Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC) Whizdom Club, a co-working space, organized a one of its kind 24 hours non-stop Bootcamp for the students of Bennett University from February 07 to February 08, 2020. The name of the Bootcamp was “Zero2One”. The programme aimed for the students to experience the life of an entrepreneur through an interactive and gamified event with many twists and turns.
All about 24 hours non-stop Startup Bootcamp “Zero2One” at Bennett University
Over 70 B.Tech and MBA students of Bennett University joined the Bootcamp. The vent was held at MQDC’s Whizdom Club in G.K, New Delhi.
Idea of the Bootcamp
To enable the students to know the entire lifecycle of a startup from ideation to fund-raise, peppered with real-life situations all in 24 hrs.
How did the event go?
Delhi. The students were divided into 14 teams and given problem statements, mentorship sessions, and virtual equity to create pitches for their ideas within 24 hours. This helped the students to gain experience every step of a new business venture, from the initial ideation to a commercially viable business that could finally be pitched.
Judges of the Bootcamp
The member of the Jury was:
- Sorabh Agarwal, Angel Investor, Strategic and M&A Advisor
- Sanjeev Singh, Associate Professor, IIC, UDSC
- Ritu Marya, Editor-in-Chief, Entrepreneur APAC and India
- Sanjeev Singhal, Co-Founder, InnerChef
- Sameer Garg, Vice President, and Group Head, Axis Bank
Winners of 24 hours non-stop Startup Bootcamp “Zero2One”
The winning team created a platform using an IVR system to connect blue-collar employees to vast job opportunities. They also created a WhatsApp platform that sends automated replies based on responses received from the employees for those with smartphone access.
- Winners earned themselves workspace passes at Whizdom Club
- Internship opportunity at MQDC India and Turning Ideas Ventures, incubation support, technology credits
- Certification from Whizdom Club, MQDC India and more
Bennett University and How to Apply for Admission in 2020-21 Session
The admission form of Bennett University is available. The students who want to be part of the world-class experience and such activities conducted by the university on a day to day basis can apply for admission. UG and PG courses are now open.
What is unique about Bennett University?
Established in 2016 by Times of India Group, Bennett University has a thriving start-up culture. It has Bennett Hatchery, the in-house business incubation center. Bennett Hatchery currently has more than 30 student start-ups currently being mentored on campus.
The Hatchery also facilitates participation in national competitions, global boot-camps, visits to accelerators and talks by Start-ups/VCs for budding entrepreneurs. In a short history of 3 years, two of the students’ start-ups from Bennett University have already raised external funding of ~ USD 3 Million and are running commercial operations.
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