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Starting Up with a Spark!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: BITSAA Communications
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Being an entrepreneur myself, I am confident about the capabilities of BITSians to venture into this arena. And there is no better time than now to enable our fellow aspiring entrepreneurs from BITS to achieve their dreams.

BITS was ranked high in producing entrepreneurs. It boasts of success stories like Akamai, Bharat Forge, Hotmail, iFlex, Strand Life Sciences, etc. The CEL has been instrumental in BITS creating more than a dozen startup initiatives in the last few years. BITS Pilani being the #1 private university in India, produces young, brilliant and ambitious minds to tap the opportunity provided by an emerging economy. The only dearth seems to be early-stage funding and a well-planned mentoring program. The BITS Spark program was born to serve exactly this purpose.

BITS Spark program enables BITSian entrepreneurs build innovative startups. With a vision of making BITS Pilani among the top three institutes for entrepreneurship in Asia, BITS Spark program is a well-planned platform that provides support in the following forms:
  • Spark Connect to ramp up entrepreneurs and startups through various initiatives. An on-campus faculty chair working closely with BITS Spark Board member and courses on entrepreneurship would boost the confidence of BITSian entrepreneurs.
  • Spark Mentors to connect BITSian entrepreneurs with experienced mentors.
  • Spark Angels to fund high-potential BITSian startups.

The program has already drawn a huge interest among BITSian entrepreneurs. The coffee meet-ups and workshops that happened across Indian cities introduced the program in detail.

With the usual BITSian energy and enthusiasm I strongly believe that the BITS Spark program is on the right path to realize the unlimited entrepreneurial potential of BITSians. I am eagerly looking forward some exciting start-ups from BITS Pilani.

--- Chairman, BITSAA

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