Aspera NEN E-Week 2013, the Entrepreneurship Week celebrations organised at Vidya Vardhaka College of Enineering VVCE) in city, was inaugurated by young entrepreneur Varun Agarwal on Feb. 9 in the presence of Vidyavardhaka Sangha President Gundappa Gowda, Hon. Secretary P. Vishwanath, VVCE Principal Dr. B. Sadashive Gowda and Aspera NEN E-Cell of VVCE co-ordinator N.Manjula.

At an early age of 25, Varun has three startups in his name — Last Minute Films, Alma Mater and Reticular. He has been invited to give talks at institutes like IIT-Bangalore, PESIT- Bangalore. He has spoken on forums provided by INK TALKS and TED TALKS. Varun recently attended United Nations Young Change Makers Conclave and also received Young Achiever’s Award for the year 2012.

Varun has also authored a book on his journey in starting Alma Mater titled How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded a Million Dollar Company.

The inaugural function came to a conclusion by book signing ceremony wherein Varun quoted personal messages to persons who bought his book.

M.N.Vikram, chief instructor of martial sciences, conducted a workshop on self-defence for women. Vikram demonstrated a few techniques to tackle dangerous situations that girls can overcome with the help of common accessories usually found in every girl’s handbags like nail-cutter, hairpins etc.

On Feb. 10, the events started off with a workshop on making smart B-Plan presentation to impress the VCs. Nikhil Furtado and Kameshwar judged the B-Plan presentation with parameters like: idea, profit generated, presentation and market feasibility of the ideas. The second half of day 2 included evaluation and judging the venture ideas that the participants initially wanted to set up as real time ventures. This was judged by Nikhil Furtado, Kameshwar and Ashwin Dange, student entrepreneurs of the city.

A job mela was also conducted in which companies like Bajaj Allianze, Hinduja Global Solutions, ION Exchange, Nissan and Raman IT took part. On display at the college was a solar-operated phone charger designed by students of Aspera.

More than 100 students of VVCE and Maharaja’s Institute of Technology Entrepreneurship Cells performed Flash Mob at Ambavilas Palace premises.

Ten members of Aspera indulged the masses of Acchapan Koppal, a small village about 25 kms from Mysore, in a series of events. They taught computer and basic English to children.

On Feb. 11, a science fair was organised in which over 75 students from various high schools in city participated. Some of the models on display had bio-sensors, infrared sensors to detect the viruses used in biological and chemical warfare — during peace time, it could be used as a multi-task robot in a company and all its activities were remote controlled along with a wireless connection to a TV. Other exhibits included a model hovercraft, smoke and fire sensors made out of inexpensive materials.

Seminars were also held in which E-Leaders Abhishek Bhat and Swaraj Sarkar spoke on the importance of marketing strategies and effective documentation respectively.

As part of the E-Week, zonal-level 30 yards floodlight cricket matches are going on with 52 teams put up in fixtures fighting for the title of the tournament.

Health camp, gynaecological workshop, dental camp, eye check-up camp, workshop for women and debates were held.

Tomorrow's Events: Talk by Shanmugha at 10 am, Idea Generation Workshop at 11 am, Android Workshop at 1 pm and cricket tourney at VVCE; Talk on Technology by Paulraj from RUDSET, talk on awareness of business opportunities, movie screening and cultural progs. at Acchapan Koppal.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore