Events
     

Forthcoming Events :  

icreate invites proposals for Direct Incubation'14 

Application Deadline : 30th August 2014

This year instead of a second ‘Grooming’ batch (originally scheduled for July, 2014), icreate is offering 
a unique opportunity for direct incubation. 

Proposals will be accepted between 1st August and 30th August 2014. On 10th September, candidate/teams that are shortlisted will be announced. In the week of 22nd – 26th September the entire selection procedure including a Pre-Incubation Boot-camp will unfold at icreate, Ahmedabad. To proceed further, it is mandatory to participate in this Boot-camp. The Boot-camp will expose you to various elements of building and managing a start-up. Please note, while there is no fee for the Boot-camp, the travel, lodging and boarding expenses are to be borne by the candidate/teams. On 24th September, through the Prelim Pitch, candidate/teams will be shortlisted to continue in to the Final Pitch on 26th September, 2014.

Click here to read more about the entire process.

 


   
Past Events :  
 
icreate & Technion Present
   

Technion e.Xplore Program

Technion University, Haifa, Israel (May 6 – 18, 2014)

Program Overview :

This is an exclusive academic program being jointly organized by icreate and Technion University for a group of 25 select undergraduate and graduate level students from PDPU and IIT-Gandhinagar. This 2 week intensive training program at Technion shall provide participants an opportunity to experience Israel’s innovation formula for entrepreneurial success first hand. The training program begins with preparatory studies in India: background information on the “Start Up Nation” entrepreneurial ecosystem and a case study of an Israeli company that the group would later visit when in Israel; it continues in Israel with five days of frontal lectures at the Technion and five days of companies’ visits combined with Israel’s touristic stopovers. The program shall be a mix of workshops, networking events and industrial visits giving exposure to Israel’s vibrant hi-tech entrepreneurial ecosystem.

 

IdiaAdda

AMA, Ahmedabad Friday, December 27, 2013 (5.00 pm – 7.00pm)
Last Friday of every month

‘IdiaAdda’ is  planned as a two hour interactive brainstorming session that will have one invited speaker and discussions that will focus around theme based ideas,  start-up enterprise challenges and similar topics of mutual interest to the group.

The intended schedule for the sessions would be as follows:

  • Introductions and setting the tone
  • A brief talk on Entrepreneurial opportunities on a specific domain by an invited speaker
  • Interactive brainstorming session with attendees
  • Wrap up and agenda setting for forthcoming sessions  

 

Grooming & Incubation

Ahmedabad, Feb 2014 onwards

Anyone, serious about entrepreneurial pursuits to build rapidly scalable ventures through innovative ideas, owes it to oneself to learn about icreate and see if it can help them go farther in life and reach there faster. icreate is seeking its first group of 25 such aspiring individuals to bet on – see if YOU could be one of them.

Give yourself a chance; check out what icreate has to offer. It may prove decisive.

whatnext 2013

AMA, Ahmedabad Saturday December 14, 2013 (8.45am – 5.00pm)

REGISTER NOW!

Participation Fee
Rs. 250 for Students and Rs. 500 for Others.

For Whom?
Entrepreneurs, Academicians, R&D Practioners, Policy Makers, Investors, TBI's, Industry CXO's, Students, Technology Enthusiasts 

Why Attend?
Next-gen entrepreneurs need to be on the vigil to spot trends and technologies which would offer business opportunities. This conference is a platform for people to meet, interact and immerse themselves in the future of possibilities.

Program Overview
The morning half of the conference will consist of the following Keynote Sessions –
1.     “12 Breakthrough Technologies & Entrepreneurship Opportunities”
                by Jacques Bughin (Director, McKinsey & Company)
2.     “Leveraging Technology for Accelerating Development of a Nation – Lessons from Israel & Cues for India”
                by Dr. Harry Yuklea (Technion University & Advisory Board Member, icreate)

The afternoon half will consist of a Workshop Session –
“Spotting Entrepreneurial Opportunities (EOs): An Immersion Exercise in the Future of Possibilities” - a deeply engaging immersion exercise that would enable groups based on indicated personal interests, to deliberate on the 12 emerging technologies and spot EOs that they think hold futuristic entrepreneurial promise.

