Ever enterprising educational heads are keen to add value to their system by bringing in innovate methodology to suggest entrepreneurship as a viable alternative among the students fraternity.

Until recent times employment and higher education were the two best options for students. However, the scenario changed with governments noble initiatives to foster entrepreneurship through various grants and schemes.

This value addition to the present scenario at educational institutes would enhance entrepreneurship culture and release us from the shackles fo ‘Job Seekers’ and produce many ‘Job Providers’.

Everybody in the educational ecology wants to assist in any possible way in bringing a positive change. However, most of these discussions are happenings when few likeminded people meet. The impact in such situations is very negligible.

To give credence to this thought process and innovate utility friendly initiatives TiE AMARAVATI CHAPTER has created a platform at VISAKHAPATNAM and proposes to conduct such events annually. Such events must bring about the positive change in the society which otherwise feels entrepreneurship as taboo.

After a series of interaction with various college faculties, the issues that were hampering the startup ecosystem on the campus were listed as one, ‘Students are already busy with their subjects and are unable to concentrate on entrepreneurship’ and the next being, ‘ Funding for prototype developments.’

The second is taken care by the innovate initiatives by the state and central governments. Also the CSR initiatives of many corporate houses have taken care of the funding requirements in early stage.

Hence, the crucial issue is student’s interests and if entrepreneurship with live workshops are added to the curriculum, handled by reputable guest mentors would be a good option. However, more options could be arrived at the event, which could create a major impact on the present education system by nurturing startup consciousness among the students.

In a candid chat with WAY2WORLD, Shri ANUDEEP CHAPPA, Associate Director TiE AMARAVATI, informed, “I take pleasure in introducing TiE IMPACT, Flagship event of TiE AMARAVATI CHAPTER. This annual event shall act as a forum for Ecosystem Enablers, Educational Institutions, Policy Makers to come together and discuss on tested practices and to listen to the experiences of their counterparts in making an impact to the start-up ecosystem.

The first edition of TiE IMPACT, scheduled to be on 13th July 2018 at Hotel Novotel, Visakhapatnam, shall be organized with the theme of “Developing Entrepreneurship and Enterprise in Educational Institutions”. This planned event would be an annual event that would be conducted before the start of the academic year to set the framework for the coming year and to learn from experiences of various Institutions.

The intent of the day-long conference is to bring guests from successful Incubators & E-Cells in Educational Institutions to come to Andhra Pradesh and share their experiences and guide the institutions in the state to establish and scale up E-Cells, Incubation Centres and ways to nurture Student Entrepreneurs and startups on campus. The conference will focus on the further action to support student and graduate entrepreneurship – examining the roles of Government, Universities, the Business Community, and others. Is

The objective of this conference is to enable Universities to

  • Equip graduates for a changing economy – looking at enterprise skills and mindset;
  • Introduce Entrepreneurship in the curriculum – best practice case studies on tackling practical challenges;
  • Creating Entrepreneurial culture on campus – encouraging access, take-up and diversity in entrepreneurship, and the role of enterprise societies and social enterprise models in broadening the appeal of starting a business; and
  • From Ideas to the Market – assessing different approaches by universities and businesses to providing ‘accelerator’ or incubator-style support, priorities for tackling the challenges to accessing finance, and the future role that graduate enterprise might play in A.P economic development strategy

The event targets participation from atleast 50 educational institutions in the state. We believe the institutions would get right inspiration and awareness on supporting student entrepreneurship by the end of the event. This should fuel the start of Entrepreneurship Development Cells in the institutes and help more student startups see the light of day.

The Government of Andhra Pradesh is partnering us through AP Innovation Society. Shri Nara Lokesh, Minister of IT, and Shri Ganta Srinivasa Rao, Minister of HRD, Andhra Pradesh has agreed to grace the event with their presence.”

WAY2WORLD joins STATION-H to appreciate the novel initiative designed by TiE AMARAVATI CHAPTER and wish them a grand success. With inputs from Internet – RajKishan

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