CENTRE FOR INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship formally known as Entrepreneurship Development Cell endeavors to foster entrepreneurial eco-system in the college and nurture intrapreneurial mindset amongst students. Through innumerable initiatives, the centre creates a vibrant platform for experiential learning. It guides students to identify business opportunities and encourages students to build their own startup. The centre focuses on promoting business, social and art entrepreneurship. In the year 2018 the centre was privileged to be digitally inaugurated by the hands of Hon Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi. Centre has been the beneficiary of RUSA grant received by the college for entrepreneurship development .

Some of the flagship programs of the Centre are Symbiz-Global Entrepreneurship Summit, Manthan-National Level Social Business Plan Competition, Project Campus Entrepreneur, Indradhanu-Art and Craft Festival to promote Art Entrepreneurship, Flea Market participation and Publication of the book Symbipreneurs-Dare to Dive.


Highlights of Events and Programs

1.Symbiz-GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT

Symbiz is one of its kind global Entrepreneurship summit organised by centre for Innovations and Entrepreneurship under RUSA. Various speakers were invited to enlighten the students about different aspects of Entrepreneurship. The summit didn't just include speakers from various countries but also tried to infuse competitive spirit among students through events like YOUNG PIONEER (business plan competition) AND START UP ARENA. The first day of the summit ended on a lighter note with live performance.

Speakers at the summit:

Sr.No Name Designation
1 Anil Swarup IAS,Former Secretary School Education and Coal Secretary of India
2 Dr.Abhay Jere Chief Innovation Officer of Ministry of HRD,GOI
3 Dr.Ganesh Natarajan Founder-Chairman of 5FWorld,Chairman of the Pune City Connect Board,Director at SP robotic works
4 Jonathan Hollander Founder of Battery Dance, Co-Founder of Indo American Arts Council,NYC,USA
5 Karma Yonten Founder & CEO of Greener Way, Bhutan
6 Dr.Brett Trusko President and CEO at The International Association of Innovation Professionals,Texas,USA
7 Vandana SaxenaPoria OBE,Advisor at Institute of Chartered Accountant in England &Wales,India
8 Pavan Lall Associate Editor at Business Standard, Indian Author
9 Mandar Agashe Founder &Vice-Chairman of Sarvatra Technologies
10 Caroline AudoirDeValter Founder of Hope for children ,Global Goodwill Ambassador
11 Pranav Bhanage CEO of South Asia Region,Oil and Gas Downstream,Petronas Lubricants Pvt.Ltd.
12 Mandar Bhosale Founder of International Chocolate Research and Innovations Council
13 Nikhil Malhotra Global Head of Innovation at TechMahindra, Founder of Maker’s Lab
14 Rajeev Kher Founder & CEO of Saraplast Pvt.Ltd.
15 Kumar Anshu Chief Everything Officer at Bots‘NBrains
16 Girish Sambyal
17 Siddharth Vaze CEO at Forethought Corporate Communications
18 Harshawardhan Dafre Co-Founder ,Director of RightPath Transformation

2.Indradhanu - ART AND CRAFT FESTIVAL.

Indradhanu aims to encourage student artists and guides them to monetize their arts. It is a event where students showcase their art work of different forms such as canvas painting, sketching, handicraft and sculptures. Every year 50 students participate and showcase their art in presence of renowned artists of Pune.


3.Manthan – NATIONAL LEVEL SOCIAL BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION

Indradhanu aims to encourage student artists and guides them to monetize their arts. It is a event where students showcase their art work of different forms such as canvas painting, sketching, handicraft and sculptures. Every year 50 students participate and showcase their art in presence of renowned artists of Pune.


4.PROJECT CAMPUS ENTREPRENEUR- COLLEGE INCUBATOR

Project campus Entrepreneur is an initiative to develop Entrepreneur on campus. Started with the intent to provide students with a platform to experiment to get experience of being an entrepre neurs, Project campus Entrepreneur is an organized incubation program to help students to develop their business idea. Through mentoring sessions by experts, visits and flea market participations student entrepreneurs are given hand holding to start their business.The first batch of Campus entrepreneur had 30 students working on various products under the expert guidance of a start up mentor.


5.FLEA MARKETS

Various flea markets have been organised in college as well as off campus to promote students ideas of Entrepreneurship. Flea markets are organised on occasion of Rakshabandhan, Valentine's day, Dipawali, and flea markets of upcycled products. Which helped students to understand the importance of upcycled products this also helped them to understand various aspects of business right from manufacturing to Marketing and selling.Students also participate in commercial flea markets in Pune city to get real time business experience.


6.SYMBIPRENEURS- Dare to Dive

Symbipreneur is a book launched by SCAC ,where stories of 20 Entrepreneurs who have graduated from SCAC are included.


7.GUEST SESSIONS AND WORKSHOPS

Entrepreneurship awareness amongst students is created by organizing sessions, talk shows and interactions with entrepreneurs on regular basis.Workshops on Creativity, Innovation, Business plans are organized to instill skills to start business.


8.VISITS

Visits are organized to places to small scale industries,big firms, industry associations and exhibitions to give practical exposure to students.