Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Entrepreneurial skills of VIT University students take a boost in IEYS workshop by Nurture Talent

I had a great time helping the engineering and MBA students of VIT University Vellore Tamil Nadu take their first step towards entrepreneurship journey. Enthusiasm could be felt even before I entered the auditorium as half the coordinators team were there to receive me at the main guest house at 11.30 in the night.

Over 150 students were part of the workshop which covered aspects like idea generation, business plan, digital marketing, raising funds and evaluating potential of students. Few teams volunteered to present their ideas and got immediate queries and feedback from their friends.

Here are few pics of the college workshop:

Students resolved to help Nurture Talent Academy achieve our vision of creating 1000 startups and 20000 jobs. After the workshop, students will be applying with their business plans and ideas for participating in IEYS 2014 business plan competition Endeavor - Road to Success, which will be held in VIT University campus during last week of September 2014.

It was great to interact with the team of VIT which was very caring and took nice care of my hospitality, and I ended the way with a visit to Golden Temple in Vellore (no cameras allowed there so no pics can be posted :-( but it was a truly spiritual and calming experience. We were to reach just in time for Darshan in night, and avoid 3 hour long rush during normal hours.

VIT University also has a huge incubator with companies from Chennai/Bangalore etc. preferring to get incubation support with added advantage of a huge students base to work for them as interns and team members. I also met the VC, Dean of MBA School, and many other faculty members who were all enthusiastic about the entrepreneurship workshop for their students.

And finally, "I will be back"!!!