Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp, has been conceptualised with a view to groom young start-ups and accelerate their entrance into the competitive, yet fascinating world of entrepreneurship. These young entrepreneurs who were selected on the basis of their startup ideas took part in a 3 day curriculum which include workshops by industry experts, panel discussions, an exhibition to pitch their startups to esteemed investors, and a networking session where they got priceless feedback and guidance from them. With the notion to promote the start up culture in our country, the Entrepreneurship Development Cell of St Xavier’s College, Kolkata organised the first edition of the Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp in February’18. With a registration of upto 25 start-ups, the seven best start-ups were selected to participate in the inaugural edition of EAC. EAC conducted a series of workshops ranging from digital marketing to funding for start ups to essentials of a B Plan. We also had an exhibition set up for the start ups to provide them a platform to network with the investors. The highlight of EAC was the site visit to the Nasscom start-up warehouse here in Kolkata. The participating start-ups got a first hand idea on how start-ups function on a daily basis. They also got to learn from the journies of startups and their change from being at the seed stage to receiving investment.
I would give you 7.5/10 on your inputs, which is brilliant. Pulling off such an event is commendable. I’m glad to have been a part of BizTatva and look forward to continue my association with EDC over a long horizon.
B-plan events at commerce colleges are myopic usually because of the limited technical skillset that the stream provides. But the format adopted by EDC for their event, The Pitch at BizTatva eliminated this drawback so well and in fact made the event interesting throughout the 3 days of its run.
I have been associated with EDC since its inception. And the growth that EDC has displayed is tremendous. From a stand-alone intra-college business plan event to a 4 day National Entrepreneurial Simulation Convention. It has been an out-of-the-world experience.
The Pitch at BizTatva has been one of the greatest business plan events I have been a part of, in terms of format. I was doubtful about its execution, but the EDC members were confident and the same reflected on the day of the event where everything was so professional and smooth. Didn’t look like a first-time event at all.
EDC has been the most beautiful journey of my life. Right from day one, you get the feel of a startup along with a vision to take it to heights unfathomable. The growth opportunities here were immense, which started with expanding horizons through interaction with students from various disciplines to maintaining unity in diversity. The best thing was to start from zero, a clean slate. It offered flexibility of designing new events without questioning our ability to pull it off. Ultimately, EDC was like living on the edge of a cliff and I am happy to have pulled it off.