The Entrepreneurship Development Cell of IIT-Roorkee, commonly known as EDC, has been established with the objective of creating, fostering and promoting the spirit of entrepreneurship among the youth of the nation. Created in the early months of 2006, the cell has already taken rapid strides in cultivating entrepreneurial temper and has succeeded in carving a niche for itself. EDC aims at developing the spirit of entrepreneurship among the students of IIT Roorkee. It wants not only to ignite the minds but also to nurture the ideas of one of the most talented students of India. EDC is committed to build a strong platform for the budding entrepreneurs. The vision is to guide the students to take entrepreneurship as a career, as a path to success, as a journey of wisdom.
EVENTS AND INITIATIVES
TEDxIITRoorkee is organized by a group of enthusiasts who form a partof the Entrepreneurship Development Cell. The spirit of TED aligns closely with the main agenda of the EDC, which is to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation among the students of the campus. Since its inception in 2010, TEDxIITRoorkee has now become an annual event, playing host to a multitude of speakers from various walks of life. TEDxIITRoorkee boasts of an active following online, through its website and on various social media channels. The event will be organized on the 5th of March, 2017.
With the wave of demonetisation running through the nation and initiatives like Startup India Standup India undertaken by the Government of India, the stage was all set for innovation engines to start churning more and more efficient and smart solutions to eradicate the hurdles that stand against the progress of the nation. Being the first-of-its-kind, it was planned to have a plethora of events ranging from case studies to panel discussions to workshops. By bringing the experienced stalwarts and the next-big-whats on a common stage, and letting their ideas flow, this platform would surely kindle and guide minds of the future entrepreneurs of India. We hope to bring together the biggest names in the Indian startup scene on a common platform. We are sure that the discussions amongst esteemed personalities would serve well to inspire and channelize their energies to build wonders.