The Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) of CBIT is organising the Technopreneurial Summit 2007 (T-Summit 2008), a national technology-entrepreneurship conference of the Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (CBIT), on 8th March at the Taramati Baradari Complex, and on 10th & 11th March at the CBIT campus.
T-Summit 2008 is a celebration of technology based entrepreneurship. The aim of the event is to make engineering and applied science students cognizant of the opportunities in entrepreneurship.
The T-Summit Team, with support from EDC, wishes to remove the myths surrounding entrepreneurship, and make technology students consider it as a career choice. This event also aims at making the student participants aware of intrapreneurship, and concentrates on the development of such skills in an individual.
The first 2 days of T-Summit 2007 bring together the best engineering and applied science brains to Hyderabad, and pit them against each other in a myriad of events designed to test their entrepreneurial abilities, as below:
Participants are required to create an advertisement for a product given to them in two written media out of the possible ones. They are allowed to choose any two media among newspapers, pamphlets, SMS, hoardings and banners. Every medium of the advertisement has its own restrictions. This is an elimination round, and only the best will move on to participate in the next one. They also have to create a tag line for the given product.
The event comprises of four rounds, namely:
In this round, the participant has to clear an aptitude test which is generally of half an hour. This round is to test the logical reasoning capability of the participants.
In this round, each participant is shown a picture which has more than one meaning. The participant will have to speak about the first idea he gets when he views the picture.
In this round, participant are divided into groups, and each group is given a topic or a case study or a situation on which the group members have to debate. This round is to test the ability of the participant as a team player.
In this round, the participant will be facing a proper HR or technical interview by a professional from a reputed insitute.
Mr and Ms Entrepreneur
This event is specially designed to identify the leadership, management and team-building abilities which exemplify the true qualities of an entrepreneur. This event takes individual entries. There are four rounds:
This round is to test the participant's general knowledge, personality and business awareness. Participants will be given a questionnaire comprising of 50 questions which need to be answered in 45 minutes.
This round is to test the participant's innovativeness, business acumen and marketing skills. Within the given time frame, he needs to explain the futuristic role of the product, its feasibility and the marketing strategy required.
This task is to test the candidate's organizational skills and teamwork. Each team will be given a task. The duration is set. On completion of the time given, the teams will be assessed by a panel.
Here each individual will be asked a question by the judge. He/she will be given 5 minutes of preparation time and two minutes to answer.
The challenge comprises four levels or rounds:
The Acid Test
It's a barrage of questions and answers, the simplest way of detecting knowledge in a human being.
Things that sell: humor, 1 paise messaging cards, and First Day movie tickets. The participant's job will be to advertise the stuff coming under the second category.
The Stock Market is an impossible, almost unjust place to be in; on the other hand, it's a second home to the entrepreneur. Knowing entry into and exit from the stock market will separate our entrepreneurs from the rest.
Sauda - The Real Time Market
It's the ultimate battle between the buyer and the seller, each one looking out for his own, and the ultimate survivor will be deemed fit to receive the highest accolade in the quest for entrepreneurial perfection.
The quiz with a difference! Chanakya not only tests one's general knowledge, but also agility, perception and vividness to tackle situations. The event comprises of three rounds:
Pariksha - The Written Test
This comprises of questions, mostly multiple-choiced ones, to be answered. The questions will be related to entrepreneurship, business trends, current affairs, latest news etc.
Arthashastra deals in detail with the qualities and disciplines required for a wise and virtuos king.
Chanakya - The Quiz
This is the final part, with 4 teams clashing in a series of rounds. Questions on current affairs, general knowldge on world business and trade are the primary ones asked in this round.
This is designed to help technopreneurs (anyone with an innovative technological concept, idea or plan of a new product or process is a technopreneur) communicate and organize their concepts... a critical step towards future success. This event has three rounds - The Elevator Pitch (a 2-minute presentation), Rap Session and The Board Room.
Events where all the participants need to compete in a lighter vein. These events are meant to ease the pressure on the participants and take them to an atmosphere where they can be comfortable, and also help them win fabulous prizes.
Please contact Rohit Raj at 99661-78849 or Krishnaveni at 99660-84708 for further details.