Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur is a non-profit student organization, dedicated to the cause of promoting entrepreneurship among students. It invites various eminent entrepreneurs to deliver lectures to educate students about the joys and hardships of entrepreneurship. Guest Lectures, Business Plan workshops Case study workshops, Knowledge Camps, patent workshops are conducted throughout the year to involve students in activities that are essential to an entrepreneur. E-Cell also actively incubates startup ideas by linking the right investors with the right entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurship Cell has two annual flagship events: Global Entrepreneurship Summit and Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive.
Global Entrepreneurship Summit which is conducted in January is one of the biggest entrepreneurial platforms for academicians, new-age entrepreneurs, eminent business personalities, venture capitalists and students to gather at one place and share their entrepreneurial endeavours and experiences, and to pledge to take entrepreneurship to greater scales.
Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive is a massive initiative taken by E-Cell to promote entrepreneurship and encourage students across the country to embrace the concept of entrepreneurship. It does not confine itself to the boundaries of Kharagpur, but is conducted in 15 cities.
Besides, there are three competitions, conducted on an annual basis:
- Concipio | The Inhouse B-plan competition
- Empresario | Nation's largest B-Plan competition
- Envision | The product design competition
The ultimate objective of Entrepreneurship Cell is to inspire more startups.