What is BITS Spark?
BITS Spark will enable and support BITSian entrepreneurs to create innovative, high growth start-ups. BITS Spark's vision is to make BITS-Pilani among a top 3 institute for entrepreneurship in Asia.
BITS Spark brings focus on providing the following aspects to entrepreneurs:
The three pillars of this initiative are:
- Spark Connect aims to ramp up entrepreneurs and start-ups through on-campus and off-campus initiatives like CEL, entrepreneurship courses, internships, BITS2Startup, pre-seed funding, workshops and coffee meets.
- Spark Mentors is a mentoring network connecting BITSian entrepreneurs and start-ups to highly experienced mentors for coaching and advice.
- Spark Angels is an angel network comprising BITSian angels and select non-BITSians that is targeted at funding high potential seed stage BITSian start-ups based in India.
Join firstname.lastname@example.org for updates on BITS Spark.
Important Event Dates
- March 3-4th 2012: 1st Spark Workshop
- The workshop is intended to be a formal platform to connect start-ups to their mentors.
- Jun 2012 : 2nd Spark Workshop
- Sep 2012: 3rd Spark Workshop
- Dec 2012: 4th Spark Workshop
Application deadline for first batch of startups to receive angel funding: First week of April ’12 (exact date to be finalized). There will be a periodic call to startups to apply for angel funding in July (’12), October (’12) and January (’13).
|Anuraj Jain, Founder Laurus Edutech|
|Gulu Mirchandani, CMD, Mirc Electronics (Onida)|
|Manoj Saxena, General Manager, IBM Watson Solutions|
|Prem Jain, SVP, Cisco|
|VT Bharadwaj, MD, Sequoia Capital (India)|
|Raju Reddy, EVP, Global Services, Hitachi Consulting|
|Rahul Chandra, MD, Helion Venture Partners|
|Satish Gupta, CEO SenSen Networks; Founder, TiE Angels|
|Phanindra Sama, CEO, redBus.in|
Apart from these eminent personalities we will have a lot of more mentors/angels and entrepreneurs/advisors who will support and help build your company and provide you a great network via BITS Spark.
We will keep updating soon on this page - and on bits2startup googlegroups on all the new additions as well.
Project Spark email@example.com
Raju Reddy (’76)
Chandra Bhople (’74)
Abhinav Khushraj (’95)
Vijay Sharma (’06)
BangaloreSpark Angels Teamsparkfirstname.lastname@example.org
Nakul Jamadagni (’05)
Rishabh Kaul (’06)
Spark Mentors Teamsparkemail@example.com
Santosh Lakshman (’05)
Shivaraaj Kotini (‘06)
BangaloreSpark Connect Teamsparkfirstname.lastname@example.org
Aditya Rao (’05)