E- CellThe Entrepreneurship Cell of IMT Ghaziabad
About Entrepreneurship Cell, IMT Ghaziabad
Entrepreneurship Cell of IMT Ghaziabad is one of the major E-Cells in the country and is primarily responsible for fostering entrepreneurship amongst students and assisting budding entrepreneurs by providing them with necessary resources. E-Cell, IMT Ghaziabad was launched by Dr. Mrinalini Shah on 17th March ,2009. Since its inception, E-Cell has successfully organized events like Concepto.exe, Start-up Fair (E-Conclave), Innovation Lab and En-talks. Over the years we have been associated with networks like Nasscom, Entrepreneur Café, IIF and Indian Angel Network. E-Cell also encourages students to come up with their business ideas and takes initiatives to give a concrete platform to them to showcase their entrepreneurial talent through its established incubation cell. Subsequently E Cell has supported several student ventures like Connect2MBA, College Khabar, I-Explore Consultancy, Tatsam Sports, Jazza Financials, Admitto to name a few.
Our vision is to develop, support and deliver the Entrepreneurship spirit among students in their quest to achieve success in establishing their venture at all junctures.
Our mission is to explore the opportunities for self-employment and inculcate the spirit of ‘Entrepreneurship’ in youth/IMTians. To foster the brightest ideas to one platform and convert them into business.
E-Conclave is the flagship event of E-Cell, IMT Ghaziabad which garners entrepreneurial talent from top B-Schools under one roof. E-Conclave covers a gamut of sub-events that include Next Big Venture (NBV), Case Maze, Panel Discussion, and Celeb Talk. The unified effort of all sub-events is to provide students with a closer look into the entrepreneurial world and bring to them some real-time business challenges. Also, the students get opportunities to work with start-ups through summer internships and short term projects.
Next Big Venture
Next Big Venture is a highly coveted B-Plan competition of E-Conclave organized by IMT Ghaziabad. It invites entrepreneurial minds from top MBA/ Engineering colleges in the country to pitch their business plans in front of the celebrated judging panels. It brings an opportunity for all the students to showcase their unique business ideas to investors/stakeholders. Then depending on the scalability, profitability and feasibility of these ideas, they will be given appropriate platform to establish their business ideas and start new venture.
Case Maze is a case study competition where the business/industry issues faced by notable companies are addressed and are converted into case studies. It invites applications from the creme-de-la-creme of the B-school fraternity i.e IIMs, SP Jain, MDI, XLRI, IMI, IMT, NITIE etc. This will provide the students with a platform to give solutions to the challenges faced by the startups/entrepreneurs/companies. On successfully solving the case studies, rewards like cash prize, goodies and PPO/PPI offers are made.
Celeb speak is an event which brings notable personalities of the entrepreneurship domain pan India. It has been graced by several noteworthy speakers like David Wittenberg, Anurag Batra and Sameer Grover. The students will get to interact with the leaders of the entrepreneurship world and startups through this event. This will provide them with insightful knowledge that might help in their present and near future business ventures.
Concepto.exe is the maiden event of the E-cell committee of IMT Ghaziabad. It provides a fantastic platform for the young minds of the first year students to showcase their entrepreneurial ideas and win exciting investment offers from their seniors. All the ideas are scrutinized by our respected faculties. To sum up, this event is a great opportunity for the young entrepreneurial minds of the college to share their unique business ideas, get connected with their peers having similar interests and find a realistic platform to design, develop and implement their business ideas. The winner of Concepto.exe 2016 was 24 Munchees and the 1st runner up was Bulkings.
Entrepreneur under Spotlight
Entrepreneur under Spotlight is an endeavour by Entrepreneurship Cell to bring to campus brilliant minds from the business and start-up spheres to share their entrepreneurial acumen with the students. We aim to bring leaders’ experiences, learnings and expertise they have garnered over their long, illustrious careers. The idea is to educate the students and to promote free discussions regarding the various real-life issues in entrepreneurial ventures being faced by founders and entrepreneurs in different sectors. The lecture series has been graced by noteworthy speakers like K. Radhakrishnan (Co-Founder of Grocermax) and efforts are being made to invite more celebrated speakers in the coming future.
It is a unique forum hosted on a weekly basis with different discussion topics that is relevant in various aspects of entrepreneurship and general business setting. All those who already have a startup, or have an awesome business idea, or just want to have an amazing discussion on entrepreneurship, startups, various business practices, frameworks, etc. are invited in this forum. The participants discuss about their entrepreneurial experiences, their startups and ideas in brief. They contribute to the discussion by giving their inputs on how to make the ideas better and also suggest key contacts which could be helpful. In each session, an extensive discussion is made on how the forum can be designed better and taken to the next level with boundless opportunities.
Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event, during which groups of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype, demo, or presentation by Sunday evening. Startup Weekend has grown into an organization with a global presence. As of December 2016, Startup Weekend has reached 135 countries, involving over 210,000 entrepreneurs. In addition to attendees (otherwise known as ‘Weekend Warriors’), the event attracts speakers, coaches, panelists (generally well-respected members of the local startup community or notable names in the tech industry), and various sponsors and company representatives. A good share of teams end up working together beyond the startup weekend to build a fully operating startup and others take with them the bootcamp experience and a network of like minds. IMT Ghaziabad will be the proud hosts of the first ever Startup Weekend Ghaziabad scheduled to be held between 3rd-5th February 2017.
E-Volition is a bi-weekly newsletter compiled to bring you detailed accounts of entrepreneurship, startups and funding activity in the startup ecosystem. First issue of e-Volition came out in December 2016. E-Volition tries to incorporate business and start-up news from global perspective, Indian perspective and academic perspective. It also provides access to interesting podcasts on entrepreneurship and technology.
From left to right:Siddharth Bhardwaj,Sathya Narayanan,Naman Midha,Disha Agarwal,Shynu Sethi,Indu Kaushik,Tushar Bhargava
Front row(from left to right):Ankit Agarwal, Devesh Varshney , Sarthak Jain, Ipshita Bose, Kriti Sharma, Pooja Garg, Srijan Maji, Parish Goyal, Vipul Nandan
Back row(from left to right):James Sigi Moolamattom, Ankush Thakurta, Ankit Sharma, Swapnil Tripathi, Himanshu Trivedi, Aakash Aggarwal, Shashank Raghuvanshi