business family’. But it is often as difficult - or even more difficult - to scale up and professionalise a family run business. It is a challenge thousands of second and third generation entrepreneurs are facing in India today.

In transforming a small business dealing in electrical installation into a multinational engineering company, Madan Mohanka faced all the hurdles and challenges of starting up from scratch. But then Madan had what you would call - ‘junoon’. A passion, which one is driven to pursue at any cost. That passion is what led to the creation of Tega Industries, and kept it alive through the most trying of times.
Satya Kalyan Yerramsetti is one of the very successful serial entrepreneurs in India. Having completed his masters in Business Administration from University of western Sydney, Satya worked on his first big dream - to connect enterprises with mobile channels - by founding SMS Country Networks in 2003. SMS Country Networks quickly grew to 12000+ customers, with offices in 8 countries. 4 years later, Satya pioneered the concept of Free SMS in India, by founding, an innovative, add supported free SMS service that has 12 million registered users and sends 1.2 billion messages per month.
Gaurav Marya is a born entrepreneur. He started his first Business at the age of 16 and over the years has started and sold some 15 other businesses ranging from mobile phones, career advisory, restaurants to entertainment Business etc. It was not until the age of 24, that Gaurav discovered his real passion in life — Franchising. Today, he is widely known for causing the franchise revolution in India, He is the visionary force behind the India’s largest integrated franchise and retail solution company Franchise India Holdings Limited, a banner that encompasses a variety of domestic and international portfolio of franchise and retail companies apart from offering Franchise and Retail consulting. Under Gaurav’s visionary leadership, Franchise India has moved from strength to strength and is well acknowledged for revolutionizing the way companies plan the course of their Business Development.

He has interacted with over 25000 budding entrepreneurs with a focus on helping them select and meet the challenges of start-ups Business. His forte of consulting success has largely been in creating a win-win partnership between a channels and large organizations.Over 60 major American brands consulted Gaurav regarding their expansion plans in India.

Shiv Khera, the noteworthy motivational speaker of India once dubbed him as “Father of Indian franchising” in 2004 at one of India’s biggest franchise forum and it is the title which has remained with him ever since. He is also the Author of Bestseller book in Franchising “ The Science of Reproducing Success” in which he has culled his years of experience in franchising, has proved a milestone in his illustrative career.
Abhaya is the resident geek at who also looks after the Business Development. He is a champion of computer literacy. Before starting, he spent few years of his life teaching computers how to read and how to translate. He holds a Masters in Language Technologies from Carnegie Mellon University and a B. Tech. in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur.
Madhavan Nampoothiri is the founder and Director of RESolve Energy Consultants. He has a decade’s experience in the Energy industry (Oil & Gas and Renewables) in Strategic Consulting, Marketing, Sales and Operations. Madhavan is well versed in international business, having lived and worked in India, China, USA and Switzerland.
Some of the clients Madhavan has advised include World Bank and Vedanta Resources. Madhavan has a B.Engg in Mechanical Engineering(M.S. University,India) and MBA(Indiana University,USA)
Founded by Harish Bahl, the Smile Group is India's largest privately held investment company in the Internet industry with extensive holdings in digital media, e-commerce & retail infrastructure.

As a thought leader on the digital space in emerging markets, Harish has been a speaker in several prestigious international forums such as DLD 2009 & TED and is on the Advisory Board of leading global entities such as WPP Digital & comScore Inc. He has recently received an award for his Outstanding Contribution to eRetailing in India by Franchise India & Bloomberg UTV at the India eRetail Congress 2012. He is also the recipient of “Udyog Rattan” by Institute of Economic Studies, India for his contribution to the digital industry in India.

The Smile Group include renowned companies including Fashion & You, Deals & You, Quasar, Zoomtra, Creons Infrastructure and Travelguru.
Mr. K. Chandrasekhar completed his Masters of Science and Technology from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani), PGDMM from Annamalai University and Global Manager Program from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.

Mr. Chandrasekhar has a successful track record of over 20 years in handling Business Development, Business Strategy, Operations Management, Partnership Management & Sales Management portfolios for major Semiconductor and Software Companies.

Mr. Chandrasekhar was worked in Senior management positions with NXP Semiconductors, Philips , Alliance Semiconductors etc. Mr. Chandrasekhar is a "Certified Corporate Director" from the Institute of Directors. He is also a certified "Bullet Proof Manager" and "Certified Supplier Management Auditor". He is an active member of the India Semiconductor Association and has contributed to several market research initiatives of the Association.
Vision is the hallmark of any successful entrepreneur and Dr. BS Ajaikumar, the Founder Chairman of Healthcare Global Enterprises, is no different. While pursuing his Fellowship in Oncology at the world-renowned M D Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, USA, he decided that he wanted to treat many cancer patients, specifically in rural India. In 1989, he started the Bangalore Institute of Oncology and the Mysore Bharat Hospital, a not-for-profit hospital which has hitherto treated over 30,000 patients.

