Illuminate 2013 is a series of pre-Eureka! one-day Workshops on Entrepreneurship and business planning across India, by Nurture Talent Academy, in collaboration with E-Cell, IIT Bombay. These workshops will precede E-Cell, IIT Bombay's flagship annual event, "Eureka!" - the annual B-Plan competition to encourage youth towards entrepreneurship. Eureka! Organized by E-Cell, IIT Bombay has been acclaimed as "Asia's largest Business Plan Competition" by Thomson Reuters in 2010. These workshops will be conducted in leading colleges across 40 leading colleges of India in top cities.
This workshop aims to inspire and train young students who have a desire to do something fruitful for themselves, their institution, family, society and the nation. The workshop will be completely interactive, with movies, games, teamwork and exercises for students to generate ideas, make business plans, learn about investments and identify their strengths in area of entrepreneurship. Participants at these workshops will be encouraged to write and submit their business plans to Eureka! It will be conducted by leading entrepreneur, IIT/IIM alumnus and investors. All students whether from engineering, management or other background are invited to take part in the workshop. Entrepreneurship is not for the young or old, fresher or experienced, rich or poor - it is for everyone, and it is better to start learning as early as possible.
The participating students will be honored with certificates of participation of E-cell IIT Bombay and Nurture Talent. Moreover, students will get a chance to take part in Eureka 2013, and if selected, they will be invited to IIT Bombay for the grand finale and stand a chance to win prizes worth Rs 40 Lakhs.
Amit Grover, an IIT-IIM Alumnus and Ishank Joshi founded Nurture Talent Academy, India's top-most institute for entrepreneurs, from their sheer passion for entrepreneurship. It conducts training and mentoring programmes which are highly interactive, with games, teamwork and planning exercises. NTA has conducted over 350+ programmes across 125+ cities since inception in 2010, which have been attended by 25000+ startups, students and professionals likewise. NTA has a satisfaction score of over 90% from it's program. It has in the past collaborated with Entrepreneurship Cells and Business Plan contests of IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Calcutta, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur and many more.
Workshop Fees: Rs 650/- per participant, including course material. Each student will get a an exclusive startup kit free during the workshop by Nurture Talent Academy.
During the workshops you will be encouraged to interact with the speaker and the other participants through Case Study discussions, interactive games. And various questions like- What are the most common mistake by and entrepreneur, when to startup, why is a B-Plan necessary, what do VCs look for in a B-Plan, will be answered.
This will be the structure of the workshops.