Illuminate 2013 is a series of pre-Eureka! one-day Workshops on Entrepreneurship and business planning across India, by Nurture Talent Academy, in collaboration with E-Cell, IIT Bombay. These workshops will precede E-Cell, IIT Bombay’s flagship annual event, “Eureka!” – the annual B-Plan competition to encourage youth towards entrepreneurship. Eureka! Organized by E-Cell, IIT Bombay has been acclaimed as “Asia’s largest Business Plan Competition” by Thomson Reuters in 2010. These workshops will be conducted in leading colleges across 40 leading colleges of India in top cities.
This workshop aims to inspire and train young students who have a desire to do something fruitful for themselves, their institution, family, society and the nation. The workshop will be completely interactive, with movies, games, teamwork and exercises for students to generate ideas, make business plans, learn about investments and identify their strengths in area of entrepreneurship. Participants at these workshops will be encouraged to write and submit their business plans to Eureka! It will be conducted by leading entrepreneur, IIT/IIM alumnus and investors. All students whether from engineering, management or other background are invited to take part in the workshop. Entrepreneurship is not for the young or old, fresher or experienced, rich or poor - it is for everyone, and it is better to start learning as early as possible.
The participating students will be honored with certificates of participation of E-cell IIT Bombay and Nurture Talent. Moreover, students will get a chance to take part in Eureka 2013, and if selected, they will be invited to IIT Bombay for the grand finale and stand a chance to win prizes worth Rs 40 Lakhs.
Amit Grover, an IIT-IIM Alumnus and Ishank Joshi founded Nurture Talent Academy, India’s top-most institute for entrepreneurs, from their sheer passion for entrepreneurship. It conducts training and mentoring programmes which are highly interactive, with games, teamwork and planning exercises. NTA has conducted over 350+ programmes across 125+ cities since inception in 2010, which have been attended by 25000+ startups, students and professionals likewise. NTA has a satisfaction score of over 90% from it’s program. It has in the past collaborated with Entrepreneurship Cells and Business Plan contests of IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Calcutta, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur and many more.
Workshop Fees: Rs 650/- per participant, including course material. Each student will get a an exclusive startup kit free during the workshop by Nurture Talent Academy.
During the workshops you will be encouraged to interact with the speaker and the other participants through Case Study discussions, interactive games. And various questions like- What are the most common mistake by and entrepreneur, when to startup, why is a B-Plan necessary, what do VCs look for in a B-Plan, will be answered.
This will be the structure of the workshops.
|30 minutes||Introduction to Entrepreneurship|
|Insights into entrepreneurship, challenges in business|
|What is the mindset of entrepreneurs?|
|Skill-set, key requirements for starting up?|
|30 minutes||Idea Generation|
|Idea Games and How to generate ideas?|
|Validating your idea and How to Identify a problem|
|Generate your own idea|
|180 minutes||Make your own Business Plan|
|B-Plan training - How to make an effective B-plan?|
|B-Plan Games exercise, movies and quizzes, Market opportunity, Vision, Customers etc|
|Marketing and Sales Games|
|120 minutes||Finance Funda|
|Basic financial terms & Pricing strategies|
|Financial statements - Profit and Loss|
|VC’s, Angel investment, Incubation|
|Case Study of startup|
|30 minutes||Legal and IP|
|How to setup your startup|
|Type of legal structures of a company, Copyright, Trademarks, Patent|
|College Name||Register Link||Date of Event||City||State|
|Sri Muthukumaran Institute of Technology||Click Here||26th Sep||Chennai||Tamil Nadu|
|Lingaya’s University||Click Here||27th Sep||Faridabad||Delhi NCR|
|I.M.S Unison University||Click Here||27th Sep||Dehradun||Uttarakhand|
|Symbiosis Institute of Technology||Click here||27th Sep||Pune||Maharashtra|
|Einstein College of Engineering||Click Here||27th Sep||Tirunelveli||Tamil Nadu|
|GL Bajaj Institute of Technology and Management||Click Here||28th Sep||Greater Noida||Uttar Pradesh|
|Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management||Click Here||28th Sep||Thiruvananthpuram||Kerala|
|Arunai College of Engineering||Click Here||28th Sep||Thiruvannammalai||Tamil Nadu|
|D Y Patil Institute of Management and Research||Click Here||28th Sep||Pune||Maharashtra|
|School of Economics DAVV||Click Here||28th Sep||Indore||Madhya Pradesh|
|St. Francis Institute of Technology||Click Here||28th Sep||Mumbai||Maharashtra|
