PCTE students get shortlisted in Entrepreneurial Bootcamp and Startup Hackathon
Hackathon was organised by Start-up India
Ludhiana: PCTE students inbox outshine by getting themselves shortlisted in the "Entrepreneurial Bootcamp and Startup Hackathon 2021". Four Teams namely Biofy, GreenEarth, Nap-Pads and Valazhai-Ilaiy from PCTE prove their mettle by getting their name amongst the top 50 applications.
The event is a global initiative between Schulich School of Business, Toronto & Start-up India which has featured100 Indian student entrepreneurs handpicked from over 17,000+ Indian colleges & 700+ universities where the top 10 teams will get the opportunity to pitch to investors from India and Canada, and get funding of upto INR 50,00,000 & top 3 teams will get cash prizes of upto INR 28,00,000.
Ms. Aditi, one of the team members of Nap-Pads said that the product they presented are sanitary napkins that are made out of Banana leaves. Ms. Aishwarya Khanna, a team member of Valazhai-Ilaiy said they focused on the ideology of waste management where the product that they have exhibited converts waste leaves into utensils. Mr. Ritish Garg, a member of Team Biofy said that they presented an innovative product which converts agricultural wastes into bricks and Mr. Summerjeet Singh, team member of GreenEarth said that they have come up with a product which produces oxygen with the help of algae for heavy industries.
Prof. Naresh Sachdev, Dean (Corporate Relations), PCTE Group of Institutes, said that the bootcamp will take the students through ideation to pitch development and they will get the opportunity to enhance themselves as they would be competing with other creative students from the nation also would interact with Canadian students & a Mentor from Schulich School of Business Canada.
He further added by saying that the selected students are a part of PCTE incubator and the students have been guided constantly by the faculty members, the idea generation workshops were conducted & these startups were selected by the panel representing various industrialists.
Dr. KNS Kang, Director General, PCTE Group of Institutes congratulated the students and said that these competitions widen the thought process of the youngsters and prepare them to think out of the box, this eventually helps to outshine from rest of the world.