The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp 1.0 Demo Day, hosted by the Directorate of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at SRM University-AP on March 31, 2024, marked a fitting culmination of rigorous entrepreneurship training for aspiring student and faculty entrepreneurs. Dynamic pitches were presented by participants through the demonstration of their innovative ideas, astute business models and go-to-market strategies, complemented by sharp & insightful feedback from global investors and world-class mentors. The elite panel of industry mentors included Srikanth Talluri, Founder and CMD of 6D.Works, Rathnakar Samavedam, Investment Director & CEO Hyderabad Angels, Deb Mukherji, Chief Advisor-Anglian Omega Group – India, Siddharth Dangi, Founder & CEO at Mentogram, Singapore, Ravi Eswarapu, President of TIE, CXO turned Entrepreneur and Dr Dhiraj K Mahajan, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Ropar along with Prof. Manoj K Arora, Vice Chancellor of SRM AP.

The Entrepreneurship Boot Camp 1.0 at SRM AP was a comprehensive 6-week cohort featuring 8 interactive sessions carefully curated for a dedicated pool of 60+ selected participants, who immersed themselves in an intensive boot camp guided by Prof. Sidharth Tripathy, a Harvard Alumnus and a Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at SRM AP.

Participants navigated the intricacies of ideation, business development, and strategic planning as the curriculum featured world-class case studies, practical implementation roadmaps, and real-time engagements with industry and business mentors of international calibre. From a competitive pool of 180 applicants, a rigorous selection process resulted in the acceptance of only 60 candidates. Further refinement led to the identification of 16 standout ventures. Ultimately, a select group of 10 ventures was chosen to receive a grant of Rs 50,000 each, thereby empowering them to incubate, accelerate, and build their ventures in Hatch Lab Research Centre, the incubator of SRM AP.


Entrepreneurship Bootcamp 1.0

Who are the leaders? How do they lead? What obstacles did they have to overcome? We all very excitedly listen to the tale of the leaders. However, how many have we known? Leaders are not born extraordinary. Their hardship, struggle and perseverance make all the difference. They are all around us, a few steps away, waiting for us to tell their tale. Find a leader amongst your surroundings and share the story.

The Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Academy brings you this exciting opportunity to capture the essence of Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Find out any leader/ entrepreneur/ anyone who can be an inspiration to the others near to your home, vicinity or across the world and create a 3-minute video on them. Submit the video on or before Jan 10, 2021. The top 5 themes/ videos/ story/ interviews will be acknowledged by the SRM University with rewards and prizes. Also, be a part of the leadership community of SRM. Click the link below to know more about the Leader’s Tribe. Download the E-Cell PlayBook:

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Last date of Submission: Jan 10, 2021
Format of submission: Video file (Any language)
Duration of the video: 3 minutes (maximum)

The innovation cell of SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh has arranged the Smart Idea contest on January 31, 2020. Ideated by Mr Udayan Bakshi, Associate Director, Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the contest aims at ushering individuals to envisage a better world through innovative ideas, concepts, and aspirations. During this competition, the participants would be presenting their impactful concept, prototype, project, research, and business idea, to unravel problems of the society.

The essence of life encompasses ambitions, and the determination to make a difference to the society. Participating in the contest will enable students, faculty, staff, alumni, PhD scholars to brave an idea and enhance their visibility. Apart from being mentored by the industry experts, the pacesetters will receive seed funding, venture capital funding, and additional support to shape and scale up their businesses. Unconventional visionaries inclined to augment the purpose of life are urged to participate in the contest to establish a better world.

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The smart minds of SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh receives an opportunity to present their creative skills in the Toycathon-2021. Organized by the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell, Toycathon- 2021 challenges India’s contemporary minds to conceptualize Toy and Games inspired by Indian civilization, history, culture, mythology, and ethos. This unique opportunity will also enable exceptional innovators to win prizes worth Rs. 50 lakhs. In addition, the winning team’s efforts will be commercialized with support from the industry and investors.

The Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, SRM University AP has developed a panel of experts who will validate the presentation of the groups eager to participate in the contest. Further, assistance will be provided to the groups at every stage of the competition including support in preparing an enthralling pitch. This will empower the teams to have an edge while representing SRM AP in the national forum.

Last Date of Submission: January 29, 2021, at 7 PM

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In the glorious launch of e-cell presented by the Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (IDEA), SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh, Mr Sri Ram Suravarapu, Founder & CEO – Isthriwala, Tonmetri Info Solutions, and The UnFlugged Band, has been invited as the eminent guest for the larger benefit of the community, and to engage the students in an evocative fashion.

The concept of this e-cell is to train the students to create the impact which is desired and much needed by society. With the mission of creating a culture of entrepreneurship not only at the SRM University-AP campus, but across the accessible length and breadth of the state of AP, the e-cell is commencing on January 27, 2021, at 5.30 PM.

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E-Cell or Entrepreneur cell at SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh fosters a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. Most of the renowned and thriving enterprises across the globe have been envisioned from an E-cell of a college or a university campus. Subsequently, E-cell at SRM University-AP endorses and facilitates startup ideas of students. Enhancing the essence of the impactful community of leaders, Ms Navya and Ms Abhigna have joined the e-cell as the core team members.

