Entrepreneurship Development Cell
Entrepreneurship Development Cell strives to inspire and integrate a culture of innovation through a conducive entrepreneurial ecosystem to help budding entrepreneurs realize their dream to start up their own enterprises. It refines the entrepreneurial skills like idea generation, opportunity evaluation, business modeling, cash flow, forecasting, negotiation & sales skills through hands on training, programs, mentoring and campus startups. Further, it facilitates incubating innovations through IQUBE and FORGE. It is also working towards building the leadership skills among the students to enhance their entrepreneurial competencies.
LEED – League for Entrepreneurial empowerment and development, is an initiative of the young and energetic engineering students of KCT aimed at bringing out the entrepreneurial spirit among the students. To have an entrepreneurial spirit means to be resilient, risk taking, and responsible, campus startups like ‘Namma Cafe’ and ‘Munch Box’ are the outcomes of the entrepreneurial spirit of KCTians. KCT has also partnered with NEN, CII YI and Enactus to expose students to the world of entrepreneurship.
During the academic year, the students participated in various events and programs that would aid their entrepreneurial journey. Many Alumni entrepreneurs visited the college, shared their experiences through diverse programs and invited talks. Some of the major events conducted during the year 2015-16 were: India @ 75 – CII CONFAB – Transforming engineers to entrepreneurs by Mr.Kris Gopalakrishnan, LEED inauguration by Prof. Gadi Ariav from Tel Aviv University ; Faculty Development Programs on Building an entrepreneurial ecosystem and Disruptive innovation ; Seminars on IPR and Enactus; Workshops and Bootcamps on Blue Ocean Dialogue, NEN Young entrepreneurs Bootcamp, NEN E-leader workshop, Startup Launcher, Hardware Junction, Ideation Bootcamp, Industrial modeling; Entrepreneurship awareness camps by Textile and Mechanical departments. Various competitions were also conducted during YUGAM 2016 and E-WEEK 2016 to motivate students to exhibit their skills. Many profound speakers and entrepreneurs addressed the students during the year to inspire and ignite them on startup opportunities. E-Week 2016 was the flagship event of the year in partnership with NEN with 21 events spread across 6 days impacting around 400 students.
Dr.B.L.Lakshmi Meera, Head – Center for entrepreneurship, KCT Business School
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