Click here to find more details about the agenda, speakers, sessions and registration options.

 
Building a Next Gen Enterprise
Ahmedabad Oct 12-13, 2012
 
Participation Fee: Rs. 5000. Hurry, book your seat early to get 10 % discount.

Success of a typical next gen entrepreneurial venture greatly hinges ontwo rights – picking the right thing to do, and then doing things right.icreate brings a special 2-day seminar structured with the help of a team of experts led by Dr. Harry Yuklea from Technion, Israel to share their way to build a Start-Up Nation.

In this seminar, you will hear entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors sharetheir stories and get an opportunity to interact/network with them toexplore how you can put your own journey on a faster track.
 
For whom?
  • Early-Stage Start-ups
  • Aspiring Entrepreneurs
  • Incubation Managers &Incubatees
  • Start-up Mentors
  • Investors
  • Policy makers
 
Thoughts & Wisdom from a Start-Up Nation  
Ahmedabad      Oct 12, 2012
Mumbai              Oct 16, 2012
Bangalore          Oct 18, 2012
New Delhi          Oct 19, 2012
Participation Fee: Free – Prior registration essential.

icreate hosts a delegation of experts led by Dr. Harry Yuklea from Technion, Israel in an evening talk session meant to share the story behind the astounding rise of Israel as a Start-Up Nation.

In this session you will hear about the policies, initiatives & supportive infrastructure that have led to the creation of a vibrant ecosystem for making Israel a successful hub for hi-tech start-ups.

For whom?

  • Students
  • Aspiring Entrepreneurs
  • All other stakeholders of a start-up ecosystem
 
Roundtable with Academia

Ahmedabad       Oct 15, 2012

Exclusive roundtable with academia with the goal of inspiring and guiding academic institutions into taking a more active role in fostering entrepreneurship.
The discussion topics would be –

  • Role of academia in generating entrepreneurs
  • Academic institutions as a platform to bring together students, alumni & entrepreneurs for idea exchanges.
  • Sustainable models for capital formation at academic institutions
  • Evolving trends in pedagogy & research projects

Roundtable with Industry & Start-Up Investors

Ahmedabad      Oct 15, 2012
Mumbai             Oct 17, 2012
Bangalore         Oct 18, 2012

Exclusive roundtable with Industry & Start-Up Investors with the goal of inspiring the stakeholders of next gen entrepreneurship ecosystem by establishing new relationships.
The discussion topics would be –

  • Indo-Israel bi-lateral opportunities
  • Trends in technology start-ups
  • Role of mentors and angel investors in nurturing startup ecosystem
  • Lessons from Israeli ventures
  • Israeli venture investing model
Roundtable with Policy Makers & Start-Up Investors

New Delhi         Oct 19, 2012

Exclusive roundtable with Policy Makers & Start-Up Investors with the goal of discussing India’s Entrepreneurship Policy and inspiring the stakeholders of next gen entrepreneurship ecosystem by establishing new relationships.
The discussion topics would be –

  • Implications of New entrepreneurship policies in India
  • Lessons from Policy Initiatives in Israel
  • Israeli Venture Investing Models
  • Indo-Israel bi-lateral opportunities
  • Trends in technology start-ups
 

 
 

eChai @ icreate in association with GCCI Youth Wing
Date: Wednesday Sep 25, 2012
Time: 05pm: 07:pm
Venue: icreate City Office

eChai is a forum where entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds present their ideas/ventures in front of the eChai community. Most amazing part about eChai is the quality discussions that happen among the presenters, participants and mentors.

Presenters:
      • Abhishek Desai, Co-Founder, DigiCorp Information Systems
      • Hardik Parikh, Director, EmPower eLearning solutions
      • Sneha Thakker , Founder & CEO, Thakker Technologies



Title: Panel Discussion by icreate Advisory Board Members on “Facets of Next Gen Entrepreneurship” Chaired by 
Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy
Date    :  Saturday 21st July, 2012 
Time   :  5:30 PM – 7:30 PM 
Venue :  Ahmedabad Management Association, Ahmedabad

