Everybody wants to go out there and achieve the big dream of being the next Steve Jobs, Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg and be the one to leave a mark behind on human history. The Entrepreneurship Cell (E-cell) of PES University, makes this possible for enthusiastic students who want to embark upon this challenge and make a statement in this competitive world.
E-cell is a student-run organization whose primary purpose is to create a culture of entrepreneurship among the students on campus and build partnerships with organizations from various industries.
E-cell also helps the cultural teams of the university by carrying out their marketing campaigns and bringing in sponsors. In the previous academic year, E-cell was successful in helping the annual techno-cultural fest, AatmaTrisha, and the Samarpana Run which aims to help the families of martyrs by helping them raise funds and create awareness.
Some key partners are AIESEC, which is an international non-profit organization, and Under-25 – India’s largest youth festival. These organizations have helped the members of E-Cell by putting together various seminars and workshops on personality & skill development.
E-cell conducted its first social-entrepreneurship initiative focused on educating children from economically weaker backgrounds about entrepreneurship and skill development. This initiative also helped the team understand the process of starting an initiative and analyze its impact on the community.
The events for the semester concluded with the Youth Speak Forum (YSF) organized by AIESEC in Bangalore. E-cell assisted with marketing and were fortunate to be the venue partners as well. The YSF aims to create awareness about the 17-Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations. The two goals highlighted in this edition were Goal No. 9 – Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure and Goal No. 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities.
The event was eye-opening and the team witnessed serial entrepreneurs sharing their experiences and the challenges faced on their journey.
E-Cell currently has a team of 40 members who specialize in various domains, namely marketing, sponsorship, design, events, and operations.
E-Cell aims to create awareness about what a future in entrepreneurship can hold, while equipping students with various entrepreneurial traits to enable them to maximize their potential and leave the university’s portals as a capable and multiskilled graduate.