- Vijay Talreja, President – VESTAA
- Lavin Mirchandani, President – tVEC
Entrepreneurship is the process of starting up a business or organization. The entrepreneur develops a business model, acquires human and other required resources, and is fully responsible for its success or failure. Entreprneurship operates within an entrepreneurship ecosystem.
With a similar motive, Students of second year computer engineering, Divyansh Saxena and Vikramank Singh, brought the proposal of an Entrepreneurship-cell to be set up in our college. And with the help of our beloved Principal – Dr. (Mrs.) J.M.Nair, and Alumni of VESIT Mr. Lavin Mirchandani and Mr. Vijay Talreja, the VESIT Entrepreneurship Cell was founded on April 2014.
With the vision of conducting various Events to bring out the Entrepreneurship skills in the students, tVEC launched its line of events as below:-
- Reverse-Internship crawl
In this event, almost 250 students (from various colleges all over Mumbai) utilized the opportunity to get internships in various domains (Technical, Finance, Marketing, etc). 25 startups of various domains came to present a pre-placement talk, explaining students about their company and job profile making it easier for the students to choose “their kind of” startup.
- TieSmashup 4.0
This event was held on 3rd May 2014 at IIT-Bombay. Almost thousands of people had participated in this event and around 50 Startups, big and small, showed up. The founder of various companies like BookMyShow, Vardhanche, BurpMafia and Housing.com etc gave talks on their motivational Entrepreneurial journey.After the lunch session (3 P.M) Various Startups gave pitches about their company to the audience. Among all startups Pricebaba.com won the prize for most Mashable Startup & Alumni portal won the People’s favorite award.
- Fire side chat
Students as well as alumni were part of this talk. The guest for the event was Mr. Harley Finkelstein, an entrepreneur, lawyer, and the Chief Platform Officer (CPO) at Shopify.in, described about his entrepreneurial journey from a DJ/rapper to founder of shopify. He also described the difference between entrepreneurial environment in Indian society and western society.
- BUILD YOUR APP 2014
An intercollegiate event for all undergraduate students to fulfil their Entrepreneurial dreams, with cash prizes of Rs 7,500, was setup. A Student had to come up a team of three and submit their business idea. Judges of this event were Mr. Lavin Mirchandani and Mr. Vijay Talreja, president and founding member of tVEC.THEME: – TechnologyPLATFORM: – Web / Android10 teams made it to the final round wherein they pitched their idea in front of the audience and judges, and finally, top 4 teams were selected. While our tVEC team was putting all their heart and soul into the events, Hindustan Times featured our Entrepreneurship Cell on 8th September to be among city’s top 5 Entrepreneurship Cells.
- Alumni Mixer 2014
VESIT E-Cell was pleased to invite all of the alumni members for an Alumni Mixer being organized by tVEC – the entrepreneurship initiative being led by VES Technology Alumni Association (VESTAA). The rationale for hosting this mixer was to get the alumni introduced to the entrepreneurial activities being planned at VESIT and get their support and participation to foster this community. Alumni participation and engagement has been one of the key reasons responsible for the success turnaround for institutions such as IITs, IIMs. Given the rich alumni base we have developed over the years and with the new infrastructure and vision of the new management, this event encouraged the alumni to support VESIT in replicating such models. As an inspiration, tVEC invited two individuals who have been responsible for driving and developing a mini-ecosystem now being referred as the ‘Powai Valley’ thanks to the startups emerging and fostering in and around IITB in the last few years viz. Zishaan Hayath ( Powai Lake
- JUGAAD 2014
This was the first fun event organized by the tVEC team to get well acquainted with the students and generate a sense of togetherness with tVEC. In this event, students from SE & TE showcased their convincing powers and marketing strategies in the real world,Every team was given a small amount of money, which they were supposed to multiply by using various innovative marketing strategies. Be it, buying a pen for 5 Rs. and selling it for 15 or giving complementary gifts along with your products like singing a song or delivering a message; Collaborating with other teams to increase your funds or making and breaking partnerships at the correct period.
- Entrepreneurship – Converting Dreams to Reality
In this event our guest speaker was Mr. Ajeet Khurana who gave an inspiring seminar on Entrepreneurship.
Mr. Ajeet Khurana is internationally known for his contribution to Education. With two decades of experience, Prof Khurana has mentored hundreds of students in India and in the US. His experience in consulting, entrepreneurship, retail, hospitality, training, web technologies, among others, has given him a perspective in all areas of business. A Computer Engineer from V.E.S. Institute of Technology, India and an MBA in Information Systems and Finance from the University of Texas at Austin, USA, Prof Khurana is referenced in books across the globe. For his contribution to education, he has been mentioned in top newspapers, radio and TV channels, including The Wall Street Journal, Doordarshan, All India Radio, Times of India, Mint.It was an interactive and fun session, receiving many good responses from the students, as they asked their questions and doubts regarding entrepreneurship. We at tVEC, promise to live up to our motto-of Converting Dreams to reality, Thinkers to Doers.