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Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

An ecosystem involves a number of interconnected key elements that constantly interact and mutually reinforce. An entrepreneurship ecosystem encompasses a number of moving parts – components that have to come together to facilitate innovation and growth.

Few of such are listed below

Entrepreneur Interaction

To help students translate their ideas and knowledge into a business venture, the Institute organizes face-to-face interactions with successful entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs from various industries and sector share their experiences and help students to get a better understanding of the related sectors. Entrepreneurs are also involved in mentoring the students.

The EDII alumni association is rich in diversity in terms of its students representing sectors ranging from manufacturing to services and not-for-profit enterprises. The EDII alumni association is working towards a future where EDII alumni take pride in their entrepreneurial experience and pass the enthusiasm on to their peers, prospective students, families and community. During interaction, the alumni speaker provides career guidance, encouragement during the academic program, advice on important course and field work and opportunities to make professional contacts. EDII also supports alumni to get funding for their ventures.

EDII is providing a co-working space and other basic necessary infrastructure facility to the start-ups and business ideas of current students.

EDII is associated with incubators and accelerators collectively support students to work on their business ideas and start-ups. Few of such are Innovify Incubation Lab and Espark Viridian, a venture accelerator initiative of Entrepreneurial Spark, UK and the Viridian Group. They continuously interact with students in classroom sessions and discuss with students business ideas on one-to-one basis and guide them for their entrepreneurial journey.

India is becoming the biggest and definitive platform for entrepreneurs and start-ups. Big ideas and successful entrepreneurs have made a mark in small town India. Looking at the vision of 'Start-up India; Stand up India' of The Honourable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, EDII in association with CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) has conducted six days workshops 'YuStart: A National Start-up Competition' during 14th-18th Sep 2015 in six different Universities of the State of Himachal Pradesh.

  1. Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi
  2. National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur
  3. Central University, Dharamshala
  4. Nauni University, Solan
  5. Shoolini University, Solan
  6. Baddi University, Baddi
  7. Rayat & Bahra University, Sholan

Dr. Rajiv Joshi, Faculty EDII was the trainer of the entire event. Young graduates from different institutes attended the event and now would be working on preparing the Business Plan which would be presented in the event of 'The Entrepreneurship Summit-2015: Innovation in Entrepreneurship' which is proposed to be held the month of Nov 2015 in Chandigarh. The shortlisted and selected business plans would be presented in front of Panel members which will include industry mentors, venture capitalists, angel investors etc.


Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India

(Via Ahmedabad Airport & Indira Bridge), P.O. Bhat 382 428, Dist. Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.

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