The Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) is a student-run organisation that promotes and nurtures an entrepreneurial spirit among students. It serves as a platform for aspiring entrepreneurs to explore and develop their business ideas, gain practical skills, and connect with industry experts and mentors.
EDC VIIT plays a crucial role in fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the college. It provides a supportive ecosystem that encourages students to think beyond traditional career paths and empowers them to create their own ventures. The cell organises various events, workshops, and initiatives throughout the year to stimulate entrepreneurial thinking and enhance the startup ecosystem within the college.
Vishwapreneur'23, the culmination of a decade of entrepreneurial zeal at VIIT, Pune, unfolded with the theme "Rise to the Zenith!" A spark of creativity ignited during the Guest Revelation, captivating attendees with its artistic allure.
Stealing the spotlight was the two-day Entrepreneurial Summit on March 4th and 5th, 2023. This convergence of global entrepreneurs and experts set the stage for dynamic discussions. The event's inauguration by Tech Mahindra's Mr. Jagdish Mitra added gravitas, resonating with the diverse participants who engaged in riveting conversations and networking.
From meticulously timed refreshments to thought-provoking sessions, "Vishwapreneur'23" encapsulated the vibrancy of entrepreneurship. It left an indelible mark, encouraging attendees to embrace innovation and ascend to unparalleled heights.
The event was graced by the presence of esteemed guests, including:
Empowering Vision, Enabling Safety
Helios innovates affordable devices for the visually impaired, offering security from obstacles. Our vision is to enhance independence and safety for individuals with visual conditions.
Reserve Elegance, Dine with Ease
Dinego revolutionises dining reservations with seamless online booking. Elevate your dining experience by selecting preferred seats hassle-free.
Explore. Discover. Journey.
We Go app redefines city exploration, offering comprehensive trip planning, expert suggestions, and unbeatable deals for the ultimate adventure.
Shape Careers, Secure Histories
Trackademic employs Blockchain for secure storage of educational and professional records, paving the way for easy verification and career advancement.
Thrills Unleashed, Connections Forged
Escape curates outdoor activities fostering adventure and meaningful connections across generations.
Find Comfort in Residence
Aashray's web-app simplifies student accommodations, pairing personalised options with the freedom to choose roommates.
Health Insights, Securely Stored
Mediinfo offers secure medical record storage for informed diagnoses, empowering patients and aiding doctors in comprehensive care.
Stories that Soar, Brands that Thrive
SwanX amplifies brands through captivating content and digital marketing services, ensuring success across industries.
Barter to Cater:
Bridging theory with practice, this event empowers participants to master resource acquisition, fostering strategic thinking and collaboration in a competitive business environment.
Motto: "Exchange, Learn, Excel."
Meals on Wheels:
Igniting business aspirations, this event nurtures skills like innovative thinking, financial acumen, communication, and teamwork. Participants transform concepts into actionable plans, embarking on a journey of entrepreneurial growth.
Motto: "Innovate, Collaborate, Succeed."
Prying Owls: Fostering innovative thinking and entrepreneurial curiosity, participants observe, analyse, and ideate, uncovering brilliance within the business world. This hands-on endeavour empowers future entrepreneurs to shape industries with visionary ideas.
Motto: "Curiosity, Innovation, Impact."
Clash of Minds: Encouraging open discourse and fearless public speaking, this event enhances participants' communication prowess. They embark on a journey to harness their expressive abilities, amplifying confidence in communication.*
Motto: "Speak, Engage, Empower."
Presenting the impactful 'Global Education Fair' by VIIT's Entrepreneurship Development Cell—an enlightening platform unveiling international educational horizons. Hosted in February 2023 at Pune's Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology, the event featured university delegates worldwide, fostering interactions, informed choices, and enriched career paths. With enthusiastic participation from students, faculty, and esteemed guests, the fair affirmed the institution's dedication to global learning and exploration.
Entrepreneurship Development Cell acts as a dynamic hub, uniting aspiring entrepreneurs to foster growth. An "E-cell Meetup" was orchestrated in January 2023, bringing together diverse E-Cells to cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit. This event facilitates networking, knowledge exchange, and ideation, catalysing the journey of budding innovators.The event showcased guest sessions and interactive networking, igniting connections and idea exchange among invited E-Cells, including EDC PVG, EDC PICT, EDC VIT, EDC BMCC, EDC AIT, and EDC SKNCOE.
Startup Meetup (Road Bounce):
Mr. Ranjeet Deshmukh, the founder of Roadbounce and an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad, conducted an engaging guest session, sharing his journey from college to startup success. He navigated the challenges and failures, offering insights into real-world situations. His Shark Tank India experience and post-funding advice resonated well, making it an interactive and enlightening event.
Commencing with an air of anticipation, the event found its initial stride through the grand inauguration of the "Agnitio" B-Plan Competition. This marked the inception of the vibrant "Ideation Phase," a crucible for the birth of ingenious startup concepts that carried the promise of transformative impact. In a carefully choreographed sequence, the stage was set for a pivotal "Mid Evaluation," an event meticulously slated for November 13th. Esteemed professionals, each a luminary in their respective entrepreneurial domains, were invited to grace this occasion as discerning evaluative judges.
Participants, poised and prepared, took the spotlight, each unveiling their prospective startup visions with finesse. These fledgling ideas were elegantly fortified by a "Lean Canvas" and an intricate "Pitch Deck." These two tools, ingeniously designed to encapsulate and showcase intricate business plans succinctly, effectively laid the groundwork for comprehensive understanding.
The event, orchestrated with finesse, creates a symphony of innovative fervour. It not only kindles the flame of inventive thinking but also empowers participants with the eloquence to eloquently unravel the fabric of their entrepreneurial aspirations.
MSME Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme(EAP):
Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme in collaboration with the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) held on March 14, 2023, a guest lecture by Mr. Abhay Daptardar, Associate Director at MSME, illuminated students about the array of opportunities and schemes available for the development of small and medium enterprises in India. The lecture emphasised the significance of innovation and entrepreneurship in today's business landscape. This informative event provided valuable insights to aspiring entrepreneurs and was met with gratitude for shedding light on avenues for economic growth and development.
Bulls & Bears:
Enhancing financial literacy and strategic insight, this event provides a profound understanding of stock market mechanics. Through discussions and practical exercises, it equips participants with valuable analytical skills for navigating the world of trading and investments.
Motto: "Invest, Analyze, Thrive."