January 19th, 2018
Starting at 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

NES Ratnam College
Bhandup (West), Mumbai


Inspire, Innovate and Incubate

A platform for growth for Student startups
Inspiration to millions of students to innovate and be job-creators of tomorrow

Introduction and Rationale

Young Indians today have the passion to venture out on their own to establish startups and evolve as successful entrepreneurs under the inspiring leadership of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi who initiated Startup India on 16th January 2016.

The Government of India has taken various measures to ease the process of doing business and also provided a conducive environment for innovative entrepreneurial ventures with the aim of transforming India from a nation of job seekers to job creators.

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.


  • To provide a platform for exhibiting the entrepreneurial propensities of students and exposing their ideas and products to a wider and illustrious audience in India’s Financial Capital.
  • To provide mentoring, marketing and media support to budding entrepreneurs, all under one roof.
  • To inspire and ignite the entrepreneurial spirit amongst the youth and strive to harness their latent potential.

Distinct Features of the Festival

Startup Expo: More than 50 stalls to showcase the products and services of startups launched by students, from across the country

Workshops: Workshops to impart knowledge and guidance on startups stewarded by Industry leaders, successful entrepreneurs and academicians

Idea Lab: Budding and existing entrepreneurs to present their ideas for feedback and support

Startup Quiz: To check the awareness of students about Startup India initiatives

Mentor Room: One-to one guidance by an expert team on different aspects of business with special focus on setting up new ventures

Potential Participants

Current students

Startups initiated by current students.

Student Founders

Startups founded by students looking for growth and development.

Prospective Entrepreneurs

Budding entrepreneurs to exhibit a prototype of the product.