Karnavati Incubation and Innovation Centre was inaugurated on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019. Apart from the inauguration of the facility, the agenda was also to welcome the first cohort of start-ups into the incubation centre. Students, Faculties, HODs and Directors across all the institutes were present at the inauguration event. The event was also attended by two prominent guests from the start-up ecosystem – Ms. Neha Seth and Mr. Hiranmay Mahanta.
Ms. Neha Seth, who is the Founder of Musikaar, narrated her own inspirational journey from her days as a graduate student at Stanford University to her short stints with Silicon Valley start-ups and her entrepreneurial ventures till date. She also spoke of women entrepreneurs and the double shifts in a very mature and encouraging way.
Mr. Hiranmay Mahanta who is Director of SSIP, Govt. of Gujarat, gave a very electrifying narration of not only his own venture that he started in his college days but also of many successful start-ups that he has mentored. Mr. Mahanta also spoke about the SSIP program of Govt. of Gujarat that he is heading and how the students would benefit from this program.
Mr. Amit Howladar, Associate Director and Head, Karnavati Incubation and Innovation Centre announced the names of the inaugural batch of start-ups who would be incubated at the centre.