“Chitkara Student Startups Club together with Clubs”
February 11th, 2018:
A CEED news release:
The Chitkara University Centre for Entrepreneurship and Education Development (CEED) in association with its student Entrepreneurship Cells from its both University Campuses conducted an exclusive meet up over Golf at the Chandigarh Golf Range. Around 54 E-cell students including CEED faculty Mentors Dr. Adarsh Aggarwal, Dr. Neha Kishore, Jugneet Bajwa and Mr.Sumeer Walia. The focus of the meet was networking,bonding of the raw creative and business minds to team up for the future, and build some unique Business Startups. The half day meet & retreat started with Golf, it was a first time experience for most of the students as they were introduced to the amazing game of Golf.
Story telling and experience sharing was another aspect of the event, around noon 3 students from Chitkara University E-CELL: Sayak, Tushar and Chirag who recently accomplished a 2 weeks Startup road show with Lead prayana team in Karnataka, shared their experiences of their travel to business, social and innovation incubators in South India. They shared their experiences meeting star mentors like Mr. Nandan Nilekani of UIDAI fame, Phanendra Sama of Redbus fame and quite a few more.
Post lunch, and after a short excursion at the breezy and beautiful Sukhna Lake, a 60 minutes Q&A was conducted with Mr. Vineet Khurana, Mentor and Vice President of Chandigarh Angels Network. Student Startups from CEED E-cell team were the key aspirants to this engagement, which was focused on raising money for Student Startups. The focus of the interaction was discussion and breaking of myths on funding needs for student startups. The session rolled into an intense Q&A and the students questions were focused on very basic fears of raising early stage capital from investors, their startup liabilities, do’s and don’ts.
The meet up ended with a 30 minutes of, one to one networking and a beautiful group picture by Chitkara University Photographer Rishab Khanna. The bonding amongst these raw minds in the lap of nature over a sport, turned out to be a learning event with some key takeaways for the swiftly growing Startup Ecosystem at Chitkara University!