The International Centre for Entrepreneurship & Technology [icreate], which was launched by Shri Narendra Modi in September 2011, has brought together an influential set of accomplished leaders in its Advisory Board under the Chairmanship of Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy (Chairman Emeritus, Infosys). Besides Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy, the advisory board is represented by Mr. Dilip Sanghavi (Chairman, Sun Pharma), Mr. Harsh Mariwala (Chairman, Marico Limited), Prof. Jagdish Bhagwati (Columbia University, USA), Mr. Jyoti Sagar (Founding Partner, JSA), Mr. K. Venkataramanan (CEO & MD, L & T Limited), Dr. Sudarshan Maini (Founder- Maini group), Mr. Tulsi Tanti (Chairman, Suzlon Energy) and Mr. Uday Kotak (VCMD, Kotak Mahindra Bank).

“The advisory board members carry with them a plethora of experience, global network and specialized domain knowledge which would help steer and accelerate icreate in its mission to facilitate new age entrepreneurial pursuits of youth that focus on innovative applications for wealth generation, employment creation and global competition. With the recent announcement of a global MoU with Technion (Israel), icreate is now interestingly poised to attain its vision of nurturing global entrepreneurs and this advisory board meeting is timely to create a road map for future developments and plans of the institute,” said Dr. Madhukumar Mehta, Chief Mentor of icreate.

The first ever high profile advisory board meeting shall be held in Ahmedabad on Saturday July, 21. 
Furthermore, to extend the benefit of the presence of such eminent individuals, icreate has organized a panel discussion on “Facets of Next Gen Entrepreneurship” which will be chaired by Mr. N R Narayana Murthy and the panelists for the same will be Mr. Jyoti Sagar and Mr. Tulsi Tanti.


Title : Entrepreneurship Development Program

International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology (icreate) in collaboration with SMJV's CKSVIM - Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (CEED) offers Entrepreneurship Development Program for SMEs Growth

Brochure of the Program

Program Content

Application Form

Program Duration and Fees:

  • Program commences from 23rd June 2012 at 9.00 AM.
  • Duration – 10 Saturdays (Excluding public & religious holidays)
  • Session Time: 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. followed by networking lunch
  • Program Fees – Rs. 15,000/- (Fifteen Thousand only)
  • Rs. 10,000/- (Ten Thousand only) for SMJV & CKSVIM Alumni and Members of CII, FGI, VCCI, ISTD, BMA and AIMS of which CKSVIM is a Member Institute
  • Fees payable with Application Form by local / at par cheque / DD in favour of ‘Shri Mahavira Jaina Vidyalaya Education Foundation”, payable at Vadodara.

Contact / Send Application Form by email for advance booking today:

Last Date for Receiving Application Form with Cheque: 20th June 2012 by 5.00 PM

EDP Program Coordinator:

Mr. Ankit Shah, Asst. Prof. and Training & Placement Officer

Email: edp@cksvim.edu.in 

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Cell: 90990 63574

Payment: Please Submit signed copy of your filled in Application Form with Cheque / DD for the relevant amount to: Ms Anjali, Admin Officer / Ms Reshma, Counselor, Admin Office at the Institute.


Title: "How your company can grow with Innovation, Technology, Globalization & icreate".  

Duration :   2 hours 
Date :   28 June 2012
Venue :  Surat, Gujarat
Timing :  5:00 pm

Kindly find attached the program details and the invite to the event. Please email at   devesh@icreate.org.in   or   call us at    079-2791-2803

Program Details

 
 

Title: icreate Connect Club meet for Students

The theme for the said session would be – ‘Action is Character’. The workshop shall emphasize on the growing need for next generation entrepreneurs to be action oriented and result driven by way of stories, real time case studies, activities, games and other such experiential learning methodology. Some of the critical aspects that shall be addressed during its course and the methodology that would be devised with regard to the same  is explained under;

• Goal Setting and Planning - The skill of goal setting shall be imparted among the participants through a fun based glass balancing task that would eventually surprise all of them. The same shall be followed with an interactive activity that would enable tham to explore the entrepreneur within them from a practical perspective.

• Self-Belief and Motivation - Self-Belief and Motivation shall be inculcated among the participants by way of an inspiring story based on the life of Sylvester Stallone.

• Focus and Equanimity - Insights shall be derived from the thought process of Dhirubhai Ambani and shared with the participants by way of an audio visual.

• Lateral Thinking and Problem Solving - Instances from the lives of Mullah Nasruddin and Sachin Tendulkar shall be utilized as a tool to induce effective lateral thinking and problem solving skills among the participants.

• Crisis Management - A Hindustan Unilever case study shall be elaborated among the praticipants, in order to demonstrate the ideal approach to be adopted while dealing with a critical and stressful scenario

This event is only for the icreate Connect Club Members. To become a member please visit the homepage.

Members, please register at   icreateconnectclubstudents.eventbrite.com  with the password emailed to you earlier. If you recently registered, you will soon get the email with the password for the event.

Date: June 22 - Friday, 2012
Time: 5:15 to 7:30 pm
Venue: icreate City Office, Ahmedabad

 

Title: Get Your Feet Wet
Test the water before you Swim

A 6-day pre-grooming program (Non-Residential) which sensitizes students and aspiring entrepreneurs, with or without ideas to the journey of entrepreneurship and the demands thereof. It provides the basic understanding of the skill sets and knowledge required for undertaking the entrepreneurial journey right from getting an idea and validating it, assessing the feasibility of the idea, understanding of markets, operations, financial planning, raising resources and setting up of the company, building and managing teams.

This is just the beginning !

Date: June 11-16, 2012
Venue: icreate City Office, GMDC building, Ahmedabad 
Seats limited to 25 only. 
Monday through Saturday afternoon.
Programme Fee Rs. 7500 / -

Registration Form

 

 


Title: Meet an Entrepreneur !!

Devarshi likes to think of himself as a techie & an entrepreneur. He is currently the Co-founder of a Silicon Valley startup, UrbanPiper - a social marketing platform for local business, a venture he started as a graduate of the Founder Institute, one of the leading startup incubators in the world. Devarshi will be talking about his experience and lessons learnt running a web startup in the valley. 

Devarshi has a Bachelors in Electronics from Nirma University, and a Masters in CS from University of Southern California. He has worked at Qualcomm, leading the team that built the core of the world'd first 1B$ commercial mobile TV broadcasting system, MediaFLO.

Over the years, he has been involved in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures - from being a part of the team building India's first VoIP phone at Nirma & building a low cost medical diagnostics devices at USC, to building innovative new products and services at Qualcomm's internal incubator. While there, he and his team won Qualcomm's international business plan competition with a Venue broadcasting service worth $200M. He holds patents in areas like Video encoding, mobile services and user experiences.
Since space is limited, please register (for Free) by emailing at devesh@icreate.org.in or call us at 079 2791 2803 to confirm your presence.

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Date: May 18, 2012
Venue: icreate City office, GMDC building, Ahmedabad

 


Title: The ReachOut Program for Students
This program is about NextGen Entrepreneurship, The Center's activities, The icreate connect Club and the announcement of the Spark-Ups Idea Fund where up to 50 most deserving ideas from Gujarat will get up to INR 50,000 each as a seed money to develop their ideas. In addition it would be a great opportunity to get a chance to get incubated at the center for further mentoring and funds. All pre-final, final year Engineering/Science undergraduates are invited along with all the Engineering/Science Masters students, and Management students.

Venue: MSU, Vadodara
Date: April 18, 2012, Wednesday
Time: 15:00 to 17:30

Venue: Neel City Club, Rajkot
Date: April 19, 2012, Thursday
Time: 10:00 to 12:30

Venue: Saurashtra University, Rajkot
Date: April 19, 2012, Thursday
Time: 14:30 to 17:00

Venue: SVNIT, Surat
Date: April 20, 2012, Friday
Time: 15:30 to 18:00

 


Title: The ReachOut Program for MSMEs

The Centre is organizing ReachOut “round table” programs to announce a scheme to seek out and publish stories of 25 successful entrepreneurial companies in Gujarat who have used Innovation, Technology and/or Globalization as a lever for High Growth as also to familiarize the members of the MSME community with our proposed programs at the CENTRE. We will publish their success stories to showcase to the MSME sector, of what is possible with the use of Next Gen approach/technologies. At a later date, it may be possible to select a few companies for a hand-holding accelerator program at the Centre to achieve a much higher growth trajectory. 

