Entrepreneurship Cell, IIIT Hyderabad is a non-profit organization run by students, and has been established with the objective of creating, manifesting and guiding the entrepreneurial spirit in the student community and to encourage them to be successful entrepreneurs. We want to build an ecosystem where networking and knowledge sharing can happen. To this end, we conduct several events, seminars and workshops both for students of and beyond our college for the purpose of cultivating this entrepreneurial spirit.
Started in 2016, Megathon is an ambitious hackathon organised by E-Cell IIIT Hyderabad with the intention of promoting the spirit of entrepreneurship and development among the student community in and around Hyderabad. Every edition has been a growing success with the participation steadily increasing. In 2018, we had around 1000 participants.
Fail is a celebration of the moments we don’t generally share: the moments of failure. The concept behind it is to inspire resilience by sharing the failure stories of celebrities. Started at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Fail was organised in Asia for the first time by E-Cell IIIT Hyderabad in March 2019. The speaker panel for the event consists of some of the most eminent and accomplished personalities in their respective fields. The event has witnessed a large audience in its past 2 iterations.
Startup Aid is a 3-sprint program to help IIIT-H students take their startup idea from paper to the market by connecting the students with experts who provide valuable insights and help them structure their concepts. After successful completion of the 3 sprints, students can pitch their idea in front of CIE and receive funding. The first iteration of the program saw 5 ideas getting incubated.
The only prerequisite is to have an interest in startups and the enthusiasm to build one! Startup Aid 3.0 will have an exclusive ideation phase initially, to cater to the motivated participants who don't have a concrete idea yet. Already have an interesting idea? Start directly from the 2nd phase or if it needs more polishing, start off with phase 1.