School: University Industry Interaction Center (UIIC)
Venue: C.N.R Rao Seminar Hall, C.V Raman Block
Date: 29th to 31st August 2018
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Cell of UIIC, REVA University successfully organized Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp-1 from 29th to 31st Aug 2018. The programme was funded by National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), under DST-NIMAT project of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India supported by Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII).
The camp was formally inaugurated by our Hon’ble Chancellor Dr. P. Shyamaraju, REVA University on 29th August 2018 by lighting the lamp. Resource persons Mr. Srinivasulu Reddy G, Founder & CEo of SkyKrafts Aerospace Pvt Ltd and Mr. Subramanian, International Sales trainer and author of book “Anybody Can Sell” were welcomed by Prof. Manjunath on behalf of REVA family. Dr. Kiran Kumari Patil, Director UIIC and Dr. S.K Prasad, Professor & IEDC Mentor, REVA University and Directors of School of EEE & ECE were present during the Inaugural function. Mr. Praveen H.J, Assistant Manager, UIIC introduced the guests to the participants.
The main objective of this Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC) is to create awareness among students of Engineering and Science courses about various facets of entrepreneurship as an alternative career option. The idea of organizing this workshop is to inculcate the fundamentals, key concepts of Entrepreneurship in the Science and Technology among students. The Three day camp concluded with a valedictory session and a humble vote of thanks.
The main attractions of the camp were as follows:
- Successful Entrepreneurs were invited for expert lecture.
- Practicing entrepreneur’s success stories – common problems faced by entrepreneurs was discussed.
- Grant, funding and loaning from banks, agencies was discussed.
- Improving communication skills (interacting with people) for better results was discussed.
Approximately about 100 students from School of ECE and School of EEE have successfully participated in the camp and each participant is awarded a certificate. The camp was successfully coordinated by Mr. Praveen H.J, Assistant Manager, UIIC and Prof. Manjunath V.S, School of Management Studies, REVA University under the leadership and direction of Dr. Kiran Kumari Patil, Director, UIIC and Dr. S.K Prasad, IEDC Mentor, REVA University. IEDC Coordinators Prof. Mahesh, Prof. Ravishankar, Prof. Amaranath Reddy and UIIC team also contributed towards conducting the event successfully.
Day 1: 29th Aug 2018
The Camp was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chancellor Dr. P. Shyamaraju, REVA University. Objectives of the camp were presented by Dr. Kiran Kumari Patil, Director UIIC and the speaker of first session Mr. Srinivasulu Reddy shared his entrepreneurship journey and emphasized the Importance of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The speaker also provided insights on entrepreneurship, who is an entrepreneur, qualities of entrepreneur, entrepreneurial success. He also spoke about startups with real time examples. He also cited the examples of successful entrepreneurs. The session was highly interactive.
Mr. Subramanian, Entrepreneur, International sales trainer and Author of best-selling book “Anybody Can Sell” addressed the participants on topic “Creativity in Entrepreneurship”. The session was filled with energy filled activities to make participants understand the importance of creativity and innovation. The students were exposed to points on developing the passion towards entrepreneurship and also gained insights on the skills they need to develop to become an effective entrepreneur.
Mr. Dharani, Founder of Dexterous Labs addressed the students and spoke about why to startup, trend of startup in India, incubation centers in universities and colleges, role of Government in promoting startups, technology support and success and failure stories during his startup journey. He also shared his upcoming e-commerce startup “Daily-Santhe”. The students interacted well and open positions for internship opportunities at Dexterous Labs was shared.
Mr. Harsha Kuntur, Managing Director of EcoSoch Pvt Ltd addressed the students. He spoke about how big is renewable energy industry and available opportunities for Startups. He shared details about technological advancements that they have made in their domain and what is their future plan. He also shared some of the recent projects done for their clients in Bangalore. The students asked questions related to the innovation in renewable energy field.
Day 2: 30th Aug 2018
Session 1 and 2
Mr. Yeshaswi Nag, Entrepreneur and former Project Officer, EDII addressed the participants on financial support available for entrepreneurs from Government bodies and funding agencies specifically for Technology based startups. In his session he shared useful links for knowing about startups, registering startup. The session was highly interactive and the speaker clarified various questions on availing funding support.
Mr. Ravinder Koushik, Founder of AI Tron Tech addressed the students on how to estimate project cost and how to source funds. He also shared his entrepreneurial journey with the participants and he encouraged students to start working on their business ideas.
Mr. Srinivasulu Reddy, founder of SkyKrafts Aerospace spoke about importance of understanding problem before arriving at solutions. He elaborated nine important components of a business model starting from value proposition to cost structure. The speaker presented a precise outline on how to prepare a project report.
Day 3: 31st Aug 2018
Session 1 and 2 – Industry Visits:
The third day of the camp was dedicated for Industry Visit. The participants were divided into two batches and one batch was taken to Legend Technologies, a medium scale engineering industry located in Mahadevapura Industrial estate, which offers end to end, cost effective solutions for the design and fabrication of aerospace assembly jigs, aerospace structures, and high precision sliprings. Another batch of participants visited AI Tron Tech Pvt Ltd located at K.R Puram which is into providing IT and IT enabled products & services.
Brain Storming Session: An internal brainstorming activity session was conducted after returning from the factory by Mr. Praveen H J, Assistant Manager, UIIC, REVA University. The discussion was about Elevator Pitch, campus startups and Incubation support available for the startups at REVA University.
Feedback was collected from students about the Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp followed by Valedictory of the camp. Mr. Raman Gujral, Regional Head, EDII, Bangalore was the chief guest of the Valedictory session and our Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Dr. S.Y Kulkarni gave the presidential address to the gathering.