Dr. Ajaikumar returned to India in 2003 and started Healthcare Global Enterprises in 2005. Starting with the two centers, HCG has today expanded to create south Asia’s largest oncology network of 24 centers with approximately 350 oncologists who serve nearly 30,000 new cancer patients every year.

Dr. Ajaikumar has many firsts to his name – HCG is the only center in India to have a presence in every specialty and sub-specialty of cancer; is also the only hospital to provide cancer treatment through EMI and the first to perform bloodless bone marrow transplant in India. It is the pioneer in using brain implants and also introduced the cyberknife robotic radio surgery, thereby changing the face of cancer care in India.
PAUL Lillrank is professor at Aalto University

Paul is a graduate of Helsinki University majoring in social sciences. He studied Japanese quality management practices and organizations in the 1980s as a Ph.D. - candidate in Tokyo. After a stint as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group he returned to academia in 1992 focusing on the Japanese software industry. He has worked closely with several companies, particularly in the software, telecom, retailing, and airline industries. In 2003 he established The Healthcare Engineering, Management and Architechture (HEMA) -institute to consolidate the research on welfare technologies, systems and buildings at HUT.

Lillrank has published textbooks and publications not only in his own field, but has also given a lot of non-technical presentations. He is a well-known columnist for The Economy, and actively comments on a variety of social and economic phenomena.
All about Franchising by Sparkleminds

Many franchise experts and experienced franchise consultants across the globe preach and practice, 'Everything Franchisable'. Hence the question then is not whether you can franchise, The question is what does it take to franchise your business and whether you must actually go about doing what it takes to franchising it. This workshop by Sparkleminds will tell all about what it takes to franchise.

Today more and more businesses are employing franchising to distribute their products and services and you marvel to see that 'oh even this is being franchised.'

Franchising is the best way to expand a business. Also, franchising a business will enrich the economy and the lives of everyone who comes in contact with the franchised business.

If you are not from a business family background or do not have any prior business experience, taking a franchise, is the most successful, tried and tested way of getting into entrepreneurship.

Franchising is the best leveraged business growth system ever created!

Be There. It might change the way you look at businesses forever and along the way change the way life gives you it bounties.

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Search Engine optimization by PageTraffic

Running a business online has become tougher. Quality and cost of traffic defines a siteӳ fortune. Search as the cheapest source of quality traffic is extremely important for all online businesses.Precisely why, the basics and the best practices are more important than ever before. Navneet Kaushal, CEO PageTraffic will guide you through the intricacies of search and explain a structured plan to evaluate and improve a site's online standing by taking you through the simple and implementable steps. This will give you a bird's eye view as well as include exercises for in-the-trenches experience of digital marketing.

This workshop will focus upon:
-India and world Search scenario
-Major Search engines
-What is Search engine optimization
-Need for search engine optimization
-How to set your goals for search engine optimization
-Choosing the right keywords
-Onsite Optimization
-Off page Optimization
-Getting value from links
-Content Marketing
-Web 2.0 Social Media

PageTraffic being the most awarded search marketing agency in India provides seo services, PPC and social media marketing to hundreds of small businesses as well as large corporates, helping generate exponential sales all over India, North America, Europe and Australia.
4 Disciplines of Execution - from Strategy to Execution by FranklinCovey

The challenge is not just to execute on a goalƴhe challenge is to execute on a goal in the midst of the "whirlwind"

It takes incredible discipline to execute a strategic goal in any organization with excellence. But it takes even more discipline to do so again and again.Creating a culture of execution means embedding the four basic disciplines into your organization. At every level, individuals, leaders, and teams need to institutionalize a common approach.
1. Focus on the Wildly Important.
2. Act on the lead Measures.
3. Keep a Compelling Scoreboard.
4. Create a Cadence of accountability.

Organizations, divisions, and teams, each tend to have good strategies or plans. Where they tend to struggle is with the ability to execute the plan. In today's world, the success of organizations depends on having leaders who can produce world-class results time after time. The 4 Disciplines of Execution gives leaders the capability to "hit it out of the park" over and over again.
Innovation Workshop for Entrepreneurs by Focus Adventure

People sometimes mistake innovation's as the ability to throw up a lot of ideas. But ideas are a dime a dozen. To be truly able to create any impact, ԉnnovationԠneeds to traverse the complete journey of coming up with an idea, rigorously analyzing it and then taking it through to execution.

Innovation then is not just for a chosen and gifted few. It is a process that can very well be learnt & practiced like any other discipline. The hallmark of an innovative person is his / her ability to flex their thinking in different ways.

