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Experience how it feels to

Start-Up

while you are still

in school.

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YEB Edition 6 will be conducted at BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus from 25th – 30th May, 2024

About YEB

Get a glimpse of the entrepreneurial ecosystem at BITS Pilani, whose alumni have founded leading companies across the globe

BITSians' Founded
Unicorn Startups
Swiggy (Decacorn)

Swiggy (Decacorn)

$10.7 billion

Postman (2014)

Postman (2014)

$5.6 billion

Eruditus (2021)

Eruditus (2021)

$3.2 billion

Zeta (2021)

Zeta (2021)

$1.5 billion

Groww (2016)

Groww (2016)

$4.0 billion

BigBasket (2011)

BigBasket (2011)

$1.8 billion

FalconX (2018)

FalconX (2018)

$3.75 billion

MPL (2018)

MPL (2018)

$2.3 billion

OfBusiness (2015)

OfBusiness (2015)

$5 billion

Oxyzo (2016)

Oxyzo (2016)

$1 billion

AlphaSense, Inc (2011)

AlphaSense, Inc (2011)

$1.7 Billion

Netskope (2012)

Netskope (2012)

$7.5 billion

About YEB
at BITS Pilani

Young Entrepreneurs’ Boot Camp (YEB) at BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus is a 6-day long residential program for school students (Grade 9 to 12 or equivalent) designed to give a glimpse of technology driven innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem at BITS Pilani. YEB will enlighten and actively engage the participants about various aspects of entrepreneurship through talks, workshops and visits to state of the art facilities at BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus.  The talks will be delivered by eminent professors, entrepreneur’s, scientists, innovators and our distinguished alumni. The students will also get an opportunity to showcase their innovation and entrepreneurial capabilities via “BITS Pilani YEB Innovation Pitching Challenge”. Last but not the least, the program includes a lot of fun and cultural activities for students. Come on board to open the doors to the entrepreneurial world!

Speakers
What will you get in
YEB Edition 6
  • Knowledge
    Foundation of Science and basics of Engineering in developing a technology Entrepreneurship and its role in Indian Economy Skills required to be an Entrepreneur Success stories of BITSian Entrepreneurs Foundations of Computers and Programming Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) and their Impacts on Society Internet of things (IoT) and its applications Design Thinking Tools Innovations in Biotechnology Financial Concepts and Demonstration of Bloomberg Terminal Team ideation for defining and solving problems from the customer perspective Business Plan Preparation
  • Hands-on Experience/Demonstration
    Learning Factory 3D printer CNC – (Computerized Numerical Control) Machine AI/ML-based software/ Applications by CS/IS faculty members Solar PV/Thermal Equipment Prototype Development of an IoT-based weather monitoring system using NodeMCU High Performance Computing (HPC) Facilities
  • Interaction with BITS Students’ Technical Team (STT)
    1. 100% Ethanol based Car 2. Inspired Karters – Human Exploration Rover 3. CRISS – All-terrain Autonomous Mars Rover 4. Team Anant – Design, Build & Launch of Nano Satellite
  • Interaction with BITS Students’ Team making Social Impact
    1. Students Union 2. National Service Scheme (NSS) 3. Nirmaan 4. Pilani Atma Nirbhar Resource Centre (PARC)
  • Visits
    1. Engineering Workshop 2. Central Library 3. Birla Science Centre 4. Pilani Gallery 5. Aditya Birla Memorial 6. Animal House
  • Fun/Sports/Entertainment activity - Daily Evening (1 to 1½ hrs)
    1. Campus Tour (Sarasvati Temple, Sports Facilities, etc.) 2. Playground activities: Matches of Basketball, Volleyball & Football 3. Fun Quiz 4. Night Sky Session: STT – Astro Club 5. Musical Programme 6. Session on Yoga / Aerobic / Dance
  • Network
    1. Interacting with the best young minds of India 2. Mentoring by Founders of startups incubated at BITS Pilani 3. Internship (½ day) at Startups incubated at Pilani
  • Certificates & Awards
    1. Participation certificate to every student 2. Awards to the winners of Innovation Pitching Competition
  • Transport, Accommodation & Meals
    1. Transport via Bus from Delhi/Jaipur to Pilani (both ways) 2. Accommodation at BITS Campus 3. All meals (breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner)
Chief Guest
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Speaker

Jeet Vijay

CEO at MeitY Startup Hub

Mr. Jeet Vijay is a seasoned advisor and investor with over 18 years of experience in national policy formulation, government institutional administration, private equity, and venture capital. He is currently the CEO of MeitY Startup Hub (MSH), the nodal agency of the Ministry of Electronics and IT, Govt of India, to support and strengthen the tech startups ecosystem across India.

