UP Startup Conclave

UP Startup Conclave
Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Academic Institutions:
Challenges and Opportunities March 18-19, 2017

Summary Report

We visited IIT KANPUR for a conclave on Entrepreneurship and start-ups. The conclave was organised by TEQIP. We got knowledge on various aspects of entrepreneurs, the problems they face and the steps they have to take to start their company.
The program was divided into 2 days in which step by step approach was undertaken into the process of start-up.
The first day was started with a welcome speech and the process of registering a PVT. LTD. Company. Later, talk was held on Intellectual Properties Act. We were also told about the patent act in India and what all we can patent and what not. Further, we were told about the incubator at IIT KANPUR and the facilities in it. Excellent speakers from all over the country were at the conclave to share their experiences. We were also told about various funding agencies through which the start-ups can be funded. We were told about the government’s involvement into the incubation of ideas in India. The next day, we had 4 entrepreneurs discussing the problems and the steps they took and their journey as an entrepreneur. We were also introduced to the idea of social enterprise and how can it help the poor and underprivileged. The conclave ended with a closing speech and certificate distribution. The conclave was a grant successful one and we received great knowledge about the problems and steps in opening a start-up and becoming a job giver rather than job seeker. We thank our director mam for giving us this opportunity, and we look forward to imply the knowledge we received there in the near future.