E Week, Asia’s most extensive entrepreneurship campaign showcased some of the best events, workshops and street bazaars; all staged by young, vibrant minds from various colleges across the country.
Acropolis Institute of Technology and Research, staying true to the tagline – Live your Entrepreneurial Dream had a splendid inauguration and a wide range of events for E Week 2018. On the first day of E Week, students and faculties worked together to make the event a colossal success. Today’s celebration witnessed three impactful events namely- Adastraa: the street bazaar, PitchBiz and Blockchain, attended by seven eminent speakers and 250+ students.
The street bazaar was a sight to see, as it perfectly captured the enjoyment, entertainment and bustle which revolves around E Week. There were shops which served scrumptious food, fun games and activities. The event also saw an unending stream of visitors, which added to the glamour of the event.
PitchBiz was the highlight of the day which witnessed a sweet war for the investors’ attention. The top 10 start-ups (out of 84) went through a daunting chain of barriers to reach the coveted platform to present their ideas before the esteemed panel of fourteen investors and six incubators. The presentation included their background, business model, USPs (Unique Selling Proposition, and their future dreams and aspirations.
This year we also saw a wide range of entrepreneurs who were recognised for their efforts and innovations. Deepak Bhaskar, who has a made a niche for himself in the eco-paper products, bagged four investors plus AIC incubation from Aartech Solonics, Bhopal. Other start-ups which stole the limelight were Luminocity Networks Private Limited, Handlooms World, Garveish Herbaceuticals Private Limited, I1lightening Solutions, Inhof Technologies and Dhundhoo. The event also saw 35+ women-run venture entries.
A Start-up named Wordly founded by a team of students from SGITS College received appreciation and intent from IncuSpace, Indian Angel Network and Swan Angel Network.
Kick-starting the first day with a bang has only increased our expectations from the upcoming E Week celebrations. In short, it is safe to say, E Week is all about celebrating the realism and courage of the cosmic strings which break the fabric and create disturbances, unreal, glorious and hard to believe disturbances.
E Week celebrates the spirit of entrepreneurship and the courage needed to leave the safe havens of one’s home and to go and live the entrepreneurial dream. E Week celebrates the entrepreneur in you.