Guest of honor
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Speaker

Deepak Joy Cheenath

Co-founder at Quizizz

Mr. Deepak Joy Cheenath is a software engineer at heart, with a passion for creating applications that empower and delight users. He is an alumni of BITS Pilani and since 2013, he has been focused on building technology to make learning more fun and engaging. In 2015 he co-founded Quizizz, which now serves over 70 million teachers and students around the world.

Invited Speakers*
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Farheen Sayed

Director at Vanillakart

State award winning entrepreneur. Farheen Sayed is the Founder and CEO of vanillakart, Marketplace for unconventional Marketing services. Vanillakart caters to the needs of its wide range of clientele through its several automation and SaaS based products .Founded two award winning startups (brushflicks, 2015 and boxifer, 2017) with million dollar valuations. She has been a Blockchain enthusiast and experienced forex and cryptocurrency trader skilled in technical analysis and formulating trading strategies with over 4 years of trading experience. She is the author of the book trading with Japanese candlesticks.

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Amit Vasistha

Founder Get A Life Pvt Limited (MyGALF)

Founder Get A Life Pvt Limited (MyGALF), Set up in 2022 it is valued at ~5 million dollars .MyGALF s a fast growing wellness aggregator firm. Based in Mumbai, it has a PAN India presence and global aspirations. GALF Wellness App  creates support for several health concerns faced by todays youth, including both physical and mental health. 
An  advocate of mentoring women leaders and Amit is part of the UN He-for-She campaign. A doting father of 2 teenage girls, Amit is passionate about endurance sports and completed Ironman70.3 at Kazakhstan in August 2022.

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D. S. Prashant

Chief Executive Officer - Startup and IT Promotion Cell, DITEC, Govt. of Goa

D. S. Prashant, the CEO of the Startup and IT Promotion Cell in the Department of Information Technology, Electronics and Communications in Goa, has played a pivotal role in fostering entrepreneurship in the region. Prashant began his career with Glaxo India Ltd. in 1996 and transitioned to entrepreneurship development in 2000. Over the last 23 years, he has trained 10,000 individuals, supporting the establishment of over 2500 micro-enterprises, nurturing more than 150 startups, and securing funding for over 50 of them. He holds key positions in state and educational committees, including the Goa State Innovation Council, Innovation and Research Projects Appraisal Committee, Goa State Council for Science and Technology, District Skill Committee, among others, actively contributing to innovation and research projects.

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Lalit Saraswat

Sancoale Technologies is a Digital Marketing Company

Lalit is a serial entrepreneur, Past Chairman Confederation of Indian Industry Goa India, Keynote Speaker, and Marketer who can add significant strategic value to project. Lalit have diverse business experience across different industries and he is an Artist, a Hotelier, a Distributor, a storyteller and a lifelong learner.

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Speaker

Lohit Sahu

CEO at Edzok

Lohit is the Founder & CEO at Edzok. Lohit graduated from BITS Pilani in 2009, and started his company from the business incubator at BITS Pilani. Since then Lohit has worked with governments, chain of schools and higher ed institutions to better different aspects of education. Lohit was also instrumental in executing UDAAN by CBSE to empower underprivileged girl children write JEE. Lohit's was ranked globally among top 25 by the Alan Alda Centre for Communicating Science at the Stony Brooke University. Lohit has also been named the "Star Entrepreneur of the Year" at IIIS and has been the recipient of BITSAA Global 30 Under 30 Award. Lohit has been a speaker at TEDx, Harvard's HUII and others.

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Shailesh Jha

Associate Vice President at Kotak Investment Bank

I am currently working as the Associate Vice President at Kotak Investment Bank, specializing in the Digital, AI and Robotics vertical. My work here is to lead the bank's thought leadership initiatives and develop a strong body of research that provides insights and actionable transaction strategies to our partners looking for M&A transactions and IPOs. These functions are a bigger part of a personal initiative to understand the internet economy and culture in India, similar to how Ben Evans and Eugene Wei have done for the US and Jeff Towson for China.

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Varun Chawla

Founder at Build3

Mr. Varun Chawla Contributed to the World Startup Report which helps investors, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders of the startup ecosystem get a better idea of the opportunities and challenges of startup ecosystems around the world. Mr. Varun Chawla work with Founders as their institutional co-founder until their venture is a self sufficient organisation and ready to scale. But we are not advisors, mentors, investors, incubators or accelerators - we are all of these! We are always co-building with the Founder, creatively, conscientiously, through the power of communities.