On March 23, 2021, at 5.30 PM, the E-cell has organized “Why top companies started at the university campus?” where the special guest Mr Amara Aditya Manikanta, a final year student from Dehradun University, and the founder of a startup supported by his university E-cell, along with the core team will identify the significance of campus E-cells in shaping young entrepreneurs and establishing innovative startups that potentially transforms the world and society.

The e-Cell of Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (IDEA), SRM University-AP is back with another exciting chapter. ‘Unleash Mind’ is a programme that unlocks the mind’s untapped potential through some of the ancient and proven scientific techniques.

Albert Einstein once said, “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them”. This is the simplest indication of the various levels and frequencies of our mind.

We all must have experienced that when we need a solution, we start thinking. When we start thinking, we go into the depths of our minds. Sometimes, the tranquillity feels like a dream or bliss or a peaceful state mingled with creativity and a flow of thoughts that eventually aids you to come up with a solution.

Everything begins with some simple understanding of the fundamentals of life, based on some laws of this universe. If one can master one’s thinking ability, he/she will be able to expand and enhance his/her capabilities. Controlling your mind empowers you with the potentiality of controlling your life.

Ms Swathi and Ms Varshini have come up with a very special edition of the Unleash Mind Community – Super focus at Exams with Theta Waves. A very special guest Shri Girish Jha, an International Coach of Spirituality, will be among us to share his personal experience in the-“mind over matter.”

Join the exciting event Theta Waves: 10x Focus @ Exams, organised by Unleash Mind Community – SRM ECell, on March 25, 2021, at 7 pm.

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Technology Business Incubator(TBI) of SRM university-AP, Andhra Pradesh, is launching the first startup venture cohort with 35 selected startup ventures on May 15, 2021.

A very special guest of honour, Prof Ramesh Loganathan, Head of Co-innovation and Outreach at IIIT Hyderabad and Ex-Chief Innovation Officer of Telangana State Innovation Cell (TSIC), will interact with the teams and share his valuable industry experience and explain the scope of innovation and entrepreneurship as a career in India.

62 teams which comprise of 192 students applied for the opportunity. After a rigorous screening and evaluation on various parameters like innovation, scalability and commercialization, only 35 teams/ventures were selected to be a part of the SRM TBI’s first cohort.

The selected ventures will be mentored and supported for a period of minimum 12 months where they will be facilitated with infrastructure support, mentoring and networking support, seed fund and innovation fund support, hardware and software support, industry connectivity, learning resources, market exposure and several others.

The event will start with the welcome address of Prof V S Rao, Vice-Chancellor, SRM University-AP, followed by talk sessions of Dr Prakash Yadav, Head Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (IDEA) and Vice President SRM TBI and Mr Udayan Bakshi, CEO SRM TBI and Associate Director-Entrepreneurship.

Industree Owl, a community of E-Cell and part of the Department of Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (IDEA), SRM University-AP, has come forth to organise a motivating lecture on “Fly-High Beyond Boundaries – Air Logistics and Related Opportunities” with industry-expert, Sri Saurabh Kumar, CEO of GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo on June 19, 2021, at 6 pm. In the session, Sri Saurabh Kumar will enlighten and engage with the participants with his extensive knowledge and expertise in the domain. The objective behind organising such an event is to direct the students to the outer world through exploration, facilitating the participation in events conducted by various organizations, governments, or agencies. It will further benefit them with the internal training and mentoring needed to make them ‘competition ready’.

Industree Owl, an integral part of the E-Cell, Department of Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (IDEA), SRM University-AP, is a community of innovative minds focussed on initiating lectures, workshops, and interactive sessions among its students to instil the quality of an entrepreneur. The interaction with Sri Saurabh Kumar will enlighten the participants about Air Logistics and related career opportunities and answer their queries. It is one of the most sought after areas to achieve milestones in the future. Giant companies are also heavily investing to earn high-end, profitable returns. The Department of Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (IDEA) invites an expert in the domain who has years of experience in the field and can guide students to it as a successful career opportunity. The session will provide the students with detailed information on the subject matter. Stay connected to the exciting discussion on June 19 at 6 pm to explore Aviation Logistics and the related opportunities in this field.


Resume plays a crucial role in the selection and rejection of your job application. A Resume is more than a formal document and it reflects your personality, strengths and weaknesses.

The Achiever community of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at SRM University-AP has taken the initiative to organise a Guest lecture titled “The Secret Formula- Alpha Resume”. Mr Satyam Khandelwal, an experienced Career & Softskills Coach will enlighten and engage the session with his extensive knowledge, experience and expertise in the domain on June 29, 2021, at 6.00 pm.

To stand out in the ocean of job seekers, and grab the attention of top recruiters, we have to invest time and effort in developing a strong resume and honing our interview skills. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to gain sufficient knowledge on Resume Building that would help you take your first step to the Corporate World. Ms N Sneha and Mr V Kaushik, Team Leads at Achiever Square will be the event hosts of the session.

Join this interactive career-building session by the E-cell of our university on June 29, 2021, at 6.00 pm.

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