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Six Teams from BITS Pilani selected for Silicon Valley (USA) Program



Six teams from BITS Pilani have been selected by the Rajasthan Government for the Silicon Valley startup exposure program. The program is going to be held from 25th August to 10th September 2018, at San Francisco, USA. A total of 20 students from BITS Pilani will be taking part in this competitive educational program.

Following are the selected teams:

Escapesuicide:
Akshit Bordia(4th year),Shubham Jain(3rd year), Isha Saini(3rd year)

NavNetra:
Anshu Agrawal(4th year), Arnav Sethi(4th year),Vijayalaxmi Wankhede(4th year), Charu Jain(4th year)

AGain
Srishti Banzal(4th year), Preet Singh Khalsa(4th year), Utkarsh Agrawal(4th year), Prateek Agarawal(4th year)

QBox
Suhail Khan(5th year), Vidit Jain(3rd year), Shambhavi Rani(3rd year), Aditya Chauhan(5th year)

Kaya
Rishank Pandey(3rd year), Anushka Pathak(3rd year), Prerna Baranwal(3rd year), Himanshu Goyal(3rd year)

Connect
Joy Mukherjee(4th year)

This program which aims at nurturing youth entrepreneurship in the state of Rajasthan, has selected 100 students from various colleges of the entire state and the selected students will spend 2 weeks in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, California. As a part of the program, the students will get to visit Fortune 10 companies like Google, Facebook, etc. and universities like UC Berkeley & Stanford. Students will get a golden opportunity to pitch their ideas on Google Launchpad and raise funds from the investors of the bay area.

Over 7000 applications were received from about 50 colleges across the state, out of which around 30 teams (spread across 100 students) could make it to the final list.

The entire selection process took place in 3 rounds. Round 1 was an application round, round 2 was online team interview and round 3 as the pitching round held in Jaipur.

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Prof. Ashoke Kumar Sarkar

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