Event Information 2017

NES National Student Startup Fest on January18, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of transforming India from a nation of job seekers to job creators is materializing through ‘Startup India’ initiative. Our college enthusiastically responded to this initiative with the first NES National Student Startup Fest on February 5th and 6th 2016 in association with our parent body, National Education Society under the dynamic and inspiring leadership of our Founder President Dr. R.Varadarajan.

Over 90 student startups including novel ventures from other cities like Jaipur, Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune, Nagpur and Nasik and the goods and services of women entrepreneurs were on display in the hugely successful entrepreneurial extravaganza.

The Startup Fest was inaugurated by Shri. Ravindra Walkar, Hon’ble Minister for Higher and Technical Education and Housing, Government of Maharashtra. It was a wonderful opportunity for aspiring student entrepreneurs to interact with and get mentored by industrial leaders, capital advisors and successful business owners.

This year the Entrepreneurial Cell of NES Ratnam College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Bhandup (W) is organising the 2nd edition of this pioneering mega event on 18th January 2017 in the benign presence of H.H Jagadguru Sankaracharya Sri. Jayendra Saraswati Swamiji. The underlying effort is to promote the new surge of entrepreneurship that offers an opportunity to the budding entrepreneurs to interact with business owners and there by enhance industry academia network. The fest will include an Exhibition arena which will provide a platform for the young entrepreneurs to showcase their products and services. In addition workshops, Idea lab and Mentor room will enable student entrepreneurs to put forward their innovative ideas for feedback and guidance from experts in the industry.

Around 220 students from colleges and schools across Mumbai participated in the 2nd edition of NES National Student Startup Fest on January 18, 2017 at NES Complex, Bhandup. The mega event, that was a part of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Jagadguru Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamiji’s Digvijay Yatra was inaugurated by His Holiness himself. Dr R. Varadarajan, Founder President NES-SVB Group, attributed all his accomplishments as an educationist and entrepreneur to the blessings of Swamiji and asserted the need to motivate students to embark on the journey of entrepreneurship and emerge as job providers rather than job seekers

The Workshop topics include, ‘Social Entrepreneurship’, ‘Learning from family business’, ‘Android’, ‘Good and bad business ideas’ • Mr. Bimal Raj, Partner, Singhi Advisors, Mumbai is the Chief Guest of the Inaugural function.
• The keynote speaker is Dr. T. Prasad, Faculty Advisor,Centre for Student Enterprises, NITIE, Mumbai
• Mr. Jayantha Prabhu, Chief Technology Officer, ESSAR Group, Mumbai is the Chief Guest for the Validictory Function
The Collaborating Agencies include, Indian Merchant Chamber, Mumbai Tamil Chamber of Commerce and Industries, IITBombay, Advisers India, Supervasi, Ibtions, Aptech Ltd, Asian Institute of Family Managed Business, Bank of Maharashtra, Indian Bank.


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18th January, 2017  
9.00 a.m - 10.00 a.m Registration
10.00 a.m - 11.00 a.m Inaugural Session
11.00am -12.00 noon Workshop on Social Entrepreneurship Ms. Setu Parikh and Ms. Barbara Binder, Supervasi, A Non Profit Organisation, Thane
12 noon - 1.00 p.m Workshop on Learning from Family Business Prof. Parimal Merchant, Global Head of FMB, S. P. Jain School of Global Management, Mumbai
1.00 p.m - 1.45 p.m Break  
1.45 pm - 2.45 p.m Workshop on Android Mr. Chintan Dave, Director, Ibtions, Mumbai
2.45 p.m - 3.00 p.m Break
3.00 p.m -4.00 p.m Workshop on ‘Good and Bad Business Idea’ Dr. N. Aparna Rao, Senior Project Manager, Centre for Entrepreneurship, IIT Bombay
4.00 pm - 5.00 pm Valedictory Function
Parallel Sessions
11.00 am - 1.00 pm a.m Business Quiz • Mrs. Sujata Nandi Roy, Program Director, Asian Institute of Family Managed Business, Mumbai
• Mr. R.Srinivasan, Asst.Vice President, Industry Connect and Alliance, Aptech Ltd. Mumbai
11.00 am - 1.00 pm Idea Lab • Mr. Debraj Dam, Advisers India , Founder & CEO, Mumbai
11.00 am - 3.00 pm Mentor Room • Mr. Manoj Kalke, Director, Computrics Integration Technologies (P) Ltd, Mumbai.
• Mr. Chintan Dave, Director, Ibtions, Mumbai

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