Venue: Saurashtra University, Dept. of Bioscience, Rajkot
Date: 
April 19, 2012, Thursday
Time: 17:30 to 19:30

 


Title: MoU with Swedish trade body and iNDEXTb

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Industries entered into Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Government of Gujarat - iNDEXTb and International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology (icreate) in presence of Sweden's Ambassador to India Mr. Lars-Olof Lindgren and Gujarat Chief Minister Shri. Narendra Modi, to cooperatively encourage Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Venue: CM's Office
Date: April 11, 2012, Wednesday
Time: 15:30 to 18:30

 


Title: Bhoomi Pujan and Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony 

Bhoomi Pujan and Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology (icreate) by Shri Narendra Modi (Hon'ble Chief Minister, Gujarat), Shri N. R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman Emeritus, Infosys as the Chief Guest and Shri Saurabh Patel, Minister of State (Industries, Mines, Finance), Govt. of Gujarat as the Guest of Honor.

Venue: Opposite Kensville Golf & Country Club, 
Bavla-Limdi Highway, Ahmedabad
Date: April 5th 2012, Thursday
Time: 5:30 pm onwards

 

Title: The ReachOut Program for Students
This program is about NextGen Entrepreneurship, The Center's activities, The icreate connect Club and the announcement of the Spark-Ups Idea Fund where up to 50 most deserving ideas from Gujarat will get up to INR 50,000 each as a seed money to develop their ideas. In addition it would be a great opportunity to get a chance to get incubated at the center for further mentoring and funds. All pre-final, final year Engineering/Science undergraduates are invited along with all the Engineering/Science Masters students, and Management students.

Venue: Babaria Institute of Technology, Vadodara
Date: April 3rd, 2012 Tuesday
Time: 10:00 to 12:30 
Duration: 2.5 hours

Venue: Indian Institute of Technology-Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad
Date: March 29th, 2012, Thursday
Time: 16:00 to 18:30
Duration: 2.5 hours

Venue: Indus Institute of Technology & Engineering, Ahmedabad
Date: March 27th, 2012, Tuesday
Time: 11:00 to 13:00
Duration: 2.0 hours

Venue: Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication (DAIICT), Gandhinagar
Date: March 27th, 2012, Tuesday
Time: 15:00 to 17:30
Duration: 2.5 hours

Title: The ReachOut Program for MSMEs

The Centre is organizing ReachOut “round table” programs to announce a scheme to seek out and publish stories of 25 successful entrepreneurial companies in Gujarat who have used Innovation, Technology and/or Globalization as a lever for High Growth as also to familiarize the members of the MSME community with our proposed programs at the CENTRE. We will publish their success stories to showcase to the MSME sector, of what is possible with the use of Next Gen approach/technologies. At a later date, it may be possible to select a few companies for a hand-holding accelerator program at the Centre to achieve a much higher growth trajectory. 

Venue: The iPlex, Vadodara 
Date: 21st March 2012, Wednesday
Time: 17:00 to 19:30
Duration: 2.5 hours

Title: The ReachOut Program for Students
This program is about NextGen Entrepreneurship, The Center's activities, The icreate connect Club and the announcement of the Spark-Ups Idea Fund where up to 50 most deserving ideas from Gujarat will get up to INR 50,000 each as a seed money to develop their ideas. In addition it would be a great opportunity to get a chance to get incubated at the center for further mentoring and funds. All pre-final, final year Engineering/Science undergraduates are invited along with all the Engineering/Science Masters students, and Management students.

Venue: Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Date: 13th March 2012, Tuesday
Time: 13:30 to 16:00
Duration: 2.5 hours

Venue: A.D. Patel Institute of Technology, Vallabh Vidyanagar
Date: 5th March 2012, Monday
Time: 15:00 to 17:30
Duration: 2.5 hours

 
 
 

I2E : Innovation to Entrepreneurship

Date : Jan 26th and 27th, 2012
Place : L J Campus, Ahmedabad

 

Workshop on Creating a Favorable Environment for Entrepreneurship in Campuses
Date : November 8th - 9th, 2011
Place : 
 GMDC Building, Ahmedabad

 
 
Spark up Idea fund