|College of Engineering and Technology||Click Here||29th Sep||Trivandrum||Kerala|
|University Business School||Click Here||29th Sep||Chandigarh||Punjab|
|Narsee Monjee||Click Here||29th Sep||Hyderabad||Andhra Pradesh|
|Birla Institute of Management and Technology||Click Here||30th Sep||Noida||Uttar Pradesh|
|Alliance University||Click Here||30th Sep||Bangalore||Karnataka|
|Padamshri DR B.V. Raju Institute of Technology||Click Here||30th Sep||Hyderabad||Andhra Pradesh|
|Sardar Patel College of Engineering||Click Here||2nd Oct||Mumbai||Maharashtra|
|Jayoti Vidhyapeeth Women’s University||Click Here||5th Oct||Jaipur||Rajasthan|
|Acropolis Institute of Technology and Research||Click Here||3rd Oct||Indore||Madhya Pradesh|
|Suresh Gyan Vihar University||Click Here||24th Sep||Jaipur||Rajasthan|
|College Name||Register Link||Date of Event||City||State|
|BIT Mesra||Complete||1st sep||Ranchi||Jharkhand|
|Christ University||Complete||2nd Sep||Bangalore||Karnataka|
|Narsee Monjee||Complete||4th Sep||Mumbai||Maharashtra|
|St Peters College of Engineering||Complete||6th sep||Hyderabad||Andhra Pradesh|
|Smt. Kashibai Navele College of engineering||Complete||6th Sep||Pune||Maharashtra|
|Faculty of Management Studies, Sri Sai University||Complete||TBD||Bhubhaneshwar||Orissa|
|Technocrats Institute of Technology||Complete||10th Sep||Bhopal||Madhya Pradesh|
|Poornima Group of Institutions||Complete||11th Sep||Jaipur||Rajasthan|
|PSG Institute of Management||Complete||11th Sep||Coimbatore||Tamil Nadu|
|Mangalayatan University||Complete||12th Sep||Aligarh||Uttar Pradesh|
|Acharya Institute of Management Sciences||Complete||13th Sep||Bangalore||Karnataka|
|Seth Jai Parkash Mukand Lal Institute of Technology||Complete||13th Sep||Yamuna Nagar||Haryana|
|NIT Uttarakhand||Complete||14th Sep||Srinagar||Uttarakhand|
|NIT Meghalaya||Complete||14th Sep||Shillong||Meghalaya|
|Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research||Complete||15th Sep||Pune||Maharashtra|
|Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Engineering||Complete||20th Sep||Navi Mumbai||Maharashtra|
|SR International Institute of Technology||Complete||20th Sep||Hyderabad||Andhra Pradesh|
|Bharati vidyapeeth Institute of Management and Research||Postponed||21st Sep||Navi Mumbai||Maharashtra|
|IES College of Technology||Complete||21st Sep||Bhopal||Madhya Pradesh|
|Sree Nidhi Institute of technology||Complete||21st Sep||Hyderabad||Andhra Pradesh|
|Vidya Pratishthan’s College of Engineering||Complete||21st Sep||Pune||Maharashtra|
|BBIMPT||Postponed||21st Sep||Kolkata||West Bengal|
|Lovely Professional University||Postponed||22nd Sep||Phagwara||Punjab|
|IIT Bombay||Complete||22nd Sep||Mumbai||Maharashtra|
|Oxford College of Engineering||Postponed||23rd Sep||Bangalore||Karnataka|
|Bhavan’s Priyamvada Birla Institute of Management||Complete||24th Sep||Mysore||Karnataka|
|Roland Institute of Technology||Complete||25th Sep||Behrampur||Orissa|
|Bhagwan Parshuram Institue of Technology||Postponed||28th Sep||Delhi||Delhi|
- Ajeet is a Member of the Board of Directors of Carve Niche Technologies, a technology enabled K-10 content provider. he is also Spearheading ecommerce education on About.com; part of The New York Times Company.
- He is an active member of Mumbai Angels: deal champion, screening committee member, investor. and also a lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin.
- Ajeet has two decades of experience in the Education space, with many firsts to credit. He has Lead teams across functional areas to get businesses and projects off the ground, Designed teacher-training that elevates quality, without diluting individual teaching style. Ajeet has also harnessed technology for multi-locational education, without undermining the role of the teacher.
- Ajeet is known for overcoming financial and operational challenges of running education business networks. Designing curriculum, generating and acquiring content. Striking the crucial balance between educational objectives and business objectives.
- He can wear the investor's shoes as well as the entrepreneur's hat.
Amit Grover Founder and CEO of Nurture Talent Academy Pvt Ltd. He is an individual passionate about entrepreneurship. He has worked with Infosys, Asian Paints and Onida, before starting Nurture Talent Academy, India’s 1st institute for training entrepreneurs. Started in January, 2010, with the objective of training and mentoring startups, students and professionals, it has already conducted 300+ workshops, across 100+ cities attended by over 25000+ participants through which over 200 startups have taken shape. The objective is to enable 1000 ventures to start in next 3-5 years, which will generate 20000 jobs. Amit is also a member of Mumbai Angels, India’s premier group of angel investors, where he has led over 20 early stage deals in past 4 years.
