I take risks.
I live my passion.
I am an entrepreneur.
We believe that entrepreneurship is the key that can unlock India’s latent inventive potential. It will not only push India to the forefront of the world but also help raise the quality of life in the country. While ‘Start-up’ is growing to be one of the business world’s biggest buzzwords, the Entrepreneurship Development Cell, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata envisions a time, when youth will look up to the new generation of CEO’s and entrepreneurs as their modern-day rock stars.
Motivated by this vision, we are working to induce an entrepreneurial mindset into the students and to air an innovative streak in them. We are here to encourage ideation and help turn them into impactful endeavors. We are here to support the aspiring entrepreneurs of the future and also to drive-in the real sense of ‘entrepreneurship’ in those, who are new to this entrancing word.
With this belief, the Entrepreneurship Development Cell, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata targets to help in the development of India’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by enabling easy and efficient interaction between its major components spanning students, working professionals, aspiring and existing entrepreneurs, mentors, angel investors, venture capital firms and corporates through initiatives like interactive sessions, competitions, conferences et al.
OUR WORKING PRINCIPLES
Entrepreneurs excite us more than ideas. Our partners and clients bring strong domain expertise and business lessons from previous entrepreneurial/ intrapreneurial journeys. We learn continuously from them, even as we co-create their business models.
Match Passion with the process:
We match the entrepreneur’s energy and passion with the process, plans and the discipline for executing ideas. For us, execution, not ideas, is game-changing.
Stay Frugal,field view:
With our events and interactive sessions, we work with our participants to give them field lessons of the entrepreneurial journey in a simulated environment. We immerse in the markets of the models we shape. By simulating the environment, we try to give a 360-degree view of the ecosystem in which we operate. We, therefore, train them to launch ventures that are true to the DNA of our ecosystem and the needs of the markets they serve.
Iterate to succeed:
Our mentors coach the students to listen to customers, re-iterate assumptions and stay focused on metrics. We constantly adapt business plans to keep them real and sharp. Our questioning of assumptions and reality checks at every turn minimizes trial and error. This ensures that ventures launch with a higher degree of success.
Get The Chemistry Right:
Entrepreneurs who are listeners, learners and collaborators have better chances at success. We work with entrepreneur mentors who actively seek feedback, look to share lessons & experiences and are open to help the students apply the same in their ventures.
We pollinate learnings and connections between Entrepreneurs, who are at different ages of their startups and students. This opens up rich collaborations between the two. Our participants constantly learn about new information, networks, and linkages into our own ecosystem. This growing viral enables us to become better linkers and connectors for rising student entrepreneurs.