The workshop which is based on the work of Roger Von Oech, uses an easy metaphor of four different kinds of thinking that takes a person through the cycle of creativityԺ
- The Explorer
- The Artist
- The Judge
- The Warrior

The workshop uses an engaging methodology that gets participants to work through different activities & challenges that helps participants to get familiarized with different tools that ԉnnovativeԠpeople use on a regular basis to achieve breakthroughs in their day to day work. The workshop is facilitated by Rakesh Balachandran from FOCUS Adventure India. Rakesh is a graduate from the IIMA who has also worked in senior positions in companies like Hewlett Packard India

Focus Adventure India , having a solid track record of 16 years in the business, is among the largest players in the Corporate Learning, Team Development and Organizational Change & Development space in the Asia Pacific(APAC) region. It has been conducting around 600 programs every year empowering 25000 participants
Business Financing Traditional Debt Funding vs. New age Financing

Accessing capital is usually the entrepreneur's first concern. So what are your options? This session will help would-be entrepreneurs launch their businesses and see cash flow fast as funding companies will discuss several early stage funding sources. Whether you're looking for new business financing or for financing for your established small business, you will find answers tożbr>
1. Understanding the funding options available
2. How do you decide the right financing route for you?
3. What do the banks need from you to secure a loan?
4. What can you do to improve your potential to attract investment?

Methodology: knowledge sharing, audience engagement, Q&A

Faculty: Mr. Raghunath Akasam, Founder Director - Akasam Consulting Pvt. Ltd. & team

HDCF-EDC Coordinator: Ms. Revathi Turaga, International Trainer, Director RevathiOnline Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd. & Joint Secretary HDCF
With a goal to train the next generation of medical technology innovators in India,this session on Bio Design by Stanford-India will definitely provide a platform to get in depth of its various aspects.

The aim of this workshop is to share a very brief overview of selected steps in the process, namely
  • Clinical Observation - What to observe
  • Needs statement- How to create
  • Needs Filtering - How to shortlist the top/best clinical need
  • Brainstorming and concept selection - How to develop and select a concept
  • Prototype - How to make a simple prototype

  • Workshop Activity flow :
  • Intro and Clinical observation
  • Needs statement
  • Need Filtering process
  • Brainstorming and concept selection
  • Prototyping
  • Conclusion and Debrief

  • The biodesign innovation process has been developed to help medical technology innovators increase their likelihood of success in identifying important clinical needs, inventing new medical devices and instruments, and implementing these advances in patient care.

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    Business simulation by Globalexperts4U

    A seminar dedicated to students from all backgrounds in order to provide insights about the various aspects of Business using Simulations. Business Simulation is also very useful if you want to hone your entrepreneurship skills (marketing, sales, organization, finance, business plan etc. )

    In this program, you will learn:
    - Basic know-how of the Business World
    - The different types of Business Simulations
    - How to use Simulations for Learning Business
    - Using Simulations for learning Marketing, Finance and Entrepreneurship

    Session Plan:
    Understanding Business Models
    Introduction to Simulations
    Introduction to Simventure
    Getting Simulations started for Learning Business.

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    Cloud Computing by Cognosys

    Cloud Computing infrastructure is revolutionising all fundamental areas of IT -from security and investment in infrastructure to application development.

    This workshop on Cloud Computing by Cognosys provides a platform in which experts from Cognosys will give an insight of the integrated technology that made all Internet access possible; the search engines, the free email, the chat technology, YouTube, Facebook, etc... explaining all the tracks to and away from cloud.

    Having a strong track record of innovation they will explain the need of cloud, cloud services as platform, Infrastructure & Software, Business Model (leveraging cloud from embedded to mobile0), Cloud Security and Pitfalls, Demos / Deployment/ Deep Dive and much more.
    Interested in starting up your own web based venture? What could be of greater help than learning from the most experienced people themselves.

    Aavaaz is the next big startup by the faciliatotors of the workshop Mr. Satya Kalyan Yerramsetti and Mr. Venkat Veeramachaneni, after several successful ventures including smscountry, and

    Workshop Activity Flow

    1. Introduction to Internet in India
    2. How things are changing and business’ are built in India based on Internet portal.
    3. How companies are built.(internet companies)
    4. The facilitators’ experience in building companies.
    5. How to define products.
    Workshop By Microsoft
    Deloitte is one of the world's leading professional services organisations and provides a unique range of professional and financial services including consultancy, corporate finance, accountancy, audit, taxation and corporate recovery.

    The main theme of the workshop is "From Mind to Market" with an objective to give real world insights on what make businesses see the light of day. The session aims at giving an overview of going about a new venture from scratch.

