Kharagpur | September | 30, 2018 :: Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur is a non-profit student organization established with the aim of
fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship among college students in India. We are one of the most
successful entrepreneurial organizations in the country with over 50 start-ups incubated within 10
years of our inception.
Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur are proud to present The Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive
(EAD), one of our major flagship events. With its initiation back in 2009, EAD has now grown to cover 22
cities in 22 days. You learn when you see, with this basic idea, EAD consists of a series of guest lectures
and workshops, wherein students get to learn from the ‘achievers’ of the society.
This year the esteemed presence of Mr. Ravi Ranjan(Head of Events Partnership at Nasscom 10000
startup),Mr. Raj Neravati(FOUNDER & CEO Hug Innovations Corp),Mr.Abhinav Shah(COFOUNDER &
CEO Osam Dairy) will surely impel the students and make them envision entrepreneurship as a career.
The students would get to know as to what path they must choose to live their dream and turn their
out-of-the-box ideas into reality.
Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive 2018, Ranchi will be held in St.Xavier’s College Ranchi on 4/10/18.
A 3 hour event, the EAD- Ranchi, would consist of Guest Lectures which surely add to students’
knowledge and provide an insight to what all things happen after they ‘start-up’.
30,000 students, 24 cities, these are numbers witnessed by the previous edition of EAD 2017, and we
look forward to even bigger numbers. Ms. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Founder of Biocon, Phanindra Sama,
CEO of Redbus.in, Arjun Malhotra, co-founder of HCL Technologies and many such distinguished
personalities have presided over the event.
The Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive also coincides with the launch of our regular round registrations
of our International Business Model Competition: Empresario. Empresario is our Annual Business
Model competition where business ideas in all fields ranging from Product and Service to Social, get
equal opportunity to win the prize and incubation opportunities to the tune of INR 2.5 crore. The prizes
and services for the winners as per the last year are worth 25 lacs INR.
This year, Entrepreneurship Cell IIT Kharagpur are proud to present Empresario 2019 in association
with International Business Model Competition (IBMC). The best entries will get an opportunity to
participate directly in the quarter-final rounds of IBMC 2019, which will be conducted abroad.
About 25% of the entries in our Business Model Competition- Empresario were from participants of EAD,
which underlines the impact of this unique initiative towards motivating young minds towards
entrepreneurial thought and action. 158 colleges participated in EAD 2017, with 24 colleges associating
with us to conduct the EAD in their respective campus. During the drive, many colleges expressed their
interest in setting up entrepreneurship promoting bodies for the benefit of the students.
For more details, log on to www.ead.ecell-iitkgp.org .