Entrepreneurship Week India – 2012


Entrepreneurship week India, 2012 is scheduled to be held from 11th to 18th February in Bangalore. A unique effort which will see participation of over 6,00,000 participants and will reach out to many more, has theme ‘Invent the Future’ with special focus on building solutions to tackle issues plaguing India. E Week India is organized by the National Entrepreneurship Network, supported by the Wadhwani Foundation and has involvement of over 80,000 student members and 1200 faculty from NEN Entrepreneurship Cells (E Cells) at 540 member institutes.


‘EWeek@Schools’, a special feature of this year’s E Week will reach out to school students in the age group of 7-16 years in schools across the country. Trying to inculcate the spirit of entrepreneurship at grass root level, these students will be introduced to the possibilities and ideas of entrepreneurship through the Rs.50 exercise – an experiential business lesson, by college students and faculty from NEN E Cells.
As per the press release, during E Week, participants on and off campuses across the country – students, entrepreneurs, faculty members, industry leaders and key members of the community will take the E Week Pledge and engage in thousands of events. These include competitions, expositions, educational movie screenings, leadership and motivation talks with successful entrepreneurs, panel discussions, business plan and skills-building workshops, business and tech bazaars, awareness campaigns and more. In addition, participants can sign up on the E Week website to share their experiences, view events information, and connect with the larger NEN community.

E Week will culminate on 18th February, 2012 with a gala Awards Ceremony in Bangalore. NEN member academic institutes will be chosen for the E Week India 2012 Championship Awards as well as 3 Special Awards: 1) E Week @ School Award 2) Nilima Rovshen Creativity and Innovation Award 3) Most Effective Public Awareness Campaign Award. Student representatives of the Award winners will be flown to Bangalore for the Awards Ceremony attended by students from various institutes, eminent people from the industry and the government.


A word about NEN foundation, a non profit initiative, NEN was initiated by the Wadhwani Foundation, and co-founded by IIT Bombay, IIM Ahmedabad, BITS Pilani, SP Jain Institute of Management & Research Mumbai and the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology Bangalore.  The NEN Trust is primarily supported by the Wadhwani Foundation/E Week is fully supported by the Wadhwani Foundation.


Going with the tag line of ‘We can. We will.’, E week will definitely help bring about the entrepreneurial bests from India on a platform where they can project & discuss their ideas with all. It will be a great place for those with innovative ideas and those who are looking for their dose of creativity & entrepreneurial inspiration. Do join.


For more information: http://eweek.nenonline.org

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