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Illuminate 2017 is a series of pre-Eureka! one-day Workshops on Entrepreneurship and Business Model drafting across India, conducted by E-Cell, IIT Bombay. These workshops will precede E-Cell, IIT Bombay's flagship competition, "Eureka!" - the annual B-Model competition to encourage youth towards entrepreneurship. Eureka! Organized by E-Cell, IIT Bombay has been acclaimed as "Asia's largest Business Model Competition" by Thomson Reuters in 2010. These workshops will be conducted in any region across India with students enthusiastic to learn about Entrepreneurship.


This workshop aims to inspire and train young students who have a desire to do something fruitful for themselves, their institution, family, society and the nation. The workshop will be completely interactive, with ideation and team building exercises for students to generate ideas, make business plans, learn about funding and identify their strengths in area of entrepreneurship. Participants at these workshops will be encouraged to write and submit their business plans to Eureka! It will be conducted by leading entrepreneurs, angel investors, IIT/IIM alumnus and mentors. All students whether from engineering, management or any other background are invited to take part in the workshop. Entrepreneurship is not for the young or old, fresher or experienced, rich or poor - it is for everyone; entrepreneurship is not a profession, it's a way of living.


The participating students will be honored with certificates of participation of E-Cell IIT Bombay. Moreover, students will get a chance to take part in Eureka!2017, and if selected, they will be invited to IIT Bombay for the grand finale and stand a chance to win prizes worth INR 5 millions.

During the workshops you will be encouraged to interact with the speaker and the other participants through case study discussions, interactive games. And various questions like- What are the most common mistake by and entrepreneur, when to startup, why is a B-Model necessary, what do VCs look for in a B-Model, will be answered.

Content of Workshop

Introduction to Entreprenuership

Insights into entrepreneurship, challenges in business. What is the mindset of entrepreneurs? Skill-set, key requirements for starting up?

Team Formation

Importance of founding team and their composition. Role of each founder and their skill set requirement.

Problem Identification and Idea Generation

Idea Games and How to generate ideas? Validating your idea and How to Identify a problem. Generate your own idea and test their feasibility.

Make your own Business Model

What is a Business Model, B-Model of different startups (Including Case Studies), B-Model training- Make a Business model for your idea; Idea Validation; Popular revenue models.

Finance Funda

Basic financial terms & Pricing strategies. Financial statements - Profit and Loss.VC’s , Angel investment, Incubation , Case Study of startup.

The Final Pitch

Pitch in front of the mentor and get reviews on how to tweak your business model/idea.


Registration fee Rs 650/- per participant
Course Material | Startup Kit | Certificates by ECELL, IIT BOMBAY

To register for the workshop kindly mail your details at shantanu@ecell.in.

Content of Workshop

College Date Region
Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering 21st October Karnataka
North Esatern Hill University 16 th October Meghalaya
NIT Durgapur 14/15th October West Bengal
Career Point Universaty 12th October Himanchal Pradesh
VES College of Art and Science 9th October Maharashtra
Hindu College 9th October Delhi
College of Technology Pantnagar 8th October Uttrakhand
Technocrats Institute of Technology 7th October Madhya Pradesh
iFeel Lonavala 4th October Maharashtra
Guru Nanak College of Arts 3rd October Tamil Nadu
Government College of Engineering and Research 29 th September Maharashtra
MET BKC Institute of Engineering 28th September Maharashtra
Shyam Lal College 28th September Delhi
Chitkara University 28 th September Punjab
Lachoo Memorial College of Science and Technology 27 th September Rajasthan
Ethiraj College For Women 27th September Tamil Nadu
Lakshmi Narayan College of Technology 25th September Madhya Pradesh
JECRC University 25th September Rajasthan
Sri Sairam College of Engineering 25 th September Tamil Nadu
HBTU Kanpur 24 th September Uttar Pradesh
NIT Uttarakhand 24 th September Uttarakhand
Bipin Tripathi Kumaon Institute of Technology 23rd September Uttrakhand
Pillai HOC College of Engineering and Technology 23rd September Maharashtra
Dr Vithalrao Vikhe Patil College of Engineering 22 nd September Maharashtra
Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering 21th September Kerela
ABV-IIIT M 20th September Madhya Pradesh
NIT Calicut 16 th September Kerela
SM Shetty College 11th September Mumbai
IIIT Dharwad 10 th September Karnataka
NIT Surathkal 2nd September Karnataka
SRM University 2nd September Tamil Nadu
IIT Bombay 5th August Mumbai

Previous Year Workshops

All the last year workshops with their corresponding regions.


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