Inspiria Knowledge Campus held its flagship entrepreneurship event from the 22nd to the 24th of April. The event was attended by over 40 plus participants from Bengal and Sikkim. It included students and entrepreneurs who were there to pitch for their startups.
This is organized in collaboration with Techstars-Google for Startups to encourage the startup ecosystem in North Bengal. This time it was the 4th edition of Startup Weekend hosted at the Inspiria campus to boost the confidence of students who would like to become entrepreneurs.
The first day consisted of an ice-breaker session followed by the Pitch round wherein each participant pitched their best idea in front of the audience. The second day involved rounds of mentorship for the participating teams. For this purpose, almost ten eminent entrepreneurs from Siliguri who have been actively involved in the entrepreneurial space and have already participated in rounds of angel/VC investing were shortlisted and called in to provide their expert guidance to the participating teams.
The last and final round of the marathon 54- hour event was the judging the event by the panel of four eminent judges from the startup arena in Siliguri. All winners and participants were provided certificates from Google for startups.
The Startup weekend has provided a great platform for the participants to connect and build their networking with passionate entrepreneurs. The participants were thrilled to witness such amazing hospitality by the management of the Inspiria Knowledge Campus. Every participant interacted with the potential co-founder of renowned startups and highly qualified mentors guided their ideas to become real entrepreneurs. Many amateur concepts and business ideas from the participants were significantly refined by the mentors and helped them to turn into reality in just 54 hours.
Overall the event was a great learning experience for the students and the budding entrepreneurs. Another endeavor to boost the entrepreneurial ecosystem in North Bengal has been launched and executed most brilliantly by Inspiria Knowledge Campus, Siliguri.