Business week – Market Research of SME’s
TIMSR’s Centre for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (TCEI) organized a “Market Research Survey on SMEs” from December 12th to 16th 2022. TCEI students did extensive research by doing groundwork and visited physically to various SMEs and interviewed their owners about their business sectors like: FMCG, Textiles, Real estate, hotels, electric equipment manufacturing, alkaline zinc electroplating, pulses processing, cotton ginning and pressing, die stamping etc. This research helped the students to understand the operations required to run SMEs, the challenges faced by them and how they overcome those problems, the types of licenses are required, and the aid provided by the government of India to help SMEs owners to run their business smoothly.
Entrepreneurship Lessons Through Movie - The Founder
TIMSR Centre for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (TCEI) organized an event titled “Entrepreneurship Lesson Through Movie – “The Founder” (Based on McDonald's success story) for the students of MMS, Sem-I, Batch 2022-24 on 5th December 2022. The motive of showcasing the movie was to make the students learn to overcome the hardships of life by hard work and patience. Through the movie, it was also taught that how a man sells coffee making machine, started his entrepreneurial journey with McDonald's brother and with his vision, dedication and commitment to get the desired results in life. Overall, the session greatly influenced the attitude of the students towards their entrepreneurial journey.
Orientation Session & Visit to TCEI Thakur Mall
TIMSR’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (TCEI) cell scheduled a visit of the students of MMS Semester- I (Batch 2022- 24) to TCEI, Thakur Mall, Kandivali on 29th November, 2022. Mr. Gunwant Awasthi, Ms. Aarti Vyas & Mr. Ashish Kumar were the faculty in charge of this visit. During the session, all faculty members orientated the students about TCEI on available co-working spaces and other facilities provided to them for enabling an environment to become mindful leaders and entrepreneurs. Furthermore, they also explained various topics like the definition of entrepreneurship, terms related to capital and investments, E-labs, Internal and external mentoring for the business, etc. Overall, the session was full of insights and helped the students to up-skill their entrepreneurial knowledge
Faculty Mentoring - A Guidance Towards Entrepreneurship
TIMSR Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Cell (TCEI) has organized a “Faculty Mentoring - A Guidance Towards Entrepreneurship” by Mr. Ashish Kumar for the students of MMS Semester- III (Batch 2021-2023) on 9th November, 2022. The session was about understanding the business plans of the students which was accepted earlier for further work and providing appropriate suggestion as how to go about with the same at ground level for being more realistic in approach & work. During the session, the students asked all the queries regarding their respective startup businesses, understood the implementation perspective and learned how to tackle it. The overall session was very insightful & realistic for the students and ended with vote of thanks.
TIMSR’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Cell (TCEI) organized a “Mentoring Session" on 8th October, 2022. The session was conducted by Mr. Vivek Joshi (Alumnus-TIMSR) for the students of MMS Sem-III (Batch 2021-2023). During the session the students discussed their business plans and received appropriate suggestions for the improvement. Further, the students addressed all the queries regarding their respective startups and understood the implementation perspective and business know-how to tackle it. Overall, the session was very insightful and experiential for the students and concluded with a vote of thanks.
TIMSR Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Cell (TCEI) conducted a Guest Session on “Entrepreneurship Awareness” in association with C. B. Kora Institute of Village Industries, (KVIC) on September 13, 2022 for the students of MMS Batch (2021-2023). The guest speakers for the event were Shri. Umakant Doiphode, Assistant Director (KVIC), Smt. Anita Bhat, Assistant Director(KVIC) & Smt. Amrita Som Mukherjee, Publicity Assistant (KVIC).
During the session, the speakers oriented the students on various training programs for skill development, the importance of Khadi Industries and the upcoming employment in the area Khadi industry. During the session the students were oriented on the short term courses for their skill development, conducted by government organizations for those who wish to start their entrepreneurial journey. Further, the speakers displayed a video of Lakme Fashion Week where Khadi was represented by the Models. Overall, the session was very enriching and engaging and ended with a Question & Answer session.
Workshop on Entrepreneurship
TCEI organized a workshop on Entrepreneurship for the students of MMS (Batch 2021-23) on 16th July 2022. Mr. Lokesh Dave, (Partner-EDRUPT) was the resource person of the session who explained the basic requirements to become an entrepreneur with a conscious mind and the importance of continuity of innovation in business to survive in the market. During the address, Mr. Lokesh also threw some light upon the requirement and benefits of filing patents for a sustainable business. He further elaborated on various avenues for becoming an entrepreneur in the IT sector and manufacturing sector. Overall, the session was highly informative and interactive.
TIMSR Centre for Entrepreneurship & Innovation(TCEI) conducted a Panel discussion on “Challenges & Opportunities of SMEs” on 17th December 2022. The panelists were the students of MMS Semester-III (Batch 2021-23). During the session, the students discussed the current scenario of SMEs which they came across during the ‘Business Week’ after interviewing the owners and managers of various SMEs. Further, the Panelists also discussed various sectors of SMEs, opportunities and threats, requirements and support by the Government and other regulatory bodies.