IIT Delhi concludes first batch of entrepreneurship course, Venture Studio | Education News

The Entrepreneurship Development Cell (eDC) at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi conducted the first season of Venture Studio, an entrepreneurship course to support IIT Delhi students in their journey to build successful startups from scratch. This has been held in collaboration with several alumni of IIT Delhi.

Drawing from a pool of over 350 registrations, 40 students from diverse academic backgrounds were selected to participate in the first season. “These students were handpicked for their passion, creativity, and drive to make a difference in the entrepreneurial landscape,” the official release stated.

The curriculum of Venture Studio Season-I was designed to cover a wide range of topics critical to entrepreneurship, including ideation, market research, business model development, funding strategies, product development, marketing, and scaling.

Through a combination of lectures, workshops, case studies, and interactive discussions, participants gain invaluable knowledge and practical skills essential for navigating the complex startup ecosystem.

In this eight-week long program, each week, students were engaged in sessions covering different aspects of startup creation and growth, led by entrepreneurs turned mentors.

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The Venture Studio program concluded with Pitch Day, where the selected students presented their startup ideas before a panel of alumni, including Vikram Gupta, Founder and Managing Partner of IvyCap Ventures; Ruchira Shukla, Head of South Asia for Venture Capital; Vivek Kumar, Founder at Venture Garage; Ashish Padidar, Partner at Bellwether; and Priyank Garg, Managing Partner of IAN Alpha Fund. The students briefed the panel about what they learned during the course and how they were going to apply it to their planned and already existing startups. Some of the mentors who were part of the course’s teaching faculty also made up the audience on Pitch Day.

There was also a question round followed by each pitch, which helped the panel get a better picture of the students’ ideas about their venture.

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