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Centre for Family Business and Entrepreneurship

Centre for Family Business and Entrepreneurship

The Centre of Excellence for Family Business and Entrepreneurship at Institute of Management, Nirma University (IMNU) is dedicated to creation of a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem within the campus by promoting entrepreneurship and innovation within the student community. Though the Centre was born keeping the specific requirements of MBA-Family Business and Entrepreneurship (MBA-FB&E) Programme students, yet the work and stakeholdership goes much beyond catering to the family business programme as the activities are organized keeping the requirements of all students across the programmesand domains of the Institute. This means that the students of MBA-Full time, MBA-HRM, BBA and BBA-MBA Integrated can also participate and gain effectively through mentoring and support along with participation in its activities.

Within a very short time since its initiation as a Centre of Excellence for family business and Entrepreneurship, it has dedicated itself to provide its services to the entrepreneurship community of the institute. It has been providing mentoring support to student innovators through ideation, proof of concept and business creation, advising startups, and lending support towards funding support provision through SSIP programme a well as networking with Government and other Venture capital sources for leveraging funding support. It has been working hard to creating a network platform consisting of acclaimed academicians from India and abroad, entrepreneurs and researchers across multitudes of domains along with support agencies and labs at Nirma University. It is also leveraging its expertise to work in collaboration with Governments at the Centre and States to kick-start various entrepreneurial programmes which could be beneficial to the grassroot community as well as the marginalized sections of the society. It aims to conduct high value executive training programmes with skill based consultancy to interested stakeholders as and when required. One of the highlights of the Centre is the emphasis on venture opportunity exploitation which are more viable, sustainable with highest impact potential.

Lists of activities undertaken by the Centre of Entrepreneurship includes:

  • Entrepreneurship awareness drives
  • Entrepreneurship week
  • Business plan competitions
  • Expert/Guest sessions
  • Value added Workshops, seminars, Conferences
  • Boot camps and field visits
  • Alumni Visits and interactions with Guests

The Centre also guides the students to take part in the various events organized nationally and internationally.

Programmes Conducted under Centre include:

  • A Certificate Programme was conducted under the aegis of the Centre by CEP office & Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship, IIT-Kharagpur for First year family business students (March -April 2022). The topic of the programme was Immersive Entrepreneurship which was facilitated by Prof Prabha Bhola, Assistant Professor at School of Entrepreneurship, IIT Kharagpur. Some 8 IIT Professors and renowned industry experts conducted the sessions in an online mode. Certificates were provided by Continuing Education Programme (CEP), IIT Kharagpur to participating students.
  • A Certificate Programme conducted on Export-Import Strategies and International Business for Second year family business students was conducted in between 15th February to 22nd February 2022 by Shri Anand Mirani, Director & Lead Advisor Simplus Exim & Corporate Advisory LLP. The Programme was certified by Ministry of MSME -Technology Development Centre (PPDC) , Agra.
  • Alumni Interactions on 10th of February 2022 was organised by Centre which was conducted with support of Swayam Club during the VicharVinimay interactions. The alumni present included Preet Shah, HarshilManvani , Ashish Rochwani.