Tata First Dot workshop held in Srinagar

Srinagar: More than 100 students from across18 prominent institutes in Srinagar attended the Tata First Dot Regional Workshop held at the Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI), Srinagar, recently.

The workshop aimed to equip the participants with tools and techniques to help them critically analyze 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 talk led by the Chief Guest, Rajendra Bhat, Chief Knowledge Officer at Ourea Capital Advisors.

Students from institutes like Central University of Kashmir, SSM College of Engineering and Technology and University Of Kashmir, amongst others, participated.

Tata First Dot powered by NEN is a unique and innovative platform for student entrepreneurs to access more knowledge, networks, resources and recognition for their businesses. It is the first of its kind, which is focused on creating an environment to support student entrepreneurship. This is in sync with the Tata group’s commitment to foster entrepreneurial culture and innovation amongst the young generation.

The regional workshops that stated on October spanning across 20 cities in India will conclude in Ahmedabad on November 28. The online submission of nominations by interested participants for the Tata First Dot National Competition, for best Student Start-ups, is open till 30th November, 2014. At the end of the competition, five winners of Tata First Dot Judge’s Choice competition and five winners of Tata First Dot People’s Choice competition will be declared. These start-ups will receive unique professional mentoring from various entrepreneurs, angel investors, mentors, experts and other student start-ups via the Mentoring Platform.