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Overview and Objective

BITS Pilani has set up the Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) which is an integrated structure for academic and incubation services related to Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
The mandate of the CIIE includes facilitating the following inter-related domains
INNOVATION: Support innovative solutions to solve societal problems, Creation and Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
INCUBATION: Support student and faculty start-up activities
ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Technology Transfer and Commercialization, Foster collaboration with Alumni and Industry for entrepreneurial activities

Entrepreneurship Education: NVC

New Venture Creation (NVC) is a unique course being offered at BITS, Pilani University that enables students to graduate as job givers than job takers. The purpose of this course is not to teach entrepreneurship but to create entrepreneurs. The course enables the student start ups, mostly technology based, to grow by providing the building blocks for creating an enterprise using the lean start up method. This course provided students with the tools to take their ideas to the market.
The course collaborates with large number of BITSian entrepreneurs as well as several non-BITSian entrepreneurs and investors for lecture and mentorship. It is their selfless support that forms the key to the success of this course. 
In order to create a successful startup, student teams are required to address various issues in startup creation: market research, competitor analysis, customer development, technology viability, product development, marketing & sales strategy, team formation, legal compliance and fund raising. Interactive sessions with entrepreneurs across the globe are supplemented with faculty facilitated hands-on workshop and feedback sessions to create deliverables like elevator pitch, business model canvas and minimum viable product. Offered through the special Tele-presence Classroom facility connecting all BITS, Pilani Campuses the sessions are able to connect virtually with speakers across the globe. 
Each team is assigned an experienced entrepreneur as mentor who guides them through the semester and beyond. The teams compete with each other and the top teams are awarded seed fund to pursue the business idea for incubation after the completion of the course and eventually to launch the business. 


Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership(CEL) BITS Pilani Goa campus is the entrepreneurship cell of the campus which was seeded by BITSAA under the umbrella of CIIE BITS Pilani.
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