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Budding entrepreneurs bounce ideas at JU summit

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Ideas focused on addressing air pollution, plastic waste management, communication in English for vernacular students and ecology conservation were pitched and discussed at the second edition of Jadavpur University’s E-Cell annual flagship event E-Summit ’20. It was organized by the university’s Institute Innovation Council (IIC) at Jadavpur and Salt Lake campuses from February 28 till March 1.

The theme being ‘Come out of your comfort zone’, the summit focused on discovering the potential of budding entrepreneurs, connecting with the right ecosystem to create network and build their startups.

The organizing team and students of the university put up a commendable show, with support from the startup ecosystem, Brandshoots Ventures, IIMC Innovation Park, who were the incubation partner and the investor fraternity, led by Indian Angels Network, Ah! Ventures, Wework Labs, Bank of Baroda Startup Zone, Lead Angels and HNI Investors along with the mentors from Tie-East and JU Alumni Association.

Fifteen teams pitched their ideas, most of them offering solutions to social problems. Apiculture, rain harvesting, smart organic farming and preserving mother’s milk for needy infants were discussed. Two external startups—myELSA incubated at IIT-BHU and Schoppen Solutions incubated at Webel-BCC&I—also took part.

Ground Blu, a team of fourth-year students, won the top honour with Palak Paribartan, a first-year students’ team, coming first runner up and Terranum, another team with students from various years, finishing as the second runner up.

 

Source: Times of India

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