E-STEP Virtual Boot Camp
SBRR MAHAJANA FIRST GRADE COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS)
DISTRICT INNOVATION HUB
Pooja Bhagavat Memorial Mahajana Education Centre,
KRS Road, Metagalli, Mysuru-16
E-STEP VIRTUAL BOOTCAMP
HELD ON 21ST MAY 2021
The Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS) under the Department of Electronics, IT, BT, S&T, Government of Karnataka has organized a one day E-STEP Virtual Boot camp on Friday 21st May 2021. The objective of organizing this Boot Camp is to encourage the students to involve themselves in start-up activities including generation of ideas, product design and development and converting them into business model.
The Boot Camp commenced at 8.15am with the inaugural addresses by Dr. C. K. Renukarya, Director, Mahajana PG Wing and Dr. B. R. Jayakumari, both stressed on the significance of start-ups and entrepreneurship during the current pandemic situation and in near future.
Dr. E. V. Ramana Reddy IAS, ACS, Department of Electronics, IT, BT, S&T, Government of Karnataka explained about the department’s initiatives to promote start-ups and entrepreneurships across state and measures taken to elevate start-up initiatives in line with the start-up India. Pre-recorded Video Clip of Dr. C. N. Ashwathnarayana, Hon’ble Minister for Department of Electronics, IT, BT, S&T, Government of Karnataka was played in which the Minister explained about the potentiality of start-ups in Karnataka and the set-up of ecosystem to encourage start-ups in Karnataka.
Mr. Vishnunagaraj, Resource Person of the E-STEP Boot Camp initiated the activities by instructing the participants to work on various ideas and bringing them onto virtual canvas and converting them into potential business models. The Boot Camp went on till 4.45 with more than 260 student participants from both UG and PG of SBRR Mahajana FGC (Autonomous) actively participating in all the activities assigned to them throughout the event.
At 4.00pm, a mentor talk was scheduled as a part of Boot Camp activity, in which, Mr. Pramod Shandilya, CEO of Mycovation, Mysuru shared his entrepreneurial journey and encouraged the participants to take-up entrepreneurship as their career.
The Boot Camp concluded at 4.45pm with vote of thanks rendered by Smt. Meena Nagaraj C N, IAS, MD, KITS, Department of Electronics, IT, BT, S&T, Government of Karnataka. Dr. Champa E, GM-3, KITS, Dr. Sandhya R. Anvekar, Program Head-Skilling, Ms. Inchara S. Associate Executive, KITS have supervised the event.
Mr. G. Prasanna David and Ms. Yashaswini from Computer Science Department, Ms. Premajyothi from MSW Department, Ms. Ranjini Kadam, Placement Coordinator, SBRR Mahajana FGC (Autonomous) facilitated the participants in their activities.
Dr. S. R Ramesh, CEO, SBRR Mahajana FGC (Autonomous), Ms. Rachana C. R, HOD-Computer Science Department, respected Heads of all the Departments of both UG and PG of SBRR Mahajana FGC (Autonomous) have whole heartedly supported the event. Mr. N. Roopesh Kumar, College Coordinator for District Innovation Hub and Mr. Samuel Paul Suchan, District Innovation Associate, District Innovation Hub, SBRR Mahajana FGC (Autonomous) coordinated the whole event.
In the feedback, Student Participants thanked the Bootcamp team for organizing such an event. They expressed that, they have enjoyed the whole event and learnt the fundamental requirements to become an entrepreneur as taught by Mr. Vishnu Nagaraj. Almost all the participants have reported that they already started working on pitching their ideas in the Pitch Deck sessions which will be conducted by the institute in the near future.