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The Start-Up Weekend
October, 2018

Pitchers

Entrepreneurship Development Cell TIET organised PITCHERS on 13th October 2018, Saturday. Pitchers was a one day simulation event in which students of the college took part where they got to experience the inner workings of a company, how they conduct their day to day and deal with issues that may affect future of the company. It consisted of two rounds. The esteemed panel of judges for Pitchers consisted of Amanjot Malhotra: Manager, Angel investment network, Delhi Angels; Serial Entrepreneur; growth hacker; Nitin Pratap: Thapar alumni, Mechanical Engineer and a rising entrepreneur; Akshay Jain: Founder, Cara Foods ; Winner of “The Start-Up Expo, 2.0”; Mandeep Singh: President, ED Cell, TIET; Rajeev Mehta and Koustav Das.
Entrepreneurship Development Cell TIET organised PITCHERS on 13th October 2018, Saturday. Pitchers was a one day simulation event in which students of the college took part where they got to experience the inner workings of a company, how they conduct their day to day and deal with issues that may affect future of the company. It consisted of two rounds. The esteemed panel of judges for Pitchers consisted of Amanjot Malhotra: Manager, Angel investment network, Delhi Angels; Serial Entrepreneur; growth hacker; Nitin Pratap: Thapar alumni, Mechanical Engineer and a rising entrepreneur; Akshay Jain: Founder, Cara Foods ; Winner of “The Start-Up Expo, 2.0”; Mandeep Singh: President, ED Cell, TIET; Rajeev Mehta and Koustav Das.
The teams were then divided and escorted to rooms according to their respective draws where at 3:00 pm the pitching began in both rooms simultaneously. After all the teams had presented their point of views, the panellists judged the teams and individuals to choose the best performances. Around 5:45 pm, the best team and individual performances from both the rooms were declared which marked the end of round 1. After this, the best start up pitch as well as the individuals with the best performances according to their posts went head to head with each other in front of the panel. Following this, the best team and individuals were declared the winners at 7:00 pm and were awarded the prizes. Participants had an amazing experience. Overall, the event was a huge success.

The Startup Expo

The Entrepreneurship Development Cell at Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology organized an event coupled with The Pitchers on Sunday, the 14th of October, 2018- The Startup Expo. Taking your ideas from paper and turning them in reality because there is no limit to what entrepreneurship and ingenuity can create. A spark of inspiration and motivation has always been the key that head-started the successful startups you idealize. This energetic head starts can be easily found as the budding startups from different regions to showcase their caliber and temperament at the EDC’s event- The Startup Expo. Startups from various parts of the country came to pitch their ideas in front of the panelist.
The various startups from across the country came to pitch their ideas and registered themselves for the event. The panelists-Dolly Bhasin (Director, Incuspaze), Reekrit Serai(Co-Founder/ Managing director, Rumour Books), Sudhir Agrawal (Co-Founder, Mind Engine), Amanjot Malhotra (Manager, Delhi Angels), Ashish Grover(Co-Founder, Utrade), Kunwar Nihal Singh, Sandeep Garg(Head of Finance, Schneider Electric), Koustav Das (Venture Lab specialist) and Karminder Singh( Venture Lab head) discussed about their achievements and challenges in their life. The startups started with the private pitching and had a one on one pitching session with the investors- explaining their ideas and pitching them for their interests. After the private pitching the teams retired to the public pitching hall.
Cara Foods launched Happy Pockets, the company which had received an investment of 1.5 crores at the StartExpo’17, itself. After the lunch the pitchers came back to the hall. This was followed by a guest lecture by Dolly Bhasin about Fintech. At 3 the public pitching began and lasted for 3 hours. Mr. Akshay Jain came up and gave a feedback and suggested a path of improvement for the pitching session of startups. Certificates of participation were distributed to the 21 teams participating and soon after results to the Startup Expo were announced by our esteemed panelists- Trinetra from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology occupying the title of best startup idea. The event was concluded by a gratitude speech by the Panelists.

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The IOT Workshop
19-22 November, 2018
Internet of Things (IoT) is a new revolution of the Internet and a hot technology worldwide. The Government, academia and industry are involved in different aspects of research, implementation and business with IoT. To introduce the students to this revolutionary branch of technology, a 4-day boot camp was organised by EDC in the collaboration with the University of Berkeley in TIET from 19th November. The objectives for the workshop were to bridge industry-academia gap by understanding latest technology trends, developing Jobs 4.0 skills like empathy, co-creation, customer development and business model innovation and Scouting for technologies, innovations, start-ups solving some of the pressing challenges to develop a smart city. It was a total interactive session where participants were given a lot of opportunities for developing their skillset and doubts were taken openly by the mentors. On the Day 1, Students were divided into teams and were assigned specific tasks to improve in the world using IOT and this session was devoted to getting new ideas from them. One of the session was devoted to organizing skills, the teams were asked to use stickers to highlight points and organize them on canvas to see goals clearly.
Moving on Day 2, It was totally based on Linux and Python. The Participants were informed about Accessing Linux terminal and Virtual Serial Interface like PUTTY/Tera term was the most important session of the day due to the dependence of IOT on Linux Participants were informed about Shell commands and utilities, shell scripting and Linux related IoT components. Tutorials on python platform application development, Python variables, data types and functions, Strings, tuples, Lists, dictionaries were part of Python session.
The Day Three was based on Connectivity and Cloud-based Solutions for Industry 4.0. Building IoT applications for smart cities. One of the most important session was for cloud networking in smart cities. Due to really fast growing world, cloud network has been the most accessed network, so the students were taught about the Thing Speak cloud management framework for data logging and data visualization Coding and data, logging on the cloud. Each session was followed by a Tea Break to provide caffeine for energy. The last and most important day was the day of pitching where the team finally submitted their ideas using the concepts taught in the workshop. Teams pitched their ideas and the best pitch was selected and it was marked as the end of the boot camp. The event was organised well by EDC and the University of Berkeley, the participants were really satisfied with the gain in experience, knowledge and skillset.

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