Youngsters vie to turn their fresh ideas into business enterprises

Aug 06, 2012 0:00 | Chandigarh
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Over 80 youngsters to pitch their ideas in the Three-Days Startup Weekend

Chandigarh, July 25:  The Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC) in Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park is buzzing with activities as youngsters vie with each other to have their ideas selected to turn them into successful business enterprises.

Initiated by the Startup Accelerator Chamber of Commerce (SACC) in collaboration with the Department of IT of Chandigarh Administration, the Startup Weekend is a 54-hours marathon in which the young minds from the region are participating to try their hands on entrepreneurship.


Advisor to the Administrator of UT Chandigarh, Mr. K.K. Sharma, formally inaugurated the Startup Weekend in which nearly 80 professionals, software engineers, designers, developers, and students have registered themselves to validate their ideas during the three days. Congratulating the SACC for organising such n event that has inspired everyone in the auditorium and hownour youth want to bring about the change and said that the Administation's IT department is doing its bit to encourage innovation and improve citizens lives through egovernnce.

he said that EDC facility would be available to encourage the young entrepreneurs and if the charges need to be revised the Administration would be willing to change the policy. 


Mrs. Prerna Puri Wasu, Secretary IT is excited about the entire event which will give the new ideas to flourish and make the lives of the people much more convenient.


earlier the Advisor, Secregary IT and Director IT Upkar Singh, SACC President Manipal Dhariwal and Executive Director Sumeer Walia planted saplings in the EDC premises.


Mr. Manipal Dhariwal, President of SACC informed that the final presentation would be made by the participants on Sunday evening out of which the three best entries shall be selected and rewarded with support to setup their own enterprises, which includes free advertising from Google, etc.


Twenty three year old UIET students, Vikram Jain and Pranshu Sharma want to create a web portal acchha tutor, to rate the teachers and tutors through peer evaluation, so that the students may contact the right subject expert.


Pushkar Gupta and Saurabh Bhatia from Jalandhar want to help the people get the right color and right type of garment by just uploading the picture and getting brand options available on various retail websites.


24 year old Kunal Hardik  wishes to help the students get the classroom notes from other students and make them available on the net.


There are limitless ideas, that are being pitched at the Startup Weekend, and Ms. Prerna Puri feels that entrepreneurship is the way forward for the economic development of the region and the country.