Preincubaiton Program to transform Students to Entrepreneurs @ Atal Incubation Centre –Sri Krishnadevaraya University

Vanthena is a flagship preincubation program of Atal Incubation Centre –Sri Krishnadevaraya University (AIC-SKU) that nurtures student innovators to entrepreneurs, started from 28th February 2023 to 10th March 2023. This program helps students to turn their innovative ideas into business ventures. As part of this program, 8 student teams from three colleges namely Mallareddy College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad; Bapatla Engineering College, Bapatla and Sri Venkateshwara Degree and PG College, Anantapur participated.

This is the 4th Cohort & the program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to turn their innovative ideas into businesses. The bridging program lasts for one hundred days out of which two weeks (Vanthena) were organized by AIC-SKU by the experts from various fields at the Atal Incubation Centre Sri Krishnadevaraya University. It includes workshops and mentoring sessions were organised by experts on Financial and Business Modelling, How to identify IPRs?, linking student innovations to Sustainable Development Goals for sustainable businesses, Branding and marketing of startups and their products, Team Building and management, Market Validation, Go to Market Strategies etc. At the end of this program 8 student groups exchanged Preincubation Agreement with Atal Incubation Centre and committed to become new age entrepreneurs with their innovations.

Preincubaiton Program to transform Students to Entrepreneurs @ Atal Incubation Centre –Sri Krishnadevaraya University

AIC-SKU will assist the student teams in mentoring, prototyping, business modelling and various other aspects for three months and reviewing the progress of the students there after AIC-SKU will offer 24 months incubation support to the students.

Mr. Shareef Yaseen, Director, FundEnable, Hyderabad for workshop on developing business and financial modelling; Bindu Sharma, Founder & CEO, Origin IP, Bangalore for workshop on identifying Intellectual Property Rights in Student Innovations; Lavanya, Director, Lavanya & Associates for workshop on Company Compliance; Keshav Devanand, Founder, RedArrow Marketing for workshop on Go to Market Strategies; Shaheen, Founder & CEO, ExtenKeys Pvt. Ltd., Anantapur for workshop on Team Management; Dr. Shivakiran, CEO, AIC SKU, for workshop on How Business Models can align to UN Sustainable development goals; Dr. Chandra Mouli, Incubation Manager for workshop on Branding & Marketing Startup & their products. Prof. MRK Reddy, Vice-Chancellor, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur & Prof. Nagabhushanam Raju, Executive Director, AIC-SKU Prof. MRK Reddy, Vice-Chancellor, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur participated in this program.

About AIC – SKU Confederation

AIC-SKU Confederation is an Atal Incubation Centre (AIC) at Sri Krishnadevaraya University (SKU) supported by Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, Govt. of India and AP Innovation Society, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. It is a Special Purpose Vehicle registered as a Not for Profit Section-8 Company (as per the Govt. of India Companies Act 2013). We create and inculcate entrepreneurial spirit in the community ecosystem and groom start-ups and emerging businesses in the sectors of agriculture, food processing, circular economy, renewable energy & IT which lead to job creation. Our goal includes the promotion of startups through focus based incubator, innovation and creating a startup ecosystem, emerging technology transfer for the success of businesses and job creation & economic development.

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