Entrepreneurship Zenith organized by Innovation & Entrepreneurship Club (I&E Club) under Pre-Incubation Unit
“I alone cannot change the world. But I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ~ Mother Teresa
With this thought in mind, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Club (I&E Club) under Pre-Incubation Unit, Manav Rachna University conducted a series of events at the “Entrepreneurship Zenith”.
Dr. Pradeep K. Varshney – Dean Innovation and Research, Dr. Parul Jhajharia – Dean School of Management and Commerce, Dr. Shruti Vashisht – Dean Engineering and Examinations, Dr. Babita Parashar – Dean School of Education, Dr. Geeta Thakur – Dean Student Welfare attended the event along with the participating students.
A Panel discussion on “Women, the torchbearers in the Innovative Start-up world” comprised women innovators sharing their entrepreneurial journeys, challenges and skill sets that are needed to create a sustainable and equitable future. The panel comprised of Ms. Gurrit Kaur Sethi – Founder Mindmymind and Chief Operating Officer at CARE Hospitals; Ms. Sartaj Lamba – Founder & CEO of ‘Be sure’ Buddy Pvt, Chairperson of AJ Group of companies and a Traffic Marshall; Ms. Suvarna Raj – International Para Athlete, Medalist, Founder of Women with Disabilities Network and MD at Sugamya – Accessibility & Inclusion; Ms. Aarti Bindra – MD at ACPL Systems, Klassify Technology, AttackFence & a Cyber Security Specialist and Ms. Prachi Kaushik – Founder & Director of Vyomini Social Foundation (VSF) and a TEDx speaker.
This was followed by a Keynote session on “Bootstrapping your Start-up towards profitability” by Mr. Shubham Maheshwari – Founder, Being Chef.
The day culminated with “PITCH DECK – Idea Pitching Competition” where more than 30 brilliant ideas were presented by the students. The shortlisted ideas were screened in the second round and presented in front of a panel, where the top three ideas were selected based on their concept and presentation. Shruti secured the first position for her idea on Campus Connect, Ansh and Simranjot secured second position for their idea of Global Disk and Sarthak with his idea Razor Sharp won the third position. These ideas along with other presented ideas will be connected to various industry mentors and seed funders.
Prof. (Dr) D.S.Sengar also shared his insights with the students on the role of innovation and creativity in turning their Entrepreneurial dreams into reality.
The event was coordinated by Dr. Yogita Sharma, Co-ordinator Entrepreneurship, Incubation and start-up and supported by Dr. Pragati Chauhan, HOD, School of Management and Commerce. The day marked the inauguration of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Club.
The honorary recognition and awards distribution ceremony was followed by a vote of thanks by Dr. Yogita Sharma.