    Workshop Activity flow:

  • From mind to market
  • Business case pointers
  • Art of fund raising What to present and how to present
  • Q&A - Open House

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    Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2013
    plays host to Startup Camp which would serve as a platform that connects the best startups of the country to students and VC's. Startup Camp would witness participation of 20 of the best Startups in the country who would showcase their product/services to students and VCs.

    These startups would provide college students a unique opportunity to work with them as a full time employee or as an intern. In addition, the participating startups would get a chance to pitch their ideas to prominent VC's of the country, thus giving an impetus to their venture. Other benefits will be finding appropriate partners and networking. It also serves as a platform of motivation and valuable learning for aspiring entrepreneurs.

    Our association with the start ups will continue through start-up camps where they could showcase themselves before a wide array of people like entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, students and media. The camp also targets among other things, students interested in learning about potential job and internship opportunities at start-ups.

    Otherwise the start-ups could offer summer internship to students through us. We will be acting as a bridge, helping start-ups connect to the student community in the campus. Internship details will be provided and students are free to apply.

    The elevator door opens. And there stands your ideal investor. It's the chance of a lifetime. But that chance only lasts as long as the elevator ride - you have to make an impression in this time. Hopefully, you've got a well-crafted elevator pitch ready to give.

    The Global Entrepreneurship Summit, 2013 will organize an elevator pitch for the benefit of shortlisted B-plan participants as well as start ups participating in the Start-up Camp; wherein they would have the opportunity to pitch before a panel of Venture Capitalists and investors.

    A time of 10 minutes would be allotted to each start-up and shortlisted entry to present their idea before the panel and a time of 5 minutes for the Q & A (question-answer) session. Thus each pitch participant would have a total time of 15 minutes to impress the investors with their idea. Opportunity of a lifetime and as a startup, you are not gonna miss it, are you?

    "You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards."

    Every organization has its own history and varied experience to share, with contemporaries in its field. Entrepreneurship Cells are no exceptions. We believe that E-Cells across India should meet and discuss their various challenges and strategies, in order that a comprehensive plan may be chalked out for the over all development of entrepreneurship in India.

    With "Connect the Dots" , E-Cell, IIT Kharagpur aims at creating a platform where various entrepreneurship cells of the country can :-
    - Exchange ideas and knowledge.
    - Discuss common problems and their solutions.
    - Address on Growth and sustenance of the E-cel.
    - Share their impact.

    The Entrepreneurship Cell Conference is an effort to bridge the gap that separates entrepreneurial development across India, which is what is required for the unbridled growth of entrepreneurs across the country and help understanding the entrepreneurial Eco-system constituents.

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    Ahoy Freshers!! consider yourselves Entrepreneurship wizards ? quiz Junkies ? or both ??

    For all you aficionados Entrepreneurship Cell IIT Kharagpur presents Bizturkz - a competition that will not just test the Quizzer within yourself but also require you to demonstrate your business skills. Just three Rounds between you and victory, that will include a quiz based on entrepreneurship as the first hurdle, your know how on it in cracking situations like selling products, profit making, and more.And finally the strategy adopted by you will be brought down to a judgment ,which will declare the winner.

    Gear up and rise to the challenge and show the rest how its done. Bizturkz awaits you, 7th jan 2012.

    See the rules to know more.

    1. This event is exclusively for the first year Undergraduate students.
    2. Participants will need to form a team of four to take part in Round one, which will consist of a quiz to check their general knowledge regarding Entrepreneurship.
    3. On the basis of Round one some of the teams will qualify for Round two ,after which the finalists will proceed to the final Round three. (details of Round two and three will be disclosed during the event itself)
    4. Use of cell phones is prohibited, any team found using unfair methods will be disqualified immediately.

    Team Team Members
    Team1 D'souza Niharika John, Kashti Manghani, Ipsita Mohanty, Praniti Agarwal
    Team2 Ankit Gahlawat, Parween Cather, Saurabh Singh OLA, Vishal Kumar
    Team3 M. Praveen Kumar,D.Surya Saket, Pawan Kedia, Satyajit Kumar
    Team4 Arkopal Dalta, Abhishek Bose, Kumar Krishna Agarwal
    Team1 K.Shashank,G.S.K Abhinav, K.Sai Krishna, L. Rajashekhar Reddy

    Tag 'em ol is a fun online event.

    Team size is one.You will be given a set of three random words. You have to use those words as tags and think of a product which is best described by those tags.

    Furthermore, you have to write down why you came up with the idea of that product giving explanation and reasoning.

    Example :
    Words - Card, Magnet, Money
    Product could be debit card or credit card

    The trial rounds are over and the Game has begun.

    To participate CLICK HERE

    1.The Team size is one.
    2.As the present round has no link with the last round the participation can be done at any round.
    3.Every round is separate from the previous round.
    4.The judging will be based on the correlation used, supporting parameters (logo and tagline).
    5.The best idea will be adjudged the winner.

    Decision of the judges will be final and binding.

    Lots of exciting goodies to be won.

    The winner of first round is Anurag Gupta from Asian Institute of Management, Manila.

    The winner of second round is Nitesh Kumar from ITM University,Gwalior

    Ever wondered what it feels like to own a company? e-Monopoly gives you the perfect opportunity to do so. Different teams will purchase stakes in companies they find profitable. But be wary, there are some companies lurking on the ҧiant arenaҠwhich are operating under losses. Also, landing on a competitorӳ company would result in a heavy corporate infringement fine.

    The twist in the game is the 'dynamic' bank balance maintained for every team, which would take into account the profit (or loss) of the companies purchased and the fine(s) paid to competitors among other factors (see rules). So, gear up for an exciting venture and battle it out with your market competitors to be the richest entrepreneur at the end of the game.

    Object- The object of the game is to Have the largest net worth, and The maximum profit percentage.

    Arena- The arena of above dimensions is divided into 26 cells of equal dimensions, out of which 20 cells are occupied by companies (a mix of some in profit and some in loss under the present market conditions). The remaining:

    1 cell represents START
    1 cell represents Prison (either a $20 billion fine to be paid or 2 chances to be missed)
    1 cell represents Income Tax Raid ($20 billion to be paid)
    1 cell represents Stock Market Crash ($30 billion to be paid)
    2 cells each represent Community Chest and Chance.

    Teams- Each team will consist of three players. At a time, there will be no more than 6 teams participating in the event.
    Time ֠The game would go on for a duration of 45- 60 minutes.

    The Play:
    All teams will initially be given $350 billion in their bank accounts.
    The game proceeds by the throw of dice (virtual). The quoted sales values of all companies are written on the corresponding cells on the arena.
    A team can buy stakes of denominations 20%, 30% and 50% in the company on which it lands by paying the corresponding percentage of amount.
    The profit/ loss (according to the present market conditions) will be added/subtracted to/from the bank balance on a per cycle basis.
    If a team lands on a company space owned by another team (any denomination), it would have to pay a Corporate Infringement fine to the owner of that space. This fine will be 10% of the total investment of the owner(s) of the company and hence will be known to all teams.
    The bank balance and the profit percentage of each team will be revealed at the end of every 2 rounds.
    If during subsequent rounds of the game, a team already owning stakes in the company lands on its space when some stakes are still up for sale, it can buy further stakes in the company without having to pay the fine to the other owner (if present).
    The bank balance of teams dynamic in nature and would test their knowledge about the market, with the previous purchases affecting the subsequent ones.
    If a team owns stakes in more than one company, then its bank balance will be calculated, taking into account the profit/ loss of each company owned by the team.
    The teams would have an option of auctioning off the stakes owned by them in any company to other teams. The auction will start from half the value of the investment of the team starting the auction. Another team willing to pay the highest price will get ownership of the stakes being sold. The stakes can also be sold to the bank for exactly half the initial investment of the team in the company.
    The move for auctioning off oneӳ stakes can be made only in the teamӳ chance. This will be made by notifying the banker about the decision.
    The teams can end up in a prison for corporate fraud. They would either have to miss 2 turns or pay a fine of $20 billion.
    If the teams land on the spaces corresponding to the income tax raid, they will have to pay $20 billion to proceed further.
    If a team lands on the stock market crash, it loses $30 billion from its bank balance.
    When a team lands on the community chest or chance, the outcome of landing on them will depend on the number that shows up on the dice and will be decided by a show of cards with pre decided outcomes.
    If at any point of time, a team goes bankrupt or feels the need for funds, it can obtain a loan from the bank at an interest rate. The amount will be added to the balance of the team and has to be paid back with interest before the end of the game.

    The game ends after the stipulated period of time and the final net worth and profit percentages of the teams are released in the form of a bank statement. The banker keeps a record of the balances of the teams throughout the progress of the game. All money transactions will be taken into consideration while calculating the balances. The teams with the highest net worth and the highest profit percentage win the game.

    To be Updated soon

    Intel Ideation Workshop in collaboration with FICE

    Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur presents a unique opportunity for you to participate and solve a problem of national importance in 2 days with the global experts in a certified workshop by Intel and FICE!

    The workshop will run over 2 full days from 9am to 6pm on each day.

    Structure of the Ideation Workshop:
    During the program participants will go through the following six stages:
    Given below is an overview of the structure as well as a short description of each of the stages.

    In order to successfully solve a problem you need to understand its true nature. The first step in the process is therefore to understand the overall challenge and break it into specific sub-challenges.

    Now you will identify the various user segments and choose your final user. You can then get an overview of your userӳ specific problems, and select and describe the problem you want to solve for the user.

    Most breakthrough innovations are based on a smart new technology or intelligent use of existing technology stage 3 is focused on screening and assessing the latest technology trends.

    At the very centre of every innovation is a great idea! That is why the ideation activity is essential for the success of any project. To enable a highly creative ideation session we use a 3- step model that helps you come up with hundreds of ideas before sorting and converting them into the final solution. After having found a brilliant idea you have to create a sustainable business model that can take the idea to the market and create high impact.

    After having found the brilliant idea, you need to prepare a good pitch. A pitch is short and precise presentation of the solution that highlights its most important features and makes the audience believe in your idea and the solution as a whole.

    After the ideation workshop you have the opportunity to continue on your entrepreneurial journey with support from other Intel entrepreneurship and technology resources which can help you to further develop your solution and help guide it towards the implementation stage.
    Manav Subodh
    Global Manager - Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Corporate Affairs at Intel Corporation

    Manav is responsible for building the entrepreneurship and innovation charter, globally for Intel corporate affairs. He works with young innovators, inventors, designers and technology startups in over 30 countries and provides them opportunities for technology commercialization, licensing and entrepreneurship. He leads public policy campaigns and builds a network of associations, industry partners, investors, non-profit groups, governments and others to support initiatives that create a favourable ecosystem for technology development, computing and startups.
    Nagesh Singh
    Entrepreneur & Specialist in Technology Enabled Learning

    Nagesh Singh has successfully developed businesses in areas as diverse as IT, telecommunications, and interactive distance learning. He has worked in a variety of capacities with transnational companies like ICIM, HCL, Hughes and Gilat Satellite Networks. He was the founder of Hughes' HughesNet Global Education business that makes programs from top Indian and American schools available to students across India over a satellite based network. He currently serves as the CEO of AHEd Global Healthcare, Inc, a leading provider of continuing education programs to helathcare workers.

    Only 50 students will get a chance to ponder the mystery of national issues and come up with solutions, so Hurry Up!
    Click here to Register
    last date of registration : 10th january, 2013

    Remember that ad jingle you loved to hum as a child? Do the daily fluctuations in the Stock Market captivate you as much as drawing figures on a starry night?

    Ever thought how to put these to use? Here’s your chance.

    Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur in association with Quiz Club, VGSoM presents Biz Quiz.

    You + business acumen + quizzing aptitude = Biz Quiz champion

    Navigate through an enthralling written round and beat the competition as only six teams will qualify for the final round.

    Put on your thinking caps and whet your wits as the winner gets INR 5000 and the first runner up gets INR 3000.

    1. A team can have a maximum of 4 participants.
    2. The first round will include a quiz, based on which 6 teams will be selected and will be followed by a second round.
    3. Use of any unfair means shall lead to immediate disqualification of the team.
    4. Discretion of the organising team will be final in all cases.

    The first of its kind online event. As the name suggests this event is about finding online. This events consists of 10 hash codes hidden on this website. The clues for each of these hash codes will be launched timely. The first person to submit a hash code will be receiving exciting goodies during the summit.

    Clue 1 : One of the man’s greatest invention “the wheel”. The first clue consists of the exterior portion of a rotating wheel in the website.

    Clue 2: Human beings most vital organ “the heart”. But this is not just any heart it’s heart of a man with GES in it.

    Clue 3: The collection of oldest monuments in Kharagpur. These are symbolic of the identity of IIT Kharagpur.

    Clue 4:The representation of the world “the globe”.But its not just any globe its the largest globe in our website.

    Clue 5: Take a leap -Jump. An Expression to throw away all anxieties and leave the world behind.

    Clue 6: Feel free to live life your own style, free as a bird.

    Clue 7: The great warrior Arjun used it in Mahabharata to kill his enemies. Just as Arjun's eye was always focused on the eye of fish, the clue direction is also fixed pointing downwards.

    Clue 8: You use it to eat, hold, wave and other vital functions.

    Clue 9: The motto of E-Cell.

    Clue 10:The tagline for this year's edition of GES (That's pretty easy ain't it?!)

    1.The Team size is one.
    2.As the present round (clue) has no link with the last round (clue), the participation can be done at any round.
    3.Every clue is separate from the previous clue.
    4.The first correct entry for each clue will be adjudged the winner.
    5.The organizers reserve all rights to change any or all of the above rules. Change in any rule, if any, will be highlighted on the website.

    To be updated soon

    Empresario is the annual Business Plan competition organized by E-Cell. The finalists of the competition get to pitch in front of India's biggest VCs through the elevator pitch organized by E Cell as a part of Global Entrepreneurship Summit in the month of January every year. The winners receive a cash prize of INR 2 Lacs each and the top teams with social business models will get a direct entry into the semi-finals of Dell Social Innovation Challenge organised by University of Texas, Austin USA. The finalists will also enjoy extensive Media Coverage at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit through our TV and Print Media partners.

