We had our first board meeting of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Cell on 18/05/2016. It was chaired by our beloved Director Dr.K.N.Ganesh
The meeting involved discussion on the structure of EIC and setting up of the Constitution of the organization.
The governing body will consist of five Executive Board of Directors which includes Aditya Kabra, Snehal Bhartiya, Dilip V, Amitosh Gautam, and Kaustubh Tarmale. And it will consist of five Non-Executive Board of Directors, Registrar of IISER Pune, three faculty members Prof.Satish Ogale, Prof.Sanjeev Galande and Prof.Vaidyanathan, and also the Director of the Venture Center Dr.Premnath.
The EIC will be led by 11 member Executive Team which consists of Naman Kalra, Minal Wable, Pranjal Upadhyaya, Bhakti Rout and Ameya Pore.
The operational and financial plan were also discussed in the board, we are planning to organise 8 workshops and events throughout the year and small meetups every alternate weekend, some field visits will also be scheduled.
There was also discussion on starting up of an Entrepreneurship and Innovation Course in our institute. We are trying to bring in faculties from IIM or mentors or entrepreneurs who can train the students of IISER Pune about the process of starting up.
We also got approval for the seed funding from the institute for the initial development of the cell. We will be raising more money through various government schemes like NSTEDB, Startup India, Sponsorers, Donors, etc.
We are going to partner with National Entrepreneurship Network a flagship under Wadhwani Foundation. NEN has collaboration with 600 colleges in India and they have a mentor network of 2500 experts. NEN has agreed to support us and guide us in developing our organization.
I would take the opportunity to thank Bhuneshwar Paswan who is also a founding member of EIC and Suraj Chawla, IISER Alumni for supporting us in incorporating this organization.
Thus, the meeting was concluded with formal establishment of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Cell.
Cheers to All !!!