E-day 2014, hosted by Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre of Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore on 17th October, was a highly popular event that brought together students, aspiring entrepreneurs and stalwarts of the business industry under a single roof during the course of a single day to celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship through activities like Idea Blaze, Crowd Pitch, Customer Validation, E-Quiz, Imago and Startup Expo.
The event started off at 9:15 am, with Dr. Lakshmi Jagannathan welcoming the chief guest, Rajinish Menon, Director of Microsoft, Accelerator and Guest of Honour, and Rishikesh Kulkarni, CEO and Founder of oneclick.in. After an enlightening and interactive session with Chief Guest and Guest of Honour, E-day 2014 was declared open.
At 10:30 am students gathered in the college library to put their entrepreneurship knowledge to test in E-Quiz.
Idea Blaze involved students using their business acumen to solve common problems faced by various companies. The event was judged by Mrs Chetali, Senior Consultant, National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN), and Dr Hemalatha, HOD of Management Studies at Dayananda Sagar Institutions, and saw a very lively participation from students and a preponderance of ideas.
In Customer Validation participants were given the raw idea of a company and were asked to interact with students in campus to validate the company from the point of view of customers. The event was judged by Dr. R.K. Vijayasarathy and Mr. Manik Kinra.
During Crowd Pitch participants were given the opportunity to pitch their ideas before the crowd funding company fund line. The event started at 2:30 pm and continued for an hour. The best one was selected on basis the votes of audience.
Startup Expo and Imago were events that were open for the entire day.
Imago was a phone-photography competition which saw a very good turn over.
Startup Expo provided a platform for startups like Aincubate, Venturesity, Athlitis, Peek-A-Style, Boot-Me-Up, The Next Chapter and the online media partner LinkFried.com to interact with college students and promote their ventures.
The E-day 2014 , was wrapped at 5:00 pm, with Dr.Lakshmi Jagannathan distributing awards to the winners of each events.