Udyam: Introduction to Pre-Incubation Programme
UDYAM: Introduction of Pre-Incubation Programme was a two-day induction session organised by UCIE Team in association with Startup Uttarakhand, Government of Uttarakhand, with an audience comprising of passionate and self-motivated blooming entrepreneurs. The Pre-Incubation Programme gave entrepreneurs the right platform to launch their ideas and move forward to develop it into a marketable Minimum Viable Product (MVP).
Day One started with an introductory speech by Mr Vaibhav Mishra, Sr. Executive at UCIE. The first speaker of the day was Ms Sakshi Gupta, Startup Expert who delivered a talk on “Startup Ecosystem – Core Values & Facets.” Mr Mohit Nagpal, Sr. Manager at UCIE followed with a discussion on the incubation policies and facilities provided by the UPES Council for Innovation and Entrepreneurship highlighting the milestone. It was punctuated by Mr. Siddharth Shukla, Team Lead at Startup Uttarakhand, who briefed attendees about the policies of Startup Uttarakhand. The first day ended with a powerful session of Idea Validation and Developing Business Modal Canvas (BMC) by Ms Smedha Sarkar, Founder at Edumaan Training Services.
Day two began with a session on Process to Product Development by Mr Saurabh Jain, Vice President at Paytm. Mr. Dilnawaz Khan, Founder at Power Deck & Codesign Labs, followed sharing his knowledge and experience on pitches. Dr Kalpeshkumar L Gupta, Founder at ProBono India & Legal Startups, followed to explain the importance of IPR in entrepreneurship development. The session concluded with Dr. Githa S Heggde, Dean School of Business & Head, UCIE thanking all participating dignitaries and participants for the session. The event was concluded by Mr Avelo Roy, Managing Director at Kolkata Ventures.