2nd Startup Day 2017 | Punjab Campus

Photography: Manuj

“StartUp Day’17” entrepreneurship competition-a flagship event of Centre for Entrepreneurship Education & Development (CEED), Chitkara University, Punjab, which happens every year & this was its 4th edition.  Startup Day itself has by now sensitised/awakened over 2000 students towards entrepreneurship, both at CUPB & CUHP. StartUp Day is a 12 weeks long program where 3 mentor-mentee meet ups and 5-7 boot camps lead to a pre-final & final. The budding entrepreneurs got mentoring from 11 mentors from CEED & Industry of unblemished reputation in their respective fields.

The zeal to be a part of the 4th edition of this top-notch event can be seen easily as over 35 teams participated in it, out of which 11 could make it to the final. Through the event, the budding #entrepreneurs got a chance to pitch their idea in front of an esteemed and impeccable panel of Judges:-

  1. Mr. Jazzy Sihota- Founder Saffron Inc, USA. Member- Chandigarh Angels.
  2. Dr. Sandhir Sharma-Dean Chitkara Business School-CUPB.
  3. Mr. Ajay Suman Shukla- Team Lead- Deshpande Foundation- USA.
  4. Rahul Mishra MD at Bluest Mettle Solutions (P) Ltd.

The Judges were amazed the by the sheer quality of #Ideas on display by the students.

Winner 1
BES- making affordable pollution masks! (Hardware & innovation), won a prize:1yr of working space and $500 plus dedicated mentoring.

Winner 2
Quiz o mania- portal for quizes/hackathons, won a prize:1 yr of working space and 300 $ plus dedicated mentoring.

Winner 3
(a)Beyond Giftism- gift portaland , won a prize:1 yr of working space and 200$ plus dedicated mentoring.

(b)Firaggo Music- platform for musicians, won a prize:1 yr of working space and 200$ plus dedicated mentoring.

Mr Sumeer Walia , Director-CEED  felicitated team Winners, volunteers, and the jury members and  presented a vote of thanks .Dr Adarsh Aggarwal, Professor-CEED  motivated the students to be ready for the STARTUP DAY 2018.