IIT Kharagpur and UIET, Panjab University, is organizing an Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive (EAD) on October 19, at Law Auditorium in PU.
The Entrepreneurship Cell of IIT Kharagpur is a non-profit student-professor body dedicated to the promotion of student startups and entrepreneurship. The nationwide EAD being conducted by IIT Kharagpur consists of a series of guest lectures and workshops in 20 cities in 20 days in the month of October.
Each city plays host to an Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC), where eminent entrepreneurs and industry leaders counsel students about entrepreneurship as a career and how it differs from the usual job culture that has existed till now. Each EAC also features a networking session and a startup pitching session, where students and guests can freely interact.
Any college student of the tricity who wants to start his own venture can attend this event. The event here will be attended by entrepreneurs like Sangeeta Devni - CEO and founder, Startup Freak, Sameer Guglani - co-founder at The Morpheus.
The Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive also coincides with the launch of the EAD’s International Business Plan Competitions: Empresario and Envision, which attracts enthusiastic participation from all over the nation and beyond. It is the biggest business plan competition in the country with a prize money of rupees six lakhs and a total incubation support of Rs 1.8 crore.