To further the national goal of aatmanirbharta, young dreams need wings to soar. In this precise bid, comes a new centre by Gujarat University, to help innovation and start-up ideas by college students.
The Gujarat University Start-Up and Entrepreneurship Council (GUSEC) will help business ventures with technical expertise, channels to tap for financial assistance and further, with ways to market/publicise their enterprise.
Students will be able to avail of offline experienced mentorship too. The proposed centre will be run jointly by GUSEC and UNICEF. While primarily catering to college-going students, the centre will also be available to innovative propositions by varsity learners and educational institute alumnus.
For school-going children, the same facility will be open at the Vikram Sarabhai Children’s Innovation Centre. Pupils with viable plans ideas can submit the same via an application. If approved by the sitting board, the promising child will be assisted in floating the start-up.
“Both centres will be inaugurated by the end of the month,” informed Rahul Bagchandani, group CEO, GUSEC. Arrangements will be made to accommodate more than 100 inquiries per day. Funding on students’ innovation, merchandise and if needed, the patent process will be covered.