Endeavour’17: Knowing the Start up world
The event gave an opportunity to students to assess their entrepreneurial capabilities and get an exposure to the start up world. The event kicked off with keynote speeches by Mekin Maheshwari, founder of Udhyam.org and ex-CPO of Flipkart and Sachin Gupta co-founder and CEO of HackerEarth. This was followed by talks by Sharan Nair, VP M&C – Unocoin and King Sidhartha, designer Instamojo, TEDx speaker. Teams with start up ideas attended a comprehensive workshop based on the concept of design sprint and design thinking under the mentorship of Saksham Khandelwal, Chief Innovation Strategist at Wipro assisted by former ECell members who are currently working on their own startup ideas. During the course of this event, they implemented their ideas using various techniques such as empathy mapping, gap analysis and business canvas modeling. From a pool of 30 teams, top 10 were selected and further these teams were given a chance to make a final pitch to an audience and the judges. The top three teams were provided with funding (40k, 20k, 10k) as a primary financial aid and top ten teams got a chance to be mentored at IIM-B NSRCEL. The two day long event was organized by Entrepreneurship Cell of PES University.