Report By – Leasel Fernandes (PGHRM)
On 22nd July 2017, we had a successful inauguration of E-cell 2017-19 Batch. The Entrepreneurship Cell at ITM was established in the year 2006, in association with National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN). NEN is Wadhwani foundation’s flagship initiative in India since 2003. For this auspicious occasion, we had the dignitaries Prof. J.A Bhavsar- CIO of ITM group and founder member of E-cell, Mr. Ronald Fernandes- Program Manager at Wadhwani foundation, Dr Veni Nair- Assistant Director- ITM and Executing Head of E-cell and our Alumna Miss Shweta Dave from 2008-2010 Batch, a rousing entrepreneur with Fabocity. We also witnessed large number of students in the auditorium aspiring to become an Entrepreneur.
The E-cell at ITM aims to inculcate the spirit of entrepreneurship to inspire, educate, support, create awareness and stimulate cultures for the next generation entrepreneurs through various activities like guest lectures, runs workshops, events and encourages startups. It also provides incubation and mentoring support to budding entrepreneurs.
Th program began with lighting of the lamp to seek the blessing of god almighty, further our esteemed speaker Prof. J. A. Bhavsar did not only embraced us with his words on Social Entrepreneurship, but also addressed us on how each one should build and become a successful entrepreneur. Adding value to it, Mr. Ronald Fernandes addressed the students about the availability of various opportunities under the NEN Wadhwani foundation’s Umbrella. Our Alumna Miss. Shweta Dave shared her glimpses of her inspiring entrepreneurial journey from failure to success. Lastly a vote of thanks was given by Dr Veni Nair who expressed her gratitude on behalf of ITM E-cell by giving a token of appreciation to our dear dignitaries. She also encouraged students aspiring to become entrepreneur and suggested them to be pro-active and creative with their business idea.