    The applications to the first phase have been closed. To participate in the second phase of Empresario, mail your Business Plan along with your team details to by December 20,2012.

    Note: The participants of the second phase will not be eligible for the Mentorship Program available to the first phase participants and will be judged on the basis of the (final) B-Plan submitted by them.

    1.A team may consist of minimum 1 or maximum 5 members.
    2.Participating teams will be required to fill up the pdf form available on submissions page and mail it to
    3.After the first round of submission, selected teams will undergo the mentorship process.
    4.The participants are required to make optimum utilization of the mentoring process so as to create an appropriately refined B-Plan.
    5.After the mentoring process, the final B-plan will be submitted to the judges via e-mail. The plan will be submitted in a PDF format.
    6.The teams will have to be present at IIT Kharagpur for the final round, to present before the judging panel.
    7.The submission will be carried out by the event managers after signing the non-disclosure agreement.

    Empresario Social is pleased to associate with Dell Social Innovation Challenge, one of the most prestigious and largest Business Plan competition for student social entrepreneurs with total prizes worth $350,000.

    So, why participate in DSIC through Empresario Social :
    1.The 3 finalists in Empresario Social will get a direct entry in the semifinals of the DSIC.
    2.Any team which qualifies the semifinals of DSIC will get at least 3 hours with a certified mentor to advance and refine their ideas.
    3.Any student team which qualifies in the DSICӳ semifinals will get access to online fundraising platform, the opportunity to get DSICӳ partners and entrepreneurs to invest in your projects and possibility to get a matching grant worth thousands of dollars.

    Important instruction:
    1.In the ԓign UpԼ/b> page ensure that you mention ҥmpresarioҼ/b> as the referral/promo code to avail all the aforementioned benefits.
    2.Since only college/university student can participate in it ensure that your team has at least one student in your team.

    So submit your ideas at DellChalenge as soon as possible because the deadline is December 28th, 2012. A detailed document with exact procedure has been attached here.

    For further details, contact
    Ramkrishna Agrawal
    Email :
    Phone No. : +91 9002967460

    1. Bioscoop

    2. Social Cops

    3. Swipe


    ENVISION is the annual product design competition organized by E-Cell. It caters to those visionaries who have it in them to impact our present, and revolutionize our future. The aim of this competition is to provide an arena where the next generation of block-buster products can be showcased and to provide a platform for the winners to take their idea to the next level. With the assistance of the TePP, feasible products can get upto 45 lacs worth of funding and mentorship.

    Whether the products are software novelties or hardware designs, this contest offers you not only academic recognition but also helps you make that idea a reality. Only the most ground-breaking and innovative products are then developed further with the help of reputed individuals from academia, industry and organizations such as TEPP, TIETS, DST and venture capitalists.

    We have recognized five different contention paths. Participants may classify their products in one of these paths along with their justifications.

    1.Mechanical: Do you think your design can beat the Nano? Do you have a design for the next generation biped robot? Then this path is for you. 2.Electronics & Electrical: Is the idea for the next iPod floating in your head? Do you dream about circuits in your sleep? Follow your heart, follow your path! 3.Information Technology & Software: A path much treaded upon, but there is still a lot of scope for innovation in this field. Animation, business analytics, process automation, IT is just getting started. 4.Life Sciences & Biotechnology: Does your product promise a greener tomorrow? Do you have the solution for the ever increasing oil prices? Well what are you waiting for, start moving. 5.Miscellaneous: Select this path if you are in a quandary over which path to select.

    We have recognized five different contention paths. Participants may classify their products in one of these paths along with their justifications.

    1.Any student or team of students currently studying at any level are eligible to participate.
    2.Products copied from an existing patent will not be accepted and if found strict action will be taken against violators.

    Though it is not mandatory for the teams to present a working model or assembly parts of their products during the final judging, a working model shall help convince the judges about the feasibility of the product. Participants are advised to inform us before hand the requirement of any external software or hardware required for their presentation. Candidates should refrain from submitting an overly abstract or bulky product. The judges decision would be final and binding.

    All the winners will be awarded certificates of participation, in addition to the cash prizes on the basis of the judges final decisions. Successful teams would further get a chance to develop the innovation further and receive mentorship and incubation from organizations such as DST, DSIR, TIETS and Venture Capitalists.

    1. Team Exyle

    2. Gesture User Interface

    CONCIPIO is the annual b-plan competition organised by the E-Cell, IIT Kharagpur. The competition promises to bring about a fruitful transition in the regular placement culture of the institute with the introduction of Entrepreneurial avenues to the students. The competition is aimed to transform the raw ideas that are born in the institute into full fledged business models. To ventilate this mission of transforming raw ideas into a full fledged business model, Entrepreneurship Cell IIT Kharagpur has undertaken a unique initiative of introducing the Deferred Placement Program (DPP) which provides an opportunity to the students to defer their placement by a year (maximum 2 years) and pursue any entrepreneurial venture in the given time span. DPP is available to a select few students (maximum 10) selected by the Dean, SRIC, on the basis of their entrepreneurship proposal.

    Concipio will provide the teams with the following resources crucial to successful entrepreneurship:

    1. Assistance in converting your ideas into an actual B-Plan.
    2. Funding for the enterprise through TIETS (Technology Incubation and Entrepreneurial training Society), started under the aegis of SRIC.
    3. Finding consortiums to link up your products or service with.
    4. Networks of world-class entrepreneurs, investors, and potential partners.
    5. Mentorship by successful and seasoned professionals which include successful industrialist and alumni of IIT Kharagpur.
    6. Education in specific business planning skills as well as general entrepreneurial insight by the esteemed faculty of IIT Kharagpur.
    7. Content rich feedback on their business model from world class entrepreneurs, investors, and professional service providers on our judging Panel.
    8. Team-building opportunities to create a winning team of founders.
    9. Broad media exposure and PR buzz.

    1. Concipio is an in-house competition and participation is restricted to the students, alumni and faculty of IIT Kharagpur.
    2. There are no restrictions on the team size.
    3. Participating teams should be ready to start up.
    4. After the first round of submission, selected teams will undergo the mentorship process.
    5. The participants are required to make optimum utilization of the mentoring process so as to create an appropriately refined B-Plan.
    6. The participants are required to make optimum utilization of the mentoring process so as to create an appropriately refined B-Plan.
    7. After the mentoring process, the final B-plan will be submitted to the judges via e-mail. The plan will be submitted in a PDF format.
    8. The submission will be carried out by the event managers after signing the non disclosure agreement.

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    2. Kiark's Platro

    3. Energy Unified

    You've got to stop doing all the things that people have tried, tested, and found out don't work.
    -Michael Dunlop

    Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur in association with Vinod Gupta School of Management, presents INICIO, an innovative hands-on case study challenge. You could have a million ideas as an Entrepreneur, but they’re all worthless if you don't get them done. Few would disagree with the fact that coming up with a fully fledged business plan, with every intricate detail taken into consideration, would be a cumbersome task. Thereby, sometimes it might happen that despite of having a brilliant idea, they hesitate or are not able to do justice to the presentation of that impeccable idea to the world! But again if you're not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions. The hardest part about being an entrepreneur is that you'll fail ten times for every success. In purview of these facts, we have come up with an event which would encourage the young minds to let their ingenuity do the talking without the much talked about hiccups. This event consists of four rounds depicting the four distinct stages which a start-up organization goes through.

    Starting your own organization is like riding a roller coaster. There are highs and lows and every turn you take is another twist. This round would be the Start-up Stage wherein the participants will be given a case study pertaining to the issues faced by a start-up just after its inception. They are expected to come up with a strategic plan to resolve the issue in a logical and feasible manner.

    After strategy development comes the time of managing the operational difficulties faced in increasing process efficiency, execution of market strategy, growth and development and further diversification. Possession of an insight into every minute detail as well as the ability to look at the bigger picture can be the only key that can undo the bars that become hurdles to the growth of an organization. And the same shall be judged in this round.

    Every round will be eliminating in nature. After Second round, 5 teams will be selected for the finals. These teams will be invited to the campus to present their consolidated strategies. They will be judged by distinguished panel of judges consisting of academicians and industry experts.


    1. 2 members per team.
    2. The event is open to all students from engineering & B-Schools. Both the members should be from same college/institution only.
    3. A sepearate registration other than GES registration is reqired for this event.
    4. Only the team leader must register on the INICIO website link given below.
    5. No change in the team structure is allowed after the team is registered.
    6. Any individual can be part of only one team.
    7. There is no limit to the number of contestants that can participate from a particular institute.
    8. The Organizing team reserves the right to modify the terms and dates of the event.
    9. The decisions of the judges would be final and binding and cannot be contested upon.
    10. First round Starts on 10th December, 2012
    11. Accommodation will be provided to the finalist who will be coming to IIT Kharagpur.

    CLICK HERE to Register

    First Round Submissions by 27-Dec-2013 , 11:59 P.M.
    Second Round Submissions by 05-Jan-2013, 11:59 PM

    Neha Arora
    Email ID:
    Contact No. :8348664747

    Team Name Team Members
    winwi 1 Anadi Mitra, Mahesh
    Hansraj Raghav Bansal, Ayushi Gupta
    Gajab Himanshu Shah, Raghav Garg
    The Case Solvers Rishabh Srivastava, Tuhin Shekhar
    Initiators Saurav Suman Rath, Prakhar Singh

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