Anant National University Launches Incubation Center 'Aarambh'
The centre’s vision is to foster a culture of entrepreneurship among the design and architecture fraternity, students/budding entrepreneurs to use Design Thinking for solving societal problems with a long-term impact.
Aarambhaims to promote the entrepreneurship culture in and around the campus by offering various platforms to budding entrepreneurs to experiment with their business ideas, get one-on-one mentorships from domain experts and renowned professionals from the industry, interact with investors, government, and non-government agencies, and create their own organisation/enterprise. The platform will nurture entrepreneurial thinking, promote business knowledge and inculcate confidence in every student. It would add value to the entrepreneur and make an impact on society at large.
Partnered with the Student Startup & Innovation Policy, Government of Gujarat, and IIT Kanpur, Aarambh provides an integrated approach to learning that includes converting the idea into a feasible business proposition, connecting to the entrepreneurial network assist in pitching the idea to the right audience.
The incubation centre was launched with the announcement of a University-wide contest for students, called the ‘Ideas contest’. The incubation centre team comprises renowned faculty members; Srikant Sastri, Advisor, Milind Chitale, Associate Professor & Director, Maker Space, Dhaval Monani, Associate Professor & Director, Affordable Housing, Bhaskar Bhatt, Associate Professor & Head of Product Design/MDes (IPD) and Subhalaxmi Mohapatra, Associate Professor and Co-Director, Centre for Urbanism and Cultural Economics, Yuvaraj Sinh Zala, Chief Finance and Accounts Officer, Head, HR and Administration and Prasoon Pandey, Deputy Registrar, Ravinder Kaur, Office Executive.
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