IIT-Guwahati is giving budding entrepreneurs an opportunity to get their ideas launched and projects incubated. The institute has called for entries for its annual techno-management festival — Techniche 2013 — to be held from August 29 to September 1.
IIT-Guwahati will play host to inspirational lectures, quality workshops, social initiatives and challenging competitions in the four days.
Applications are invited from future entrepreneurs and engineering graduates.
“Last year we received good response from students in Chennai, and this year too we are expecting several entries,” said Tarun Kalluri, a student of IIT-Guwahati handling media relations for Techniche.
The management events will be held in collaboration with the entrepreneurial development cell of IIT-G. The corporate module of the festival will include a case study competition in collaboration with the Harvard Business Review. “It is being organized with the cardinal aim of helping the contestants fortify their skills,” the organizers said in a press release. The winners will get cash prizes.
Other events include Stratagem, which requires participants to propose a marketing strategy for a given problem statement, Product Launch, in which the students will have to bring a new innovative product into the market, and Blue Chips, the virtual stock market game. Postermania will have students advertising a product and its essential elements through a poster.
A panel of venture capitalists, investors and entrepreneurs will judge the contests.
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