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JKEDI hosts workshop on ‘Startup Fundamentals’ at Pampore

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PAMPORE: Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) on Wednesday hosted a day-long workshop on ‘Startup Fundamentals’ designed to support current and aspiring student entrepreneurs in setting up high-potential business ventures.
The ‘TATA First Dot Powered by NEN’ was held at the institute’s Pampore campus in which 115 people including startup entrepreneurs participated. The workshop was held in collaboration with TATA Group and the Wadhwani Foundation’s National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) Trust.
JKEDI is now among the top 22 institutes across India where this prestigious workshop is held every year.
‘TATA First Dot’ is India’s first national platform for aspiring students. It is a unique initiative which promotes mentors and showcases India’s most dynamic and youngest entrepreneurs, and is run by the collaborative efforts of TATA Group and Wadhwani Foundation’s NEN Trust.
The workshop equips participants with tools and techniques to help them critically analyse business ideas, assess market opportunities, develop initial business models and understand various financing options. The workshop was a power-packed blend of group work, lectures, activities and expert talks led by NEN’s network of faculty leaders, mentors and industry practitioners.
Additionally, the workshop included a great opportunity for participants to meet and interact with established entrepreneurs, TATA experts and other student entrepreneurs in local cities and across the region.
At least 115 participants from Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), University of Kashmir, Central University of Kashmir, SSM College of Engineering and Management, SEM College of Education and JKEDI sponsored and mentored entrepreneurs from across the State participated in the day-long event.
Last year two JKEDI sponsored and mentored entrepreneurial ventures were listed among India’s top 30 student startups.

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