The Centre for Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Skill Development (CEISD) at SMS Varanasi organized a Startup Business Model Contest 5.O on September 24th, 2019. Prof. P.N. Jha, Director – School of Management Sciences, Varanasi, Shri Sanjay Gupta, Registrar – School of Management Sciences, Varanasi, Prof. R.K. Singh, Chairperson – CEISD & Programme Coordinator and distinguished guests of the event, inaugurated the programme with the lighting of lamp and garlanding the statue of Goddess Saraswati. The esteemed panel of judges comprised of noted dignitaries from academia and corporate such as Er. Amitabh – MD, Sorreal Systems (P) Ltd and Ex-President, Eastern UP Exporters Association (EUPEA); Prof. Dr. Kalyan Ghadei – Professor, Department Of Extension Education Institute of Agricultural Sciences, BHU; Dr. Navin Kumar Rai – Managing Director, Bio Mantra, Varanasi; Mr. P. K. Tripathi – Chief Financial Consultant, Money Care Financial Consultancy, Varanasi.
The primary objective of Startup Business Model Contest 5.O was to unearth the entrepreneurial abilities essential for a business set up. 20 teams consisting of various management students from different courses at undergraduate and post-graduate levels participated in this contest and exhibited their entrepreneurial capabilities. The distinguished panel of judges applauded the institute’s endeavours of giving a Launchpad to students to show case their entrepreneurial abilities and expressed happiness over students diligence and dedication.
First prize was bagged by Kapil Pandey, Second prize was won by Gautami, whereas the team of Gaurav and Hritika Srivastava bagged the third prize. Throwing light on the contest, Prof. P.N. Jha, Director – SMS Varanasi congratulated the winners and pointed out that such business model contests must be organised on regular basis so that the students can unearth and develop the flair required for starting their own business ventures.
The inaugural session was conducted by Dr. Bhavana Singh, Assistant Professor – SMS Varanasi. The welcome address was given by Prof. R.K. Singh whereas the rules and regulations were briefed by Mr. Veeresh Tripathi, Assistant Professor – SMS Varanasi. The valedictory session was conducted by Dr. Sofia Khan, Assistant Professor – SMS Varanasi, whereas the vote of thanks was proposed by Shri Kartikeya Singh, Assistant Professor – SMS Varanasi.