Outreach Programmes


November 29 , 2017

The Thirteen outreach program took place at St Xavier’s College, Patna on the 10th November 2017. There were about more than 75 students were present at the event . The program started with a welcome note by Secretary of BEA , Mr Abhisek Singh followed by a speech delivered by Mr Soujit Das,INVENT–IIMCIP providing an overview on IDEATION, SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INCUBATION at IIMCIP under the INVENT Program.
Mr Abhisek Singh chaired the session giving an introduction about IIMCIP & BEA Collaboration for emerging start-ups of Bihar . Mr Adarsh Srivastav from Green Agrevolution shared his experience and also how they were being helped by IIMCIP.


November 29 , 2017

Eleventh outreach program conducted by IIMCIP took place at NSHM, Kolkata on 1st November 2017.Graced by the presence of 50 participants attending the program. The program started with a welcome note by Dean of the Institute.
Later Mr Gaurav Kapoor,Head INVENT –IIMCIP delivered a speech providing an overview of Social Entrepreneurship, Ideation and Incubation process under INVENT Program.
When it comes to social entrepreneurship, India is often referred to as the epicenter of impact investing, and the world’s laboratory for testing new ideas was the view shared by Mr. Gaurav Kapoor,a he affirmed the fact being social entrepreneurs can be described as visionaries who solve prevalent problems. Social entrepreneurs should be obsessed with sustainability, provide solutions which are environment friendly, making the best use of local resources, ensure the growth of the rural ecosystem, exploit the power of cooperatives, promoting local industry and community-driven initiatives.
The audience were highly engaged in the programme and actively participated in the same. The programme was a grand success and acquired positive responses from enthusiastic individuals from various sectors.


November 29 , 2017

The Twelfth outreach program took place at ADAMAS University on the 10th November 2017. There were about more than 100 participants . The program started with a welcome note by University Dean ,DR. SHYAMAL KUMAR PABI.
Mr Gaurav Kapoor, Head INVENT –IIMCIP delivered a speech providing an overview of the Entrepreneurship Awareness Program. This was followed by a panel discussion on ‘Journey of a Social Entrepreneur and its Challenges’. The panel comprised of Mr Rajib Sengupta Founder Arogya Medtech Pvt Ltd and Mr Prantik Sinha Founder Agasthya Buyont Pvt Ltd along with Mr. Debayan Biswas from Agastya Buoyant who has been closely working with many salvaging companies and diving training institutes, across the country, providing training on use of underwater lift bags.
Mr Prantik Sinha Founder of Agastya Buyont while speaking about his venture mentioned that Agastya Buoyant Pvt Ltd,was looking forward to gain expertise in design and development of inflatable’s for different field of applications in India. He further affirmed that they are the leading manufacturer, engaged in offering a wide range of Trash Boom, Underwater Lift Bag and Gas Storage Balloons. Later in the day Mr Rajib Sengupta vividly described t Arogya Medtech describing it as a scalable solution for neuro -imaging which will change brain scans world-wide, cerebros for on site brain scanning. According to the founder his product is a Low-cost, Portable, Radiation Free, Non-Invasive, Multi-modal Brain-scanning device as wearable head-gear integrated with a cloud based Tele Neuro-platform.
The audience were highly engaged in the program and actively participated in the same. The program was a grand success and acquired positive responses from enthusiastic individuals from various sectors

SMART FIFTY panel discussion on Smart solutions for India’s challenges and role of ecosystem

November 14 , 2017

‘SMART FIFTY’:IMCIP & DST(Department of Science and Technology) launches Smart Fifty which is aligned to ‘Start-Up India’ movement and aims to promote socio-economic development in India. Smart Fifty is probably the biggest Start-Up hunt in India to identify, recognize and reward aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs. The platform will focus on innovative ideas which can transform India from a socio-economic perspective, urging participants to present solutions that are SMART(Sustainable, Motivating, Affordable, Responsible and above all,Transformative).

The program will emphasize on Smart solutions, Challenges of India, how smart solutions can help transform India and why entrepreneurship alone can transform India.
SMART FIFTY outreach Program at Ecospace Business Park, Block 4B Action Area II New Town. Time: 4 P.M-6 P.M Date: 15th November,2017. For any Query mail to : henna.jaireth@iimcip.org

INVENT Social Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme at Rotary Sadan

June 1 , 2017

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP) in association with Rotary Club of Calcutta Renaissance – RI District 3291, conducted the INVENT Social Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme on the 11th of June’2017 at Rotary Sadan – Kolkata.

The primary objective of this event was to build awareness on social entrepreneurship, generate interest and inspire the young generation to come up with innovative solutions to social challenges.

The event began with an opening address by Mr. Chirabrata Mazumdar, President- Rotary Club of Calcutta Renaissance. Mr Gaurav Kapoor, Head- INVENT (IIMCIP) presented a talk on social entrepreneurship- what is it and innovative startups in the social entrepreneurship space. This was followed by a panel discussion on ‘Journey of Social Entrepreneur- its Challenges’. The panelist comprised of F&B company owner, Debayan Biswas from North Bengal speaking on his venture MOMOS on Wheels which has successfully innovated frozen momos with a life span of 9 months and is working with unemployed women rejected by society; Prof Somprakash Bandyopadhyay, Mentor of ‘NexConnect Venture’ a unified digital teaching-learning platform that seeks to provide a quality learning environment to every child/student in both rural and urban areas; and Mr Sandip Datta, Senior representative from ‘IKure’, which has a vision to provide affordable, accessible and quality healthcare using technological intervention.

The audience were highly engaged in the programme and actively participated in the same. The programme was a grand success and acquired positive responses from enthusiastic individuals from various sectors.

INVENT outreach Programme at GMIT, Baruipur

May 25 , 2017

Sixth INVENT outreach programme was held at GMIT , Baruipur on Monday , May 15, 2017. There were about 100 participants including students and faculty members from different colleges of Baruipur. The programme kick-started with the welcome note by the Chairman of the College.This was followed by an overview on the INVENT program , Social Entrepreneurship and “Ideation & Creating Business Plan” for the budding entrepreneurs by Mr Soujit Das of IIMCIP. Mr Prantik Sinha of Agastya Buyont and Mr Biswajit Dey of Edurade, two entrepreneurs who are incubated at IIMCIP shared their journey so far-challenges faced, milestones achieved. A session was conducted where the students displayed their project models and earned valuable inputs from the IIMCIP team members. Audience actively participated in the sessions conducted and the programme received positive responses from enthusiastic budding entrepreneurs.

INVENT outreach Programme at Patna

March 25 , 2017

A business plan pitching session was conducted by IIM Calcutta Innovation Park at the Bihar Entrepreneurship Summit on 21 March 2017. Over 100+ startups had applied initially through an online application process and from there 15 startups were shortlisted for the final pitching session.

The Judging panel comprised of members from the startup ecosystem (IIM Calcutta, IIM Calcutta Innovation Park, YourStory, Nasscom, F6S).

Top three teams were awarded a total of 1 lakh cash prize. The winners were:

Winner: Janamajey Tiwari
1st Runner up: Schooglink
2nd Runner up: Repair my Mobile

On 22nd March 2017 a panel discussion was conducted on the following theme:

Invest in Bihar: Opportunities Untapped Session