IIT Kharagpur, NEN E Cell
ECell, IIT Kharagpur is a student organization dedicated to the cause of promoting entrepreneurship among students by providing a platform on which they can ideate and subsequently startup. The objectives of E-Cell are to provide students with all the support in terms of training, mentorship, incubation, patenting, and external funding needed for entrepreneurship. Guest Lectures, business plan workshops, case study workshops, knowledge camps, patent workshops are conducted throughout the year to involve students in activities that are essential to an entrepreneur. E-Cell also actively incubates startup ideas by linking the right investors with the right entrepreneurs. 24 start-ups have been incubated within 5 years of our inception, some notable examples including P2P Power Solutions, Data Resolve Technologies, Code Green, Intinno and Green Hat Ventures.
Entrepreneurship Cell has two annual flagship events:
Global Entrepreneurship Summit is one of the biggest entrepreneurial platforms for academicians, new-age entrepreneurs, eminent business personalities, venture capitalists and students to gather at one place and share their entrepreneurial endeavors. It is conducted in January.
Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive is a massive initiative taken by E-Cell in which awareness camps are conducted in 15 cities across the country in October where eminent entrepreneurs deliver guest lectures to the students in that city in order to promote entrepreneurship and innovation.
Is expensive office space a major constraint for bootstrapping startups?
Posted by Nitesh Chandra 2 years 19 weeks
Let's face it, office space doesn't come cheap and there is only so much we can do from home. To build a team, to have the interest of potential recruits/customers, a decent office is essential. It also adds greatly to one's productivity for sure.
So, how are the startups meeting this challenge? Any innovative ideas/offers?
One offer that I know of and am currently availing is the 3-month complimentary Regus Businessworld Gold Membership by EFactor. http://www.efactor.com/toolbox/regus
If you are aware of any similar offers, do share.