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Vipul Choubey

Product leader at JioCinema

Mr. Vipul Choubey is a product and growth leader with 10+ years’ experience, worked with Loco (esports & gaming entertainment), Flipkart (e-commerce), Zenius education (Edtech in Indonesia), Skuad (SaaS for global employment) & nearbuy.com. Mr. Vibul Choubey have built & led product, design and cross functional teams across 0-1 & 1-100 journeys for early and growth stage companies. Mr. Vipul Choubey lead BITS Spark, BITS Pilani angel investment arm, passionate about helping early stage founders & teams build and develop companies and  have helped 20+ founders with fundraise, mentorship and being a 2 am friend in their journey.

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Rahul Bahadur

CEO at Energy Swaraj Foundation

Mr. Rahul Bahadur is a dynamic and versatile professional, holding pivotal roles in various esteemed organizations including ARKLE Energy Solutions, Energy Swaraj Foundation, and Climate Collective. With extensive experience in strategic alliances at the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India and as a Project Officer at IIT Goa, this expert excels in strategic planning, team management, and innovation ecosystem development. Demonstrated expertise in entrepreneurship, leadership, research, technology development, and project management. Skilled in market research, product management, sales, fundraising, and financial management. Proficient in pitching, storytelling, and tender writing, with a proven track record in optimizing processes and achieving measurable outcomes.

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Suresh Krishna NAS

Founder at WolfersTech

Suresh Krishna NAS, a 24-year-old entrepreneur, founded WolfersTech in 2019 to drive innovation. He authored two books, "சில்லறைகவிதை" and "சிறகுகள்," and launched "Pocket Friendly," an e-commerce venture. WolfersTech earned a prestigious startup award from Veltech University. In 2021, he released "Scribble Thoughts" and started the "Hope Community" to combat hunger and self-destructive tendencies. In 2022, he co-founded TalkSmart, an AI speech coaching company. WolfersTech focuses on AI-based SaaS solutions, emphasizing leadership and inclusivity, aiming for a diverse team with 45% men, 45% women, and 10% transgender individuals.

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Speaker

Suresh Nair

15+ years of experience in Startup ecosystem

Dynamic, dedicated, and determined, people person, qualified MBA (Finance & Marketing) having 15+ years of experience in Startup ecosystem & Investment Banking. Outcome and Impact driven Manager, Mentor, Coach, Innovation Catalyst, and Ecosystem Creator who built a vibrant innovation ecosystem with startup entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, partners, trainers, evangelists, and associates. Effectively develop and execute a defined business plan using benchmark industry standards to maximize business efficiency and productivity.

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Snehanshu Saha

co-founder at HappyMonk

Prof.Snehanshu saha has develop methods in Computational Learning Theory (COLT), Mathematics of Data Science (MDS), AstroInformatics (AIM) and novel ML/Modeling applications (AML). These and interpretable Deep learning techniques and acceleration in deep and wide neural networks, aided by chaos-causality paradigm are my current and future research interests.He has contributed more than 100 articles in top ranked conferences and Journals including several IEEE and ACM Transactions and am a Senior Member-IEEE, Senior Member-ACM and a Fellow-IETE. He is the  co-founder of HappyMonk AI, an AI product company.

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Amit Pandey

Founder at Do it Zero

Being a Climate Ambassador, I understand that global warming has serious consequences, and there is no one silver bullet. We need to work collectively on multiple fronts. I also recognize that transitioning to a circular economy offers a holistic approach to addressing global warming by tackling resource consumption, energy use, and waste generation, all critical drivers of greenhouse gas emissions. With the above as a goal, I founded Do it Zero (DIZ), a circular economy company with a vision to drive “Zero Waste to Landfill.” We are building technology and program management capabilities to conduct recycling and reuse campaigns from an e-waste, textiles, and plastics perspective.

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Saumya Misra

Founder of Avataar Skincare Technologies

I am the founder of Avataar Skincare Technologies- a platform with a vision to plug all the gaps in Indian beauty market through standardized and modern services. Prior to Avataar, I was Engagement Leader with Heidrick Consulting, the leadership advisory arm of the top executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles, with a mandate to expand and grow the firm in the Indian market and deliver extra ordinary business outcomes for our clients. Part of several client development pitches, internal Bain strategy, recruitment and social endeavors I joined Bain & company from IIM Bangalore, prior to which I had 2 years of experience with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Bhopal as Production planner for rectifiers division. Shop floor experience (100+ workers) and accountability to deliver monthly production of 100Cr+.

Who can participate in
YEB-Pilani 2024

YEB is designed for school students who are excited about innovations and entrepreneurship. To participate in YEB 2024, you must be a student in any Grade between 9th to 12th (or equivalent). You need to submit your application before April 20th, 2024. It is advised to submit applications as early as possible, and not wait for the deadline.

Application fee is Rs. 500 per student.
Subsidized Fee for YEB 2024 (6-day programme) is Rs.20,000 per student.

This fee is inclusive of Accommodation, Meals, access to campus facilities (like gym, sports etc), access to YEB Lecture Sessions, access to YEB Hands-On Sessions.

What you’ll get in YEB Edition 6
Who can participate
Selection Process

Selection Process

Round 1

Essay (in 100-150 words)

  1. Who is your favorite Indian Start-up founder? Why?

  2. Goa, being a small state yet one of the most popular tourist destinations in India, is facing problems due to over-tourism. Identify one such problem (either existing or predicted for future) for Goa due to over-tourism. Suggest a simple solution for solving the problem that you have identified.

Essay to be evaluated according to an assessment rubric:

  1. Content

  2. Creativity

  3. Clarity

Round 2

Group Discussion : Applicants will be shortlisted for an online GD round. Students will be able to select a GD slot as per their schedule to avoid clash with exams.

Important Dates

Important Dates

25th

March

2024

Applications Open

20th onwards

April

2024

Results of Round 1

3rd onwards

May

2024

Final Shortlist

20th

April

2024

Application Deadline

20th onwards

April

2024

GD Slots

25th - 30th

May

2024

YEB at K K Birla Goa Campus

YEB Edition 6

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Leadership Team
Program Heads
LEADERSHIP TEAM
for YEB at BITS Pilani, Goa Campus
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Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao

Vice Chancellor

BITS Pilani

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Prof. Suman Kundu

Director - BITS Pilani

K K Birla Goa Campus

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COORDINATOR & ADVISOR
for YEB across all campuses
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Dr. Manish Dave

YEB Program Advisor

BITS Pilani

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Prof. Pratik Sheth

YEB University wide Coordinator

BITS Pilani

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PROGRAM HEADS
for YEB at BITS Pilani, Goa Campus
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Saroj Sundar Baral

Professor; Co-Convener -IIC and Incharge- BGIIES, BIRAC BIONEST

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Meenal Kowshik

Professor and Dean Administration

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CORE TEAM
for YEB at BITS Pilani, Goa Campus
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Srikanth Mutnuri

Professor,

Biological Sciences

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Kiran Dinkar Mali

Associate Professor,

Mechanical Engineering

BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus

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Anirban Roy

Associate Professor,

Chemical Engineering

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Arnab Banerjee

Associate Professor,

Biological Sciences

BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus

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Swaroop Joshi

Assistant Professor,

Computer Science & Information Systems

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Ganesh Bapat

Assistant Professor,

Mechanical Engineering

BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus

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Naveen Gupta

Assistant Professor,

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

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Saurabh Chandrakant Patankar

Assistant Professor,

Chemical Engineering

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Saranya G. Nair

Assistant Professor,

Mathematics

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Ch. V. V. S. N. V. Prasad

Associate Professor,

Economics & Finance

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Anil Wali

CEO, BioCyTiH

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Arjun C Halarnkar

Senior Manager, Public Relations

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Malabika Biswas

Associate Professor,

Biological Sciences

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Arfat Ahmad Sofi

Assistant Professor,

Economics & Finance

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Sumit Biswas

Professor,

Biological Sciences

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Kunal Korgaonkar

Assistant Professor,

Computer Science & Information Systems

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Shalini Upadhyay

Professor,

Humanities & Social Sciences

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Sudeep Baudha

Assistant Professor,

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

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Iniyan Thiruselvam

Assistant Professor,

BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus

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Nitin Sharma

Associate Professor,

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus

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Raviprasad Aduri

Associate Professor,

Biological Sciences

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Rajorshi Sen Gupta

Associate Professor,

Economics & Finance

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Anjali Dixit

Assistant Registrar, Gen. Admin.

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Baiju Krishnan

IT Manager, Computer Centre

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Best way to reach out to the team is to email at yeb@goa.bits-pilani.ac.in; and you will get a response within one working day.

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