Date:  6 th and 7th September

It was a tailormade 2 days workshop for the start-ups and innovators of KIIT-TBI to equip them with tools to kick-start their entrepreneurial journey and empower them to build their enterprises. The theme of the event was on pumpkin plan which was kept on an analogy to a beautiful story of the strategies and methods used by award-winning pumpkin farmers.

In a nutshell, the pumpkin plan emphasises on tweaking the approach in their farm techniques where they plant the right seeds, weed out the seeds that are stunted and nurture the right seeds to finally grow the giant award winning pumpkins.

Mentors for the session included :

Dr Shreeram Raghavan – Vice President & Member, Leadership Team at Jananom Pvt Ltd

Pankaj Thakkar –Founder Padup Venture, Member IAN, Angel Investor, Mentor Tech Startups)

Dr. Avinash Shejale – Director Lifesciences, Ainvent Capital

Srikant Shastri – Creator, Chalo Startup

The event was segmented into two sessions where the first session was focused on experts elaborating on various operational plans for the start-ups and the second session focused on one to one mentoring of the start-ups on their business plan and pitch.

The first session essentially covered everything starting from creating a business plan to making a killer pitch where Dr Shreeram Raghavan underlined the essentials to create a great business plan followed by  Mr Pankaj Thakar pointing out the Investors Criteria for investing in a startup.  Dr Avinash Shejale highlighted on how to get a start-up investment ready and Mr Srikant Shastri conducted a very effective session on how to give a killer pitch deck.

Followed by the expert sessions, all the start-ups and innovators were mentored one on one by each of the experts and advised them on their ideation, strategy, commercialisation and implementation plans.

After taking inputs from the experts, the start-ups refined their pitch deck and presented in front of the investors the next day.

KIIT-TBI is glad to have conducted this workshop and is very thankful for all the experts for the immense learning experience for all our entrepreneurs and innovators.