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To harbour ourselves as an incubation haven and translate to an ultimate innovation destination by developing a symbolic relationship between students and professionals entrepreneurs, mentors, corporates and venture capitalists.
To create an umbrella under which our students nurture their ideas convert them to strong entrepreneurial ventures.
Gyan Dhan had organized sessions for higher education aspirants in DJSCE.
Time & Date : 12:00 noon, Tuesday, 25th Sept, 2018
Venue : III Floor, Seminar hall
Speaker : Mr. Ankit Mehra (CEO, GyanDhan)
Ankit Mehra completed his B. Tech from IIT Kanpur in 2007 and went on to work with Capital One, one of the top ten banks in the US. He joined IESE Business School in 2013 and worked at Credit Suisse during his internship. Ankit moved back to India after his MBA to start GyanDhan.
About GyanDhan : GyanDhan is on the mission is to equalize and expand access to higher education. Founded by IITians with 10+ years of experience in financial markets, GyanDhan is a student-friendly education loan marketplace, focused on studies abroad. Since launching operations in May 2016, GyanDhan has helped 500+ students finance their studies abroad with over 150 crores in education loans. GyanDhan has been featured in leading newspapers, such as Times of India, Hindustan Times etc, and are backed by Sundaram Finance.
On 2nd March, 2019 Saturday Mentorship Event for the students was
organised by the ECELL DJSCE committee.
The mentor for the event was our college Alumni Shantanu Baviskar who is the founder of venture "Instafigures", also founder of “BlackLight ENT” and currently is an” Analyst of Tuscan ventures”
There were about followings ideas which the students interacted with the mentor:
1. Social media app to discover people & communities around you
2. Recycled Plastic T-shirts B2B business
3. Table Booking application for people who want to select own tables
4. Hydroponics system designer
The feedback by some students who interacted with mentors:
When our idea needed a proper guidance, implementation and validation, there came Mr. Shantanu, an alumnus of DJ Sanghvi but more importantly a great mentor to our team, showing us the perfect path in the journey of startup. 1rst March, 2019 Saturday was the day when he not only guided us but interacted with us about our idea, how to show up in the market and the process to implement it. His passionate thoughts and substantial behavior brought a humungous clarity in our idea and made us more enthusiastic for working towards our ambition.
We sincerely thank Sunil Sir and Mayur Sir and also ECELL committee for giving us a wonderful opportunity to interact with one of the great personalities and making our vision brighter for our goal. We thank Mr. Shantanu in anticipation and are looking forward to follow his guidance for our startup to very huge level.
On 09th March,2019 Saturday Panel Discussion Event for the students was organised by the ECELL DJSCE committee.
The panel members for the event was our college Alumni Shantanu Baviskar who is the founder of venture "Instafigures", also founder of “BlackLight ENT” and currently is an” Analyst of Tuscan ventures” and our college visiting faculty for Biomedical Department Sreejit Pillai Sir.
In this event , there was discussion of the role of the college in developing Entrepreneurship and how an Entrepreneur needs to approach the investors initially for funds. Also , the various points about which Entrepreneurs to be cautious about before sharing their ideas to investors.
The feedback by some students who were part of the panel discussion:
When our idea needed a proper guidance, implementation and validation, there came Mr. Shantanu, an alumnus of DJ Sanghvi and Mr. Pillai, a successful investment banker but more importantly two great mentors to our team, showing us the perfect path in the journey of startup. 8th March, 2019 when both of them gave us a perfect guidance to our idea. In fact Mr.Pillai showed interest in our idea and arranged a meeting with him at his office on 14th March. We were delighted after that and are looking forward to work with him on future basis and we thank in anticipation to the E Cell Committee of our College.
Team Members (SE EXTC):-
DhruvKadakia, Jay Vyas, Dhanam Parekh
We learnt about funding ventures, the risks of sharing your ideas and finally how can we scale our business. The session was quite interactive and shed light on the various aspects of bringing up a start-up. It was an informative and good session overall.
Siddharth Singh (TE IT)