Ishank Joshi is the Co-founder of Nurture Talent Academy and heads Sales and Operations of Nurture Talent. He is an engineer by education and marketer by passion and entrepreneur by choice. He did his B.Tech. from IP University Delhi. During his engineering days he had worked with 4 start-ups at various roles where he got passionate about marketing, sales and entrepreneurship. He started his first venture while he was in college and failed due to lack of entrepreneurial ecosystem in his collegedays.Due to his failure, he thought of solving a bigger problem of building an entrepreneurial ecosystem across colleges in India where every student can startup, learn, create, sell and fail without any fear while working on their big ideas.With this vision he joined Nurture Talent Academy in 2010 to help and create 1000 student entrepreneurs to start a business in next 3- 5 years.He motivates students to take risk and start up while they are in college and guide them not to be afraid of failures, as he truly believes in that if you have never failed -you haven’t tried hard enough to succeed.He is a start up enthusiast and believes that everybody should find and follow his/her passion. He wants to make Nurture Talent Academy the school of learning for all the aspiring entrepreneurs across India.
He has an experience of over 20 years in the IT services industry. His last corporate role was as Associate Vice President in Zensar Technologies, where he was the head of their Retail Business Unit and also a part of its senior management team. Prior to that, Siva was with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for almost 13 years. In TCS, Siva is credited with founding the Retail Industry Practice which today accounts for more than 12% of TCS’ revenues. Siva’s responsibilities, both in Zensar and in TCS, were primarily driven by 2 key entrepreneurial objectives:
- Create new avenues for business
- Create new opportunities for people
Shiva is Founder & CEO of RDS Consulting and provides consulting to big corporate brands in Retail and Technology sector. His recent consulting assignment was as CEO-Emerging Markets for a startup company that was fast expanding its global business. His experience in global markets, having worked for a large corporate and then for a small startup, lends a clear balance to his views on the many opportunities available for individuals working as employees in large company setups, and also for those wanting to start something on their own. Today, Siva is most passionate about teaching the many facets of entrepreneurial thinking, and sharing his experiences on how any individual can make the best of the opportunities around them.
Mahesh Ramamani is a Founder of a business analytics and corporate IT strategy consulting firm based in Bangalore, India. His consulting services comprise decision support systems and diagnostic analytics to support corporate strategy and planning units and predictive analytics to support business unit operations. Prof. Ramamani also conducts customized workshops for executives on business analytics and teaches courses on business analytics and internet strategies for MBA and Executive MBA students at IIM Indore and IFMR Chennai. He also mentors and consults with startup ventures and young entrepreneurs and conducts workshops to foster entrepreneurship in internet driven business models in partnership with Nurture Talent Academy and Mumbai Angels. As esteemed educationist and professor Ramamani brings with him about 14 years of experience overall. He was an Assistant Professor at IIM Indore and initiated and ran their Weekend Executive MBA program out of Mumbai and the UAE. He also has been a research fellow at the Centre for Leadership of Digital Enterprise – Eli Broad School of Business, Michigan State University where he has worked on corporate IT strategy consulting engagements for the FORD Motor Company, Dow Chemicals and Motorola Corp. Early in his career in the IT industry, he was one of the youngest product managers at SAP for one of their middleware technologies. He has a PhD from the Michigan State University in Management and a B.Tech degree from IIT Roorkee. His research work has been presented in many premier conferences like the Academy of Management, Academy of International Business and the Conference of Information Systems and Technology.
Lalit Kumar Chetani
Lalit Kumar Chetani is Co-Founder & Director of Ontrust Capital Markets Private Limited, a mid-market focussed firm, specializes in providing customized solutions in the areas of Investment Banking & Wealth Management activities. Before starting up he has worked with firms like Coca Cola, Axis Bank & Subhkam Ventures (Private Equity Fund). Major experience in Investment Banking & Private Equity – includes Buy side & Sell side advisory. He is an MBA (IIM Indore), Chartered Accountant, B.Com (Hons) from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata and has more than 10 years of experience in venture funding and private equity.
Shekhar Kumar Jain
Shekhar Kumar Jain is the Co-Founder & Director of Ontrust Capital Markets Private Limited, a mid-market focused firm, specializes in providing customized solutions in the areas of Investment Banking & Wealth Management activities. He has over 15 years of experience in IT, Financial Services including Investment Banking & Private Equity. Worked with companies like ITC, IL&FS, Microsec & Subhkam Ventures (Private Equity Fund). Was also spearheading an IT company during dot-com days. He did his MBA and Chartered Accountant, B.Com (Hons) from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata.