Trivandrum: Tata First Dot 2012, India’s definitive platform for student entrepreneurship, supporting and accelerating high-potential entrepreneurship across the country, conducted its workshop at the Technopark Campus in Thiruvananthapuram on November 9, 2012. The workshop saw participation from 37 students across 13 institutes in Kerala, some of who were also invited to participate in the competition for the title ‘Best Student Startup’.
The workshop was conducted by Prof. Radhika Meenakshi from NEN. Students also enjoyed the opportunity to interact with Guest Speaker Dr. K. Kesavasamy, Global Head, Academic Interface Program, Tata Consultancy Services – Trivandrum, India
Speaking at the occasion, Dr. Kesavasamy said, “Kerala has a special element of entrepreneurship, and one attribute to imbibe from the Tata group of companies, for entrepreneurial success is leading change. The Tata NEN First Dot provides an ideal platform to discuss and understand this attribute.”
Five winners for best student start-ups will be selected by an eminent panel of business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs. Contestants will also participate in the online voting-based student competition, the Tata First Dot ‘People’s Choice’ Competition. Winners of the competitions will be felicitated during the 2-day Tata First Dot Conference to be held in Chennai on January 20 & 21, 2013.
Tata First Dot powered by NEN is a unique and innovative platform for the student entrepreneurs to access more knowledge, networks, resources and recognition for their businesses and the first of its kind which is focused on creating an environment to support the student entrepreneurship.
Established in 2003, NEN is co-founded by the Wadhwani Foundation, IIT-Bombay, IIM-Ahmedabad, BITS Pilani, SP Jain and IBAB and partners with top academic institutes to help them build comprehensive and effective entrepreneurship programmes that inspire, develop and support new and future high-potential entrepreneurs.
Kerala IT News